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Political fight gives old case new life Year-old murder arrest at center of sheriff’s race BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

DIXON – A man facing a murder charge in Lee County is back home in Arkansas, and the lead prosecutor in the

case says that’s because of a mistake made by Lee County Sheriff John Varga early on in the case. Varga dismisses the criticism as politics just weeks before the March 18 primary election. Steven Watts, 56, of Berryville, Ark., was arrested in Arkansas last February on a

first-degree murder charge as the result of a lengthy investigation into a Lee County cold case that dates back to the 1980s. The year-old arrest has become an issue because of a report by Sauk Valley Media last week that Watts had been quietly released from jail in September after his bond was

lowered – despite the fact he faces a charge of murder. The issue also comes amid a campaign for the Republican nomination for sheriff in which Varga is being challenged by John Simonton, an officer with the Dixon Police Department. CASE CONTINUED ON A5

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Anna Snider, 14, a Forreston Junior High School eighth-grader, reacts to winning the Lee/Ogle Regional Spelling Bee on Thursday morning at Dixon High School. She wins an all-expenses-paid trip for two to National Harbor, Md., just south of Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May. For a list of students who participated go to A2.

Hippopotamus tramples Polo student in Round 28 BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535

DIXON – Ogle County eighth-graders were like two brainiac bookends up on the stage, politely battling it out for the title of queen bee. Brunette and bespectacled Lena, bold and confident on one side of the stage. Tall, blond Anna, reserved and intense, on the other. It was Round 22, and 24 other spellers

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from grades three through eight had been eliminated. It was down to the two slim 14-year-olds. Heifer, Lena spelled. Wainscot, Anna lobbed back. Guillotine. Troika. Taupe. Glasnost. Beleaguer. Perennial. Banzai. Eiderdown. Neither gave an inch. The audience waited in the darkened auditorium, silent and still. Then the inevitable. Hippopotamus. H-i-p-p-o-t-a-m-u-s. Immediately, Lena knew her mistake. Anna’s turn. She spelled forsythia, to

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finish round 28, then camphor, to take Round 29. With that, and a sweet, subdued smile, Anna Snider, the Forreston Junior High School spelling champ, became the winner of the 2014 Lee/Ogle Regional Spelling Bee, held Thursday in the Dixon High School auditorium. She won an all-expenses-paid trip for two to National Harbor, Md., just south of Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May. She will take her mom, Stephanie; father Matt will hold down the fort at home. FORSYTHIA CONTINUED ON A2

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ROCK FALLS – There will be a Relay for Life Chili Cook Off from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave. Taste test, then cast your vote for who has the best chili in Whiteside County. There will be food, entertainment, prizes, and information about this summer’s Relay for Life event. Tickets are $1, or $5 for six. One ticket gets you a taste, three tickets a bowl of chili.

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DIXON – Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave., is having a Cure for Cabin Fever celebration with music and art Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. The music begins at 8 p.m. with a set from Acoustic Circus Band members, followed by Arbor Creek and Lunch with Pedro.

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ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott was the guest for a discussion session with citizens sponsored by the Rock River Open Forum on Thursday night at Rock Falls Public Library. The mayor wasn’t surprised that the first topic on the table was the Feb. 13 water outage experienced by the city. He recounted the sequence of events, from the power outage at noon to the 2:35 p.m. notification that there was no flow at the lift station. It was a situation that called for some quick decisions. “I had 15 minutes to decide to shut off the water or not,” Wescott said.

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STERLING – Cochran’s Pub, 13464 Galt Road, will be the site Saturday of a fundraising effort for a proposed dog park in Sterling. The organizers are inviting people and their dogs to the pub for a play date from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event proceeds will go to the group raising money for the dog park. Admission is $5 per dog.

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who has designs on becoming an architect, took second. The Polo teen, daughter of Mike and Donna Snider, won a Kindle Fire and a Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Ashton-Franklin Center eighth-grader Jonah Awalt, of Ashton, a strong contender all the way

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School district to name superintendent Girard leaving in May after 6 years BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Morrison school board is expected to hire a new superintendent at its meeting Monday. In late May, that person will replace Suellen Girard, who became superintendent 6 years ago. She announced in 2011 that she would retire this year.

The board hired a s e a r c h firm, which undertook a process that yielded Suellen about 30 Girard applicants. The firm brought forward seven of them for the board to interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was not that they were the best,â&#x20AC;? Girard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was that they were the best match for what the community wants in a superintendent.â&#x20AC;?

Closed meeting first The Morrison school board will meet at PM-ONDAYINTHE superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at Morrison High School, 'ENESEE!VE The board is expected to select a new superINTENDENT!CLOSED Of the seven candidates, the board named three finalists, she said. To interview the finalists, the school district convened three teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; residents, school employ-

session will begin the meeting to discuss labor negotiations and the new superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract. Call the superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at 815-7722064 for more information. ees, and the board. A survey also was used to gauge what the community wanted in a superintendent, Girard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want someone pretty transparent,â&#x20AC;? she

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want someone who is good with money. They want a good communicator.â&#x20AC;? The boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement at Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting will come after a closed session in which the board will finalize the contract with the new superintendent, Girard said. That person is expected to attend the meeting, she said. Girardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last day will be May 29; her successor will start the next day. Typically, superinten-

dents and other school employees work until June 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the end of the fiscal year. In this case, though, the district wanted to make the transition before the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new pension law takes effect June 1, Girard said. Girard, who was previously a superintendent of a suburban school district, said she plans to stay in Morrison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We love it here,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a community I really felt a connection with.â&#x20AC;?

