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Couple awarded $5K in lawsuit Residents never received notice about turbines near property BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

DIXON – Lee County residents Margina and Larry Schwartzbach say the county failed to notify them of a wind farm going up in

their neighborhood. The county never denied it. In September, the county settled a lawsuit filed by the Schwartzbachs, giving the couple $5,000. According to online court

records, the Schwartzbachs also settled with Goldwind USA, the wind farm’s owner, and Mainstream Renewable Power, the previous owner. The Shady Oaks wind project started operating in June 2012

in southern Lee County, near the villages of Compton and West Brooklyn. Goldwind is the subsidiary of a Chinese company. SETTLES CONTINUED ON A5

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More inside In the last 2 years, 62 turbines have been approved for a controversial wind farm in the southwest corner of the county. How many of them have gone up? Find out on A5.

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Travel, online purchases in ledger Countywide policy established last year BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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Ethan Cravatta, 11, does a somersault in a snow bank Saturday afternoon at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. Cravatta and friends showed up for the Silver Skates and Snowball Archery event at the park. When the event was cancelled, Cravatta improvised and made his own fun.

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Minimum wage hike to test candidates Quinn wants at least $10 per hour; GOP’s opposition could draw voters’ ire SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

CHICAGO – The long-percolating issue of Illinois’ minimum wage rate could take center stage throughout the 2014 election campaign. Gov. Pat Quinn will push to raise it by year’s end, while his Republican challengers fine-tune arguments that it could backfire on workers who want to keep their jobs. Quinn wants Illinois to hike its minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to at least $10, an effort that coincides with a national Democratic strategy to make the economy and income differences a prominent theme in this year’s elections. On the other side, a coalition of business groups is ready to oppose those efforts, saying a wage hike

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pushes employers to cut jobs. One Quinn challenger, Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner, already has been criticized for reversing his position on the issue, while all four Republican gubernatorial candidates are set to attend a Feb. 4 Illinois Manufacturers’ Association forum, where organizers say the minimum wage will be a main topic. Roughly 1.1 million people in Illinois make the state minimum wage, meaning a full-time minimum wage worker makes roughly $17,000 annually. Illinois last raised its minimum wage in 2010 through a four-step increase, and the state’s rate is the highest among Midwestern states, $1 more than in neighboring Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin. MINIMUM CONTINUED ON A2

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Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard, shown announcing his run for Illinois governor July 15, 2013, outside his childhood home in Chicago, says he is against a minimum wage increase – a key issue on 2014 campaign trail.

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OREGON – During 2013, four Ogle County departments used their credit cards to buy office supplies, lunches for volunteers, gasoline and travel expenses, among other purchases. Sauk Valley Media received the credit card statements after a Freedom of Information Act request was sent to four departments: health, highway, probation and solid waste management. In December, Sauk Valley Media reported on the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department’s credit card spending, which included lunch training sessions at local restaurants several times a week and work clothes for Sheriff Michael Harn, including Under Armour polo shirts and Lucky Brand jeans. The reporting also discovered alterations made to credit card statements and personal purchases made on the Sheriff’s Department credit cards, which the sheriff reimbursed directly to the credit card company. At the time, those purchases did not violate county policy. The majority of the purchases made for the health department were for office supplies. Making those purchases online means an employee doesn’t have to drive to a store, and the supplies can usually be shipped to the department the next day, said Doreen O’Brien, head of the health department. The probation department has five credit cards, with four connected to Focus House, the county’s youth shelter-care facility, and one for Director of Court Services Greg Martin. The credit cards are used for a variety of expenses. PURCHASE CONTINUED ON A9

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Experts say the issue will be a tough one for GOP candidates, especially leading up to the March 18 primary. The idea of raising the rate is something the party typically opposes as bad for business, but it’s popular with voters. “Republican candidates ... have to finesse this issue in the primary where they don’t alienate primary voters and, at the same time ... leave themselves to appeal to the [general] electorate,� said David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. The candidates detailed their views on the issue in an Associated Press campaign questionnaire. State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford all say they are against an increase. Rauner said he’d support an increase if the national rate of $7.25 per hour is raised or Illinois makes other business reforms first – a shift from previous statements in which he’d advocated cutting the state’s rate to the national minimum wage and said he was “adamantly� against raising it. His reversal made

headlines last week, but it’s not the first time an Illinois candidate has struggled with the issue. In 2010, when Brady was the Republican nominee against Quinn, he said he wanted to equal or adopt the federal minimum wage – which was interpreted to imply he wanted to cut Illinois’ rate. His staff quickly said that was untrue, but Quinn would often accuse Brady of wanting to cut the rate while on the campaign trail. Brady wrote in the 2014 AP questionnaire that he wants a moratorium on increases until the federal rate catches up. He called raising the rate “counterproductive.� “Business considers many factors when deciding to expand or add staff, and the cost of labor is certainly one of those prime considerations,� he wrote. Dillard in 2006 voted for raising the state’s minimum wage but now says he’s against it, noting Illinois’ rate is among the highest in the country. Dillard said increasing the rate is risky considering Illinois’ high unemployment and fiscal problems. “Small businesses will be impacted the most and these are the very businesses that employ the bulk of Illinois residents,� he wrote in his questionnaire.

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she found that its plastic lid had been chewed through. She knew it was a mouse, which unsettled her. She doesn’t like rodents, creepy-crawlies, or their ilk. Some months ago, a spider made its way down a web toward her desk, inches away from her face. She shrieked. (We all have our fears. Centipedes are one of mine.) After Jenny’s recent discovery, another of my coworkers, Jim Dunn, went to the store to get a glue

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trap and put it in Young’s drawer. The next day, Jim checked Jenny’s drawer before she came in. A mouse was stuck to the trap, still moving. Jim then put the mouse and trap in a white plastic bag and took it to the dumpster. Now, glue traps are in Jim’s and my desks, but they have drawn no victims – yet. Why do I write about mice? Because stories about animals of any kind interest our readers.

In recent weeks, I wrote pieces about people’s concerns for pigs in below-zero weather and a man who was upset after a state conservation officer shot an injured deer. The pig and deer stories drew 96 and 113 comments, respectively, on our Facebook page. That’s a lot more than many of our stories, which are usually about humans. Of course, as with most of our stories, there’s always that commenter

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OBITUARIES Kathleen A. Wolf ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kathleen A. Wolf, 86, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home. Born May 25, 1927, in Rock Falls, she was a daughter of James and Anna Marie (Cox) St. Clair. On May 7, 1950, she was united in marriage to Ellsworth C. Wolf Jr. in Rock Falls. Kathleen and her husband owned and operated Twin City Yellow Cab Company from 1950 to 1976, and Wolf Motor Sales from 1973 to 1980. She also had worked at Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store in Rock Falls and Circle K in Arizona from 1985 to 1994. Kathleen enjoyed reading, traveling, crocheting, and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Those left to honor her memory include her children, Ellsworth Wolf III of New Lenox, Douglas (Linda) Wolf and David Wolf, both of Rock Falls, Pamela (David) Gray of Sterling, and Marsha Thiem of Tampico. 14 grandchildren, David E. (Jacque) Gray,

Jr., Diana (John) Kelley, Kathleen (Mike) Dirks, Ellsworth C. (Michelle) Wolf IV, Matthew Wolf, Sarah (J.T.) Carlson, Benjamin Wolf, Steven Wolf, Stephanie (Cody) Janssen, Lisa Wolf, Jason (Katie) Wolf, Anthony Thiem, Whitney Thiem, and Adam Thiem; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth, on April 29, 1996; her parents; her brothers, Robert St. Clair, Frederick St. Clair, and John St. Clair; a daughter in infancy; a granddaughter, Athena Wolf; and a grandson, Thomas Nelson. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harvest Time Bible Church, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Nancy A. Gebhardt STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nancy A. Gebhardt of Sterling died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Nancy was born Dec. 30, 1936, in Sterling, the daughter of Ralph and Olive (Wolf) Kosier. She married Ray Gebhardt on Nov. 28, 1954, in Sterling, and they recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Nancy was a member of Y Wives. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, and was an avid Milledgeville Missiles fan of her four grandsons. Survivors include her husband, Ray; one daughter, Le-Anne (Gary) Nye of Chadwick; one son, Craig (Kim) Gebhardt of Milledgeville; two sisters, Phyllis Alderfer of Sterling and Jeanne Kosier of Morrison; one sister-in-law, Darold Kosier of Niles, Mich.; four grandchildren, Jarod (Corinne)

Nye of Milledgeville, Troy (Diana) Boutin of Clarksville, Tenn., Josh (Carrie Ebens) Nye of Oregon, and Trent (Kate Wiersema) Gebhardt of Milledgeville; and three great-grandchildren, Connor, Spencer, and Bramley Nye. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gary Kosier; one brother-in-law, Glenn Alderfer; and one granddaughter, Amy Nye, in infancy. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today and the funeral at 4 p.m. today at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Rick Koch officiating. A prayer service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by burial at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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Ronald W. Edeus ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ronald W. Edeus, 69, of Rock Falls, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at home, surrounded by his wife and family. Ron was born June 5, 1944, in Sterling, the son of Fred and Lois (Miller) Edeus. He married Ardyce C. Durr on June 11, 1966, in Sterling. Ron graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1962. He joined the Army National Guard on Oct. 24, 1965, and finished his service on April 18, 1980, after 15 years. Ron was employed with Coast to Coast Hardware in Rock Falls for 11 years, and National Manufacturing Co. for 23 years, retiring in 2002. Upon retirement, he spent the last 12 years helping his son-in-law farm in the Harmon area. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling. He was a musician in many local bands for nearly 40 years. He was an avid fisherman and â&#x20AC;?Muskie Hunter,â&#x20AC;? spending his life on the

Rock River and countless trips to northern Wisconsin. Survivors include his wife, Ardyce, one daughter, Venus (Lance) Schilpp, and one son, Nathan (Mary Keck) Edeus, all of of Rock Falls; and four grandchildren, Jared Caudillo, Hannah Schilpp, Mimi Edeus (Dolan) Duncan, and Cheyenne Edeus. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Wayne Edeus; and one sister, JoAnn Latta. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brandon Nelson of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling officiating. Military honors will be accorded. Private family burial will be at a later date. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Judith D. Barnes ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judith D. Barnes, 73, of Rock Falls, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at her home, following a short illness. Judy was born May 13, 1940, in Tampico, the daughter of Harry Near and Mary Jane Howard. She married Donald Kramer on June 7, 1956, in Ottawa. Later, she married Harold Barnes on June 22, 1986. He preceded her in 2004. Judy was employed with HarperWyman Co. and Tyco Products of Sterling; Tri-County Opportunities as a grandma at Dillon School in Rock Falls; and Exceptional Care and Training Center in Sterling. She was an avid reader, Elvis and owl collector, and enjoyed quiet time with her cat. Survivors include one son, Timothy (Shannon) Kramer of Sterling; one daughter, Joanna (Jerry) Owens of Walnut; two stepsons, Jim (Dawn) Barnes of Sterling and Korey Barnes; one stepdaughter, Kim (Bob) Peikert of Sterling; one brother, Roger (Mary) Near of Rock Falls; stepmom, Jan Near of Clin-

ton, Iowa; special cousin, Shirley Wharfield of Rock Falls; four grandchildren, Amber (Jamie) Buss of El Paso, Emily Carrell of Schaumburg, Brittany (Brad) Hoffmire of Sterling, and Donnie Kramer of Rock Falls; six stepgrandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren, Ian and Adian Buckingham. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Jane Matthews; father, Harry A. Near; one son, Dean Kramer; one brother, Rick Matthews; and her husband, Harold Barnes. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Florence L. Ayers SUBLETTE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Florence L. Ayers, 84, of Sublette, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at her home. She was born April 6, 1929, in LaSalle, to Michael and Katherine Witalka. She married Robert L. Ayers on Nov. 20, 1954, at St. Hyacinth Church in LaSalle. She was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru Township High School, and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She is survived by one son, Craig (Darlene) Ayers of Compton; one daughter, Susan (Jeff) Wolf of Peru; five grandchildren; and two

great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 14, 2008, two brothers, and one sister. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Sublette, with the Rev. Joel Lopez officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Sublette. Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church or to the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice.

