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Looking into the (distant) future Firm presents three options for revamping district BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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A large, inflatable rat stands along near the Bay Valley Foods plant Wednesday afternoon in Dixon, along with striking members of Teamsters Local 722. Three negotiating sessions with the Green Bay-based company have made little to no headway.

No weakening in Week 1 Union braves deep freeze; negotiations remain frigid BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – At 11 o’clock tonight, workers at Bay Valley Foods will have been on strike for a full week. During that time, members of Teamsters Local 722 have picketed outside the Dixon plant, in subzero temperatures, day and night. On Wednesday, a big inflatable rat made an appearance after Bay Valley Foods called in nonunion workers to run the plant, according to Steve Mongan, the president of Teamsters Local 722, which represents employees at Bay Valley Foods and elsewhere. Bay Valley Foods declined Wednesday to comment on negotiations.

Bundle up Click on this story at saukvalley.com to check out video of life on the picket line. Strikers on the picket line stay warm by keeping two small fires burning and by continually walking in front of the plant, workers outside the plant said Wednesday afternoon. People in the community have been supportive, picketers said, by honking car horns as they drive by and by dropping off food and coffee. The union has a warming station set up near Veterans Memorial Park, just west of the plant, Mongan said. WEEK CONTINUED ON A4

Members of Teamsters Local 722 picket Wednesday afternoon at the entrance to the Dixon plant. The union has a warming station set up near Veterans Memorial Park, just west of the plant.

DIXON – The Dixon Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee got a glimpse of what the school district could look like in 20 years. During a meeting Wednesday night, representatives from Arcon Associates Inc., presented possibilities about what the school district could do, from renovating buildings to building a new high school. The Strategic Planning Committee will get a presentation from another consulting firm, Green and Associates, Superintendent on Feb. 24. One Michael Juenger of the two firms could be chosen to do a master plan for the future of the district. The goal of presentation and discussion Wednesday night, Superintendent Michael Juenger said, was to consider what could be done with the schools in 15 or 20 years, not the immediate future. Steven Hougsted, of Arcon, said a big part of the process in the early stages includes reviewing many possibilities and determining which will work best for Dixon. Then the consulting firm and the district, he said, work together to determine how those possibilities can be implemented with the students and teachers. The Arcon representatives presented several options. FUTURE CONTINUED ON A4

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Minimum wage, taxes carry chatter during town hall BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

STERLING – Raising the minimum wage, taxes and stimulating job growth generated some spirited discussion at a town hall with Democratic State Rep. Mike Smiddy on Wednesday night at Dairy Mart Plus banquet hall. Smiddy, of Hillsdale, brought up the topic of a proposed minimium wage increase, saying

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he strongly supports boosting it from its current level of $8.25. “Ideally, an increase should happen on the federal level, but I don’t think it will,” Smiddy said. “I support the governor’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.” Several in the audience of about 20 voiced their concerns about the impact that higher wages could have on small business owners. “I have a friend who is a small businessman, and he says that he’ll have to lay people off if the minimum wage goes up to $10,” Manuel Garcia of Sterling said. SMIDDY CONTINUED ON A4

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Democratic State Rep. Mike Smiddy held a town hall at the Dairy Mart Plus banquet room Wednesday in Sterling. Among the most-discussed topics were minimum wage, taxes and job growth stimulation.

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A firefighter walks away from the rural Oregon home that was destroyed by a fire Wednesday afternoon. Personnel thought they were winning the fight momentarily, Oregon Assistant Fire Chief Randy Travis said.

Fire consumes home Owner: ‘Everyone is safe. We will rebuild’ BY CHRIS JOHNSON 3HAW.EWS3ERVICE

A home in the 3000 block of North Blackhawk Road in rural Oregon was destroyed by a fire Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke at the home owned by Greg Wessman shortly before 3 p.m. Oregon Assistant Fire Chief Randy Travis said they thought they had the upper hand on the fire before it flashed up. The walls and roof of the two-story home collapsed

during the efforts to extinguish the blaze. Travis said everyone got out of the house safe. Wessman was on the scene and had a positive outlook. “Everyone is safe,� he said. “We will rebuild.� At least eight fire departments responded to the scene including Oregon, Mt. Morris, Stillman, Byron, Ashton, Franklin Grove, Ogle Lee, and Lynn Scott-Rock. They were assisted at the scene by the Oregon Ambulance.

Firefighters look on as the home collapses. All its residents got out safely, and homeowner Greg Wessman said, “Everyone is safe. We will rebuild.�

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ROCK FALLS – An Evanston man has been charged with robbing First Federal Savings Bank in October. Conrad J. Gonzalez, 46, was in the Ogle County Jail in Oregon on Wednesday after being charged with taking $1,870 in the robbery Oct. 30. The investigation was

handled by the FBI, Rock Falls Police Chief Mike Kuelper said Wednesday. Gonzalez was indicted in November. According to police, a man wearing a denim baseball cap, a gray Chicago Bears sweatshirt, and blue jeans entered the bank and implied, but didn’t show, a weapon. Gonzalez was arrested in Evanston on two

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ROCK FALLS – Sandy Henrekin, executive director of the Rock Falls Community Development Corp. since 2007, will retire next month. “While I will miss the RFCDC

greatly, and the work that we do, my husband and I are very much looking forward to the new opportunities for travel that retirement will bring to our lives,� Henrekin said in a statement released Wednesday. “We have family living throughout the United States, and we also much enjoy traveling and showing our quarter horses.� Henrekin not only served as the executive director, but also was one of the previous charter members of the group, along

with other local leaders. The group started in 2002. Its president, Norm Deets, has worked with Henrekin since 2005. Sandy “Sandy will be Henrekin sorely missed, and her qualities will be hard to duplicate,� he said in a statement. Henrekin said she was confident that support from the board of directors, along with

the city of Rock Falls, will be “an asset in attracting new talent to the executive director position.� “The Rock Falls community has been my home for many years,� she said. “I ran my business here, raised my children here, and have now ended my career here trying to make a difference.� Henrekin said one of the projects she took pride in was I-88 West, a regional effort to promote economic development

along the interstate corridor. It includes development agencies in Dixon and Sterling. The groups “have been working for many years now, marketing our communities as a region and working together in assisting our existing companies,� she said. “We share in the successes and the disappointments, realizing that job creation or losses, anywhere in the region, affect us all.� Her last day of work will be March 14.

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Fire department considers adding ambulance service Several firefighters are already EMTs or first responders BY VINDE WELLS Shaw News Service

Recent delayed responses to ambulance calls have prompted Oregon Fire Protection District officials to look into developing a publicly funded ambulance service through the fire department. “We’re just in the preliminary stages,� said Brian Stuart, secretary of the fire board. “We have a moral and ethical obligation. We’re going to take care of our citizens and visitors the best we can.� Fire Chief Don Heller said that in 2013, the fire department was called

numerous times to respond when the Oregon Ambulance Service had no ambulance available or needed additional manpower. Several firefighters are already first responders or emergency medical technicians. “Last year we did 91 of those,� Heller said. “Mt. Morris has come 50 times, and Byron has come several times, too.� Stuart, himself a fulltime Lombard firefighter, said Oregon is the only area fire department that does not have an ambulance service. The Oregon area is served by Oregon Ambulance Service, a privately owned ambulance service with a paid staff. “We’re the only ones not doing it,� Stuart said.

Give your input 4HEFIREDISTRICTBOARD MEETSTHESECOND Wednesday of each MONTHATPMATTHE ADMINISTRATIONBUILDING 3&IRST3T /REGON “And it’s becoming a bigger issue.� The situation became serious enough, Heller said, that Ogle County 911 operators asked for a procedural change that would get medical help on the scene faster. 911 Coordinator Sandra Beitel said several area fire departments, which, like Oregon’s, are manned by volunteers in most cases, have difficulty getting a crew for their ambulances during the day when most of them are at work.

“This is county-wide, not just for Oregon,� she said. “If we get a call and get no response [from the ambulance service] in 5 minutes, we do a second tone-out and automatically send first responders.� The new procedure is for back-up calls only, she said, where the ambulance service has two ambulances and one is already out on a call. Stuart said the ambulance response time is especially crucial in a rural area like Oregon where the nearest hospital is a half-hour away. “The wait for the ambulance plus the transport time can make a big difference for the patient,� he said. Betty Ferris, who with her husband Jim, manages the Oregon Ambulance

Service, said Monday that the service, which has two ambulances, has experienced no delays in response time. “We are staffed 24 hours a day, and we have no problems,� she said. The number of people on the ambulance service fluctuates, she said, but noted that’s not uncommon. “It’s everywhere; not just in Oregon,� she said. Currently, Ferris said, the 15 people on the staff include paramedics and EMTs of other levels. Heller, however, said the Oregon Ambulance Service has been unavailable on several occasions, including New Year’s Day, when it did not run at all. “We’re trying to figure out what we can do,� he said. “We’re not trying to

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Some would make it easier to acquire permit, some harder SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois lawmakers are considering a series of changes to amend the state’s new concealed carry legislation, even though the first concealed carry permits haven’t been issued. Some of the proposals would make it easier to get a permit, while others would expand the list of locations where people would be allowed to carry weapons. Others would tighten restrictions, according to a report by The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers. State Rep. Bill Mitchell, a Forsyth Republican, wants to cut the number of required training hours

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in half for people who want a concealed carry permit and eliminate a provision that requires concealed carry permit owners to undergo additional training when they renew their license. He also wants to allow some people with concealedcarry permits from other states to continue to carry the weapons in Illinois. But Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Harrisburg Democrat who was the chief sponsor of the original legislation, said he believes it’s too early to tweak the law. “Everybody needs to

take a deep breath,� he said. “This is monumental legislation. Let’s let it go into effect and see what it’s like before we try to change it.� He said he doesn’t think many of the concealed carry provisions will get much traction during the legislative session. Still, Rep. Scott Drury, a Highwood Democrat, said he thinks the law should be changed. He wants to change what he says is ambiguity in the current statute to make sure concealed weapons aren’t brought into businesses where there’s gambling or alcohol. “The changes that I’m making are just technical changes to clarify the law where I think there’s vague language,� he said.

Illinois’ law bans carrying concealed firearms in places such as schools, child-care facilities, courthouses, public transportation, college and professional sports stadiums and in establishments where alcohol sales make up more than 50 percent of a business’ receipts. Illinois lawmakers have projected there would be 350,000 to 400,000 applications for concealed carry permits in the first year of the law. Residents could begin to submit applications last month and the first licenses to carry concealed weapons could be issued by spring, The state is the last in the U.S. to allow the practice.

put the Oregon Ambulance Service out of business.� Stuart said funding an ambulance service is one of the issues the fire board will face if it decides to go ahead. “A referendum is the best way. We can do it without one, but we can’t impact fire services,� he said. Heller said the cost to taxpayers would be approximately 40 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation. “We get 30 cents now for the fire department, and it would need to a little more than double to add the ambulance,� he said. That translates into an extra $200 per year in real estate taxes on a $150,000 home excluding exemptions.