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The Cellular Connection celebrating opening Presentation: TIF activity rise expected Special events set for today at store in next fiscal year Store hours

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Although The Cellular Connection has been open on Lincolnway since Dec. 20, it becomes official today. The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest Verizon Wireless retailer will celebrate its presence in Sterling with special events for its grand opening at 4204 E. Lincolnway. Although events are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, food and deals will be offered all day long, store manager Sarah Hoppe said. Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have food all day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cake, cookies, veggie and deli trays,â&#x20AC;? Hoppe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also have extra discounts on accessories.â&#x20AC;? In addition to a ribboncutting ceremony at noon, gift bags will be given to the first 25 people in atten-

Store hours at The Cellular Connection, 4204 E. Lincolnway in Sterling: Monday through Friday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 'RANDOPENINGn 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today

dance. They also can sign up to win prizes and promotional items, including a Bluetooth headset. Shining Star Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Center will be presented with a $500 check. The family-owned retailer makes a donation to a local charity at all of its grand openings. The Sterling store is similar to The Cellular Connection at 107 First Ave., in Rock Falls. The success of that store led to the decision to bring the company to Sterling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sister store in Rock

Falls is a high-volume producing store,â&#x20AC;? Hoppe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also hoping to bring in Dixon customers from the Sterling site.â&#x20AC;? The Sterling store also features what the retailer refers to as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock Starâ&#x20AC;? layout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea is to make everyone feel special and relaxed,â&#x20AC;? Hoppe said. The store is set up to encourage a hands-on shopping experience and is larger than most cellphone stores. The entire back of the store is a lounge area with couches and chairs, where customers can play with devices and accessories. Flat-screen TVs are on for those interested in DISH TV packages. Accessories have dedicated areas by brand, where you can find Apple, Skullcandy audio, Braven speakers, Fitbit, Powerocks, OtterBox, PureGear and Bluetooth. Given the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close relationship with Verizon, customers can shop

for plans, pay their phone bills, and get virus protection and help with basic phone technology problems. Some Comcast services also are available at the stores, and old phones can be recycled. The company, owned by Moorehead Communications, has a reputation for local philanthropy, based on its Culture of Good initiatives. Twenty Sterling and Rock Falls teachers will receive classroom supplies at both stores at 6 p.m. Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year, teachers spend an average of $1.3 billion of their own money on school supplies. ... At TCC, we believe teachers deserve more,â&#x20AC;? CEO and President Scott Moorehead said in a news release. Before this school year, the Rock Falls store gave 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to local schoolchildren. The Sterling store employs four full-time workers.

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Montmorency School evacuated due to smoke on roof BY ANGEL SIERRA asierra@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 695

ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No injuries were reported today at Montmorency School, 9415 Hoover Road, after smoke on the roof prompted school officials to send students home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was smoke,â&#x20AC;? first-year Principal Alex Moore said. He said the school nurse was on her way back from

lunch when â&#x20AC;&#x153;she noticed something.â&#x20AC;? At that point, Moore said, the building was cleared and the fire department was called. Moore said he received a call about the building evacuation at 11:50 a.m. The decision to evacuate was made immediately, Moore added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They evacuated first before they contacted me. â&#x20AC;Ś Procedure was followed to a T.â&#x20AC;? A company was called in

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to take a look at the possible source of the smoke on the rooftop, Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Initially, it appeared it may have been a belt that was smoking, so there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually a fire,â&#x20AC;? he said. Moore said that because it appeared there was a fire, officials wanted to ensure studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; safety and â&#x20AC;&#x153;make them the first priority.â&#x20AC;? Moore, who taught at the school for 7 years and

formerly taught in Polo, said he benefited from his experience as a security officer in college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had experience dealing with issues like this,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The teachers were very calm. It seemed liked chaos, but the chaos was really more the younger children who were upset because they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand what was going on. We tried to comfort them and get everything in line.â&#x20AC;?

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Edward J. Forder STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edward J. Forder, 82, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his home. He was born July 5, 1931, in Coleta, the son of Edward E. and Marjorie A. (Rice) Forder. He married Ada Pearce on Sept. 29, 1950, in Morrison. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955. He had been employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling, for 34 years before retiring. He was a member and deacon of 16th Avenue Church of Christ in Sterling, and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking in his garage, and working on lawn mowers. Survivors include his wife, Ada; two daughters, Marjorie (Ron)

Dixon of Boaz, Ala., and Susan (Michael) Cole of Sterling; four grandchildren, Audreya Cole, Aryca (Albert) Hall, Brittany (Ernie) Neal, and Jason (Jen) Babin; five great-grandchildren, Jake Babin, Jamie Babin, Maddy Jo Hall, Anthony Neal, and Nicholas Neal; his sister, Kathleen Forder of Sterling; and his brother, Allen (Joanne) Forder of Buford, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at 16th Avenue Church of Christ. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Emma Rose Kirchhoff DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emma Rose Kirchhoff of Dixon, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Emma was born Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sterling, the daughter of Michael and

Julie (Jaeckle) Kirchhoff. Survivors include her parents; and two brothers, Elias and Cade. A private graveside service will be at a later date. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

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John P. Bauer DAVENPORT, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John P. Bauer, 89, of Davenport, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport. He was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Harmon, the son of John and Lucy (Peters) Bauer. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Schumaker on June 16, 1956, in Fulton. She preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2008. He was employed with Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. from 19561988, and farmed in the area for 40 years. John was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, and was a square dance caller for 15 years.

Elizabeth L.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Puckett STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elizabeth L. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bettyâ&#x20AC;? Puckett, 92, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. She was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Tampico, the daughter of Andrew K. and Mary D. (DeMay) Staelens. She married Robert V. Puckett on May 24, 1941, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1994. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include her seven daughters, Kathleen (Robert) Whetsel of Pecatonica, Christine (William) Howard of Rockford, Dianne (Doug) Naujeck of Middleton, Wis., Mary Sue Puckett and Theresa Smith, both of Sterling, Nancy (Gus-

tavo) Zepeda of Santa Maria, Calif., and Sharon Puckett of Sterling; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Weidel; and three brothers, Ray, Hugh, and Al Staelens. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., with the rosary recited at 1:45 p.m., Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. James Keenan officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

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Survivors include a sister, Francis (Alvin) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and a sister. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements, A memorial has been established to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Dorothy S. Kier SABULA, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dorothy S. Kier, 90, of Sabula, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna. Law-Jones Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Irene Smalley Mersch MONMOUTH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Irene Smalley Mersch, 80, of Monmouth, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth from complications after elective surgery. Law-Jones Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Sandra L. Kennedy PRINCETON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sandra L. Kennedy, 70, of Princeton, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her home. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling further arrangements.