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Helen M. Dimmick THOMSON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Helen May Rapp Dimmick always told her children â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather be outside than in the house.â&#x20AC;? She was known by her kids as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom Extraordinaire.â&#x20AC;? At the age of 89, Helen passed into the arms of God on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa. Helen was born April 11, 1924, on the family farm in Henry County. She loved the outdoors and caring for the animals on the farm. Helen attended country school and graduated salutatorian of Prophetstown High School with the class of 1942. She also graduated from American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa. On Oct. 16, 1953, Helen married Carroll Robert Dimmick in Prophetstown. They celebrated 55 years of marriage. Carroll passed away July 2, 2008. Helen worked up until the time she began to have children, working at Libby McNeil Milk Condensing Factory, Illinois Northern Utility Co., Eclipse Lawnmower Co. and Thomson State Bank. She was a homemaker at heart, and loved raising their four children. Helen enjoyed gardening, canning jellies and jams, trains, tractors, dolls, collecting pigs, watching birds, traveling and watching her soaps. She was a member of Thom-

son United Methodist Church, where she served on the Ladies Aid Society, and she faithfully helped at Thomson Melon Days. Helen will be dearly missed by a daughter, Patricia (John) Benson of Iowa City, Iowa; three sons, Craig (Kathy) Dimmick of Mount Carroll, Curt (Alana) Dimmick of Chiloquin, Ore., and Kevin (Connie) Dimmick of Mount Carroll; 12 grandchildren, Kierstin, Kyler, Kaileine, and Koltin Dimmick, Allison, Ryan, Jared Benson, Eli and Riley Dimmick, Tracy (Kelcy) Hutchison, Tammy (Matt) Hale, and Tina (Greg) Pallardy; six great-grandchildren, Grayson and Maddox Hale, Kailyn and Rowen Hutchison, and Jack and Drew Pallardy; a sister, June Swanson of Prophetstown; a sister-in-law, Elsie Dimmick of Camanche, Iowa; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll; and both parents. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thomson United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Fritz officiating. Burial will be at Lower York Cemetery in Thomson. Memorials may be sent to the family. Visit www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Robert C. Anderson OHIO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert C. Anderson, 83, of Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Bob was born March 4, 1930, in Princeton, the son of Howard and Lucille (Ioder) Anderson. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Johnson. They later divorced. He then married Rita Bontz on Dec. 4, 2002. He attended Western Illinois University. Bob farmed in the Ohio area, and owned Super Wash Car Wash in Morris during his lifetime. He was an active Little League coach and a 4-H leader. He also enjoyed showing cattle at countless county, state, and national cattle shows. He enjoyed sports, golf, and playing cards. He is survived by his wife, Rita Bontz of Ohio; two sons Dennis (Connie) Anderson of Princeton and Jim (Laurie) Anderson of Cozumel, Mexico; one daughter, Kim (Steve) Schlumpf of Walnut; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Marie) Anderson and Howard (Carolyn) Anderson, both of Princeton; two sisters, Sue (Joe) Etheridge of

Glendale Heights and Sally (Randy) Farrell of Ohio; his stepchildren, Barb (Jim) Ekstrum of Dunlap, Ron (Doreen) Bontz of Rock Falls, Debbie (Ron) George of Montgomery, Louie (Barb) Bontz of LaSalle, and Greg (Mary) Bontz of Sterling; 12 stepgrandchildren; 19 step-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Ann, in infancy; and one brother, William L. Anderson, Visitation will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with the Rev. George T. Woosnam, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Princeton, officiating. A memorial has been established to the Ohio Fire Department. Special thanks to Dr. Martin Faber, the staff of Perry Memorial Hospital, and the people of Ohio who supported and assisted Bob during his period of declining health. Visit www.garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Darlene Brockman MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Darlene Brockman, 84, of Morrison, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

Glen G. Staley DAVENPORT, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Glen G. Staley, 55, of Davenport, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his home. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary in Davenport is handling arrangements.

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SAVANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beulah Arlene Smolek, 96, of Savanna, MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jerrold Schroeder, 63, of Morrison, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Provena St. Joseph Center died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home. in Freeport. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna is handling Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements. arrangements.

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No new wind farms Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s audit might come soon Trustree: Supervisor in Sauk Valley more cooperative Board approved 62 turbines in last 2 years BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com    EXT

Last May, the Lee County Board approved a controversial wind farm, involving 53 turbines in the far southwestern part of the county. The previous year, Whiteside County signed off on nine turbines for the same project, owned by Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power. Not one turbine has gone up yet. About all thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened is litigation. Residents near the proposed wind farm have filed a yet-to-be-resolved lawsuit against the project. Stuart Richter, Whiteside Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zoning administrator, figured that the litigation has stalled the Mainstream project. A manager with Mainstream couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be

reached for comment Friday. In general, area counties are not seeing any interest in new wind farms, a change from previous years. Lee County, which got the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first wind farm a decade ago, knows of no companies considering projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably maxed out, as far as placement of turbines, because of the saturation we have,â&#x20AC;? said Chris Henkel, Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zoning administrator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have 230-plus turbines. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty full.â&#x20AC;? Officials in Whiteside, Bureau and Ogle counties also say they have no new applicants for wind farms. Part of the reason, officials say, is the uncertainty over production tax credits for wind farms, which has spurred development over the years.

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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Most of the key players in Coloma Township have weighed in on the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial troubles, with one major exception â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the auditors. For months, Milwaukee-based Wipfli has been working on the audit, but township officials say the lack of documentation has hampered the firm. Wipfli, with an office in Sterling, hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t returned calls for comment, but Coloma Trustee Peggy McFadden said officials received word that Wipfli will finish the audit soon. Colomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supervisor, Debra Burke, met the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dec. 20 deadline to turn in the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenue numbers and other infor-

m a t i o n so Wipfli could do its audit work before tax season. Over the Debra past couple Burke of months, Burke has given the state comptrollerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office the financial reports from the past 4 years, which are on the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. The township hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t submitted one since 2009, although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required by law to do so every year. Burke also has been late in publishing financial statements. At one point, Whiteside County withheld more than $400,000 in property tax payments from Coloma because of the late statements. During meetings in November and December, trustees dressed down Burke for her failure to turn in reports. They required that all mail and phone calls

from the board. The state comptrollerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office levied the $13,000 in fines because of the late financial reports and two missing audits from the mid-1990s. Burke has said she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the old audits. The township needs to send the state township meeting minutes that acknowledge the audits are missing, McFadden said. With such documentation, she said, the township hopes that the state will wipe away the fines. Brad Hahn, a spokesman with the state comptrollerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, said his agency had received a request from the township to reduce or eliminate the fines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our philosophy is to work with communities to bring them into compliance, so we can avoid the fines,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to make sure taxpayers have access to the information.â&#x20AC;?

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Go online 4OSEEOTHERSTORIES FROMTHISSERIES GOTO saukvalley.com. be logged in by a township employee, claiming that Burke was keeping information from the board. McFadden, who has been vocal in her criticism of Burke, said the supervisor has recently become more cooperative with trustees, answering questions

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Under open government laws, the county could not keep the settlement amount secret. Private companies have no such requirement. Matt Klahn, a Lee County assistant stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, said the county gives wind farm companies the addresses of those who must receive notices about proposed projects,

while the firms mailing them out. With the Goldwind wind farm, four permits were involved, so the process became complicated, Klahn said. As for the lack of notice, he said, it was an â&#x20AC;&#x153;honest mistake.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were multiple people who missed it. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pin this on one person,â&#x20AC;? Klahn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We appreciated working with the Schwartzbachs. They

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are nice people.â&#x20AC;? The countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insurance carrier covered the attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees and mediation costs, Klahn said. Because of the deductible, he said, the $5,000 was paid out of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund. In 2012, Margina Schwartzbach spoke during a county zoning board meeting, at which the panel was considering another wind farm. She said Goldwind proj-

ect had disrupted their lives. A turbine near her house, she said, was a constant bother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very annoying,â&#x20AC;? she told the board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It produces loud humming sounds.â&#x20AC;? At night, she said, it was unbearable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We turn on the TV to drown it out, so we can fall asleep,â&#x20AC;? Schwartzbach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear the crickets at night or birds in the morning.â&#x20AC;?

The Schwartzbachs said they found out about the wind farm when construction started in October 2011. The one turbine is 1,400 feet to the west of their home, the minimum distance the county allows. Last year, Sauk Valley Media filed a public records request for any documents that showed the couple had received notice about the wind farm petition.

The county produced nothing. In their lawsuit, the Schwartzbachs asked the court to decommission the offending turbines and to award them damages of more than $50,000. They filed the lawsuit without a lawyer, but by the end, they were represented by Rodney Kimes, a Beloit attorney. Neither Kimes nor the Schwartzbachs could be reached for comment.

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From our archives: The stain on Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reputation grows Note to readers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph on Jan. 13 and 17, 1964.

What we thought: 50 years ago

tionism. The lawmakers, from World War "LOTON II through ESCUTCHEON the Korean he 88th Conwar to the John W. gress, having met McCormack cold war, in initial session have been 1891-1980 for the full 12 months of A Massachu- increasingly 1963, will surely go down frustrated setts Democrat, McCorin history as one of the at their mack was most steadily maligned narrowing House speaksince the U.S. Constiturole in the er from 1962 tion was adopted. making of to 1969. He was part of an important There is no need to â&#x20AC;&#x153;entrenchedâ&#x20AC;? review again the major American congressional charges that Congress is policy. leadership that was out of date, inefficient, The Concriticized in a stitution deliberately obstructive, Telegraph bereft of effective leadergives to editorial on ship, saddled with burJan. 13, 1964. the presidens that have nothing dent prime to do with responsible authority lawmaking. in the framing of forThe necessity for eign policy. And it is in reform is obvious. But this arena, and related the realists who look at military affairs, that most Congress today say flatly action has occurred in that significant reform the past two and a half will never take place decades. unless the entrenched The annoyance of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;power structureâ&#x20AC;? in lawmakers is perhaps both houses is somehow understandable. It is altered or dislodged. magnified for them by Since this structure the fact that they find draws its strength from it harder and harder the 53-year-old seniority to keep abreast of the system, itself now deeply intricacies of foreign and embedded in the ways military questions. They of Congress, few see cannot acquire the informuch genuine hope for mation which comes improvement. readily to the hand of the From time to time, president and the Execukey members of the tive Branch. power establishment In this dilemma, the may have particular lawmakers sometimes reasons for using their have sought actually to power to block the invade the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s course of pending legarea of power. More islation. Right now, for often they have tried example, some are being simply to thwart him by accused of conducting a a variety of devices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;submergedâ&#x20AC;? filibuster The great irony in this is against the late President that the tactics employed Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s civil rights have served most of the proposals. time only to damage However this may be, further the usefulness of there appears a longerCongress in the governrange reason for what ment process. the critics of Congress The grave question see as stubborn obstruc- for those key lawmak-

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ers who practice these tactics is how long this immense and fastgrowing Carl T. Hayden nation will allow any 1877-1972 major role An Arizona at all to a Democrat, Hayden was body which Senate makes decipresident sions by from 1957 preventing until 1969. fair action on the issues. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jan. 13, 1964

0RESSFORFREE HIGHEREDUCATION Free, universal education is one of the fruits of the tree of liberty, as well as one of the elements necessary for its continued thriving. The American public school system as it developed in the 19th century was a direct outgrowth of the ideals of the Revolution. It was accepted from the beginning that every boy, and girl, too, should be granted the opportunity of receiving at least an elementary education at public expense. Today, in every state, the maintenance of free education through high school is the chief responsibility of local government. In the near future, it is likely that two years of free college education will be commonplace. Such a thing was proposed as early as 1948 by President Trumanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commission on Higher Education. Now the influential Educational Policies Commission, sponsored by the National Education Association and American Association of School Administrators, has taken up the cause. In a just-issued