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OBITUARIES Norma E. Wigginton DIXON – Norma Elaine Burns Wigginton was born March 18, 1934, in rural Hardin County, Iowa, to Harry and Pearl (Stewart) Burns. Norma entered her heavenly rest Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Dixon. She began school in Butler County, Iowa, before the family settled in 1941, near Eldora, Iowa. She was crippled by polio in August 1947, and spent the remainder of 1947 in the hospital at Iowa City. Undaunted by her disability, she enrolled at Eldora High the following fall. She continued her education, and graduated in 1956 from Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa. Upon graduation, Norma moved to Dixon, where she became the director of Christian education for the Methodist church. She remained in that position until 1961, when she became a social worker and later the director of Unit 8 at the Dixon State Hospital. Following a brief retirement, she returned to social work with the handicapped at the Center for Human Development. Her last employment was as the executive secretary of the Lincoln Land Chapter of the American Red Cross. Norma’s many interests included participation in her Methodist Women’s Circle and Beta Sigma

Phi Sorority. She enjoyed travel, good music, and reading. Friends remember Norma as one of the most patient and gentle persons to ever walk the face of this earth. Despite extreme adversities which limited her physical abilities, Norma remained a loving spirit. Norma’s first love always was her family. She married Dave Wigginton on Dec. 14, 1963, at First Methodist Church, where she and Dave remained active members ever since. Norma and Dave were blessed with a loving son, Karle, and his wife, Mary Beth; and daughter, Kerry, and her husband, Maurice Lin; and six grandchildren, Matthias, Eliana, Gabriel, and Samara Wigginton, and Keldon and Karissa Lin. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Burns; and one stepson, Brian Wigginton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Mike Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. A memorial has been established. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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Evadell Johnson STERLING – Evadell Johnson, 79, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, surrounded by her family. She was employed by Illinois Bell as a telephone operator, and later at the Sears catalog store in Sterling. She was born May 5, 1934, in Xenia, to Lewis and Lura (Bales) Fulton. She married Harold F. Johnson on June 4, 1952, with whom she spent 62 blessed years. Evadell enjoyed traveling with Harold, and spending time with her kids and grandkids. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Jana (James) Meiners of Sterling; one son, Barry (Mary) Johnson of Dixon; one brother, Ronald (Patsy) Fulton of Sterling; grandchildren, Cory (Kassey) Eshleman, Erica

Eshleman, Trisha (Jamie) Larsen, Brandon (Jenny) Musgrave, Alex Meiners, Nathan (Stephanie) Schryver, Ashley Johnson, and Greg Johnson; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rhonda Johnson-Eshleman; one sister, Norma Yochum; and one granddaughter, Angie Eshleman. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Roger Carlson, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial has been established to Passages Hospice. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

OREGON – Marianne Straley, 86, of Oregon, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 29, 1927, in Princeton, the daughter of Joseph A. and Jessie (Sipe) Schwab. She was a 1945 graduate of Franklin Grove High School. She married Vernon Straley on March 10, 1947, at the Lighthouse Church parsonage near Oregon. Marianne and Vernon lived in Winnebago, and owned and operated Straley Spring Service in Rockford for 20 years. They returned to Oregon in 1978 to farm. Survivors include her

husband, Vernon, and daughter, JoAnn (Charles) Reynolds, both of Oregon; granddaughter, Monica (Mike) Rasmussen of Dixon; great-grandchildren, Mattie, Eric, and Emily; and sister, Alice Baker of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and a sister. There will be no visitation. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, with the Rev. David Rogula officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Rockford. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to send condolences.

Clara M. Downes KILLEEN, Texas – Clara Marjorie Downes of Killeen, formerly of Polo, died Sunday, Feb. 9. 2014, in Killeen. She was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Mount Vernon. She is survived by two daughters, Ginny Downes Paul of Fort Myers, Fla., and Jackie Downes Burch of Killeen; eight grandchildren; 17

great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; a daughter, Linda; and a son, Ronald. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to Open Bible Church in Polo.

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Most of the strikers have taken a shift on the picket line each day of the strike, they said, and shifts were being extended to 4 hours during the day and 2 hours at night. Previously, the daytime shifts were limited to 2 hours because of the cold. Bay Valley Foods has security personnel on site to ensure that plant stays safe and the nonunion workers are protected. Representatives from the union and Bay Valley Foods met for several hours Tuesday, the third negotiation session since the strike started, but no progress was made on the biggest sticking point, Mongan said. The company won’t negotiate a contract with a provision that allows workers to have a doctor’s note for an excused absence, Mongan said. In a previous contract, the workers gave up a dozen paid sick days each year, he said, so the workers are committed to this issue and holding out. Both sides are “firm� on their side of that issue, Mongan said, but they’ll “continue to negotiate in good faith.� The company hasn’t presented a counteroffer to address the attendance issue, he said, but there was some movement on two “little

issues.� The union filed an unfair labor practices charge with the Peoria regional office of the National Labor Relations Board last week, Mongan said, because of the issue involving missing days with a doctor’s note. Green Bay, Wis.based Bay Valley Foods has operated the plant during the strike with management staff from the Dixon plant and others, according to company statements. A 4-year contract between the union workers and Bay Valley Foods expired Dec. 28. Mongan has been involved with several strikes before, he said, and a work stoppage is never something the union wants to do. “Nobody wins in a strike,� he said. “That’s case closed. ... Nobody wins. And our intent is not to cost the company any money.� A rally for the workers is slated for today at the Dixon VFW hall, Mongan said, with union members meeting at 11 a.m., followed by guest speakers at noon. Then the rally will make its way to Bay Valley Foods, 820 Palmyra St., in Dixon, to support the workers on the picket line. The next negotiation session is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday, Mongan said. The company says it employs 112 union workers.

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Smiddy said that with minimum wage below the poverty level, it is costing the state $368 million a year for programs to help these workers. The increase could also serve as a revenue generator, boosting local spending at the businesses that pay them. The profile of the minimum wage worker has also been altered by the recession, thus changing the conversation, Smiddy said. “The average minimum wage worker is now 29 years of age, and many have degrees or some college,� he said. “During the last recession, 60 percent of the jobs lost were middle class, and only 20 percent of those jobs have come back.� To small business owners, local businessman Dave Barajas Jr. told Smiddy that adding the mini-

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Democratic Rep. Mike Smiddy speaks with constituents Wednesday evening during a town hall meeting at the Dairy Mart Plus banquet room in Sterling. mum wage to everything Smiddy said he agrees else they are struggling that more of the tax burwith becomes excessive. den should be shifted “Maybe we can handle from small businesses to the minimum wage, but large corporations. He then everything else gets believes that loopholes piled on, and it’s just too would be closed by shiftmuch,� Barajas said. ing away from what he Wayne Hill Sr. of East calls an antiquated tax M o l i n e q u e s t i o n e d system based on propwhether anyone would erty. actually win with a mini“Illinois is one of only 7 mum wage increase. states that still have a flat“Businesses have to tax system,� Smiddy said. raise prices to pay higher “We need to move to a wages and more taxes, graduated-tax system.� so at the end of the day, “We must find ecois anyone winning?� Hill nomic balance with the asked. minimum wage and tax

reform,� said Jack Stone of Prophetstown. “States that steal our jobs and brag about it have progressive tax systems.� Ricardo Montanez, owner of Dairy Mart, said that while the math supporting the minimum wage increase makes sense, he told Smiddy he would like something in return. “I would like to see the same emphasis put on bringing jobs back,� Montanez said. “I came from a manufacturing background, and I saw a lot of jobs go overseas. It’s OK to give them incentives, but tell them they must hire people in return.� Smiddy said he is not a big fan of corporate incentives. “Sears got $83 million to stay in Illinois, and then they proceeded to lay off 40 percent of their workforce. Look at companies like Chrysler, Ford and Deere – they are adding jobs in Illinois on their own.�

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The first option included renovating the high school, with a capacity of 1,000 students in mind. Reagan Middle School could be used for grades 4 through 8, and Jefferson Elementary could be used for grades 2 and 3. Washington Elementary could house pre-kindergarten through first grade. That option was estimated to cost between $34 million and $47 million and would include tearing down Lincoln Elementary School for the land to be used as an athletics complex.

The second option included renovating the current high school for grades 9 and 10 and constructing a new building for grades 11 and 12. Reagan Middle School could hold the fourth- through eighth-grade students. Jefferson could be a prekindergarten and kindergarten center. Washington would house the first and second grade. The second option could cost between $43 million and $52 million, plus the cost of purchasing some land. A third option presented included building a new high school and having fifth- through eighthgrade students move to

the current high school building. Reagan Middle School could then house kindergarten through fourth grade. The third option could

cost between $52 million and $67 million, plus the cost of purchasing land, but with savings from closing the Washington and Jefferson buildings.

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STERLING – They’ve got the moves. The Sterling High School Chess Club again is headed to state competition in Peoria. The competition, the largest high school chess tournament in the nation, will take place Friday and Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center. The 10-teen team won the Illinois High School Association Northern Illinois Chess League Conference tournament for the first time Feb. 8. It goes to state ranked 32nd out of 140 schools and is the second-highest ranked team in class 2A, coach Joel Penne said. Prospects are good, Penne said. “There are seven

captain Chase Pipes on second, junior captain Nick Byington on third, senior captain Colton Donahue on fourth, Tyler Tichler on fifth, Tyler Austin on sixth, David Martinez on seventh and Tyler Swanson on eighth. Jacob Kyritz-Dennis and Drew Welch round out the team. Most of the team could return next year: All are Sterling High School junior Nick Byington makes juniors except Donaa move Wednsday during a practice game against hue, who is a senior, and fellow chess team member Dylan Kenney, a sopho- Swanson, who is a sophomore. more. Sterling takes on Bradmatches, and we hope The team has compet- ley Bourbonnais in the to win four – anything ed in state four times; first of four rounds Frimore than that, and last year it ended 34th day; the team plays three you’re really talking elite out of 130 teams, its best rounds Saturday. Winteams from schools that showing ever, he said. ning four or five of the are much bigger than High school chess teams rounds could be enough us,� he said. “To go any compete with eight play- to win a 2A state chamhigher than that is really ers on a team, ranked from pionship, Penne said. exceptional. It would be first board to eighth. SterGo to ihsa.org for tourkind of the icing on the ling’s lineup is Dylan Ken- nament results and cake.� ney on first board, senior other information.

DIXON – Three Dixon men were in jail Wednesday after a lengthy investigation into a 2011 burglary led detectives to them, Dixon police announced in a news release. Donovan K. Fordham, 21, Dayvon J. Yarbrough, 22, and Peter K. D. Powers, Donovan Fordham 25, burglarized a Dixon home in the 1100 block of West Third Street in July 2011, police say. Officers r e c e i v e d Dayvon J. a call that Yarbrough morning from a woman saying her house had been burglarized. When police arrived, the woman told them that several items were missing from the home.