DULUTH, Ga. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Keith E. Schuler of Duluth died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Keith was born May 18, 1963, in St. Louis, to Thomas and Marlene (Fortaw) Schuler. He graduated from Sterling High School and attended Sauk Valley Community College and Southern Illinois University. He earned the Eagle Scout Award. He was an avid camper and a ranger at several scouting high-adventure bases. He most recently volunteered extensively on numerous Habitat for Humanity builds. He is survived by his three children, Mara, Brandon, and Rebecca, all of Decatur; his father, Tom; three brothers, Mark (Rachael) of Charlotte, N.C., Craig (Jennifer) of Naperville, and Thad (Tricia) of

St. Louis; three sisters, Monica (Eric) Belby of Davenport, Iowa, Melaine (Nick) Pohlman of Geneva, and Audra of Chicago; his godmother, Aunt Donna Raclaw; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother. A gathering of family and friends will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, Peachtree Chapel, Norcross, Ga. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Church in Dunwoody, Ga. Interment will be at All Saints Columbarium in Dunwoody. A local memorial service will be at a later date in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Atlanta Cancer Center or Habitat for Humanity.

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was drawn up to enforce it,â&#x20AC;? he said. The ordinance, which passed 8-0, eventually set the distance at 1,500 feet from outside the Reliant site perimeter. Wescott admitted that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the fact that the public received much of the information after the fact. That situation is a good example of why citizens must get involved in the civic process, Wescott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have questions, ask,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at committee agendas and minutes

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Claims stemming from shutdown filed â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it was the right decision, because if we hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, it would have backed up into homes and come out of the lift station door.â&#x20AC;? In accordance with emergency disaster protocol, plans were made to set up four water distribution centers, round up portable toilets, and get generators to light the distribution stations. Some of the 21 people in attendance wondered how much the infrastructure breakdown would cost and who was footing the bill. Insurance claims have been filed, and if any liability turns up during the investigation process, that would be pursued, Wescott said. The magnitude of the problem, however, dictates that everything be fixed as soon as possible. While on the subject of water, Ed Kobbeman of

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Rock Falls segued into the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action to bring 248 well water users onto the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water supply. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How could [former] Mayor [David] Blanton condemn the wells with the stroke of a pen?â&#x20AC;? Kobbeman, one of the well owners, asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water tested fine; this was about generating revenue.â&#x20AC;? Wescott said the issue dates back to a 1970s state statute that said people within 200 feet of city lines should hook up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Due diligence wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done to enforce the statute, and the ordinance

Dixon; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jim Point; her sister, Norene Witzel; her great-granddaughter, Riley Compton; and John Point, the father of her children. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, with the Rev. Greg Downs officiating. Burial will be at Lighthouse Cemetery in Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice & Home or the American Cancer Society. Visit www.farrellhollnadgale.com to send condolences.

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary E. Smith Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, 35, of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at her home, STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kathryn M. Green, 95, of Sterling, died after an extended illness. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Avonlea Cottages in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

All obituaries, includMOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Forrest E. Mowry, 92, of Mount ing death notices, are due Carroll, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Polo Rehab and by 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday for the following Health Care Center. Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll is dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. They can be sent via e-mail, obituarhandling arrangements.

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online. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a citizenry that challenges, officials may think that no one cares.â&#x20AC;? Fred Turk of Rock Falls asked the mayor what citizens could do to help him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seek out people in your wards to replace the people you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy with,â&#x20AC;? Wescott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow people to have eight terms with no one else on the ballot.â&#x20AC;?

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n the past year or 2, I have come to realize who I am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a minimalist. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to keep stuff I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see my garage full of junk; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used for what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intended â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cars. I trace my minimalist origins to my grandmother, who came of age during the Great Depression, the generation that hid money underneath their mat-

counted 100 combs and 35 purses in her possession. (Maybe those numbers have grown in my mind over the years, but you get the point.) After clearing her house, I vowed never to become a pack rat. I extend my minimalist philosophy to my wallet. I long for it to be filled to the maximum with money, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. What I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want is a lot of needless cards in it.

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On Monday, a colleague of Simontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixon Police Lt. Brad Sibley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; claimed that the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dissemination of information to the media about Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arrest last February was premature â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in fact, devastatingly so. When it sought a warrant to arrest Watts, the Lee County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office also asked the court to seal the case, and it got an order to that effect. Officials wanted the records kept secret to avoid alerting other suspects. Sibley, in a letter to the editor published Tuesday by Sauk Valley Media, wrote, [S]heriff Varga might as well have called the other murder suspects and told them to run and hide!â&#x20AC;? During an interview Wednesday, Assistant Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Peter Buh agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The [sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] press release 100 percent compromised the investigation,â&#x20AC;? Buh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any person who believes otherwise is completely delusional.â&#x20AC;? In an interview Thurs-

day, Varga said that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news release had caused any problems in the case, and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regret his decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect the investigation whatsoever,â&#x20AC;? the sheriff said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone through and followed what the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office plan was and what our plan was, we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be talking about this today. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pending investigation, and why the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office wants to bring it up and rehash it again [now] is far beyond me.â&#x20AC;? Sauk Valley Media reported Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arrest last February after learning about it from a TV station in Missouri, which had called the newspaper for more information about the original crime. This newspaper also received information from a newspaper in Carroll County, Ark. Varga said he issued the news release about the arrest after being contacted by various media outlets. But, he said in an interview Thursday, his release listed the bare minimum amount of information about the case.

Varga apparently told Lee County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller that the other media outlets had agreed not to publish a story. In the interest of protecting an ongoing investigation, Sauk Valley Media had earlier agreed to withhold the story while police pursued suspects in the case. But after the Arkansas newspaper decided to publish, based in part on information from Varga, so did Sauk Valley Media. In a letter to the editor printed in Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editions, Sibley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the No. 2 man in the city police department â&#x20AC;&#x201C; said Sheriff Vargaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release of information to the Arkansas media about Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arrest was a mistake that â&#x20AC;&#x153;any first-year officer with investigative trainingâ&#x20AC;? would know not to make. Buh agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By issuing the press release with the details that the sheriff included in this murder investigation before the investigation was complete, he violated the most basic police procedures,â&#x20AC;? Buh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, as chief of felony [prosecution] of

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Asked about Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bond reduction and subsequent release in September, Buh again made a comment about the news release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The critical mistakes the sheriff made in the early stages of the Watts case, by issuing a press release, have come to haunt to this case,â&#x20AC;? Buh said.