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

statement the commission said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal of universal educational opportunities must be expanded to include at least two further years of education, open to any high school graduate, and designed to move each student toward intellectual freedom.â&#x20AC;? With a college degree becoming as necessary as a high school diploma once was, with more students desiring to enter college every year, and with knowledge becoming an increasingly important national resource in the competition with the Communist world, it seems inevitable that 14 years of free public education will eventually become the norm. It is not too early to talk about four free years of college. Who will foot the bill? The same people who are doing it now, for 12 years of eduction â&#x20AC;&#x201C; every property owner, every renter, every tax-paying citizen. In Russia, deserving students have their total education paid for by the state, right through doctorate and postdoctorate studies. Granted, there are strings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or, rather, carrots on sticks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; attached by the regime. Granted that the Russian citizen doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay a school tuition or school tax because he never gets money in his paycheck to begin with. But this free education probably is the last thing the Russian people would dispense with, were they permitted to modify the Communist system. The most education for the most young people is the first thing a free people should strive for, after the basic demands of government and defense are met. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jan. 17, 1964

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I am contemplating my houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frozen pipes, marveling that the temperature in the kitchen has inched up to 44 degrees, and feeling that I am blessed. I have electricity. I have a working space heater. We have just gone through a remarkable period where every state in the union had freezing temperatures, including Hawaii! (OK, it was definitely not statewide, but freezing temperatures were recorded above the balmy breezes.) So many people have been through such incredible challenges weatherwise in the past few weeks that it is impossible to complain without feeling churlish. But there are points to be made. Folks, climate change is real. And, dear fellow citizens, we have to do something about our infrastructure. I know, I know. You are muttering something about a polar vortex, and how this deep freeze has been really unusual and what you will tell your grandchildren: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so cold my swear words froze over the hood of the car that I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get started. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get through to AAA!â&#x20AC;? The trouble with climate change is that â&#x20AC;&#x153;theyâ&#x20AC;? started out calling it global warming. That was fine when the weather was 102 degrees, and the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweat would have overflowed the Hoover Dam, and crops were crumbling from lack of moisture. But the truth is that climate change, subscribed to by more than nine out of every 10 scientists (picture them standing in lines with the truly dweebily hopeless ones refusing to hold up their hands), means that extreme weather gets more extreme. Hot weather and droughts get more intense. Cold weather and snow and ice get worse. AL GORE HAS A LOT to answer for on this issue. If he had stayed with the adorable Tipper and hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been, well, so self-righteous, millions of Americans might be more amenable to accepting the inconvenient truth that decades of using fossil fuels since the Industrial Age began have done enormous although not irreparable damage to the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atmosphere. On the other hand, there are millions of Americans, even some in that august body of government known as the House, who deny evolution and subscribe to the theory that the Earth is only 6,000

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We of the press are like the fellow who did not have an enemy in the world, but none of his friends liked him.â&#x20AC;? John C. Quinn, founder, Freedom Forum Chips Quinn Scholars Program, 2002

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annMcFEATTERS Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986. Contact her at amcfeatters@nationalpress.com.

years old. They have museums supposed to reassure people no harm is coming to us. They scoff at the idea that man-made carbon emissions could alter the climate. CLIMATE CHANGE scientists are noticeably intense in their statements that the repercussions of depleting the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delicate ozone layer will have dramatic effects, sooner rather than later. Coastal zones will flood more often and more dramatically. Agriculture patterns will shift. Droughts will get worse. And extreme cold and hot periods will get even more extreme. In some ways, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a horror movie where the politicians told us not Climate to worry change and thus ... means we refuse to recogthat extreme nize that weather the monster comgets more ing over the extreme. mountains intends to Ann kill us and McFeatters wipe our species off the planet. But this reality movie does not rely on an untested, breakthrough military device that the hero alone knows how to work. We know how to combat climate change, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet have the will and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to spend the money. Ditto for infrastructure. Old water mains are breaking all around us. Potholes the size of Volkswagens are opening up everywhere. Clogged highways are far too inadequate for existing populations, let alone tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people. Bridges are collapsing. (Have we already forgotten Minneapolis?) Our mass transit systems are pitiful; those in Europe and Asia make ours seem akin to the Model T. Once again, President Obama will use his State of the Union speech to warn us about climate change and infrastructure. And once again, the partisan rancor in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital will sweep such dark thoughts off into the future. Not to worry. This summer when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealing with hurricanes, droughts, tsunamis and tornadoes, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll forget all about burst pipes and freezing temperatures. Note to readers: Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986.

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But you can minimize those effects of aging with a consistent fitness routine. Before each workout, make sure you warm up with a brisk walk or light jog for 10 to 15 minutes to get the body moving and warm. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to stretch. Incorporating flexibility, core and strength training will maintain overall body health and minimize the chance of injury. 7. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a woman and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want build big muscles. This is a misconception I hear all the time. It is usually difficult for women to build muscle, and it usually takes a long time. Women donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the same amount of muscle cells that men have, on average. But for women, strength train-

ing is very important, because it helps burn fat and build bone density to combat osteoporosis. Muscles also help us shape and tone our bodies. So, ladies, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid of building muscles. 8. How long will it take before I see results? It depends on the individual. Usually, people will start to notice changes after 2 or 3 months. Remember your results will depend on how consistent you are with your strength training, your cardio and your eating habits. Consistency in those three areas is the key. 9. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like going to the gym. What can I do at home? You can purchase a few items to create a home gym: a stability ball, a mat, a few dumbbells, and resistance bands. There are also body-weight exercises you can do: squats, lunges, biceps curls, dips, crunches, pull-ups and push-ups. However, the benefit of going to a gym lies in the variety of exercises you can do. You are less likely to become bored with your fitness program if you can change up the routine. Consistency is the key to success, so keep yourself interested and change up the exercises you perform. 10. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started workout routines before and lost interest. What can I do to stay motivated? Many people complain of losing interest with their workouts. One of the most important things is find something you enjoy doing. Start with any physical activity that you enjoy doing to keep yourself motivated. Is it a sport? Is it working out with a friend? Another option is to hire a personal trainer who can keep you motivated and can customize a work-out program to meet your goals. It is important to set realistic goals and track your progress so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t become discouraged. And if you miss some workouts or have a weekend where you overindulged, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t despair! Just rededicate yourself and get back to your routine.

S. 10th St. 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. Birthday potluck lunch, 11:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside

County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Wii and Yoga class, 1;30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Young Adult meeting, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frozen Flavors,â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., 815625-1370. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354.

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MIAMI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Want to get into shape but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to begin? Certified fitness instructor and trainer Myriam Charleston and partner Jeff Pierre are here to help. We asked Charleston to start us off with 10 tips for people looking to start a fitness routine: 1. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first thing you tell a client who is starting a fitness regimen? Make sure they get clearance from their physician. The next thing is to get a fitness assessment/evaluation in order to know where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting from and to set realistic fitness goals. 2. How often should a beginner work out? A beginner should aim to work out three times a week and have a program that includes at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise (walking, jogging, cycling), 30 minutes of strength training (free weights or machines), and 10 minutes of stretching (hold each stretch for 10 seconds). 3. What are the critical areas to work out? I like to start with legs, because they are your bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation, and your stomach muscles, also known as your core muscles. But remember, your body will burn more fat if you develop muscles throughout your entire body. My recommendation is to work major muscle groups (legs, back, chest) with minor ones (biceps, triceps, calves) and incorporate push/ pull movements to create muscle balance. For instance, if you work chest (push) in one session, work your biceps (pull) in the same session. 4. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m overweight. What can I do? Have an assessment done by a fitness instructor. The assessment will give you information

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ABOVE: Instructor Myriam Charleston (left) trains Andrea Benedetti in the Miami Heraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on-site fitness center.

LEFT: Fitness instructor Jeff Pierre (left) and editor Eddie Alvarez do pushups in the Miami Heraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fitness center. Both trainers emphasize the importance of strength training for both men and women.

about your body composition and help you set realistic goals. Many people want to lose weight, but what they really want to do is lose fat. Focus on body composition (your body fat percentage); the right percentage for you depends on your overall health, age and sex. A fitness instructor can personalize a body fat goal for you. And remember, the more muscle you build, the easier it will be to burn fat. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why an effective weight-loss program incorporates a good strength training

routine. An effective way to lose fat is to incorporate healthy eating habits with frequent, small meals (five to six per day), cardio, strength training and consistency. 5. What about diet? What kinds of food should I be eating? Can I still eat my favorite desserts? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;diet.â&#x20AC;? Instead, focus on healthy eating, which means consuming healthy carbohydrates (whole wheat bread and pasta), fruits, vegetables and lean proteins

(chicken or turkey breast, fish, lightly marbled red meats). Eat five or six times a day but eat small portions during each meal. Use unhealthy items in moderation, like desserts and other simple sugar/white flour items. Follow the 80/20 rule: Eat healthy meals 80 percent of the time and indulge 20 percent. 6. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m older. Can I still work out safely? Absolutely! As we get older, overall muscle mass tends to decrease and there is an increasing risk of bone diseases.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Monday, Jan. 13 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. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3251. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Situation Room, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3251. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. 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. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Friendly Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., FREE KITCHEN DESIGNS BY

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Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Community coffee, 10 a.m. Oregon Healthcare Center, 811

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Reformed bully regrets the pain she caused Dear Abby: You said in your Nov. 14 column on DEARABBY bullying that you hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t !BIGAIL6AN received a single letter "URENS from anyone who had *EANNE bullied others. Well, I was 0HILLIPS COLUMN a bully. APPEARS As a young girl, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tease DURINGTHE and taunt, and when I was WEEKTHROUGH older, I used sarcasm as a 5NIVERSAL way to bully. I was involved 0RESS 3YNDICATE in an abusive relationship in my 20s. With support and counseling, I was able to stop being abused and had repressed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shame, being abusive. fear and low self-worth I learned the feelings I from a childhood of

sexual and physical abuse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were misdirected at the people around me instead of at my abuser, my father, as they should have been. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying this is an excuse for the hurt I inflicted on others, but for me there was a correlation. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m now in a loving and supportive relationship. We have raised our children to be kind, thoughtful and confident individuals. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m involved with an organization sup-

porting nonprofit programs in our community that empower abused children, reach out to the sexually exploited and help women experiencing domestic violence. Because of the life I lead now, I have been able to let go of the negativity and shame of being abused, but the shame of being abusive stays with me. I hope the people I hurt have forgiven me and have been able to move forward. But I will

never know for sure. Thank you for allowing me to share my story. Even if it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get printed, writing it has lifted a little bit of the weight that I still carry from my bullying days. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Redeeming Myself Out West Dear Redeeming: Confession is good for the soul, and if getting this off your chest has been helpful, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad. Obviously, you have grown since the

days when you were an abuser, and your focus on helping vulnerable people in your community is laudable. I hope you will continue the work that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing because there is great need for it. If your letter makes just one person stop and think twice about WHY he or she would deliberately hurt or diminish someone else, it will have been worth the space in my column because sometimes those scars can last a lifetime.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mirroring problems with the federal health care website, people around the nation attempting to navigate the Spanish version have discovered their own set of difficulties. The site, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, launched more than two months late. A Web page with Spanish instructions linked users to an English form. And the translations were so clunky and full of grammatical mistakes that critics say they must have been computergenerated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the name of the site itself can literally

be read â&#x20AC;&#x153;for the caution of health.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you get into the details of the plans, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all written in Spanish. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written in Spanglish, so we end up having to translate it for them,â&#x20AC;? said Adrian Madriz, a health care navigator who helps with enrollment in Miami. The issues with the site underscore the halting efforts across the nation to get Spanish-speakers enrolled under the federal health care law. Critics say that as a result of various problems, including those related to the website, many people whom the law was designed to help have been left out of the first wave of coverage. Federal officials say they have been working to

make the site better and plan further improvements soon. Also, administrators say they welcome feedback and try to fix typos or other errors quickly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We launched consumer-friendly Spanish online enrollment tools on CuidadoDeSalud.gov in December, which represents one more way for Latinos to enroll in Marketplace plans,â&#x20AC;? said Health and Human Services Department spokesman Richard Olague in an email to The Associated Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since the soft-launch, we continue to work closely with key stakeholders to get feedback in order to improve the experience for those consumers that use the website.â&#x20AC;?