According to the release, officers had a few leads at the time of the burglary, but they didn’t pan out. In December 2013, after police arrested a suspect in an unrelated burglary, they got information that led them to Fordham, Yarbrough, and Powers. Fordham was arrested at his home on Monday and charged with residenPeter D. tial burglary. Powers Powers and Yarbrough were arrested on Tuesday. Powers is charged with residential burglary and burglary; the second charge, police say, stems from a separate incident. Yarbrough is charged with residential burglary. Each man faces up to 15 year in prison if convicted of residential burglary. Because the investigation is ongoing, police declined to elaborate on the December arrest that led them to the men.

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he groundhog failed to provide us relief from the cold and snow, so northern Illinoisans must turn to another sure sign of spring. Major League Baseball players will start spring training soon in the sunny South and Southwest. When teams like the Cubs, whose pitchers and catchers report today, take the field, an air of optimism usually follows. The end of winter’s discontent can’t be far behind, right? If only that were the case for discontented Cubs fans. The past three seasons

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saw Chicago finish 20 ment have not turned games below .500 in heads. What evidence 2011, 40 games below is there that last in 2012, and 30 games year’s 66-96 below in 2013. record might In a story earlier improve? this week, Enter a sportsClark, writer the newly for MCT minted Cubs News Sermascot who vice wrote, was intro“Was this the duced a worst offseason month ago. AP in Cubs’ hisThe kid-friendly Clark tory?� young bear wears Recent player acquisia Cubs jersey and backtions by Cubs manageward blue baseball cap.

The costumed mascot will greet fans and try to make ball games more enjoyable. Skeptics might point out that a winning team would accomplish the same goal. So, will the Cubs be winners or losers in 2014? Why not leave that forecast to Clark? Like the groundhog, the Cubs mascot could become a prognosticator of sorts. On Opening Day, Clark could march to center field, check the skies, furrow his brow, and then issue a prediction. We’re pretty sure what the first one would be: “Wait till next year!�

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Haunted by a monster’s evil deed Retrial order stirs memories SPRINGFIELD – The phone call came the other day as I drove to work. A tired, sad voice said, “Scott, there’s going to be another murder trial.� My shoulders sagged. My 3-year-old daughter fidgeted in the back seat. And my mind suddenly remembered a night of horror 24 years earlier. I could still hear my editor’s voice from that day, Sept. 17, 1990. The radio squawked, and he asked me to check out a small fire near a school playground. I didn’t think much of the assignment. Some kids had probably set some trash on fire. But I was a young reporter on the night cops beat chasing whatever happened – car accidents, thunderstorms and crime. I pulled up to the school playground – right

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behind the first police car. Wisps of smoke were rising from the tall grass. I walked with the police officer toward the small fire. We looked down and saw a child’s body burning. A stench filled my nostrils. BAD THINGS LIKE this weren’t supposed to happen here – in a school playground in Davenport, Iowa. I was weak to my knees. Bile worked its way up my throat. A 10-year-old girl had been doused with accelerant – maybe gasoline. I didn’t sleep that night. Slumber remained elu-

sive for many weeks to come. Even today – 24 years later – when I look into the eyes of my three daughters, I’m sometimes reminded of the horror of that night. My daughters are sometimes afraid of “monsters� under the bed or in the closet or behind the shower curtain. I reassure them and tell them monsters aren’t real. But I know Jennifer Ann different. Lewis Someone Columnist killed Jenni- Scott Reeder fer Lewis. and a police A monster. officer found A man was her burning body on Sept. arrested 17, 1990. and locked up in the Rock Island County Jail. He was convicted in 1993. He got a retrial in 1995 and was convicted again. And now, my friend has told me an Iowa appellate court has

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given him a third trial. I can’t speak to the man’s guilt or innocence. Educated folks aren’t supposed to believe that evil is real. WE TALK ABOUT mental illness, bad upbringings, poverty, domestic abuse, and other factors as reasons people do bad things. That is how I saw the world before I encountered Jennifer Lewis on that playground. She’d be 34 now. Would she be a mom? A teacher? A waitress? An astronaut? We will never know. Not only was her life taken from us. A piece of our own innocence is gone, too. Hold your children tight. Love and reassure them. But let Jennifer Lewis’ death be a reminder: Monsters are real. Note to readers: Scott Reeder’s column is underwritten by the Illinois Policy Institute.

I have a quote that reads, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Don’t sweat the small stuff.â€? A thousand miles of life never prepared me for the tragedy of Jan. 4, my darkest night. By the time I reached Frank’s house [Leonard “Frankâ€? Harris Jr.], the roads were blocked, and his home surrounded by law enforcement. I knew when that young officer was keeping me back, I’d never see my brother again. Although Frank is my brother, he also was one of my best friends. But betrayal and deception being what it was in his life, our friendship severed. After more than 3 years of a severed relationship, our redux friendship was with love knowing no boundaries of time and space. I spent New Year’s Day and night at his house. I told him I was sorry because I’d failed him. Frank said, “No, sis; no, you didn’t.â€? He waved his hand, meaning to drop it. I did drop the subject but not before I said, “Well, you always did think your sister was a big meaner.â€? He gave me that beautiful Cheshire smile and started singing the Grinch theme song, “You’re a mean one ‌ Ms. Lench.â€? That was the last time I talked to my brother. So this Valentine’s Day, please remember that love shouldn’t be played or taken for granted. Love is that invisible thread that bonds us. Love is eternal, endures, and never ends. Love is what carries us through the thin veil of this life into the next. Love is magic, a power that humanity takes for granted. So, if someone has drifted out of your life because of blurry differences, use Valentine’s Day as a reason to reach out. Sometimes tomorrow never comes, so don’t wait to say, I love you.

No heroes in interstate death JERRY BRYANT Sterling

The recent, unfortunate death of a motorist on Interstate 88 may reveal an undesirable side effect to the social indoctrination of fear that encourages 911 calls while simultaneously discouraging (amid safety concerns and legal ramifications) further citizen involvement. Isn’t it rather unconscionable that this simple rescue failed so miserably when multiple callers repeatedly and accurately pinpointed the exact position of a pedestrian (in obvious distress and signaling for help) at, incidentally, the same location that his frozen body was discovered hours later and within a quarter mile of his disabled vehicle? Did responders (supposedly on the scene even as additional calls were incoming) physically exit their vehicles and thoroughly search the area in question, or did they simply drive by? Com-

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mon sense would dictate at least one of the callers (if not morally compelled to render aid) would have volunteered, or should have been asked by dispatch, to remain at the scene until help arrived. No matter how you slice it, in this particular case, somebody dropped the ball, and there were no heroes. Although “cirrhosis of the liver� seems, somehow, to shift an element of blame to the victim, his alcohol level is largely irrelevant, considering that those experiencing any disabling medical emergency (heart attack, stroke, dementia, etc.) might, under similar conditions, suffer a similar fate. I’m sorry, but I was raised in an American society in which no responsible person would even consider the abandonment of a stranded motorist in need. We’ve become accustomed to big city apathy, but barring any unreported, mitigating circumstances, I must convey my personal shame and revulsion that this needless loss of life occurred in our immediate community.

Global warming is quite evident RICHARD GEIGER Amboy

The letter by Sue McGinn on Jan. 30 titled “Where has Al Gore’s global warming gone?� is an example of the clear lack of understanding of science and the scientific process. She decries “global warming� as a hoax based upon the pronouncements of John Coleman, a well-known TV weatherman who has no formal meteorological training. That would be analogous to asking for medical advice from an actor who happened to portray a doctor on TV. Statistical evidence of global warming is irrefutable. The vast majority of climate scientists agree that global warming is occurring. What are the results of global warming? Scientists agree that global weather will become more erratic and vary greatly from year to year. It doesn’t mean that every place on earth will become warmer. Some places will become colder. Others will become drier as evidenced in the West and South of the United States; others will have more snow. To mock Mr. Gore based upon the unfounded and uninformed opinions of a TV weatherman and others, is a perfect example of someone sticking their head in the sand and saying nothing is happening. Refusing to look at clear scientific research and trying to pass it off as a “hoax� reveals only one’s failure to become educated in order to adhere to some twisted ideology. But, even if there is only a 10 percent chance that the scientists are correct and that global warming is occurring and climate change is due to man’s activities, does anyone really want to take a chance that what we are doing is making our planet uninhabitable? Is continuing with the status quo worth that risk?

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Same-sex marriage may soon be coming to the South. A federal judge struck down part of Kentucky’s same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, joining a string of similar rulings in conservative states that

have put the future of the country’s remaining bans in doubt. District Judge John G. Heyburn ordered that Kentucky recognize samesex marriages that had been legally performed in other states and opened the door wide for activists

to strike down Kentucky’s ban entirely. No federal judge has ruled in favor of such bans since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue last summer. Recent judicial decisions have overturned or chipped away at state laws banning gay marriage that once passed with the great popular support of voters and state legislatures. It wasn’t immediately

clear how Heyburn’s ruling will be received in deeply conservative Kentucky, whose voters approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2004 with 74 percent of the vote. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Jack Conway told the Los Angeles Times that his office was still reviewing Heyburn’s decision. The judge, an appoin-

tee of President George H.W. Bush, perhaps aware of the outrage his ruling might raise, connected his arguments against the state’s ban with allusions to the country’s past civil rights struggles against sexism and racism. Protecting tradition, Heyburn wrote, no matter how ancient or deeply held, was not good enough of defense for

laws that create different rules for different groups of people. “For years, many states had a tradition of segregation and even articulated reasons why it created a better, more stable society,� Heyburn wrote. “Similarly, many states deprived women of their equal rights under the law, believing this to properly preserve our traditions.�

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Blockades by government and rebels force starving civilians to leave homes BEIRUT (AP) – Weeping children begged for food, and women picked grass to eat as hunger gripped rebel-held neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Homs during a nearly 2-year military blockade, according to a rare firsthand account by a man evacuated during a truce this week. It was ultimately that hunger that caused Abu Jalal Tilawi to flee, along with around 1,300 others, mostly women, children and elderly allowed out during the truce. “They couldn’t dislodge us with the missiles they rained down on us,� the 64-year-old Tilawi said of besieging government forces. “The hunger defeated us. The hunger, the hunger, the hunger. I left the city where I was born, where my father was born, where my ancestors were born. I was weeping while I was walking.� Tilawi’s account in a Skype interview spotlights the suffering experienced by an estimated

250,000 civilians living in over 40 areas across Syria that have been blockaded for months. Most of the sieges are by government forces, aiming to wear down resistance, but rebels have also adopted the tactic in some areas. Western powers at the U.N. Security Council are trying to push for more sanctions against Syria to punish the government of President Bashar Assad for the blockades, though Russia has vowed to veto a resolution. “We are facing the worst humanitarian tragedy since the genocide in Rwanda in 1994,� France’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud said Tuesday. “Starvation is used as a weapon by the regime.’ The continuing siege of rebel-held districts in Homs, Syria’s thirdlargest city, is perhaps the longest. But the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Moadamiyah has been under blockade for 15 months. A government siege of Yarmouk,

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens walk toward a bus Saturday to evacuate them from the battleground city of Homs, Syria. an area on Damascus’ southern fringes that is home to some 18,000 people, has been in place for about a year, and activists estimate more than 100 people there have died of hunger-related illnesses and a lack of medical aid. In the battleground northern city of Aleppo, rebels have blockaded the central prison, with an estimated 4,000

inmates, for almost year. The Syrian Red Crescent delivered food parcels to prisoners, but had to stop this month because of intensified fighting. Rebels say government forces use the prison to launch strikes on rebelheld districts of the city. “People will suffer inside the prison, but there are ... people who are suffering in Aleppo because of the regime controlling this

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organ Freeman once criticized the concept of Black History Month, saying “I don’t want a Black History Month ... black history is American history,� in a television interview. It’s with that quote in mind that I hesitated releasing this list. I thought it would be a nice way to honor Black History Month by sharing my favorite black musicians with you, the readers. But, I worried, does anyone care what a 26-year-old white male has to say about some of the greatest musicians, black or white, in music history? Is Freeman right? Is creating this list an unnecessary separation? Why does it take February being Black History Month for me to think of a list like this? I’m not sure I have a great answer to any of those questions. Like Freeman, I wish we lived in a world where a person was never even

described, categorized, discriminated or separated by the color of their skin. Yet, I still believe celebrating Black History is important. You see, Freeman’s right; it should just be part of American History. But if there’s a month that will continue to be dedicated to celebrating Black history, I think it’d be severely unfortunate for us to not do just that. The more lists I share, the more readers will realize how important music is in my life. So, what better way for myself to celebrate Black History Month than by sharing some my favorite black musicians?