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he winter of 201314 has landed more body blows to Sauk Valley communities than we care to remember. Cold. Snow. Wind. More cold, snow and wind. And after that, even more cold, snow and wind. City street departments deserve praise for keeping ahead of winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst. City water departments also deserve praise for the hard work they put forth when water mains freeze and break. Tax dollars, of course, support those key city services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; money that comes from sales taxes and real estate taxes. And that brings us to Sauk Valley Shop Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest promotion: Shop Small Saturday. This weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event is

designed to bring people into participating stores in Rock Falls, Sterling and Dixon. Various specials and cultural events are planned. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reminder to patronize mom-and-pop shops for quality goods and knowledgeable service from people who are truly invested in their stores. And hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the added benefit for survivors of our brutal winter: Your sales taxes help your community plow snow, fill potholes, and fix water main breaks, as do real estate taxes paid by small business owners. Participating merchants are listed on Sauk Valley Shop Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page. We encourage people to take advantage of this twofer: buy good stuff, and fight back against Old Man Winter.

SVM Reader Poll Vote at saukvalley.com (Note to readers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This is not a scientific poll. It reflects the views of website visitors who voluntarily answer the question.)

Current question: Have you escaped to a warm vacation destination this winter? sss

Previous question and results: What grade would you give area snowplow drivers so far this winter? A ..................................................................... 48% B ..................................................................... 26% C ..................................................................... 13% D....................................................................... 6% F ....................................................................... 7% Total votes: 1,167

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Balance the safety of students ulty member away from school grounds, there is little that school officials can do under state law. Except in specific â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and pretty severe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; circumstances, such as those already mentioned, The Telegraph Editorial Board school districts cannot Alton suspend or expel these It can be difficult at students. times to balance the rights of someone ADMINISTRATORSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accused of a crime and hands are essentialthe rights of others to feel ly bound in too many safe. cases. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time Illinois When dealing with gave administrators the schoolchildren, it seems latitude to deal with this as though scales should concern that other states weigh more toward the have. safety of students. State Rep. Jay Hoffman Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always the has introduced legislacase right now. tion that would allow Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not talking about more leeway for handling youthful indiscretions such situations. such as being caught Hoffman, a Belleville shoplifting or drinking. Democrat, proposed the Rather, there are stu- change after a concerned dents in some districts parent brought to his who are facing charges attention that students ranging from aggravated at Belleville East High assault to sexual assault. School were attending Unless it happens classes with a 17-yearon school grounds or old charged with the sexinvolves a student or fac- ual assault of a student

in December. The teenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrest record included two counts of aggravated battery and illegal possession of ammunition from months earlier, according to the Belleville News-Democrat. While expulsion before conviction seems like an excessive punishment, there should be mechanisms in place that do not force students to fear for their own safety in the interim. Suspension should be an option at the time serious felonies are alleged, with expulsion coming if the student is convicted. Other possibilities could include alternative school or homeschooling to help keep an accused student from having to forgo his or her own education. Out-of-school activities, unfortunately, can have an adverse impact on a school setting. While schools should not be put in the position of trying to replace parental

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responsibility or given the authority to control studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; actions outside of the classroom, they should have the ability to review cases on an individual basis and do what is best for the majority of the students, staff, and faculty. We hope lawmakers see the differences between the two and take action to protect the rights of all involved.

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Sheriff fails to cooperate with agencies KEVIN D. SCHULTZ Sublette

In David Giulianiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feb. 15 SV Weekend story about an open murder case, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney was quoted as saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheriff John Varga issued a news release to Arkansas media, which went against the plan to keep the case under wraps.â&#x20AC;? She later said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am trying to protect the investigation.â&#x20AC;? It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a surprise to me to learn Sheriff Varga wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cooperating with the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, because he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to want to cooperate with anybody. As chief law enforcement officer of Lee County, he should be coordinating training and improving communication and col-

tiple situations, had he decided to install them The maximum length when they arrived. for letters to the editor That illustrates the sherendorsing candidates iff isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in tune with Lee or discussing issues County communities. regarding the March 18 Cooperation, collaboraprimary is 200 words. tion, and communication Letter writers may is needed between the not endorse the same sheriff and all other public candidate or issue more safety agencies. Unfortuthan once. nately, John Varga doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t The submission deadunderstand that. line is noon March 11. Note to readers: Kevin D. Schultz is assistant fire laboration between pub- chief for the Sublette Fire lic safety agencies, such as Department. local fire departments. He just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the value of working together with other agencies. For example, new VHF radios were acquired through a fire department PHIL BUYNO grant; however, those Prophetstown radios lay idle on storage I would like to add someshelves for months. The radios were designed to thing to the discussion of improve communication values. Many think we are on with the Lee County fire departments and would a death march, as triedhave been used in mul- and-true values and tra-

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

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

ditions are thrown overboard. I recognize points of multiculturalism, diversity and differing opinions and the like, but there is a principle in the word of God that says the guilty flee when no one pursues them. I believe that while we have free will and can choose contrary ways of all kinds, and because we have a fallen nature, we can end up spooked by our own dark ways and feel trapped and hopeless. A remedy may be available in returning to the ancient landmarks, as it says in Proverbs. We, as a nation, can come to our senses as the prodigal son in the pig sty did. Maybe revisiting the old Ten Commandments can stop us in our tracks toward destruction. The good news is, our failures can point us to the Savior. The future can still be glorious.

Nation needs help to return to greatness JEANNIE EICHELBERGER Rock Falls

I wish our country was still like it was in the 1950s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s, when Eisenhower and Kennedy were presidents. We were a powerful, thriving country then. How well I remember our businesses and industry. Each day was filled with promise as well as our future hopes and dreams. We were on top as a nation. We prayed in our schools. There were jobs for everyone. Industry was booming everywhere. Working people could buy a car and a house. It was a carefree time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a time when most working people had a comfortable life. Now, you can work hard but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still guaranteed

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little to nothing. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how long the company you work for will be in business. You may not have health care or retirement insurance. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re struggling just to keep a roof over your head. There are those whose lives went one step further. They lost everything: their jobs, their cars, their houses. Now they are homeless. Veterans, some with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), now are also homeless. Our government has failed them. Some get help through Christian outreach programs. God bless all of those dear people, and God bless America. I pray for our country to return to the productive, self-sufficient country it once was. We must pray for our president and Congress, and be mindful and respectful of all people in the performance of their duties for this great nation.