Still, efforts to enroll Spanish-speakers have fallen short in several states with large Hispanic populations, and critics say the translated version of HealthCare.gov could have helped boost those numbers. In California, officials have acknowledged the need for improvements, saying fewer than 5,500 people signed up for health care in Spanish in October and November, the most recent period for which records are available. About 4.3 million California residents speak only Spanish, according to census data. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear how many of these residents are without health insurance, but observers say few groups are more vulnerable.

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ody Hansen, 17, a senior at Sterling High School, is a November Student of the Month. He is the son of Matt and Kari Hansen. His sister is Carly, a freshman at Sterling High. Favorite class: AP Calculus, because I enjoy being challenged, and I have to work hard in order to understand the material. Top teacher: Jeremy Edwards, AP Biology. He helps us learn to excel not only in high school, but prepares us to be successful in college. Extracurriculars: What clubs or activities are you involved in? Treasurer of Key Club, National Honor Society, Science Club, WYSE, and track and cross country After graduation: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve narrowed my college choices down to three schools, and I want to major in civil engineering or biomedical engineering. BFF: The guys from cross country and the distance team in track. We have so much fun when we all hang out, and they are like a second family to me. Favorite singer or musical group: Maroon 5. Favorite actor: Liam Neeson. Favorite Movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titanicâ&#x20AC;?. Favorite TV show: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Walking Deadâ&#x20AC;?. Hobbies: Running,

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Sterling November Student of the Month Cody Hansen will be choosing between Illinois and Iowa State, and plans to major in engineering. reading, playing video games. Favorite game or outdoor activity: Playing ultimate Frisbee with my friends. Favorite food: Lasagna. Biggest fear: The dark or letting someone down. What makes your blood boil? When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m walking in the hallway and people stop in the middle to talk. What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Screamo. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand why they have to yell. Where are some of the places you like to hang out? Buffalo Wild Wings. My friends and I always go there to eat.

Survival guide: Do your work, show up for class, and make the most out of your time in high school. It goes by quick. Useless knowledge: How to conjugate Spanish verbs Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the dictionary next to: Dedicated. I always give 100 percent effort into anything I do, and school is no exception. Personal trivia: When I was 2 1/2 years old, I ate rattlesnake. Dream job: A video game designer, because it is amazing how much hard work and imagination goes into making a great game.

so I could see the Eiffel Tower. Read this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;1984â&#x20AC;? by George Orwell. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a science-fiction book about how the government uses extreme measures to make sure the population obeys. It was interesting because the use of surveillance to monitor people is what our government is doing today.

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chase, and total cost. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same sheet the solid waste management department had been using before the countywide policy, said Stephen Rypkema, the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always believed that if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using a credit card, it has to be totally transparent,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the public has a right to know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used for.â&#x20AC;? Before working in the solid waste management department, Rypkema worked in the health department, which is where he likely got the idea for the sheet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really do believe that there are legitimate uses for the cards, as long as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used in a transparent way,â&#x20AC;? Rypkema said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I think these sheets help.â&#x20AC;?

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Some of the expenses related to Focus House include medical supplies, taking the adolescents to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and trips to local movie theaters, which, Martin said, were during activity nights for good behavior. Probation officers often get continuing education courses paid for by other organizations, Martin said, but part of that agreement is that the department pay for the hotel accommodations. The department uses credit cards for those charges, he said.

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Curtis Cook, the Ogle County engineer and head of the highway department, got his department a credit card about 10 years ago, he said, when making purchases online became common. The department has one card, he said, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in his name. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The expenses are business-related only â&#x20AC;&#x201C; period. Very simple,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anybody here needs to order something online, they have come to me to place that order. Otherwise, the only other thing itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used for is travel expenses.â&#x20AC;? Ogle County didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a countywide credit card policy until last year, bringing it in step with Lee County. Whiteside County doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have such a policy. For the highway department, nothing changed with the new policy in terms of purchases, Cook said, but the department now includes an additional sheet when it submits its credit card bills to its county committee. That sheet lists the date, company, explanation of purchase, location of purchase, budgeted line item paying for the pur-

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Among the purchases listed on the credit card bills for the solid waste management department were hotels for a conference of the Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association, food and shirts for volunteers, and books about recycling and environmental issues donated to county schools and libraries. Because the department doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay volunteers to work Earth Day events or on recycling events for electronics and Christmas trees, Rypkema offers them a T-shirt and sometimes buys them lunch, he said. Rypkema and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said they were involved in the discussion with County Board members Dick Petrizzo and John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien when putting together the countywide policy. And since that credit card policy was put in place, Martin said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had more conversations about credit card charges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do think that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more oversight, for lack of a better word,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At least with my committee.â&#x20AC;?

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Nations reach deal on nuclear program Officials: Deadline for final agreement set for 6 months TEHRAN, Iran (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iran has agreed to open the Islamic Republicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting from Jan. 20, setting the clock running on a 6-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said Sunday.

In exchange, Iran will get a relaxation of the financial sanctions that have been crippling its economy. The announcement that Iran and six world powers had agreed on the plan for implementing an interim agreement came first from Iranian officials and was later confirmed elsewhere. Some U.S. lawmakers have been leery of the agreement, calling for tougher sanctions against Iran, rather than any loosening of controls.

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Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official IRNA news agency quoted Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi saying the deal, which sets the terms of a landmark agreement reached in November, would take effect from Jan. 20. The agency said Iran will grant the United Nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; atomic agency access to its nuclear facilities and its centrifuge production lines to confirm it is complying with terms of the deal. Araghchi later told state

television some $4.2 billion in seized oil revenue would be released under the deal. Senior officials in President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration put the total relief figure at $7 billion. Under the November agreement, Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment to 5 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the grade commonly used to power reactors. The deal also commits Iran to stop producing 20 percent enriched uranium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is only a technical step

away from weapons-grade material â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to neutralize its 20 percent stockpile over the 6 months. In exchange, economic sanctions Iran faces would be eased for six months. During that time, the so-called P5+1 world powers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would continue negotiations with Iran on a permanent deal. The West fears Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuclear program could

allow it to build a nuclear bomb. Iran says its program is for peaceful purposes, such as medical research and power generation. Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Sunday that under the terms of the deal, Iran will guarantee that it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to attain nuclear arms â&#x20AC;&#x153;under any circumstance.â&#x20AC;? However, Araghchi stressed Iran could resume production of 20 percent uranium in â&#x20AC;&#x153;one dayâ&#x20AC;? if it chose.

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Syrian National Coalition Chief Ahmad al-Jarba, speaks Sunday during a press conference at the foreign ministry in Paris. The head of Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main Western-backed opposition group says its international supporters agree that Bashar Assad has no future as the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leader.

Kerry, other foreign officials say peace talks must continue Rebel-on-rebel clashes have killed 700, activists say PARIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western-backed opposition came under steely pressure Sunday to attend peace talks in just over a week as envoys from 11 countries converged to help restore, and test, credibility of a rebel coalition sapped by vicious infighting and indecision. But diplomacyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s limits were starkly apparent in Syria itself, where activists said rebel-on-rebel clashes have killed nearly 700 people in the deadliest bout of infighting since the civil war began. The bloodshed, pitting al-Qaida-linked militants against several Islamist and more moderate rebel brigades, has begun to overshadow the broader war against the government. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meetings in Paris came just over a week before the scheduled talks in Switzerland, as the Syrian National Coalition nears collapse, its influence eroded by the chronic infighting, international pressure and disagreement over whether to negotiate with Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president, Bashar Assad. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined 10 other foreign ministers who urged coalition President Ahmed al-Jarba to deliver his group to the Switzerland talks and finally meet face-to-face with the government it hopes to overthrow. Kerry said he was confident the coalition would be at the talks, and hinted at a diplomatic backlash from its allies if it skips the meetings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they understand the stakes,â&#x20AC;? Kerry

told reporters Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to get into consequences other than to say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a test of the credibility of everybody, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why I am confident that they will be there. Because I think they understand that.â&#x20AC;? Al-Jarba, who will meet again with Kerry on Monday, tried to put the best face on his coalitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precarious position. The Syrian National Council will vote Friday on whether to attend the peace talks but already has agreed to uphold a cease-fire once negotiations begin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have made clear the reality of the situation on the ground,â&#x20AC;? al-Jarba said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have addressed issues, preoccupations and worries that we know exist.â&#x20AC;? Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gathering clearly aimed to boost the coalition, in part with a 14-point declaration of goals to allow the Syrian people â&#x20AC;&#x153;to control its own futureâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;put an end to the current despotic regime through a genuine political transition.â&#x20AC;? Within Syria, the moderate rebels say the coalition-in-exile is little help as they find themselves battling on two fronts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; against al-Qaida-linked militants on one side and Assadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forces on another. One brigade after another has broken with the group, calling it out of touch with the harsh reality of a war that activists say has killed more than 130,000 people. Assad himself has said there will be no discussion of giving up power, throwing the entire premise of the peace talks into doubt. On the other side, the rebel groups with the most men, arms and territory have already rejected any idea of an armistice.

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WRESTLING | PRINCETON INVITATIONAL

Two Comets pass 1A test Snow, Ivey lead Newman at tough Princeton Invite BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

PRINCETON – There was a method to Jake Snow’s onelegged madness Saturday at Princeton Invitational. Snow and teammate Bryce Ivey both claimed titles at the elite Class 1A wrestling tournament, leading Newman to a sixth-place finish against a field that included 15 of the top 25 teams in the state, based on the latest Illinois Matmen rankings. The Comets are currently receiving honorable mention notice, but amassed 133 points

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coach Steve Davis said. Leading the way for Newman were seniors Snow, a champ at 1. Dakota 270.5 145 pounds, and Ivey, the 1702. Byron 181.5 pound winner. 3. Monticello 168 Snow and Dakota junior J.J. 4. Plano 166 Wolfe both managed only 5. Vandalia 138 escapes in regulation time, Local champs: Jake Snow then battled through a scoreless (145), Bryce Ivey (170), both overtime period. In double OT, of Newman Snow won the toss and chose the down position. He escaped to finish behind just Dakota with 8 seconds left, after suc(270.5), Byron (181.5), Moncessfully extricating himself Kevin Hieronymus/Shaw Media ticello (168), Plano (166) and from Wolfe, who had Snow’s Vandalia (138). Newman’s Jake Snow wrestles during the Princeton Invitational right leg in his clutches. “We had a great tournament on Saturday. Snow won the 145-pound title by beating Dakota’s across the board,” Newman J.J. Wolfe 2-1 in double overtime in the championship bout. TEST CONTINUED ON B3

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MEN’S HOOPS | SAUK VALLEY 60, KENNEDY-KING 58, OT

King’s star grounded by SVCC Skyhawks gang up against star recruit

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Ugly comes in many forms: Illinois missing its first 12 attempts from 3-point land ... The Illini’s Jon Ekey blowing two follow-up dunks ... Northwestern’s Sanjay Lumpkin losing a tooth on a loose-ball scramble. No one who witnessed Sunday’s battle between Chicago’s Big Ten team and the “Our State” representative will claim they saw pretty basketball for much of the night. But the Wildcats will not ask for a mulligan, not after getting their first Big Ten win of the season. The 49-43 victory bumped them to 8-9 overall and 1-3 in the league. It provided first-year coach Chris Collins with a signature win – and his first quality win – after 17 games. Illinois, meanwhile, fell to 13-4 and 2-2 in the league after shooting 6-for-31 (19.4 percent) in the first half. UGLY CONTINUED ON B4

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Sauk Valley’s Chris Fritsch shoots Saturday after getting tripped in the lane against Kennedy-King in Dixon. The Skyhawks won 60-58 in overtime.