Stevie Wonder The wealth of talent this man has is breathtaking. Great song, after great song, after great song. I think it sometimes gets lost just how incredible it is that a blind man can play the piano, and other instruments, that well. Further proof that anything is possible.

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Prince Prince Rogers Nelson, or “Prince� for short, is one of my favorite songwriters on the planet. He’s a great performer, musician, entertainer and singer. Beyond his career as an artist, he’s an accomplished producer. His music is severely undervalued as great dance material at weddings. Prince is the type of artist that aspiring musicians dream to be. He’s unique. He’s eccentric. He’s a legend.

These three women dominated the airwaves in the 1990s and early 2000s. The band, featuring Tionne “T-Boz� Watkins, the late Lisa “Left Eye� Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli� Thomas, won many awards, scored 10 top-10 singles, and four multi-platinum albums. They are the best-selling American female group of all time. I look fondly back at the time in my life when everyone my age was trying to recite the entire rap from TLC’s biggest hit, “Waterfalls,� because it was just that awesome. Favorite songs: “Waterfall,� “Creep,� and “No Scrubs�

Boyz II Men I’ve spent the overwhelming majority of my life wishing I could sing as well as any of the members of this group. They broke a record set

by Elvis Presley, when their 1992 song “End of The Road� stayed at the top spot of the Billboard 100 for 13 consecutive weeks. And then they proceeded to break that record again ... and again, with “I’ll Make Love To You,� and “One Sweet Day� with Mariah Carey. They are also one of the only artists to replace themselves at the top of the charts. The other two? The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Yeah, I know. Impressive. Favorite songs: “Thank You,� “A Song For Mama,� and “Water Runs Dry.�

Jimi Hendrix He burned beautifully, fast and bright. His mainstream career lasted less than 5 years, yet he is regarded as one of the best guitarists in the history of rock music. He is iconic. He’s part of small group of musicians who truly changed the music landscape. There’s the way great guitarists play guitar, and then on a

level 100 miles up in the clouds, there’s the way Hendrix plays guitar. Favorite songs: “Fire,� “Hey Joe,� and “Purple Haze�

Michael Jackson He’s the King of Pop. Undisputed. One of the greatest performers of the 20th century. Often times overshadowed by legal and personal issues, the downright brilliance of his music gets lost sometimes. Judging on music and showmanship alone, he’s possibly the best ever. From the days of Jackson 5 to “Black or White,� I love it all. Favorite songs: “Human Nature,� “The Way You Make Me Feel,� “P.Y.T.� The list could go on and on. There’s so many more I would have loved to included. These musicians are some of my favorite of all time, of any race. Ones that I make sure are heard and enjoyed all year, not just February.

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ART EXHIBITS At The Next Picture Show DIXON – The exhibit Desire To Inspire, from the Project GenNex Youth Art Show, will be on display through Feb. 28. The exhibits Fantasy, Stream of Consciousness, and Celebrating Black History will run through April 5. At Sauk Valley Bank DIXON – Dan LeTourneau is showing his work until the end of February. LeTourneau hails from Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He works mostly in oils and pastels, and enjoys doing “pleine aire� painting of the Sauk Valley. He has taught oil painting at Sauk Valley Community College and has won numerous awards in local shows. Art at the Loveland DIXON – The art collection at the Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., and its many other exhibits are available for viewing from 8 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse. org or 815-284-2741. Go to lovelandcommunityhouse. org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information.

play Saturday at the bar, 345 Washington St. Upcoming: March 1, Reflex Blues; March 15, Yesterdaze Gone; April 26, Whitelocked and Loaded; and May 31, Reflex Blues. At The Cooler ROCK FALLS – Old Dogs New Chick will play Friday and Audio Drive will play Saturday at the bar, 311 W. Second St. At Long Shot Bar & Grill ROCK FALLS – Cheese Pizza will play Friday and Yesterdaze Gone will play Saturday at the bar, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road. DJ 815 will provide entertainment every Friday in January. Upcoming: Feb. 22, Panic Stations and Small Town Hymnal.

BANDS AND BARS Get listed! Are you in a band that would like to be listed in Plan!t Sauk Valley’s free entertainment calendar? Are you a bar that offers live entertainment? Send an email with the band’s name, booking number and website or Facebook page, and gig or event schedule, or the bar’s event schedule, to Lucas Pauley at lpauley@saukvalley.com. At Books on First DIXON – Lowell Harp will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Go to www.booksonfirst.com or call 815-285-2665 for more information.

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Saturday Local bands at Rosbrook DIXON – Local bands Love Party, Dare I Dream, and The Defeated Royals will provide entertainment for music lovers at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria. Love Party kicks off the show at 8 p.m., followed by Dare I Dream at 9:15 p.m., and The Defeated Royals closing out at 10:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested $3 donation at the door. Details are available on the Rosbrook Studio Facebook page. Cimino’s Pizza will be ready to deliver off the menu, and soda concessions will be on hand. The show is all ages.

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CONCERTS Feb. 21 Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St. Open stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building. Go to www.franklingroveil.org for more information. Upcoming: March 21 Feb. 25 WIU Orchestra comes to town DIXON – A night of classical music comes to the area as Sauk Valley Community College’s music department hosts the Western Illinois University Symphony Orchestra. The free performance will be at 7p.m. Feb. 25 at the Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. The WIU Orchestra will perform a variety of pieces from its concert repertoire including works from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Capuzzi and Ravel. The night will end with a small reception. Email Mark Bressler at mark. bressler@svcc.edu for more information. March 7 First Fridays in Oregon OREGON – First Fridays Open Stage Music Show returns to the Oregon VFW. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic, and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-9730942 for more information. Upcoming: April 4 March 8 Symphony offers student solo, ballet STERLING – The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual Young Artist concert, featuring an area high school musician in a solo spot accompanied by the orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. in

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Today is the last chance to plan a Valentine’s Day surprise for that special someone with help from the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus. Friday and Saturday, the longtime chorus tradition continues, as chapter quartets deliver Singing Valentine’s, complete with candy, flowers, a custom valentine and two songs for a sweetheart for $50. The funds help the local nonprofit organization continue programs like Youth In Harmony and the annual spring show. Call 815-626-1574 for more information. Sterling High School’s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave. The program will include dancers from the Gateway Contemporary Ballet in two famous story pieces from the orchestral literature, Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf�, and Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals�. It will close with “Symphony No. 2� by Borodin. All students through college will be admitted free to this concert. Otherwise, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummert’s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. Also available this year is a bus ride to Centennial, with boarding points in Clinton, Fulton and Morrison. Call 563-243-5958 for prices and to make a reservation. April 5 Last concert of regular season CLINTON, Iowa – The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its last concert of the regular season, at 7:30 p.m. at Clinton High School, 817 Eighth Ave. S. The concert marks the celebration of the orchestra’s 60th season, and will feature the festive “Symphony No. 4� by Tchaikovsky. Supporting pieces for the performance are the tone poem overture “Othello� by Dvorak, and “The Enchanted Lake� by Russian composer Anatoli Lyadov. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade

are admitted free of charge. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummert’s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. June 8 Free pops concert in Clinton CLINTON. Iowa – The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual free pops concert at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information.

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Saturday Date Night at the Circus DIXON – Dixon Main Street presents “Date Night at the Circus� at 6 p.m. at the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St. Food will be provided by Orom. The music will be provided by Acoustic Circus. There will be live and silent auctions. The Dixon Main Street Volunteer of the Year award also will be presented. Individual tickets are $35, and $250 for a table of 8. For tickets or more information, call the DMS office at 815-2882308.

Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com or at any participating venue, or call Sterling Main Street at 815626-8610, email fourthFridaysPAC@gmail.com or find it on Facebook. Upcoming: March 28 March 8 Second Saturdays in Dixon DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between

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KARAOKE Tuesday At Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke is offered at 7 p.m. every week

at Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St. Saturday Party with the James Gang Karaoke with the James Gang from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at Dixon VFW, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Ralphie and Lu Luâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 812 Main St., Ashton. Email jamesgang1996@gmail.com for more information. Upcoming: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge, 8785 N. Baileyville Road, Forreston.

OPEN MIC Musicians welcome in Mount Carroll MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open mic is on tap at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St.

SHOPPING Sunday Accessories Exchange in Dixon Dixon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There will be an Accessories Exchange from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St. Participants can barter, sell, or give away bridal or party items such as dresses (wedding, bridesmaid, flower girl), ring bearer tux, shoes, jewelry, vases, pew bows, card boxes, candles, candle holders, votive holders, cake toppers, swags, lights and more. For more information or to reserve a table for $5 call Cathy Reglin at 815-288-0892. This event is open to the public with no entrance fee.