3HAREYOUROPINIONS Mail: The Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081 Email: letters@saukvalley.com Fax: 815-625-9390 Website: Visit www.saukvalley.com Policy: Letters are to be no more than 300 words and must include the writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, town and daytime telephone number, which we call to verify authorship. Individuals may write up to 12 letters a year.

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Laugh, learn, taste mustard National museum embraces condiment BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 575

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ABOVE: The National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wis., is the doorway to discovering more about the yellow condiment.

BELOW: Inside the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wis., are more than 5,500 tubes, bottles and jars of mustard representing states and other countries. The love of mustard is worldwide.

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MIDDLETON, Wis. – Mustard lovers, rejoice. There’s a museum dedicated to the condiment that has a sense of humor. Named to the National Registry of Hysterical Places, mustard is king at the National Mustard Museum, although it’s said the curator gives a good rendition of the mustard passages by Shakespeare. More than 5,500 tubes, bottles and jars of the yellow condiment are on display. They come from more than 70 countries and all of the states. The variety of mustards can be mind-boggling. There are fruit mustards, sweet maple, hot Thai, Cajun, horseradish, kosher, pepper, zinfandel orange, lavender wine, and garlic. If visitors aren’t sure they like mustard or hesitate to buy an entire bottle of something they’ve never tasted before, the museum has a tasting bar. “Confidential Condiment Counselors” are there to act as guides. Some of the flavors are cranberry, blue cheese and chocolate – from the spicy to the sweet. After getting the taste of things, guests might want to try the curator’s interactive food quiz game and get recipes and cooking help at Mrs. Mustard’s Kitchen. In the MusterPiece Theatre, visitors will learn about mustard-related areas of the world. These spots include sausage carts of Germany, Canadian mustard fields, and the Colman Mustard Co., which traces its roots back to 1814 England, where it has a museum, too. Not only are mustards displayed, but guests can view the Gibbons collection of antique mustard pots, a colorful display that was given to the museum by the James Arthur Gibbons family. Also, look for vintage mustard advertisements. If there’s a museum, a shop is sure to be there, and the Mustard Museum is no exception. Not only is mustard sold, but a number of other items, such as

What: National Mustard Museum Where: 7477 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, Wis. When: Winter hours – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Cost: No charge; donations accepted Information: Visit www. mustardmuseum.com or call 800-438-6878

Curator’s favorite quotes from Shakespeare “What say you to a piece of beef and mustard?” – “Taming of the Shrew” “His wit’s as thick as Tewksbury mustard.” – “Henry IV, Part 2” Good Master Mustardseed, I know your patience well.” – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” “... the pancakes were naught and the mustard was good.” – “As You Like It” From Barry Levenson, curator salsas, toppings and chutneys, are available. One can’t be without mustard clothing and accessories, either. All of these can be purchased online or in person. After all, who could resist a hotdog-and-mustard tie? Visitors also might want to mark the calendar for National Mustard Day, the first Saturday in August. This year, it’s Aug. 2. Middleton will be hopping with mustard fans for mustard activities, live music and, of course, food.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Saturday, Feb. 22 Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, women’s; noon and 6 p.m., open, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, tradition; 12:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed (5), Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., former St. Anne Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., Amboy, 815-857-2315. Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Walmart, 1901 First Ave., Rock Falls. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Old School; 8 p.m., open, Fun Night,

bring a friend, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., Save-A-Lot, 928 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Sunday, Feb. 23 Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., open, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; 11 a.m., open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed; noon, open; 6 p.m., closed, step, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, Horizon View Farm barn, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 10 a.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., closed, Church of St. Anne, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock

Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 236 Kelly Drive, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (4), Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St.

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Dear Abby: My husband is an alcoholic who attends AA meetings. Last night, he forgot to sign out of his email and I saw he has been corresponding with a woman he met at the meetings. In her message, she confided her problems finding a man. His reply was that she has been picking the wrong men, that he cares and that they need to talk face-to-face. I wish I had never seen the email. Because of it, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat or sleep, worrying about what might possibly be going on. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to confront him because he has a nasty temper, yet I feel I must do something. But what? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lost in Nowhere, Montana

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Obama budget would drop cost-of-living cuts President will ask Congress to OK $56B in new, expanded programs WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; President Barack Obama will propose an electionyear budget that would drop reductions he had previously embraced in federal benefits, officials disclosed Thursday. He also will ask Congress to approve about $56 billion in new or expanded programs, stepping back from aggressive efforts to tackle long-term government deficits and debt. Obama is scrapping

his previous offer to trim cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. That idea had been a central component of his longterm debt-reduction strategy, even though it was considered odious by many Democrats. The decision amounts to a White House acknowledgement that Obama has been unable to conclude a â&#x20AC;&#x153;grand budget bargainâ&#x20AC;? with GOP leaders, even

by proposing a benefit reduction embraced by Republicans and opposed by many in his own party. But it is also a testament to the recently diminished importance of government red ink as a driving political issue amid falling deficits and public exhaustion over threats of federal shutdowns and defaults. Officials said that some potential spending reductions included in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Obama budget had been designed to initiate negotiations with Republicans over how to reduce future deficits and the

nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debt. But Republicans never accepted Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calls for higher tax revenue to go along with the cuts. The new budget for fiscal 2015 is to be released March 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The president was willing to step forward and put on the table a concrete proposal,â&#x20AC;? White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, Republicans refused to even consider the possibility of raising some revenue by closing some loopholes that benefit only the wealthy and the well-connected.â&#x20AC;?

Republicans promptly portrayed the White House move as abandoning any commitment to fiscal discipline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The one and only idea the president has to offer is even more job-destroying tax hikes, and that nonstarter wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything to save the entitlement programs that are critical to so many Americans,â&#x20AC;? said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With 3 years left in office, it seems the president is already throwing in the towel.â&#x20AC;?