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DIXON – The Sauk Valley Skyhawks women’s basketball team continued to roll through their season, as they handily defeated KennedyKing 82-51 Saturday night. There was plenty of hype surrounding KennedyKing’s freshman Antania Hayes, who had many D-I offers coming out of high school. “She’s a big time Division I player,” said Sauk Coach Jed Johnson. “We knew coming in that we had to key on her. I don’t know what she ended up with, but the game plan coming in was definitely to key on her and know where she is at all times.” Thankfully for the Skyhawks (11-2), they had more than enough firepower to answer Hayes. The onslaught was led by freshman Jordan Giddings, who made her first three shots. GROUNDED CONTINUED ON B4

Fritsch’s three-point play seals Sauk’s win BY PATRICK PETROSKY ppetrosky@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085 ext 553

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Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice shoots against Northwestern’s Sanjay Lumpkin during Sunday’s game in Evanston. The Illini lost 49-43.

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DIXON – The Sauk Valley men’s basketball team completed their comeback bid to defeat the Kennedy-King Statesmen 60-58 in an overtime thriller Saturday. A free throw by sophomore Chris Fritsch gave Sauk a 56-54 lead with 25 seconds remaining. On the Statesmen’s ensuing possession, they took a different approach. Rather than pound the ball into their best player on the floor – sophomore forward Frank Williams – the ball was placed in sophomore point guard Charles George’s hands. George took the ball in the left corner and drove to the baseline side. There he was met by a swarm of Skyhawks, but this didn’t slow him

Star of the game: Jack Murphy, Sauk, 22 points Key performers: Frank Williams, Kennedy-King, 25 points Up next: Sauk Valley at Black Hawk, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday down. He continued to leap and complete the reverse layup through the crowd to tie the score at 56 with just under 10 seconds remaining, and ultimately forced overtime. In the overtime period, not much was accomplished. Turnovers and empty possessions added up for both squads, and neither team scored until the final minute. ACHIEVEMENT CONTINUED ON B2

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colin Kaepernick raced into the end zone, then pretended to rip open his shirt with both hands imitating Cam Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Superman touchdown celebration. Three years of frustration had come to a head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just a little shoutout,â&#x20AC;? Kaepernick said. To whom? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you know the answer,â&#x20AC;? Kaepernick said with a grin. Kaepernick said he â&#x20AC;&#x153;will never forgetâ&#x20AC;? that he was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, 35 spots behind Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner and the top pick that season. On Sunday, he outplayed his quarterback counterpart, throwing one touchdown pass and running for another score, as the 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10 to advance to the NFC title game for the third straight season. Kaepernick completed 15 of 28 passes for 196 yards in the divisional playoff win, avenging his worst statistical performance of the season 2 months ago against the Panthers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the first, nor will it be the last time somebody does that,â&#x20AC;? Newton said of Kaepernickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s copycat display before leaving the postgame podium. Anquan Boldin had eight catches for 136 yards, and Frank Gore ran for 84 yards on 17

Broncos 24, Chargers 17: Peyton Manning welcomed Wes Welker back into the lineup with a touchdown toss, and the Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip from last year, advancing to the AFC championship game by beating the Chargers in Denver. The Broncos (14-3) controlled the game for 3½ quarters before Philip Rivers capitalized on an injury to cornerback Chris Harris Jr. to stage a comeback reminiscent of Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shocking win at Denver exactly a year earlier. This time, however, Manning rescued the Broncos from the brink of another crushing collapse and sent them into the title game for the first time in eight seasons. Manning completed 25 of 36 passes for 230 yards and two TDs, numbers that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite up to the standards he set during a record-breaking regular season when he established new benchmarks with 55 TD throws and 5,447 yards through the air. Saturday Patriots 43, Colts 22: LeGarrette Blount wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t satisfied with three short touchdown runs, not against a team coming off the second greatest comeback in playoff history. So the 250-pound back who makes long runs routine took off on a 73-yarder and carried the New England Patriots to their third straight AFC championship game.

Blount tied Curtis Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team playoff record of 166 yards rushing, on 24 carries, 2 weeks after rushing for a career-high 189. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got that combination of size, power and quickness and speed,â&#x20AC;? Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He can run hard. He can make guys miss, and he can go the distance.â&#x20AC;? Seahawks 23, Saints 15: Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in an NFC divisional playoff game. Seattle shut out the Saints in the first half, got Lynchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first 100-yard game since Week 10 of the regular season and received a spark from the brief return of Percy Harvin before he left with a concussion. Lynch scored on a 15-yard run in the first half and capped the victory with a 31-yard scoring run with 2:40 left that coach Pete Carroll celebrated by jumping into offensive line coach Tom Cableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arms. Lynch finished with 28 carries and made up for another shaky day passing by Russell Wilson. Wilson missed on five of his first six pass attempts to start the second half, but came through with a 31-yarder to Doug Baldwin with 2:57 left. On the next play, Lynch raced down the sideline for his second TD.

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The scoring drought was broken by Fritsch, who scored an unorthodox bucket. Freshman guard Jacoby Posely shot a 3-pointer from the left corner for the Skyhawks. It rimmed out into a sea of hands of potential rebounders. One pair of hands belonged to Fritsch, who tipped it toward the rim. As he did this, he was pushed to the ground. The ball bounced around the rim and thought about falling out, but finally fell through. Fritsch stepped to the line and sank his free throw to complete his dramatic putback and give Sauk the lead at 59-56 with 30 seconds left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just rebounded,â&#x20AC;? Fritsch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crashed the boards. I was struggling. I air-balled a couple of shots. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a jump shot. I had to do something to get myself going, and crashing the boards is something that I do. Plays like that hap-

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Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s David Newton looks for a passing lane Saturday against Kennedy-King in Dixon. Sauk won 60-58 in overtime. pen all the time.â&#x20AC;? Kennedy-King started off the game firing on all cylinders. Williams made his first three shots, including an alley-oop lob play. The forward finished with 25 points off of 11 field goals. The Statesmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense was even better, as Kennedy-King led the Skyhawks 10-1, 5 minutes into the game. The Statesmen slightly extended their lead to 11 points with 7:17 left in the first half. Sauk sophomore Jack

Murphy cut down the lane and made a circus layup in the process of getting fouled, cutting the deficit to 19-11, and giving his team the momentum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really starting to come along,â&#x20AC;? Sauk coach Rus Damhoff said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;putting it on the floor and going and scoring. We really need that out of him. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got some talent. He is one of our guys that can put it on the floor and shoot the 3. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough kid, and he also played really good

defensively for us, too.â&#x20AC;? A long two by Posely and a coast-to-coast layup from freshman Tramel Rideout cut into the lead, but the Skyhawks still trailed 29-22 at half. Murphy once again found himself in the middle of the scoring for Sauk in the second half. He had two successful three-point plays that gave his team a shot of emotion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both games this semester, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been more aggressive off the dribble,â&#x20AC;? Damhoff said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been talking to him about that. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got that skill, so I am really happy for him. Got a little emotional, too, a couple of times. But, with a team like that, you better have someone who is ready to battle.â&#x20AC;? Despite these efforts, Kennedy-King still had answers. Another alleyoop to Williams with 5 minutes left gave the Statesmen a 52-48 lead. On the ensuing Sauk possession, Murphy showed off his range, as he knocked down a 3 to pull the Skyhawks within one.

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Kameron DawTyne scored 18 points and Jordan Harris 15, as the Milledgeville Missiles boys basketball team shot past the Forreston Cardinals 52-50 in NUIC East play at Forreston. Milledgeville (12-2, 4-1) had a big advantage from the free-throw line, going 24-for-36, while Forreston (5-7, 2-1) was 11-for17.

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Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Sauk Valley CC, Dixon

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Sauk Valley CC, Dixon

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Cole Solomon scored 14 points and Josh Lohman 13 to lead the Rams (5-9, 1-2) past the Cardinals in Three Rivers North play at Erie. The Cardinals (0-15, 0-3) got six points apiece from Ken Cole and Andrew Pyse. Aquin 88, Polo 82, 2OT:

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Sam Lambrigtsen, /REGONGIRLSBASKETBALL POINTS Ethan Cain & Jesse Ditzler 0OLOWRESTLING WONTITLESAT0OLO)NVITE Ian Starkey, Oregon BOYSBOWLING    GAMESERIES NDAT .)"#4OURNEY Abigail Scheidecker, /REGONGIRLSBOWLING   GAMESERIES RDAT.)"#4OURNEY Madeline Sanders.

Stillman Valley 43, Rock Falls 32: The Rock-

ets (6-12, 1-4) lost a Big Northern West game to the Cardinals (8-7, 2-2) at Tabor Gym.

Wrestling

285-pounder Cariel Beasley finished fourth at the 25-team Sycamore Invitational, leading the Sterling contingent. Beasley went 2-2, winning his first two matches before dropping his last two. Sterling, which placed 16th with 274.5 points, got a ninth-place finish from 195-pounder Bryant Lilly and a 10thplace performance from Riley Cornell at 182. Lilly went 3-1, losing his opener before rallying for three straight wins. Cornell went 2-2, losing his first match, then winning twice before dropping the ninth-place match.

Boys bowling

Starkey, Oregon 2nd at NIBC Tourney: Ian Star-

Polo wins two titles at key took second place, own invite: The Marcosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; AJ Nordman fifth and

The Marcos (16-2, 3-1 NUIC East) lost a thriller Ethan Cain and Jesse Ditin Freeport to the Bull- zler claimed titles at the dogs (13-3, 4-0). Polo Invitational. Cain won the 160Girls basketball pound title, pinning Morrison 37, Newman Parkviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Patrick Engen 29: The Fillies trailed in 3 minutes, 47 seconds 15-10 at the half and in the final. Ditzler won 21-20 after three quarters at 126, pinning West Carbefore outscoring the rollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jeff Casey in 2:23 in Comets 17-8 in the fourth the final. quarter of the Three RivPoloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jacob Cain (195) ers North clash in Mor- and Jeff Kimpel (182) rison. were runners-up, as were Lakin Goodman scored Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s David Labash 12 points, Chelsea Eads (220) and Dominic Mar11 and Ashley Greul nine chetti (145), plus West to lead Morrison (11-9, Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brandon Ander3-4). son (285). Newman (5-11, 4-3) Oregon tied for third got 15 points from Julie in the 20-team field with Hurd. 127.5 points. Glenbard Oregon 61, Serena 58: North JV won the title Sam Lambrigtsen poured with 217.5 points. Polo in 27 points, and the was sixth (122.5), West Hawks eked out the win Carroll seventh (94), Erieafter leading 46-28 head- Prophetstown JV 15th ing to the fourth quarter (53), AFC 18th (26) and in Oregon. Fulton 19th (24). The Hawks (13-6) got S t e r l i n g â&#x20AC;&#x2122; s B e a s l e y eight points apiece from takes fourth at SycaMcKaylee Beeter and more: Golden Warriors

Justin Provo sixth as the Hawks fell just six points shy of champion Rockford Christian at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris. Starkey rolled a 1,239 six-game series, Nordman a 1,211 and Provo a 1,204. Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team score was 5,730, right behind Rockford Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5,736.

Girls bowling

Hawks roll to runnerup performance: Abigail

Scheideckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,204 sixgame series was good enough for second place and helped Oregon to a runner-up team finish at the NIBC Tournament at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris. Alyson Scheidecker finished ninth at 1,010 for the Hawks. Rockford Christian Life won the team title with a score of 5,173. Oregon was second at 4,915.