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Remake starts with a roar but slips gears BY CARY DARLING MCT News Service

Dutch director Paul Verhoevenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original 1987 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robocopâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in which man was merged with machine to fight lawlessness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was a savvy slice of science fiction that not only tapped into the eraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fear of crime but also gave viewers a neat send-up of corporate connivance and media manipulation. Almost 30 years later, hotshot Brazilian director Jose Padilha kicks the story into the 21st century and his cacophonous, pummeling remake is nothing if not current. The clever pre-title sequence, in which a loudmouth TV talk show host in 2028, Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson), takes us to a U.S.occupied Iran to show how drones and robots control the population, feels as contemporary as a CNN news bulletin. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate, then, that this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robocopâ&#x20AC;? reboot shrugs off the pointed satire too soon, devolving into just another big action vehicle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a well-made, entertaining one at times. Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Killingâ&#x20AC;?) is Alex Murphy, a Detroit undercover cop who goes off on a renegade operation against a local crime lord, Antoine Vallon (Patrick Garrow). It turns into a fiasco with Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner (Michael K. Williams, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boardwalk Empireâ&#x20AC;?) getting seriously injured and Vallon seeking revenge against Murphy. It comes in the middle of the night in the form of a car bomb that turns the husband and father into barely breath-

ing scraps of human flesh. But his near-death provides an opportunity for Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), the head of OmniCorp, the robotics company that manufactures those metal warriors on patrol in Iran. Much to Sellarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Novakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s angry dismay, the U.S. Senate will not allow robots or drones to act as police on this side of the Atlantic because they lack such human traits as compassion or guilt. But if a robotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unerring reflexes could be combined with Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of justice and fair play, Sellars might be able to convince reluctant politicians and the public that America is indeed ready for robot rule on the streets. Besides, Murphy gets a new, superhuman body in the process. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a winwin. Enter Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), the newage Dr. Frankenstein tasked with melding the soul and the silicon into a street-fighting machine. In a test â&#x20AC;&#x201C; set cheekily to the 1971 hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hocus Pocusâ&#x20AC;? by the Dutch band Focus (a tip of the hat to Verhoeven?) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alex outmaneuvers and outguns the real robots, proving he is, in fact, the best of both worlds. That is, until he starts thinking too much for himself. This version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robocop,â&#x20AC;? written by Joshua Zetumer, not only abandons its topicality about government surveillance and war, but also loses its sense of place. Set in Detroit, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s none of the urban decay or human distress to might serve as

a believable backdrop for this new-generation man of steel. Instead, it concentrates on the personal, as Alex goes after Vallon and others whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done him wrong while still clinging to images of his wife (Abbie Cornish) and young son (John Paul Ruttan). The result is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robocopâ&#x20AC;? 2.0 that has less bite and sly subversion than the original. Padilha, who came to the U.S. on the strength of his Brazilian action films â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elite Squadâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elite Squad: The Enemy Withinâ&#x20AC;? (the

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MOUNT PROSPECT (AP) – Launching his entrepreneurial career decades ago with ahead-of-his-time advocating for “alternative lifestyles,” dreams of a Disneyesque development future for the suburbs and unabashed bold stands on a variety of social issues, Lloyd Levin remains a man obsessed with the future. But the 81-year-old former insurance executive and marketing wiz from Mount Prospect still clings to one remnant from the past. “This is spectacular!” Levin gushes as he shows off a century-old, handpainted Valentine’s Day card that unfolds into a lush and detailed trolley car with Cupid spread-

ing love among cherubic passengers. “It’s overwhelming what they did with the colors and the silver and the gold. Look at the intricacies of it.” He notes that one of the miniature figures on the cards holds an even smaller card reading: To My Valentine: This little card I send to you To tell you I continue true “This is fun stuff,” Levin says as he thumbs through the simple, oldworld beauty of his collection of 3,000 antique Valentine’s Day cards, some of which predate the Civil War. While he considers the trolley card made in Germany around 1910 as the most beautiful, Levin loves

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A vintage Valentine from the collection of Lloyd Levin is seen at his home in Mount Prospect. Levin’s collection contains 3,000 antique Valentine’s Day cards, some predating the Civil War. one of his 1850s valentines Running railroad operafor the story that comes tions for the North, Tucker with it. It was written by was in charge of the train Col. Alba M. Tucker, a rail- that brought Confederate road man who served with President Jefferson Davis the 100th Regiment Indi- to a prison in Virginia, ana Volunteers during the Levin says. Civil War and later became Gently removing the mayor of Elkhart, Ind. intricate, hand-punched

paper lace card from its protective plastic sleeve, Levin opens a flap to reveal a message of “Love and Affection” sent to Sarah Jane Henry, whom Tucker wed in 1857. On the following page is Tucker’s handwritten love note addressed in a cursive flourish to “My First Love and My Last.” “Well, maybe not,” concedes Levin, who says he once met someone claiming to be a descendant of an illegitimate offspring of the war hero. The best of Levin’s antique cards found new life in 1987 as part of a marketing plan Levin developed for the Marshall Field’s store on State Street in Chicago. Having learned many of his marketing skills working in the era romanticized by the TV show “Mad Men,” Levin incorporated the antique pieces of art into modern

valentines selling for anywhere between $6.50 and $1,000. “It was a message of hope,” Levin says, “that our love will last as long (as the antique cards).” The story of Levin’s project got picked up by a news wire service that sent it around the world under a headline of, “Would you spend $1,000 to say ‘I Love You’?” Levin got the idea from the time he recycled a vintage Christmas card by mailing it to a good friend. That friend recycled the same card the following year, and they’ve been sending it back and forth for 26 years. Some items in his collection are “vinegar valentines,” such as the card sent from “one of your victims” featuring a woman who traps men in her web. “That’s not a love note,” Levin says. “It’s an ‘I hate you’ note.”

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AMBOY – Practice didn’t quite mean perfect for the Amboy girls basketball team, but it was good enough to get the job done against Polo. The Clippers managed just enough offense, and slowed down Marcos’ standout KeeLey Meyer on their way to a 49-26 victory on Wednesday night in an 1A Amboy Regional semifinal. Amboy will take on Erie, a 54-48 winner against AFC in the second semifinal, in the title game tonight at 7 p.m. The Clippers (19-6) endured one of their worst offensive performances of the season the first time they played Polo, on Jan. 29. GROOVE CONTINUED ON B4

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Sterling sophomore Cariel Beasley is giving up quite a bit of weight to his opponents this season, but that hasn’t prevented him from reaching the 2A Pontiac Sectional.

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SOCHI, Russia – Shani Davis went from sure thing to nothing in 2½ laps. The two-time defending Olympic champion in the 1,000 meters got shut out of a medal on Wednesday, finishing eighth in a race he has dominated in recent years. Now, the 31-year-old from Chicago has 3 days to clear his mind and make adjustments before he skates in the 1,500 on Saturday at Adler Arena. Davis was one of the U.S. speedskating team’s best hopes for a gold medal. The Americans have yet to make the podium through the first 5 days of competition. “It’s unfortunate for us,” he said. “Now we move forward and try to figure out what we can possibly do to fix it.” NOTHING CONTINUED ON B5

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Amboy’s Kaitlyn Liebing shoots during Wednesday’s 1A Amboy Regional semifinal against Polo. The Clippers won 49-26.

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The bigger they come, the harder Cariel Beasley makes them fall. The soft-spoken Sterling High School sophomore is significantly smaller than most of his opponents. Typically weighing around 215 pounds, Beasley has wrestled in the 285-pound class all season. “To me, size doesn’t really matter. It’s about how you use it, and what you do with it that counts,” he said. “I can wear down my opponents. They have to try to keep up with my pace and my speed. I try to keep them moving, because eventually they’re going to wear down. That’s when I capitalize.” Beasley is 25-17 and headed to this weekend’s 2A Pontiac Sectional after placing third at the Geneseo Regional. One of the biggest things weighing in Beasley’s favor is the fact that he’s gotten to work with former Sterling heavyweight standout Curtis Lilly. A two-time state qualifer, Lilly was Beasley’s

School: Sterling Class: Sophomore Record: 25-17 Sports: Football, track, wrestling FYI: Moved here from Chicagoland as a fourth-grader. ... Placed fourth at IESA state meet as an eighth-grader. teammate last season, and is an assistant coach of sorts this season. “Wrestling with Curtis really prepared me for this year,” Beasley said. “Wrestling with him taught me a lot about myself. He’s a real good teacher. I’m still learning from him now. I definitely felt myself getting better and better every time I wrestled him.” LIGHT CONTINUED ON B3

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Shani Davis competes in the men’s 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center on Wednesday in Sochi, Russia. The Chicago native failed to medal after taking gold in the event in the previous two Olympics.

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Victory in the Cards Erie fends off Raiders, eyes first title since 1985 BY PATRICK PETROSKY ppetrosky@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 553

AMBOY – The AFC Raiders scored the first four points of Wednesday’s 1A Amboy Regional semifinal against Erie. The lead wasn’t the norm in a game where AFC had to play catch-up for much of the night. The Raiders nearly pulled out the comeback victory, but Erie held on for a 54-48 victory. Erie advances to play Amboy in the regional championship at 7 p.m. tonight. Erie has not won a regional title since 1985. Both teams were aggressive on defense, and they took turns cashing in offensively from that agressiveness. After jumping out to a 4-0 lead, the Raiders stalled on offense. Erie (20-9) took advantage, as

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Star of the game: Rachel Cobert, Erie, 16 points, 11 rebounds Key performers: Cassidy Koning, AFC, 12 points; Courtney Cobert, Erie, 15 points sophomore Rachel Cobert took a rebound coastto-coast to give the Cardinals the lead. The points were part of a 14-2 run to close the quarter. However, AFC (14-12) would not go away. “It seems to be that’s how our season was – up Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com and down – but we hang in there,” AFC coach AFC’s Hope Friday (right) looks for a pass while Erie’s Lexi Chris Jahn said. Floming defends during Wedneday’s game at the 1A Amboy CARDS CONTINUED ON B4 Regional. Erie won 54-48. MEN’S BASKETBALL

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of the upcoming season similar to the way STEVE last two went. For ROSENBLOOM the those of you scoring at -#4.EWS home, the Cubs lost 197 3ERVICE games. SPORTS You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even fake it COLUMNIST in spring training the (ECANBE REACHED way you could before. ATSROSENThe Cubs havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offiBLOOM cially shown up in AriTRIBUNECOM zona, and the story is all about which pitchers will look good enough to get traded. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s find quality among the some marketing camquantity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a smart paign. plan. Jeff Samardzija signed Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a plan that needs 1-year deal to avoid pitching, and the Cubs arbitration. He remains donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anything trade bait. close to a stud. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early, Carlos Villaneuva was but this looks like Phil rumored to be going to Emery trying to draft a couple of American defensive players. Fix League teams over the this, Theo. winter. In the meantime, the Jake Arrieta and Jason plan continues to be Hammel werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good trading any of their enough for an Orioles garden-variety pitchteam that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good ers who has a good 3 enough, so of course months. Find a contheyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Cubs with the tender, even a fake con- hope that they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be tender, and get young by July 31. arms in return. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the It all makes sense. It all plan, I know. But after makes you depressed. a useless offseason, this Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the hopelessness feels worse. The rota-

tion is a bunch of No. 5 starters, except for Wood, and that includes Samardzija, Meanwhile, the kid hitters that every evaluation service raves about wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be here for months at the earliest. Oh, and the Cubs shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring up those kids without approval from Tom Skilling. Get a load of this tweet from Cubs prospect Javier Baez: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Practice + Cold = Not Good.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wrigley + April = youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re screwed, kid. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top prospect, by the way. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of several players who absolutely has to get better, and get better in bad weather early in the season and late. Like, October someday. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your hope, ladies and gentlemen. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your hope as pitchers and catchers are about to report. And so, the Cubs turn the four best words in baseball to their four most common: Wait till next year.