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Hundreds injured in Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clash with government, police KIEV, Ukraine (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back, killing at least 70 people and wounding hundreds of others, according to a protest doctor. Video footage on Ukrainian television showed shocking scenes Thursday of protesters being cut down by gunfire, lying on the pavement as comrades rushed to their aid. Trying to protect themselves with shields, teams of protesters carried bodies away on sheets of plastic or planks of wood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The price of freedom is too high, but Ukrainians are paying it,â&#x20AC;? said Viktor Danilyuk, a 30-year-old protester. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have no choice, the government isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hearing us.â&#x20AC;? Protesters were also seen leading policemen with their hands held high around the sprawling protest camp in central Kiev. Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interior ministry says 67 police were captured in all. An opposition lawmaker said they were being held in Kievâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s occupied city hall. President Viktor Yanu-

SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A proposal to ban smoking on public college campuses is advancing in the Illinois Legislature. The Springfield State Journal-Register reports the measure passed out of a House committee Wednesday by a 9-3 vote. The state Senate approved the measure last year. It would ban smoking on all properties belonging to state-supported colleges and universities starting July 1. AP

Activists and priests pay respects Thursday in Kievâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Independence Square, the epicenter of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current unrest, to protesters who were killed in clashes with police. A flag held by one activist reads â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Ukraine.â&#x20AC;? kovych and the opposition protesters who are demanding his resignation are locked in an epic battle over the identity of Ukraine, a nation of 46 million that has divided loyalties between Russia and the West. Parts of the country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mostly in its western cities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are in open revolt against Yanukovychâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central government, while many in eastern Ukraine back the president and favor strong ties with Russia, their former Soviet ruler. Protesters across the country are also upset over corruption in Ukraine, the lack of dem-

ocratic rights and the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ailing economy, which just barely avoided bankruptcy with a $15 billion loan from Russia. At least 101 people have died this week in the clashes in Kiev, according to protesters and Ukrainian authorities, a sharp reversal in 3 months of mostly peaceful protests. Now neither side appears willing to compromise or in control of the streets. The opposition is insisting on Yanukovychâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resignation and an early election while the embattled president is apparently prepared to fight until the end.

State Rep. Ann William is sponsoring the proposal. The Chicago Democrat says the ban was crafted to reduce studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exposure to secondhand smoke. Some Illinois universities already have enacted their own smoking rules. Illinois State University and the University of Illinois both have bans in place. The measure now heads to the full House for further debate.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

933 Mekeel Rd., Dixon, Rt. 52 S.E. Church 284-3090 Parsonage 285-0360 Adam Meyer, Pastor Sunday 9:30am - Morning Fellowship Sunday School Sunday 10:30 - Worship Service Wednesday 7:00pm - Family Night (all ages)

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GRAND DETOUR

Ridge Road, Dixon, 652-4488 Li Arellano, Sr. Pastor Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

313 Van Buren Ave., Dixon 288-2453 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening 5:00 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

111 East 2nd, Dixon, 284-6823 Bunyan & Rachel Cocar - Co-Pastors Sunday School 9:15, Worship 10:30, Bible Study is on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST

Dan Bentz, Pastor 598 Riverlane, Dixon, 288-5212 (1 Mile West On Dixon-Sterling Freeway) Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Worship Wed. 7:00 p.m. Awana Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 3 years thru 6th grade

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH

501 W. 3rd St., Dixon, 288-1566 Pastor Galon Darby Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 11 a.m. Mid Week Prayer Service 6 p.m. Wed.

DIXON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

215 N. Court, Dixon, 284-2711 Rev. Marty Creager, Pastor Sun. School 10:45, Worship 9:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Nachusa, 284-4152, Brant Clements, Pastor Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.

FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH

801 W. Oregon St., Polo, 815-946-3588 Jeremy Heller, Pastor Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am, Nursery Available Non-denominational Christian Church Visitors Welcome

ST. PATRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC

612 S. Highland, Dixon, 284-7719 Father Bernard Sehr Confessions 3 p.m., Sat. Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Mass 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:00pm

ST. FLANNEN CATHOLIC

2nd & Shelhammer, Harmon, 857-2315 Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Sunday 9:00am Worship Weekdays as Scheduled

ST. MARY CATHOLIC

Walton Road, Walton, 857-3891 Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Saturday 6:00pm Worship, Weekdays as Scheduled

SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC

Rt. 1, Maytown Rd., Maytown Rev. Joel Lopez, Priest Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Weekdays as Scheduled

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH White Pines Campus

Meeting Saturdays @ 6PM and Sundays @ 10AM 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo ~ 815.837.5255 whitepines@crossroadscn.com Campus Pastor ~ Chad Keeteman x 302 Youth Pastor ~ Jose Garcia x 303 Contemporary worship & relevant Bible teaching Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship Kidzlink Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) ~ during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) ~ Wednesday nights 7PM www.crossroadscn.com

MENDOTA CHURCH OF THE NAZERENE

1209 Sixth Street, Mendota, 539-6232 www.mendotanaz.org Rev. Dick Schaill, Senior Pastor John Robinson, Worship Leader Sunday School 9:30-10:30 (all ages) Sunday Morning Worship 10:45-12:00 Soul Fire Prayer Meeting 7:00pm Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Wednesday Praise/Worship Practice 7:30pm Friday

ST. PATRICKS OF AMBOY

32 N. Jones, Amboy, IL Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Saturday Evenings 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. & 10:30a.m.