Ivey dominates at 170 pounds TEST

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bottom is usually my dominant position,â&#x20AC;? Snow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can usually get out pretty easily, and my practice partners know that. They grab at my legs. Sometimes they can hold on, sometimes they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. You just learn to keep kicking and keep moving around. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I could do there.â&#x20AC;? Wolfe then had the down position for 30 seconds, and at the least, needed to escape to tie the score. The scenario repeated itself. Only this time, Snow was able to hang onto Wolfeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leg to prevent an escape. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do a lot of weightlifting, pulling people in and holding on,â&#x20AC;? Snow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was pretty confident Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to hold on and pull out the win.â&#x20AC;? Ivey was dominant in the 170-pound final against LeRoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caleb Wilson, executing three takedowns on his way to a 7-3 victory. He never put himself in any danger against a wrestler he also beat at the St. Thomas More tournament just after Christmas. That score was 7-4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned that my shots are wide open on him,â&#x20AC;? Ivey said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I can take him down pretty much when I choose so.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bryce did exactly what he needed to do,â&#x20AC;? Davis added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undersized at 170. He only weighs 162 pounds. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get one takedown, and then make them work toward you, and he does that every time.â&#x20AC;? Newman had one other finalist in sophomore 160-pounder Brady Rude, but he lost his finals bout to Planoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wes Brown, 3-1 in overtime. Brown had the lone

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lucas Newburgh wrestles Mercer Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matt Weeks during the fifth-place bout at 182 pounds on Saturday at the Princeton Invitational. Newburgh lost the bout 4-3. takedown, with 8 seconds remaining in OT, to finish off the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great move on his part,â&#x20AC;? Rude said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I might have been out of position a little bit, but it was a nice move by Wes. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything about that.â&#x20AC;? Rude is now 22-2, with both of his losses coming to Brown. The Reaper won a 4-3 decision in the finals of the Plano Invite last month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hit a duck-under, and I was able to lift him,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was tough out there. Whoever got the first opening was going to win the match. Luckily it was me.â&#x20AC;? Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other placewinner was Brandon Ahlgrim, who finished fourth at 152 pounds. He aggravated an injury to his right ankle in a wrestleback bout against Planoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zach Tomac, and gave up an injury default in the third-place bout to Litchfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caleb Thompson.

Morrison finished with 52 points, tied for 21st place with PORTA. Leading the way for the Mustangs was Tyler Todd, who placed sixth at 220 pounds. Dixon had 43.5 points, good for 25th place. The top performer for the Dukes was Kylian Lally, third at 145 pounds. Rock Falls picked up 36 points, good for a tie with Rockridge for 27th place. The top Rocket was Lucas Newburgh, sixth at 182 pounds. The most outstanding wrestlers were a pair of Dakota Indians, 132-pounder Josh Alber in the lower weights and 152-pounder Carver James in the upper weights. Alber (24-0) won his fourth consecutive Princeton title, the first time in the tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 51-year history that has been accomplished. He is 156-0 for his high school career.


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WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

NHL | BLACKHAWKS 5, OILERS 3

NFL Playoff glance Wild-card Playoffs Saturday’s results Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday’s results San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday’s games Seattle 23, New Orleans 15 New England 43, Indianapolis 22 Sunday’s games San Francisco 23, Carolina 10 Denver 24, San Diego 17 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, New England at Denver, 2 p.m. (CBS) NFC, San Francisco at Seattle, 5:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 6:30 p.m. (NBC)

AP

The Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews scores a goal against the Oilers during Sunday’s game in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 5-3.

Birthday goal Hossa scores and turns 35 in Hawks’ win BY MATT CARLSON Associated Press

CHICAGO – Marian Hossa celebrated his 35th birthday by picking his teammates after an unlucky break. Hossa had a power-play goal and an assist, and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Hossa’s 17th goal came during a 5-on-3 advantage in Chicago’s dominant second period, and just 29 seconds after teammate Patrick Kane inadvertently bounced a pass off the boards and into an empty net during a delayed penalty call. Edmonton’s Boyd Gordon was credited with a

fluke short-handed goal that tied it at 2. No problem for Hossa, who helped his team move on by quickly regaining the momentum for the Blackhawks. “That type of thing happens once in a while, and we did a good job of bouncing back,” Hossa said. “We got a big one the next shift.”

Bertrand called for key charge UGLY

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Tracy Abrams led the Illini, who shot 28.1 percent for the game, with 13 points. Both teams started hitting shots in the second half. Kendrick Nunn’s 3-ball tied the game at 34-all, but then NU guard Tre Demps caught fire. He nailed three treys in a 3-minute span to give his team a 43-36 edge with 3 minutes, 32 seconds to play. A huge moment came with 55.9 seconds to play when Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand slammed into center Alex Olah, making his shot. Rather than a 3-point play, the officials hit Bertrand with a

charge, sending Illinois coach John Groce into a tizzy. The fact that Northwestern won without point guard Dave Sobolewski, who had started all but one game this season, adds an intriguing element. Sobolewski missed the game after suffering a concussion in practice. In his last action, at Iowa, he turned over the ball on NU’s first two possessions and extended his 3-point shooting slump to 4-for-46. Illinois, oddly, did not opt to pressure JerShon Cobb until they fell behind 43-36. Cobb took over at point and played an excellent game, finishing with 11 points, four assists and three

rebounds. The Wildcats turned it over three times down the stretch, revealing a remarkable lack of ability against pressure. Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to cut NU’s lead to 45-43. But Drew Crawford hit two free throws and made a key rebound to seal it. He finished with a team-high 13 points and eight boards. Lumpkin had his NHL moment in the first half, after he collided with Bertrand in the hunt for a loose ball. His mouth slammed onto the floor, and his tooth was retrieved by NU assistant coach Pat Baldwin, who handed it to a trainer.

Giddings takes over for Skyhawks GROUNDED

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Through 10 minutes of the game, Giddings had 13 points, which included a 3-pointer from the corner. This helped Sauk jump out to a 22-5 lead at the 11:10 mark of the first half. “Today, I came in a little early,” said Giddings, “and was shooting around with Sarah [Matson]. I was making everything, and I was hoping that it would carry over to the game. Thankfully it did, and I was on tonight.” Not only was the offense impressive for the Skyhawks, but so was their solid defense. It took the Statesmen almost 12 minutes to reach double digits on the scoreboard. The same trend continued as Sauk only allowed them to reach 19 points at half. “Defensively, we have been working on things over break,” Johnson said. “Thursday night we held Illinois Valley to under 40 points. So, defensively we’ve been doing a good job, and again tonight we start with a lot of pressure, and got on them defensively which created some easy baskets for us.” Hayes did her part for Kennedy-King, as she scored 14 of its 19 points in the first half. Giddings did her part for the Skyhawks offensively, and

Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m. (FOX) Sunday’s box scores

BRONCOS 24, CHARGERS 17 San Diego Denver

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First Quarter Den–D.Thomas 2 pass from Manning (Prater kick), 2:25. Second Quarter Den–Welker 3 pass from Manning (Prater kick), 6:00. Third Quarter Den–FG Prater 45, 9:35. Fourth Quarter SD–Allen 16 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 12:59. Den–Moreno 3 run (Prater kick), 8:12. SD–Allen 16 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 5:43. SD–FG Novak 30, 3:53. A–76,969. SD Den First downs 13 26 Total Net Yards 259 363 Rushes-yards 18-65 34-133 Passing 194 230 Punt Returns 0-0 3-66 Kickoff Returns 0-0 3-77 Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-27-0 25-36-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-23 0-0 Punts 4-51.8 0-0.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 8-63 6-50 Time of Possession 24:33 35:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–San Diego, Woodhead 9-29, Mathews 5-26, Rivers 3-10, R.Brown 1-0. Denver, Moreno 23-82, Ball 10-52, Manning 1-(minus 1). PASSING–San Diego, Rivers 18-27-0217. Denver, Manning 25-36-1-230. RECEIVING–San Diego, Allen 6-142, R.Brown 4-18, Woodhead 3-10, Gates 2-10, Green 2-7, Royal 1-30. Denver, D.Thomas 8-54, J.Thomas 6-76, Welker 6-38, Decker 2-32, Caldwell 1-15, Moreno 1-12, Green 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS–San Diego, Novak 53 (WL). Denver, Prater 47 (WL).

49ERS 23, PANTHERS 10 San Francisco Carolina

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First Quarter SF–FG Dawson 49, 9:12. SF–FG Dawson 33, 4:33. Second Quarter Car–S.Smith 31 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 13:40. Car–FG Gano 24, 3:41. SF–V.Davis 1 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), :05. Third Quarter SF–Kaepernick 4 run (Dawson kick), 8:53. Fourth Quarter SF–FG Dawson 34, 7:35. A–73,784. SF First downs 21 Total Net Yards 315 Rushes-yards 34-126 Passing 189 Punt Returns 0-0 Kickoff Returns 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 2-17 Comp-Att-Int 15-30-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7 Punts 2-47.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-40 Time of Possession 29:55

Car 18 325 24-93 232 2-27 4-78 0-0 16-25-2 5-35 2-42.0 0-0 8-73 30:05

Saturday’s box scores

PATRIOTS 43, COLTS 22 7 14

5 10 0 — 22 7 8 14 — 43

First Quarter NE–Blount 2 run (Gostkowski kick), 13:41. NE–Blount 2 run (Gostkowski kick), 7:17. Ind–Brazill 38 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 4:35. Second Quarter NE–Blount 2 run (Gostkowski kick), 10:54. Ind–FG Vinatieri 36, 5:35. Ind–Team safety, 2:18.

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Sauk Valley’s Morgan Dean looks to shoot during Saturday’s 82-51 win over Kennedy-King in Dixon. topped Hayes with 18 first-half points. “I guess she [Hayes] can dunk it,” Giddings said. “She was talking to one of our players out there before the game, and I was thinking ‘oh my gosh that’s nuts.’ We knew that she was the one we had to beat today, and we focused on her. They also had a couple of shooters, so we just kept our eye on those three.” With a 22-point difference coming out of the locker room, the game took on a peculiar road for the circumstance. The intensity picked up, as Kennedy-King started getting secondary scoring. An answer was found by Sauk for every bucket Kennedy scored, and Sauk continued to extend its lead. A frustrated Statesmen squad became more and more physical, which

included after the whistle had blown. The epitome of it all came out at the 2:18 mark of the second half, when Kennedy-King sophomore Kendra Wilson was assessed a double technical. This resulted in her getting thrown out. Skyhawk sophomore Sheldeen Joseph made the four ensuing free throws. This put salt in the wound for Kennedy, as Sauk had already secured the victory, but continued to extend the lead. “The group we have doesn’t worry about that kind of stuff,” said Johnson. “We don’t get into any of the trash talk or anything of that nature. I don’t know exactly what was going on over there, or what was being said, but we did a good job of focusing on the game and not worrying about other stuff.”