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CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Theo Epstein never said the overhaul would be easy. As he enters his third year as president of baseball operations, more struggling appears to be in store for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are eyeing their fifth straight losing season, which would be the longest such run for them in 3 decades, while they wait for their top prospects to develop in the minors. With that in mind, here are five things to look for as they open spring training with pitchers and catchers reporting on Thursday. Youth is served: The Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top four prospects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; infielder Javier Baez, outfielder Albert Almora, third baseman Kris Bryant and outfielder Jorge Soler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be in camp together for the first time.

Get a look while you can, because they appear headed to the minors before Opening Day. But their progress will be one of the biggest stories this spring and beyond, as the Cubs try to produce their first winning season since 2009. New leadership: Chicago hired Rick Renteria to replace fired manager Dale Sveum because he is known for his work with young players. Many fans were hoping the Cubs would land Joe Girardi. But if Renteria can get the most out of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, while establishing a proper environment for the arrival of the prized prospects, Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer will take that. If nothing else, the record canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any worse, can it? The Cubs are coming off a 2-year run under

Sveum in which they went 127-197 and produced more losses in a pair of seasons than at any other time in their cursed history. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve dropped 288 games the past 3 years. Nice pad: Well, look at that. The Cubs have a shiny home. Check that, they have a shiny new spring training home. While the renovations at Wrigley Field remain stalled due to legal wrangling with the neighboring rooftop owners about changes that could obstruct their views, the team will be playing in fancy digs at least while theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in Arizona. Voters in Mesa approved a $99 million outlay of public money for the stadium complex in 2010 for a new facility that figures to be a major upgrade. Time to rebound: Castroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Rizzoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggles last season went a long way toward Sveum

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Illiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s woes resume Illinois stumbles back into Big Ten cellar BY SHANNON RYAN Chicago Tribune

LINCOLN, Neb. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After Illinois beat Penn State to snap an eight-game losing streak with an altered starting lineup, there was hope among Illini fans that the team had found an answer. That feel-good moment was a blip. They still are searching after losing to Nebraska 67-58 Wednesday night, a ninth defeat in 10 games. The Illini havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won consecutive road games since 2009. The Illini (14-11, 3-9 Big Ten) appeared to return to some other trends as well as Rayvonte Rice as the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or only? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; scoring threat with 23 points. The rest of the team combined for 25. Rice dazzled with a behind-the-back move for a fastbreak layup, but his efforts werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough solely to combat Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shavon Shields (33 points) and Terran Petteway (16 points), and too often the Illini defense struggled to make stops. The Cornhuskers used a 10-0 run in the second half to pull ahead 44-40 after the Illini had built a 40-34 lead early. Illinois likely will pin its struggles to stop Nebraska (13-10, 5-6) on its defense as the offensively struggling Cornhuskers were shooting at about a 45 percent clip through much of the game. The starting lineup injected with freshmen Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn was less of an adrenaline boost against the Cornhuskers, who

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Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jaylon Tate (1) tries to drive around Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shavon Shields during the first half Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb.

Bertrand watch sPOINTSON FOR  SHOOTING  FOR ON  POINTERS ASSIST are now 11-1 at their sparkling new Pinnacle Bank Arena. After scoring 19 points at Penn State, Nunn was held to nine points.

Veteran starters Nnanna Egwu and Tracy Abrams were invisible on offense, as both picked up three fouls early in the second half and Abrams turned the ball over and was held to three points. To his credit, Egwu did pick up double digits in rebounds for just the third time in

conference play. Abrams, who entered the game averaging 6.4 points in his last five games, was 0-for-2 for most of the game and picked up his fourth foul late. The Illini had started the game with promise, opening with a deceptive 10-2 run.

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get where he is.â&#x20AC;? Bishop knew he had a CONTINUED FROM B1 talented, athletic wrestler in the fold with Beasley, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wrestling Curtis all last but one that needed a year was a great benefit push in the right directo him,â&#x20AC;? Sterling coach tion. Charlie Bishop said of â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the beginning of Beasley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A year under the season, I told him Curtis improved him a he was a big teddy bear, bunch. Without that year and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how he was under Curtis, it probwrestling,â&#x20AC;? Bishop said. ably would have taken â&#x20AC;&#x153;He needed to get mean. another year or two to Not to go out there to

hurt somebody, but to be physical. He took that to heart.â&#x20AC;? Beasley, who lived in Chicagoland until moving here in fourth grade, wrestled briefly as a youngster, then not again until eighth grade, when years of his football teammates who also wrestled trying to convince him to join them on the mat finally did the trick.

It took some time for him to have success, but not much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At first, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do. I was lost,â&#x20AC;? Beasley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what a shot was. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what a snapdown was ... any of that.â&#x20AC;? Beasley wound up placing fourth at state as an eighth-grader. Now, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s striving for his first trip to state as a high-schooler.

* THANK YOU *We really appreciate the recognition by U.S.News&World Report that ranks us among Tier 1 National Universities. We share this recognition across the university, with every department and each program. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reflected in the research our faculty spearhead, the patents we earn, and the awards our students win. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do any of these things for the accolades. We do them because we think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no such thing as too ambitious.

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200 free relay (1:27.98) 3TERLING  .EWMAN  -ORRISON  400 free relay (3:14.62) 3TERLING  -ORRISON  .EWMAN  200 medley relay (1:38.27) 3TERLING  -ORRISON  .EWMAN 

Raiders climb out of hole Polo ends season on high note GROOVE

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been down this year, the girls have battled back,â&#x20AC;? Jahn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Down 10 in the first half, I knew we were going to make a run, and we did tighten it up by halftime.â&#x20AC;? With a 20-10 lead, Erie looked like it was in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat. Raiders junior Alisyn Essex hit a pair of 3s and added another jumper to contribute eight points in a 10-0 run to knot the score at 20. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just figured we had a lot of bad foul issues in that second quarter,â&#x20AC;? Erie coach Brian Howell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told the girls we just had to calm down, relax, and we will be fine. We will win this game. We have a lead, play through the fouls, and we will be OK.â&#x20AC;? Erie senior Bailee Classen got the ball on the left wing with time winding down in the half. As the AFC student section tried to trick her into shooting it early by prematurely counting down, she frantically looked for help. As the students neared one, she fired up a 3-pointer that found the bottom of the net to give the Cardinals a 24-22 lead. Both teams had key players rack up four fouls in the third quarter in junior Allison Prestegaard for AFC and Rachel Cobert for Erie. It was Cobert who was able to take advantage of notorious shot-blocker Prestegaard on the bench. Cobert had three baskets

Amboy was 7-for-53 from the field in that game, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a field goal in the second half â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a performance that head coach Mike McCracken attributed to not practicing for 8 days due to bad weather. This time around, the Clippers were 16-for-50, with junior guard Kennedy Dinges leading the way with 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just shot better,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shoot as well as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like, but at least weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting back to where we were before all the bad weather.â&#x20AC;? The Clippers led 8-4 after one quarter, then seized control with a 7-0 burst in the first minute of the second period, capped by a 3-pointer from freshman guard Delaney Wilhelm. A last-second basket by Dinges gave the Clippers a 23-13 halftime lead, and extended the advantage by going on an 8-2 run to start the third quarter. Poloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Madison Merdian and Paige Lust hit 3-pointers to get their team within 39-24 with 5:27 left in the fourth quarter, but the Clippers hit 10 of 16 free throws in the final 5:26 to put the game on ice. Kaitlyn Liebing was a force inside for Amboy with 14 rebounds and nine points, and Wilhelm added eight points. Meyer scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Polo, and was

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Erieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emily Cox looks to pass during Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 54-48 win over AFC at the 1A Amboy Regional. before she picked up her fourth, and tacked on a free throw after absorbing contact from Prestegaard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; her fourth foul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have our big Allison Prestegaard down low,â&#x20AC;? Jahn said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;who got some cheap fouls tonight. But it allows us to extend our defense, because we can let people go by. If we go for a steal and miss, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in there. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high up in the state for blocked shots, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we play that style of defense, and she allows that.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw her stats in the paper, and I knew she was leading in blocked shots,â&#x20AC;? Rachel Cobert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was pretty intimidating coming in and seeing that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-3 and blocks all those shots. But we worked a lot in practice about upand-under moves and looking cross court when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in our face.â&#x20AC;? After a turnover, Erie

sophomore Emily Cox was able to retrieve a loose ball and sling back to Rachel Cobert under the basket for an easy bucket. The points gave Erie a 10-point lead at 39-29 going into the fourth quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been working a lot on defense,â&#x20AC;? Rachel Cobert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we did a good job, moreso in the second half, in forcing them into bad passes and getting turnovers. We have a really deep bench and were subbing people in and out all game. We can put anyone in, and we can score, play tough defense, run offense, and execute what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing on the floor.â&#x20AC;? The Raiders came within five points at the 3:10 mark. But, Erie kept its composure as AFC was forced to foul. Senior Courtney Cobert went 9-for-9 from the line in the final 5 minutes to seal the win.

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Poloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paige Lust (left) tries to take a rebound from Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vivian Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Laughlin during Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Amboy. The Clippers won the regional contest 49-26. the focus of the Amboy defense. She was 5-for-12 from the field, while the rest of the Marcos were 5-for-27. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They run their whole game through her,â&#x20AC;? Dinges said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we had to get someone in front, get someone in back, and get to their shooters.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meyer got loose about three times boxing out,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She just goes and gets a rebound very well, but I thought we did a good job overall defensively.â&#x20AC;? The Marcos (2-26) won just once in the regular season, against Pecatonica on Dec. 7, but were riding high after knocking off Milledgeville, a team they had lost to four times this season, in the regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first round on Monday. That is something head coach Jeff Grobe hopes to

build on for next season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They played like a different team than Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve coached all year,â&#x20AC;? Grobe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just told them if you play with that kind of intensity, good things will happen next year. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got eight players coming back, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing.â&#x20AC;? For Amboy, the future is now. They are seeking their first regional title since 1990, when McCracken was the boys coach at Amboy and his daughter, Shauna, now his assistant, was a player. The Clippers will have to go through Erie, a team they defeated twice in the regular season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 46-41 on Dec. 9 and 36-20 on Jan. 20. The Cardinals havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won a regional since 1985. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hungry for it,â&#x20AC;? Dinges said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but we know we have to want it the most.â&#x20AC;?


Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Doubles dominance Russia back on top in figure skating duos "YTHE!SSOCIATED0RESS

Here are some highlights from Wednesday’s Olympic action: RUSSIA BACK ON TOP IN PAIRS Russia reclaimed its dominance of pairs figure skating by taking the top two spots. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the gold medal, while Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov had a near-flawless free skate to move up from third after the short program and capture silver in front of the ecstatic home fans. Soviet or Russian skaters had won pairs gold in 12 straight Olympics until the streak ended in Vancouver. HALFPIPE HEROICS One day after Shaun White’s disappointing run in the halfpipe, Kaitlyn Farrington of the United States won the women’s title, edging defending champion Torah Bright of Australia and American teammate Kelly Clark. It was just the third gold medal of the Sochi Games for the Americans – all of them at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. FIT TO BE TIED An Alpine skiing race ended in a tie for the first time in Olympic history when Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique

Gisin of Switzerland both finished the downhill in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds. They will both get a gold medal – the eighth time at a Winter Games that two top medals have been awarded. Gisin’s teammate Lara Gut got the bronze, 0.10 behind the winners.

“TWO TOBIS” ARE TERRIFIC Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won doubles gold, keeping Germany on track for a sweep of the luge events. Their run of 1 minute, 38.933 seconds gave Germany its 10th gold in 14 doubles races since 1964. The sliding superpower has now won 70 of 120 luge medals awarded in the past 50 years. HEAT IS STILL ON Sochi was bathed in sunshine and warm temperatures amid the palm trees in the resort city next to the Black Sea. Highs hit 63 degrees. The heat made life difficult for skiers and snowboarders in the nearby mountains, where local organizers have stored surplus snow, but they have yet to tap into it. NEIGHBORS AND RIVALS A controversial goal gave Canada a 3-2 win over the United States in women’s hockey – a third consecutive victory. A shot by Hayley Wickenheiser trickled through the pads of U.S. goalie Jesse Vetter, and a video review confirmed that the puck went into the net before the referee’s whistle blew. The tense game was a preview of the expected gold medal match.

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Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands holds his national flag and celebrates after winning the gold in the men’s 1,000-meter speedskating race on Wednesday in Sochi, Russia.

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Davis has never won the 1,500 at the Olympics, earning silver medals in 2006 and 2010. But it’s his other strong event, one of his “babies” as he calls the two sprint races. Davis planned to study video of the loss to “see what these guys were doing that I wasn’t doing.” “I just got to try to piece it together and figure it out for myself so I can possibly fix it for the 1,500,” he said. In the 1,000, Davis had a slower opening than gold medalist Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands, and

then lost 0.35 in the first full lap. He slowed in the final lap and finished in 1 minute, 9.12 seconds. Racing against Davis, Dutchman Koen Verweij overtook the American at the finish line in the nextto-last pairing. “Watching it was agonizing,” said Canadian Gilmore Junio, who gave up his spot in the race to teammate Denny Morrison, who took the silver. Groothuis won in 1:08.39, more than seventenths of a second ahead of Davis. Michel Mulder of the Netherlands earned the bronze to go with his gold from the 500. “I think a lot of people were shocked with how

fast the times were,” Brian Hansen said. He and the other Americans fared worse than Davis. Hansen, of Glenview, finished ninth, Joey Mantia, of Ocala, Fla., was 15th and Jonathan Garcia of Houston was 28th. “We have a lot of depth in this race,” said Hansen, who became nauseous after his race. “We didn’t show it out there, but we do.” Besides Davis, Hansen and Mantia, Jonathan Kuck, of Champaign, will skate in the 1,500. “I can’t let it get me down because I have other races to skate,” Davis said, “but I’m pretty sad about it.”

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Goalie Jessie Vetter and Kendall Coyne (26) of the United States look back at the puck as Canada’s Meghan Agosta-Marciano celebrates her goal during their women’s ice hockey game on Wednesday in Sochi, Russia. Canada defeated the United States 3-2.

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court on November 4, 2013, in Farmers State Bank of Sublette v. Gerald L. Folsom, Roberta K. Folsom, Unknown Owners, and NonRecord Claimants, Case No. 13 CH 109 ST, Whiteside County, Illinois, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Susan Cook, Vice President/Senior Loan Officer, Farmers State Bank of Sublette, 303 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Sublette, Illinois 61367, (815) 849-5242. (B) The common address of the real estate is 402 E. 12th St., Sterling, Illinois 61081. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 7 in Block 9 of Elias D. LeFevreĂ&#x2022;s 3rd Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded September 13, 1895 in Plat Book 5, page 45. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residence. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: In lobby of the Whiteside County Courts Facility, 200 E. Knox, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2014. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. FARMERS STATE BANK OF SUBLETTE, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC By Douglas E. Lee Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com February 13, 20, 27, 2014

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Martin Vaile a/k/a Martin E. Vaile a/k/a Martin Eugene Vaile; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00103 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/6/2012, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 3/20/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS 13 CH 00185 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Randy E. Brunk; Kathy A. Brunk; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS

IN BOOK 'C' OF PLATS, ON PAGE 4, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 07-02-31-428-016

NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU:

Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 617 4th Avenue Dixon, IL 61021

Randy E. Brunk

Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1412-12562. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 2014

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Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 401 W. 19th Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 and which said Mortgage was made by: Randy E. Brunk Kathy A. Brunk the Mortgagor(s), to Norwest Mortgage, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, as Document No. 3783-94; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Susan E. Ottens Whiteside Courthouse 200 E. Knox Street Morrison, IL 61270 on or before March 17, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-30492 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I590064

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

FARMERS STATE BANK OF SUBLETTE, Plaintiff, v. GERALD L. FOLSOM, ROBERTA K. FOLSOM, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 13 CH 109 ST NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court on November 4, 2013, in Farmers State Bank of Sublette v. Gerald L. Folsom, Roberta K. Folsom, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Claimants, Case No. 13 CH 109 ST, Whiteside County, Illinois, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Susan Cook, Vice President/Senior Loan Officer, Farmers State Bank of Sublette, 303 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Sublette, Illinois 61367, (815) 849-5242. (B) The common address of the real estate is 402 E. 12th St., Sterling, Illinois 61081. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 7 in Block 9 of Elias D. LeFevreÕs 3rd Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded September 13, 1895 in Plat Book 5, page 45. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residence. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: In lobby of the Whiteside County Courts Facility, 200 E. Knox, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2014. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. FARMERS STATE BANK OF SUBLETTE, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC By Douglas E. Lee Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com February 13, 20, 27, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Estate of Gerald Borgmann, Deceased No. 2014-P-4 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Gerald Borgmann. Letters of Administration were issued on January 16, 2014, to Thomas J. Potter, whose attorneys of record are shown below. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk of Whiteside County, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the representative, or both, on or before July 16, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 18-3 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/18-3), the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorneys within 10 days after it has been filed. Thomas J. Potter Ludens Potter & Melton 600 W. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 360 Morrison, Illinois 61270-0360 Telephone: (815) 772-2161 Fax: (815) 772-7440 E-mail: tpotter@lincolnwaylaw.com Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 2014

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CLASSIFIEDS Sell Your Unwanted Items! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF David M. Palmer, Deceased. No. 14 P 3 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of David M. Palmer. Letters of Office were issued on January 15, 2014 to Katherine Gordon and Candace Palmer, as independent co-administrators, whose attorney of record is John E. Miller, of MILLER, LANCASTER & WALKER, P.C., 15 East Third Street, P.O. Box 535, Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk's office, Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the representative, or both, on or before the ___30th__ day of ____July___, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that the Whiteside County Housing Authority (Owner) will receive sealed bids at their offices on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at which time they will be opened and publicly read in the presence of those interested. Coloma Homes

Katherine Gordon and Candace Palmer Independent Representatives for the Estate

MILLER, LANCASTER & WALKER, P.C. Attorneys for the Representative 15 E. Third Street, P. O. Box 535 Sterling, IL 61081 (815) 625-0600 Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS

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Randy E. Brunk; Kathy A. Brunk; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants

SCOPE OF WORK Proposals are desired for separate single, lump sums for (1) Main Office Security Upgrades (2) Siding, Gutters and Fascia (3) Tub Surrounds, more particularly described and shown on the drawings and specifications as prepared by Larson & Darby Group, 4949 Harrison Ave., Suite 100, Rockford, IL 61125.

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PRE-BID SITE VISIT/ACCESSIBILITY In order to facilitate site examinations, a representative from Larson & Darby Group will be available to accompany bidders on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 as follows: Main Office Security Upgrades: Siding, Gutters and Fascia: Tub Surrounds:

10:00 a.m. local time 11:00 a.m. local time 1:00 p.m. local time

beginning at the Housing Authority's office, 401 West Eighteenth Street, Rock Falls, Illinois. Attendance by a representative of the Contractor is not mandatory but highly encouraged for bidders. Interested parties are to call Jeffrey Morris at Larson & Darby Group, 815-316-5035, or Sandy Bright, Deputy Director, at Whiteside County Housing Authority (815) 625-0581, x 14, to confirm attendance. BIDS DUE Main Office Security Upgrades: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 1:00 p.m. local time Siding, Gutters and Fascia: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 1:30 p.m. local time Tub Surrounds: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 2:00 p.m. local time CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS Drawings, specifications and other bidding documents will be available in electronic form (PDF) beginning at noon, local time on Monday, February 10th, 2014. The Contract Documents, including instructions to Bidders, Drawings and Specifications, may be obtained by contacting Jeffrey Morris at Larson & Darby Group. The successful bidder must be fully insured and provide an assurance as required by Instructions to Bidders. Additional bid requirements are outlined in Sections 0010 INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS and 0010 SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS. All contractors and subcontractors must be in compliance with: Equal Opportunity Employment, Executive Order 11246 and Davis-Bacon wage rates as determined by HUD and as set forth in the Project Manual. Minority-and/or women-owned businesses are encouraged to respond.

An Equal Opportunity Employer Whiteside County Housing Authority Lynn Deter Executive Director Dates: February 4 & 13, 2014

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NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Randy E. Brunk Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 13 IN BLOCK 2 IN SUNNYSIDE SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 401 W. 19th Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 and which said Mortgage was made by:

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It is the policy of Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center (state licensed skilled and intermediate facility) to admit and treat all patients without regard to race, color, creed, age, handicap or national origin. The same requirements for admission are applied to all and patients are assigned within the nursing home without regard to race, color, creed, age, handicap or national origin. There is no distinction in eligibility for or in the manner of providing any patients service provided by or through the nursing home. All facilities of the nursing home are available without distinction to all patients and visitors, regardless of race, color, creed, age, handicap or national origin. All persons and organizations that have occasion, either to refer patients for admission or recommend the long term care facility are advised to do so without regard to the patient's race, color, creed, age, handicap, or national origin. The person designated to coordinate compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (nondiscrimination against the handicapped) is Jill Gee, who can be reached at 815456-2374.

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the Mortgagor(s), to Norwest Mortgage, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, as Document No. 3783-94; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending.