ST. ANNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC

1104 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, 288-3131 Father Antoni Kretoroicz, Priest Confessions Sat. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mass Saturday 5:00 p.m., Sunday Service 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

FAITH FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

417 E. 3rd Street., Sterling, 626-2577 Sunday School 9:00 a.m Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Visitors Welcome. Phone 626-2577

FAITH FELLOWSHIP GENERAL BAPTIST

725 N. Brinton, Dixon, 288-5091 Rev. Kenneth Hendley, 288-3689 Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

123 S. Hennepin, Dixon, 288-1222 Pastor Lynn Bond Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY

321 W. 2nd St., Dixon, 288-4719 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Service 11 a.m. Service every third Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Pastor Gregg Downs Penn Corner on Lowell Park Rd., Polo, 946-3949 Sun. School 9:30, Worship 10:30

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

2709 16th Ave., Sterling, 625-1229 William F. Stocks, Bishop Sacrament Meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Primary for children: 10:45 Priesthood, Relief Society & Young Women: 11:45

LINCOLN AVENUE CHURCH OF GOD

704 Lincoln Ave., Dixon, 288-1142 Pastor Mike Worrel Check us out on facebook Wednesday: 6:30-8:00pm Jump childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry & Fushion youth ministry Prayer 6:30pm, 7:00-8:00pm adult bible study Sunday: 9:30 S.S. for children and adults 10:30 worship & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

Missouri Synod, 284-4554, 2035 IL Rt. 26, Dixon Pastor David Andermann, Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School and Education Hour 10:15 a.m.

MENDOTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

900 Monroe Street, Mendota 815-539-6232 Pastor Timothy Kaiser Sunday School 9:30 a.m. all ages Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Bible Study Saturday 1:00 p.m.

TURNING POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH

944 Stony Point Rd., Dixon, 288-2625 Don Beasley, Pastor Sunday Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m. Wed. Christian Education 6:30 p.m.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP

2128 IL Route 38, Ashton, 815-453-7464 Pastor Jeremy Horton Sunday Worship Service 9 a.m. 37 S. East Avenue, Amboy (farm bureau building) Pastor Brian McWethy Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. www.graceisforyou.com

SAUK VALLEY ISLAMIC CENTER

202 E. Fellow St., Dixon -815.284.4868 Friday Prayer 12:15-1 pm Open to Public ~ All Denominations.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FRANKLIN GROVE

106 S. Walnut, Franklin Grove 815-456-2432 Pastor Jack M. Briggs Worship at 9:00am

ROCK RIVER BAPTIST

614 Orchard St., Dixon

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GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

707 1st Ave., Sterling, 815-625-0442 Reverend Peg Williams, Rector 9:00a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist Wednesdays spoken Holy Eucharist Noon, Bible study and soup supper at 5:30. Every Third Friday at 5:30 Younger adults gathering. Pastoral care, confession and reconciliation by appt. gracechurchstg.org

ST. LUKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EPISCOPAL

Corner of 3rd St. & Peoria Ave., Dixon Ph: 815-288-2151 Web page: stlukedixon.org Rev. Richard Frontjes, Rector SUNDAY Sunday School 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist 10:15 a.m., followed by Coffee and Fellowship WEDNESDAY Healing Mass: 10 a.m.

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BETHEL EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

131 N. Court, Dixon, 284-3849 Randy Sizemore, Pastor Sun. School 9:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

102 S. Seminary St., Mt. Morris, 734-4942 Sunday School All Ages 8:30 a.m., Inner-Mission Fellowship Time 9:30 a.m., Worship service 10:00am, with nursery

ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

U.S. 52 & Red Brick Rd., Dixon, 288-2447, John H. Ewing, Jr., Pastor Sun. School 9:45, Sun. Worship 10:45 a.m. Ladies Bible Study Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH

N. Galena & E. Morgan, Dixon, 288-1778 Gary Wilson, Pastor Worship 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Night 6:30 p.m.

COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK

402 Gaston St., Prairieville Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m. Food fellowship every Friday at 6 p.m. Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome. Contact Richard Vanauseoll 815-718-2128

ST. BRIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

All are welcome Fr. Robert Francis Cristobal, Priest-In-Charge Sunday Schedule: 8 AM Holy Communion 9 AM Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School 10 AM Holy Communion with Music Fellowship and Coffee after the 10 AM service Contact information: 1000 IL Route 64 W, Oregon 815-732-7211 saintbrides@verizon.net www.saintbrides.org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

14206 E. Flagg Rd., Rochelle, 815-562-7575 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Youth Sunday School 9:15 am Adult Sunday School Classes 9:15am Choir Wednesday at 7:00pm Jr. High Ministries Wednesday 7:00pm E-mail: faithlc@rochelle.net

FAITH UNITED METHODIST

702 E. Dixon Street, Polo, 815-946-3212 Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am All are welcome to our multi-generational congregation. Nursery service provided during the service. Handicapped accessible.

SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH

498 IL. Rte. 2, Dixon, 288-7000 Sunday Worship 10 a.m., nursery provided. Sunday evening Comminity Talk, 2 groups at 6pm, nursery provided. Check website calendar for dates. Tuesday evening praise and prayer 6 p.m. www.saukchurch.com

NEW LIFE LUTHERAN

702 W. Lynn Blvd., Sterling 815-499-6552 Pastor Bill Sullivan Saturday Evening Service 6:00pm Sunday Traditional Service 8:30am Sunday Contemporary Service 10:45am Sunday School 9:45am

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMBOY

960 Rt. 52, Amboy, 857-2225 Pastor Carol Soderholm Sunday Worship 9:00, Fellowship 10:00 am Sunday School 9:40 - 10:15

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

1013 Franklin Grove Rd., Dixon, 284-2804 Reverend Frank Langholf Saturday 5:30 p.m.Worship, Sunday 8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship, 9:15 a.m. Education and Fellowship, 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Web Site: www.immanueldixon.org Bright Beginnings Daycare & Preschool 285-1033

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN

421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 288-2757 Pastor Janet Wittenmeyer Sat. 5:30pm Traditional Service Sun. 8:15am Traditional Service 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00am Praise Service Wed. 9:00am Quilting, 5:45pm Bell Choir, 7:00pm Chancel Choir, 7:00 Praise Band Nursery available. Visitors welcome. www.stpauldixon.org

EAST GROVE UNION CHURCH

449 E. Reuter Rd., Amboy 376-6661 One mile east of Route 26 Pastor Rick Wulf 440-5321 Sunday Morning Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Other services and activities announced. Please join us.