Third Quarter Ind–FG Vinatieri 21, 10:03. NE–Ridley 3 run (Ridley run), 6:18. Ind–Brazill 35 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 5:01. Fourth Quarter NE–Blount 73 run (Gostkowski kick), 12:55. NE–Ridley 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 11:12. A–68,756. Ind NE First downs 16 23 Total Net Yards 386 419 Rushes-yards 21-69 46-234 Passing 317 185 Punt Returns 3-5 5-36 Kickoff Returns 1-16 2-37 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 4-50 Comp-Att-Int 20-41-4 13-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-14 2-13 Punts 5-51.8 6-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0 Penalties-Yards 4-42 4-35 Time of Possession 25:00 35:00 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Indianapolis, D.Brown 17-63, Luck 1-5, Richardson 3-1. New England, Blount 24-166, Ridley 14-52, Vereen 5-17, Allen 1-0, Develin 1-0, Brady 1-(minus 1). PASSING–Indianapolis, Luck 20-41-4331. New England, Brady 13-25-0-198. RECEIVING–Indianapolis, Fleener 6-74, Whalen 5-67, Hilton 4-103, Brazill 2-73, Doyle 1-7, Havili 1-4, D.Brown 1-3. New England, Edelman 6-84, Amendola 3-77, Vereen 2-16, Collie 1-15, Hoomanawanui 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

SEAHAWKS 23, SAINTS 15 New Orleans Seattle

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Halftime–Northwestern 22-15. 3-Point Goals–Illinois 4-19 (Abrams 1-2, Nunn 1-3, Rice 1-4, Ekey 1-6, Hill 0-1, Bertrand 0-3), Northwestern 7-21 (Demps 3-6, Crawford 2-6, Cobb 1-2, Olah 1-3, Lumpkin 0-2, Abrahamson 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Illinois 40 (Ekey 9), Northwestern 36 (Crawford, Demps 8). Assists–Illinois 11 (Abrams 5), Northwestern 13 (Demps 5). Total Fouls–Illinois 16, Northwestern 13. A–8,117.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–New Orleans, K.Robinson 13-57, Ingram 10-49, Sproles 3-2. Seattle, Lynch 28-140, Wilson 3-16, Turbin 3-9, Harvin 1-9. PASSING–New Orleans, Brees 24-43-0309. Seattle, Wilson 9-18-0-103. RECEIVING–New Orleans, Colston 11-144, Sproles 5-32, Meachem 2-69, Moore 2-20, Hill 1-23, K.Robinson 1-13, J.Graham 1-8, Watson 1-0. Seattle, Harvin 3-21, Baldwin 2-30, Kearse 1-25, Tate 1-13, Miller 1-11, Lynch 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS–New Orleans, S.Graham 45 (WL), 48 (WL).

IOWA (14-3) Basabe 4-5 3-4 11, Marble 7-13 8-11 22, Gesell 3-7 4-4 11, White 8-12 2-2 19, Woodbury 0-2 2-2 2, Olaseni 0-1 1-2 1, Oglesby 3-6 0-0 8, Clemmons 0-0 0-0 0, McCabe 0-8 0-0 0, Uthoff 4-7 1-1 10. Totals 29-61 21-26 84. OHIO ST. (15-2) Scott 1-5 0-0 2, Craft 2-5 1-3 6, Ross 7-16 5-6 22, A. Williams 4-7 3-4 11, Smith Jr. 3-7 3-3 10, Loving 2-3 2-3 7, Thompson 3-8 2-3 8, Della Valle 2-4 0-0 5, McDonald 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 25-56 17-24 74. Halftime–Iowa 37-35. 3-Point Goals– Iowa 5-17 (Oglesby 2-4, Uthoff 1-1, White 1-1, Gesell 1-4, Marble 0-2, McCabe 0-5), Ohio St. 7-21 (Ross 3-8, Craft 1-1, Loving 1-1, Della Valle 1-2, Smith Jr. 1-4, Thompson 0-2, Scott 0-3). Fouled Out–Craft. Rebounds–Iowa 40 (Basabe 10), Ohio St. 31 (Ross 7). Assists–Iowa 14 (Gesell, Marble, McCabe 3), Ohio St. 15 (Craft 6). Total Fouls–Iowa 18, Ohio St. 22. A–18,809.

NO 25 409 26-108 301 0-0 2-43 0-0 24-43-0 1-8 4-38.8 2-1 8-74 30:30

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 18 17 .514 Brooklyn 15 22 .405 New York 14 22 .389 Boston 13 25 .342 Philadelphia 12 25 .324 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 27 10 .730 Atlanta 20 18 .526 Washington 16 19 .457 Charlotte 15 23 .395 Orlando 10 27 .270 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 29 7 .806 Chicago 17 18 .486 Detroit 16 22 .421 Cleveland 13 24 .351 Milwaukee 7 29 .194

GB — 4 4½ 6½ 7 GB — 7½ 10 12½ 17 GB — 11½ 14 16½ 22

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 29 8 .784 Houston 24 14 .632 Dallas 22 16 .579 Memphis 17 19 .472 New Orleans 15 21 .417 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 28 9 .757 Oklahoma City 28 9 .757 Denver 19 17 .528 Minnesota 18 19 .486 Utah 12 26 .316 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 26 13 .667 Golden State 25 14 .641 Phoenix 21 15 .583 L.A. Lakers 14 23 .378 Sacramento 13 22 .371

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Saturday’s results Houston 114, Washington 107 Toronto 96, Brooklyn 80 New York 102, Philadelphia 92 Detroit 110, Phoenix 108 Chicago 103, Charlotte 97 Oklahoma City 101, Milwaukee 85 Dallas 110, New Orleans 107 Denver 120, Orlando 94 Portland 112, Boston 104 Sunday’s results Sacramento 124, Cleveland 80 Memphis 108, Atlanta 101 San Antonio 104, Minnesota 86 Today’s games Milwaukee at Toronto, 6 p.m. Houston at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at New York, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Orlando at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. Saturday’s box score

BULLS 103, BOBCATS 97

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–San Francisco, Gore 17-84, Hunter 9-27, Kaepernick 8-15. Carolina, Newton 10-54, Tolbert 8-20, D.Williams 5-13, LaFell 1-6. PASSING–San Francisco, Kaepernick 15-28-0-196, Boldin 0-1-0-0, Lee 0-1-0-0. Carolina, Newton 16-25-2-267. RECEIVING–San Francisco, Boldin 8-136, Crabtree 3-26, Patton 1-23, Gore 1-8, Tukuafu 1-2, V.Davis 1-1. Carolina, Ginn Jr. 4-104, S.Smith 4-74, Olsen 4-55, LaFell 4-34. MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

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Sea 13 277 35-174 103 1-5 1-21 0-0 9-18-0 3-0 6-36.7 0-0 6-52 29:30

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First Quarter Sea–FG Hauschka 38, 10:19. Sea–FG Hauschka 49, :37. Second Quarter Sea–Lynch 15 run (Hauschka kick), 14:17. Sea–FG Hauschka 26, 1:18. Fourth Quarter NO–K.Robinson 1 run (Ingram run), 13:11. Sea–Lynch 31 run (Hauschka kick), 2:40. NO–Colston 9 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), :26. A–68,388.

CHARLOTTE (97) Douglas-Roberts 0-1 0-0 0, McRoberts 4-11 0-0 9, Jefferson 10-22 0-0 20, Walker 10-20 7-8 29, Henderson 10-16 9-9 30, Zeller 2-3 1-1 5, Tolliver 0-0 0-0 0, Biyombo 0-1 0-0 0, Sessions 1-5 2-2 4, Pargo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-79 19-20 97. CHICAGO (103) Dunleavy 8-17 0-0 17, Boozer 6-17 0-0 12, Noah 7-12 5-5 19, Hinrich 3-8 4-6 12, Snell 0-2 0-0 0, Augustin 6-13 7-7 20, Gibson 4-7 4-6 12, Martin 4-5 1-2 11, Mohammed 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-81 21-26 103. Charlotte 17 25 28 27 — 97 Chicago 24 28 18 33 —103 3-Point Goals–Charlotte 4-11 (Walker 2-5, Henderson 1-1, McRoberts 1-5), Chicago 6-14 (Martin 2-2, Hinrich 2-5, Dunleavy 1-3, Augustin 1-3, Snell 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Charlotte 39 (Jefferson 11), Chicago 52 (Noah 14). Assists–Charlotte 18 (Walker 5), Chicago 26 (Augustin 12). Total Fouls–Charlotte 23, Chicago 19. Technicals–McRoberts. A–21,413 (20,917).

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Saturday’s results No. 2 Syracuse 57, North Carolina 45 No. 5 Michigan St. 87, Minnesota 75 No. 6 Witchita St. 72, Missouri State 69 No. 7 Baylor 88, TCU 62 No. 8 Villanova 74, St. John’s 67 Oklahoma 87, No. 9 Iowa St. 82 No. 10 Florida 84, Arkansas 82 No. 11 Oklahoma St. 73, West Virginia 72 No. 14 Kentucky 71, Vanderbilt 62 Clemson 72, No. 16 Duke 59 No. 18 Kansas 86, No. 25 Kansas St. 60 No. 19 UMass 73, St. Bonaventure 68 No. 21 Missouri 70, Auburn 68 No. 24 Memphis 79, Temple 69 Sunday’s results No. 1 Arizona 73, USC 53 No. 20 Iowa 84, No. 3 Ohio St. 74 No. 12 Louisville 71, SMU 63 No. 13 San Diego St. 79, Air Force 72 Washington 71, No. 15 Colorado 54 Stanford 82, No. 17 Oregon 80 Northwestern 49, No. 23 Illinois 43 Today’s games No. 2 Syracuse at Boston College, 8 p.m. No. 18 Kansas at No. 9 Iowa St., 8 p.m. Virginia at No. 16 Duke, 6 p.m.

Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Wisconsin 3-0 1.000 16-0 1.000 Michigan St. 3-0 1.000 14-1 .933 Michigan 4-0 1.000 12-4 .750 Iowa 3-1 .750 14-3 .824 Illinois 2-1 .667 13-3 .813 Ohio St. 2-2 .500 15-2 .882 Minnesota 2-2 .500 13-4 .765 Indiana 1-2 .333 11-5 .688 Purdue 1-2 .333 11-5 .688 Northwestern 1-3 .250 8-9 .471 Penn St. 0-4 .000 9-8 .529 Nebraska 0-4 .000 8-8 .500 Saturday’s results Indiana 79, Penn State 76 MIchigan St. 87, Minnesota 75 Sunday’s results Purdue 70, Nebraska 64 Iowa 84, Ohio State 74 Northwestern 49, Illinois 43 Tuesday’s games Wisconsin at Indiana, 6 p.m. Penn St. at Michigan, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s games Michigan St. at Northwestern, 6 p.m. Purdue at Illinois, 8 p.m. Sunday’s box scores

NORTHWESTERN 49, No. 23 ILLINOIS 43 ILLINOIS (13-4) Ekey 2-11 0-0 5, Egwu 3-7 0-0 6, Abrams 6-15 0-0 13, Bertrand 2-10 0-2 4, Rice 2-11 3-4 8, Tate 0-0 0-0 0, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Morgan 1-2 0-0 2, Nunn 2-7 0-0 5. Totals 18-64 3-6 43. NORTHWESTERN (8-9) Crawford 2-8 7-10 13, Abrahamson 0-3 1-2 1, Lumpkin 1-4 2-2 4, Olah 4-10 0-3 9, Cobb 5-7 0-0 11, Demps 4-11 0-0 11, Montgomery III 0-0 0-0 0, Taphorn 0-0 0-0 0, Cerina 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-43 10-17 49.