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Martin Vaile a/k/a Martin E. Vaile a/k/a Martin Eugene Vaile; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00103 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/6/2012, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 3/20/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: ALL OF TRACT NUMBER FIFTY-ONE (51) IN THE SURVEY AND RESUBDIVISION CALLED LOVELAND PLACE TRACTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, IN BOOK 'C' OF PLATS, ON PAGE 4, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 07-02-31-428-016 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 617 4th Avenue Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-12562. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 2014

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Princeton Summer Positions Field Safety Technician: Focuses on field safety during the growing season. Must have strong communication skills and be able to react quickly to correct an unsafe working environment. Responsibilities include working with field crews and conducting safety audits around seed field activities. Preferred candidate would have or be working toward a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in nursing or occupational health. Field Scout/Area Assistant: Assists in monitoring pest activity or detasseling activity and data collection. Applicants should have a strong interest in agriculture and be working toward a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in an ag related field. Ability to work overtime hours in outdoor conditions is required during peak season. Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and reliable vehicle is required. Apply in person at 2700 Pioneer Drive, Princeton, IL For questions, call 815-875-2845

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FRANKLIN GROVE Newly Remodeled 3BR 2 car garage No Pets. $800mo + $800 deposit. 1526 Rocky Ford Rd 815-284-7609

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ROCK FALLS 1BR home, 8th Ave. $475/ mo. $460/ dep. Call 309-2420259 2 Lg. BR, 1 bath, attached garage. Lg. yard. NO PETS. $600 mo. + dep. Call 815-440-7985 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768.

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Exceptional Care & Training Center has a part-time opening for a caring, highlyqualified

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R.N. The Lee County Health Department seeks a 4 day per week nurse for our Maternal Child Health team. R.N. Required; bachelor's degree and bilingual pluses. Send resume' to: Administrator, 309 S. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 or cferguson@ lchd.com Applications accepted through February 28.

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Evenings We are looking for an experienced and dedicated professional to assume this key fulltime position on our nursing team! If you are committed to team-oriented outcomes and quality care, we offer: Excellent Starting Wage! Vacation, PTO, Holiday! Medical, Dental, Vision! Advancement Opps! And Much More! For an immediate and confidential interview, apply in person or call Lynette at (815) 284-3393.

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EMPLOYMENT

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★ NEW TODAY ★ Agent Needed For Local Travel Agency 24-35 hrs per week. Experience preferred. Good customer service skills required. Please send replies to Box #:1209, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081. Automotive IMMEDIATE POSITION open for a qualified Autobody Technician at Bright's Autobody, Erie, IL. Pay $23/ hr. Call 309-659-2003, Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm. Automotive Sales People Needed! Experienced preferred but not necessary. We need to take our business to the next level and need qualified people to join us! Apply in person or call Craig Buchanan at 815-285-5329. Ken Nelson Auto Group 1000 N. Galena Ave., Dixon IL 61021 CNA needed 3 times a day. Sterling area. Hoyer experienced needed. Please send replies to Box #:1210 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081. Or leave message 7792451647 Custodial Position Available Part time position, 30 hours per week. Applicant must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to perform the essential functions of a custodial job. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be able to pass a criminal background investigation inquiry. Please send replies to Box #:1205 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

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Experienced Legal Secretary wanted, Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling & calendaring, document production, filing, & answering phones. To apply please send resumes to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com or Box #:1206 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Local business has openings for seasonal truck drivers. Applicants must have a minimum of a Class B CDL and have a current medical card. All driving is local, no overnight trips, but does require being available 7 days a week for approximately 3 months. Competitive wages based on experience. Interested drivers submit resume to: Box #:1208 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Local Company is seeking a Regional Driver. Class A CDL w/flatbed experience. Verifiable 3 year employment. Current medical card. Drug test & background check. Company offers benefit package and home weekends. 815-825-6002

★ NEW TODAY ★ Local company seeking OTR driver. Home weekends. Flatbed experience preferred but not required. 2 year driving exp. required. Call 815622-3000. PART TIME OFFICE JANITOR Hours are 3:3010:00pm, MondayFriday Must have experience, knowledge of floor conditioning a plus. High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Apply at: ALLIED-LOCKE INDUSTRIES, INC 1088 Corregidor Road Dixon, IL 61021 EOE NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED Pit Stop 600 W Rt. 30 Rock Falls and 2000 E 4th St. Sterling. Looking for full time mechanic experience required. Apply in person. PT Help Needed Shop Helper/ Operator, basic machine shop skills a benefit, Please send replies to Box #:1204 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Reynoldswood Christian Camp (Dixon) is expanding its ministry and hiring multiple positions for yearround and Summer. Visit www.reynoldswood. org for current

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Seeking Experienced & Reliable Cooks. Please send replies to Box #:1207 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 by February 19th. Senior Administrative Specialist PT, needs to be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Powerpoint, strong organizational & phone skills, bank experience a plus. Apply online at: www.wipfli.com EOE Sterling Commercial Roofing Now hiring Foreman for a shingle crew send your resumes to jean1176@ outlook.com Sterling Dairy Queen Now accepting applications. Apply in person at 1203 W. 4th St. Sterling.

EMPLOYMENT

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Sterling Township Highway Department is looking for a part time book keeper/ secretary. The ideal candidate should be experienced, professional and have strong computer skills. Compensation based on experience. Please send resumes to 108 4th Ave. Sterling IL, 61081

EMPLOYMENT

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Wanted: Diesel Truck Mechanic with Class A or B license to help service fleet of trucks. $15.00 per hour or more to start depending on experience. Benefits include Insurance, 401K and bonus, etc. Please respond to: jobopeningavail able@yahoo.com

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Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with companies with which you are not familiar. W-S Industrial Services, Inc. is currently hiring laborers, operators, and CDL drivers. We provide a wide range of services to electrical power plants, refineries, ethanol plants, water treatment plants and industrial facilities. Will train but prefer experience in industrial/environmental cleaning. Ideal candidate is able to travel, must pass drug test, physical exam and background check. WSI offers competitive pay, per diem and excellent benefits! Apply in person at: 1517 S. 19th St, Clinton IA 52732. Visit WS-Hiring.com for more information. WANTED: LIFE AGENTS: Earn $500 a day; Great Agent Benefits; Commissions Paid Daily; Liberal Underwriting: Leads, Leads, Leads LIFE INSURANCE, LICENSE REQUIRED. Call 1-888-7136020

White Pines Ranch in Oregon, IL, is looking for help on the weekends. Hiring kitchen staff, people to work with children, and barn crew. People applying to barn crew must have horse experience. Complete job application found on home page of our website: www.whitepines ranch.com. Mail it to us before March 8th.

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★ NEW TODAY ★ LICENSED DAY CARE has openings. 4C's accepted. (815)284-0461,

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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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ONLINE AUCTION 100+ Hobart 60 Quart Mixers Restaurants Nationwide, See website for locations near you. Sold to Highest Bidder! Bid online thru 2/17 www.SoldTiger.com

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 *Attic Treasures* New Store Open 639 Palmyra Rd. Dixon Early Pine dome top trunk, refinished. $75 779861-0297 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151 OAK DROP front lady's writing desk, refinished. $100 779-861-0297

GUNS & ARCHERY

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Illinois Concealed Carry Class Feb. 22 & 23 Dixon /Amboy Area Call Mike Koppien 815-440-0675 or Bryant Remrey 815-440-2677 to sign up

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710

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RENT TO OWN APPLIANCES TV’S MATTRESSES

815.625.8529 GE Washer, used, runs great, $75 815-625-9212

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746

Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

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755

SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307

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, 21” cut, pull start, good cond. runs great! $300. 815-973-3223 John Deere 2 cyl 1 stage 5hp, 21” cut, power auger, new rubbers & wear bar electric start, $325 815-973-3223

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MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. Tickets Feb. 15th, $37 ticket & transportation. Call Chris at 815-626-8181

Antique drill, Millers Falls No. 145. $35. 815-6252087. Bud Neon bow tie sign, works fine. $75 779-861-0297

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.

WANT TO BUY 795 **Yesterdays** Furniture Antiques, crocks, milk bottles, postcards, dishes, coins, & jewelry (815)284-4616 or (815)440-4616

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 25” TV's for sale, older models. RCA. $10/ea. Call Super 8 Rock Falls, 815626-8800. 4 new snowblowers, Builder Discount. 626-4561

Deluxe walker never used. $75. Light weight walker, no wheels $25. JVC DVD player used 6 mo. $50. Call 815499-2579 DISH TV Retailer Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-256-1057 Hardwood flooring, Red Oak, 250 sq.ft. 3/4”x 3 1/4”. $1,000. Call 815626-2507. Kodak Easy Share Z981 Digital Camera, perfect cond., in box, w/ case $75 815-535-3963 N-Scale Model Trains, engines, freight cars, track, passenger car set, misc. $750 obo 815-994-2101 New 8 ft. skid steer snow pusher box. Univ. mount fits almost any style skid steer. $1,700. Call 815-716-0355 Pair of adjustable crutches. $10. 815-590-0467

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

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 9 month old female cat, white w/ gray, good with kids. 815-517-3363

DIXON GARAGE SALES 624

Boston Terrier puppies, purebred, 6 wks. old, 2 female, red, $400/obo or 1 female black w/ all white face $350/ obo 815-632-7148

Sat. & Sun. 8 am – 1 pm 945 N. Brinton INDOOR MOVING SALE Household items, furniture, books, bicycle, lawn mower, collectibles. Cash Only.

Italian Greyhound puppies, will be 8lbs. full grown. $400/ea. 815-2130239. MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

AREA GARAGE SALES 624

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

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Astrograph Highlight your versatile workplace skills. Thursday, February 13, 2014 This is the year to highlight your versatile workplace skills. Your status will improve if you continue to work diligently. Information is available that could have an important impact on your future. Listen carefully for tidbits that will enable you to make sound financial decisions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Your outgoing nature and vivid imagination will lead to an unusual adventure. Explore the possibilities and turn something you enjoy doing into a profitable endeavor. Believe in your ability, talent and skills. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Jump-start your career. Concentrate on self-improvement and utilizing your skills differently and effectively. This will improve your confidence and protect your position while escalating your chance to advance. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -You will make great achievements if you take advantage of a new opportunity. Don’t waste time in contemplation; start the ball rolling. Your direct approach will bring good results.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t pressure others to do things your way. Keep the peace and avoid confrontations if you want to gain control. Pursue your ideas in secret and present them only when you’re confident of your success.

scenes. Ask direct questions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Step into the spotlight and share your thoughts and plans. You’ll attract interest, enthusiasm and contributions from onlookers who will help you develop and promote your ideas.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Resist the urge to take control. You may give the wrong impression or offend someone who has more to offer than you realize. Patience will be required.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -It’s time to take a realistic look at your savings and investments. Determine what will give you the best opportunity to increase your wealth and make it the focus of your strategy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You’ll be enticed by exotic destinations or adventure. Participate in community activities and see what kind of excitement you can find. Follow your heart.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Avoid conflicts, lie low and refrain from making a hasty decision that will leave you in a vulnerable position. An emotional reaction may be difficult to control, but it will only make matters worse if you fail to rein yourself in.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today’s emphasis will be on money matters. You will have good luck in your financial planning. Examine all your options. Get facts firsthand to ensure that you make the best choice possible.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -You may feel that information is being withheld from you. Patience and perseverance will be necessary to determine what has been going on behind the

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Let your imagination wander and your curiosity lead the way. Your thirst for knowledge will enable you to explore and expand a wide variety of interests.

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