No. 20 IOWA 84, No. 3 OHIO ST. 74

State schedule Saturday’s results Chicago St. 68, UMKC 66 Eastern Illinois 56, Jacksonville St. 48 Evansville 75, S. Illinois 69 Illinois St. 59, Loyola (IL) 50 Indiana St. 62, Bradley 59 Tennessse Tech 64, SIU-Edwardsville 63 Western Illinois 79, Omaha 72 Sunday’s results Northern Illinois 45, Bowling Green 36 Wright St. 58, UIC 53 Tuesday’s games St. John’s at DePaul, 6 p.m. Bradley at Wichita St., 7 p.m. Kent St. at N. Illinois, 7 p.m. N. Iowa at S. Illinois, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s games Drake at Loyola, 7 p.m. Evansville at Illinois St., 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s games Austin Peay at SIUE, 7 p.m. Murray St. at E. Illinois, 7 p.m. W. Illinois at S. Dakota St., 7 p.m. Wis.-Milwaukee at Ill.-Chicago, 7 p.m. New Mexico St. at Chicago St., 7:05 p.m.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF Boston 29 14 2 60 129 Tampa Bay 27 14 4 58 132 Montreal 26 15 5 57 117 Detroit 20 16 10 50 118 Toronto 22 20 5 49 128 Ottawa 20 18 8 48 131 Florida 17 21 7 41 105 Buffalo 13 26 5 31 77 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 33 12 2 68 152 Washington 22 16 7 51 136 N.Y. Rangers 24 20 3 51 118 Philadelphia 23 19 4 50 121 New Jersey 19 18 10 48 108 Carolina 19 17 9 47 111 Columbus 21 20 4 46 126 N.Y. Islanders 18 22 7 43 130

GA 98 109 107 127 143 146 139 121 GA 112 135 124 129 117 128 129 152

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 30 8 10 70 175 132 St. Louis 31 8 5 67 161 99 Colorado 28 12 5 61 132 115 Minnesota 25 18 5 55 118 119 Dallas 20 18 7 47 127 139 Nashville 19 21 7 45 109 141 Winnipeg 19 23 5 43 128 145 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 35 8 5 75 161 119 San Jose 28 12 6 62 148 116 Los Angeles 27 14 5 59 119 96 Vancouver 24 13 9 57 123 114 Phoenix 21 14 9 51 133 136 Calgary 15 24 6 36 101 144 Edmonton 15 28 5 35 126 169 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s results Ottawa 2, Nashville 1, SO Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 2, Chicago 1, OT New Jersey 2, Florida 1, OT Columbus 6, Winnipeg 3 Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Anaheim 5, Phoenix 3 Pittsburgh 2, Calgary 1 Detroit 3, Los Angeles 1 Boston 1, San Jose 0 Sunday’s results Buffalo 2, Washington 1, SO Toronto 3, New Jersey 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 4, Dallas 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 Chicago 5, Edmonton 3 Minnesota 4, Nashville 0 Anaheim 1, Detroit 0 Today’s games Calgary at Carolina, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s box score

BLACKHAWKS 5, OILERS 3 Edmonton 1 1 1 —3 Chicago 1 3 1 —5 First Period–1, Edmonton, Hemsky 7 (Petry), 6:08. 2, Chicago, Smith 6 (Hjalmarsson, Kruger), 14:26. Penalties–Smyth, Edm (hooking), 11:57. Second Period–3, Chicago, Shaw 12 (Saad, Kane), 2:36. 4, Edmonton, Gordon 8, 11:29 (en-sh). 5, Chicago, Hossa 17 (Keith, Kane), 11:58 (pp). 6, Chicago, Toews 17 (Sharp, Hossa), 17:32. Penalties–Hall, Edm (hooking), 10:23; Dubnyk, Edm, served by Arcobello (slashing), 11:29; Kruger, Chi (hooking), 19:04. Third Period–7, Edmonton, Hall 18 (J.Schultz, Hemsky), 5:17. 8, Chicago, Seabrook 6, 14:19. Penalties–Arcobello, Edm (hooking), 6:10; Dubnyk, Edm, served by Hemsky (tripping), 9:48. Shots on Goal–Edmonton 7-6-8_21. Chicago 11-19-11_41. Power-play opportunities–Edmonton 0 of 1; Chicago 1 of 5. Goalies–Edmonton, Dubnyk 11-17-2 (41 shots-36 saves). Chicago, Raanta 12-1-3 (20-18).

Golf Sunday Sony Open At Waialae Country Club Honolulu Purse: $5.6 million Yardage: 7,044; Par: 70 Final Jimmy Walker 66-67-67-63 — 263 Chris Kirk 64-69-65-66 — 264 Jerry Kelly 67-67-66-65 — 265 Harris English 66-66-67-67 — 266 Marc Leishman 67-64-71-65 — 267 Brian Stuard 65-65-71-67 — 268 Jeff Overton 68-68-65-68 — 269 Charles Howell III 71-67-66-66 — 270 Adam Scott 67-66-71-66 — 270 Matt Kuchar 68-68-68-66 — 270 Kevin Na 70-67-67-66 — 270 Matt Every 69-65-69-67 — 270 Hudson Swafford 70-64-69-67 — 270 Ryan Palmer 65-70-67-68 — 270 Zach Johnson 68-67-66-69 — 270 Hideto Tanihara 66-65-70-69 — 270 Retief Goosen 66-69-66-69 — 270 Pat Perez 68-67-66-69 — 270 Will Wilcox 69-66-64-71 — 270

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To start this week, for a change of pace, let’s have some golf trivia questions. First, how far did the longest drive go on the PGA tour last year? Having been asked that question, you are probably expecting today’s deal to be a grand slam, the longest drive in bridge. Instead, though, here is a small slam. However, if you played it during a tournament and went down, it would make the drive home feel very long. South is in six spades. West leads the diamond two. How should declarer plan the play? South had a textbook threespade opening: a good seven-card suit and some 6-10 high-card points. North used Blackwood, hoping his part-

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six spades. (Yes, he should have signed off in six notrump, to avoid a potentially fatal minor-suit lead. But that would have ruined the story.) The careless declarer would win the first trick and immediately play a trump. But East would win with his ace and give West a diamond ruff. Leading a low card usually guarantees at least one honor in that suit. South, though, can see all five diamond honors. So he should fear that the lead is a singleton. Before playing a trump, declarer should cash dummy’s top hearts and discard his remaining diamond. Then he can lead a trump and claim shortly thereafter. Phil Mickelson hit the longest drive at 450 yards. His ball rolled a long way down a cart path. © 2014 UFS


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS MELISSA VANDERMEER A/K/A MELISSA FULLER ; SCOTT VANDERMEER A/K/A SCOTT JON VANDERMEER; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 130 2385 REYNOLDS ROAD ASHTON, IL 61006 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 4, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, 320.69 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREMENTIONED LINE, 559.32 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 01 MINUTES MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 302.46 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 08 MINUTES MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 559.32 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 303.92 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 3.893 ACRES MORE OR LESS, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 04-10-12-200-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2385 REYNOLDS ROAD ASHTON, IL 61006 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $193,528.13. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1218802 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 30 2013, Jan. 6, 13, 2014

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LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX3 TO: DENNIS L. ROCKWELL; DEBORAH ROCKWELL; HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; JP MORGAN CHASE & CO; TERRI SCHMITT; JOHN F. SADOWSKI; DEBBIE L. SADOWSKI; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND OCCUPANTS AND PARTIES INTERESTED and THE LEE COUNTY CLERK YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Lee County, Illinois held at the LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIXON, IL on NOVEMBER 1, 2011, LAWRENCE BRUCKNER purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2010, to-Wit PARCEL 1: PIN 15 07 10 377 013 A/K/A Lot 31 BLK 16 Woodland Shores Subdiv No 2 pt of sec 10 & 15 TWP 21 RNG 8 Lee County, IL (vacant lot) PARCEL 2: PIN 15 07 10 376 016 A/K/A Lots 7, 8 & 9 in Block 16 Woodland Shores Subdivision No. 2 of part of Sections 10 &15, Township 212 N, Range 8 E of the 4th P.M. According to the Plat thereof recorded 9/16/64 in Book “F” of Plats page 86, situated in the County of Lee in the State of Illinois A/K/A 340 N. Canal Dr., Dixon IL YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of LEE County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2014 AT 2:30 P.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the LEE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 309 S. GALENA AVE, 3RD FLOOR, DIXON, IL 61021 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-288-3309. Last day for redemption is MAY 1, 2014 Dated JANUARY 6, 2014 LAWRENCE BRUCKNER, PETITIONER; 1100 LOCUST STREET; THOMSON, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 January 13, 14, 15, 2014

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX4 TO: JOSEPH M. NEHRING; CONNIE NEHRING; H.F. GEHANT BANKING CO., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND OCCUPANTS AND PARTIES INTERESTED and THE LEE COUNTY CLERK YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Lee County, Illinois held at the LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIXON, IL on NOVEMBER 1, 2011, LAWRENCE BRUCKNER purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2011, to-Wit PIN 10 13 15 276 003 CERTIFICATE 2011-00186 PROPERTY LOCATED AT 963 HARMON RD, HARMON, IL 61042 CERTIFICATE 2011-00186 PIN 10 13 15 276 003 LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: THE NORTH 255 FEET OF LOT SEVEN IN ASSESSOR'S PLAT NO. 12 RECORDED IN BOOK A-2 OF PLATS, ON PAGE 52¼ IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF LEE COUNTY, SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of LEE County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2014 AT 2:30 P.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the LEE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 309 S. GALENA AVE, 3RD FLOOR, DIXON, IL 61021 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-288-3309. Last day for redemption is MAY 1, 2014 Dated JANUARY 6, 2014 LAWRENCE BRUCKNER, PETITIONER; 1100 LOCUST STREET; THOMSON, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 January 13, 14, 15, 2014

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Newly renovated home. $900/mo. Disc. for 2 to 3 yrs lease. 3BR/2.5 baths, Jacuzzi tub, 2 car, SS applcs. Basement suit. Call Josh 815-7160303 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. Small 2BR, garage, W/D hookups, $550/mo Lease & one month dep. 815-626-3105

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Long term care facility is accepting applications for FT 2nd Shift RNs. Fill out an application online at: www. good-sam.com. AA/EOE, M/F/Vet/Handicap, Drug Free Workplace. Good Samaritan Center - Prophets Riverview 310 Mosher Dr. Prophetstown, IL 61277 815-537-5175

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

AUCTIONS

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United Rentals equipment selling at no reserve, internet auction on Jan 21. Bid now on trucks, trailers, Telehandlers & boom lifts at www.purplewave.com

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

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FURNITURE

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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

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 2 Pitbulls, 5 old, brothers, stay together. for both. Call 718-1151.

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REDUCED Doodles: black & golden. Ready now! $600. Call 563-212-7307 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 22â&#x20AC;? single stage snow thrower, 2 cycle. Elec. start. Exc. Cond. Used only 2 or 3x. $400. 815-6262157 after 11am. Ariens 7 HP, 24â&#x20AC;? cut, pull start snowblower, very little hrs., like new! $475. Call 815973-3223

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS 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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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

Parrot cage on rollers. Very clean, Good condition. $100 obo 815-7181151

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Ipod Nano, 7 th Gen., exc. cond., purple, 16GB, $75/obo 815-5356131

TOOLS & MACHINERY

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Appion G5 twin recovery unit w/new tank. $300 firm. Call 815-793-4756.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE Âź+ CT Diamond gold wedding ring w/band. Pd $1100 asking $300. 815-535-6733 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. 1986 Honda Moped, runs great! Highway legal. $450. 21' 2 axial can close trailer for storage. $400. 815-994-3339 36â&#x20AC;? Sony FD Trinitron TV $50 815849-5334 4 new snowblowers, Builder Discount 626-4561 Artificial Christmas Tree, 9 ft., good cond., $50 815-441-1889. Boy Scout handbook, 1955. Exc. cond $80 obo 815284-1094

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

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USED AUTOS

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Reg. Cab, 32,000 Miles 2009 Buick Enclave CXL 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 2008 Buick Enclave 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT Sunroof & Leather 2004 Buick Rainier 2002 Pontiac Montana 2002 Pontiac Bonneville 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 40th Anniversary, Two door

2001 Dodge 2500 Ext. Cab 4x4, Diesel 2000 Buick Century 2000 Ford Explorer LTD AWD 1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4

1998 Ford F-700 Dump Truck, Gas http://endress autosales. webs.com/ Business Hours: Monday 8 to 8, Tues.-Fri. 8 to 5, Saturday 8 to 3 creditautosales dixon.com *Plus tax, title, license & doc fee. Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD.

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TRUCKS

1998 Chevy S 10, extended cab, 167K mi., asking $2200/obo Call 815-929-1779 after 6 pm. 2000 GMC 3500 HD dually dump. Gas, automatic. 8' plow. 66K mi. Exc. cond. $9500/obo. 815-440-0833. 2004 Chevy Avalanche, 2 wheel dr., 120k mi., two tone grey. $6,700 815-238-5502 912

1999 Red Jeep Wrangler, manual, 5 spd. New 4Cyl. engine, universals, clutch, brakes, alternator, water pump, hoses, belts, front fenders & shocks. $5600 815-440-2419 2001 Chevy Blazer LS, 4x4, 2dr. 97K mi. Very nice & clean. $4,000. 815535-0423

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