SUBLETTE UNION CHURCH

500 W. Main St., Sublette, 849-5914 Pastor Kris Johnson Sunday Worship Service 9:00 am Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Klub Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm

ASHTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

906 Richardson Ave., Ashton, 453-2328 Pastor Sang-Hun Han Sunday School 9am, Sunday Worship 10am

CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

606 Main Street, Chana Pastor Javier Martinez chanaumc@gmail.com Sunday: Adult & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education 9 am Worship Service 10:30 am +RO\ &RPPXQLRQ FHOHEUDWHG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW Sunday of each month. Open Hearts - Open Minds - Open Doors.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

202 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 284-2849 Mike Jones, Pastor Saturday Worship 5:00 pm Chapel Sunday Services 10:00 am in Sanctuary Sunday 9:40 am Powerhouse Kids www.fumcdixon.org

FRANKLIN GROVE UNITED METHODIST

203 W. Middle St., Franklin Grove, 456-2456 Jin Ho Hong, Pastor Worship 10:15 a.m.; 1st Sunday of each month - ASL Sign interpreter for the hearing impaired

CHURCH OF ST. MARY CATHOLIC

211 N. Franklin Avenue - Polo Rectory phone: (815) 946-2535 Rev. Louis F. Tosto, Parochial Administrator Regular Mass Schedule: Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. On First Fridays, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction follows morning Mass. Confessions 4:30pm Saturday

REYNOLDS UNITED METHODIST

2496 Reynolds Rd, Ashton - 815-453-2513 Rev. Alan Meyer, Pastor - 815-453-7480 Sunday School - All ages - 9:00am Sunday Worship - 10:00am - Nursery provided Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00pm Handicapped Accessible

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

1140 Inlet Rd., Lee Center 815-456-2432 Pastor Jack M. Briggs Worship at 10:30am

HARMON UNITED METHODIST

202 North Grove Street, Harmon, 359-7302 Pastor Leanne Keate Worship 8:30 a.m. Junior Church for ages 12 and under during morning worship.

LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

4938 S. Daysville Road, Oregon, 732-7264 Xavier Martinez, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Kindergarten -6th Sunday Morning Worship: 9:00 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible.Visitors and newcomers are always welcome.

LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon - 815-626-4732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road) Pastor: Bob Clardie Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 am Fellowship 11:00 am

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

110 E. 3rd St., Dixon, 284-7741 Rev. Dr. David Spaulding Worship 9:30 a.m. Church School, Adult Forum and Study Groups Follow Service

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Chicago and Flagg Streets, Paw Paw,  5HY 'U $QQH +RĂ HQ 3DVWRU Worship: 11:00 a.m. Christian Education: 10:00 a.m.

THE WORSHIP CENTER

403 N. Ottawa, Dixon, 284-1340 Pastor, Michael Cole Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:45 pm Non-Denominational www.worshipctr.org

GRACE UNITED METHODIST

921 E. Chamberlin, Dixon, 288-1505 Pastor Marilyn Nolan Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. WoW Worship Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Sun. School 10:45-11:30 a.m.

GREATER LIFE TABERNACLE

1403 Hemlock, Dixon, Steve Young, Pastor 815-284-8680 Bible Study, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Sunday Praise & Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday Home Groups CALL

LIVING WELL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

113 E. 1st Street, Dixon Rev. John Trotter, Pastor 815-973-5981 Small Groups 9:30-9:55 am Fellowship Cafe 10:00-10:30 am Adult & Children Worship 10:30 am www.livingwellchurch.org

HOPE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

732 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, IL www.hopebiblefellowship.com Senior Pastor Joshua Shaw Associate Pastor Nathan Meeks Worship Service Sundays at 9:30 am Grow Groups at 10:45 am Evening Sunday Service 6:30 pm

UNITED FIRST CHURCH

326 E. Main Street, Amboy, IL 815-857-2415 Pastor: Charles Jeanblanc Sunday Services 9 am - 10 am Bible study following services 10:15 - 11:15

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMC Congregation

107 W. Lahman Street, Franklin Grove 815-456-2457 or 815-440-6590 Pastor Myron Bartell Worship at 8:30 a.m. Sundays Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

416 Prospect St., Dixon Pastor Trudy Dunn Saturday Sabbath School 10:00am Worship Service 11:30am

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WITNESSES

634 Countryside Lane, Dixon, 288-4019

MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH

LeFevre Rd. & Ave. F, Sterling 625-2284 Rev. Patrick Pinion SundayWorship 9am Sunday School & Bible Class 10:15am Live broadcast on WLLT 107.7FM on Sunday

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said she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;very excitedâ&#x20AC;? about the award. She said the lab uses scientific research to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of strategies used to combat violence and crime, with the ultimate goal of providing facts that inform policymakers on which programs do the most good for the dollars spent. The grant, she said, will help make the laboratory nimble and able to expand its reach beyond Chicago and a few other cities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helpful about the money is that we will be able to turn on a dime and move on a project immediately,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to find a funding source before taking on a project.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The Citizen Lab of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto helps other nonprofits monitor governmental political activities in cyberspace and the human rights violations that could result. The organization gained prominence in 2009, when it issued a report documenting cyber espionage that targeted and compromised computer systems in the Offices of the Dalai Lama. The espionage was linked to Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hacking community. Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert said he was blown away by the MacArthur award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look in places where government and companies donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always want us to look,â&#x20AC;? Deibert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To remain impartial, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accept funding from the state. ... We seek out research grants, which come and go and are finite. Something like this helps us create an endowment which can offset core operating costs.â&#x20AC;? Gallucci noted that he recently visited the offices of ProPublica, calling it an extremely well-run organization whose goals are to â&#x20AC;&#x153;shed a light on accuracy and fairness in the media and exposing fraudulent business practices and improve the democratic system.â&#x20AC;?

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Yvette Calderon, an In Person Counselor for President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new health care law, speaks with taxi driver David Bilewu, a 39-year-old Nigerian immigrant, Feb. 3 at a city office where Chicago taxi drivers go to renew their license. The lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supporters are strategically hitting places where they can mine rich veins of uninsured. the law to make up for Obama administration the months of techni- had hoped to be at this cal problems that ham- stage of the rollout. pered the new insurIn recent weeks, the ance exchanges and s i g n - u p e f f o r t h a s depressed enrollment. evolved from a dragnet The latest figures show strategy to a highly tarnearly 3.3 million Ameri- geted approach focused cans have signed up for on people most likely private insurance plans to be uninsured â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cab on the insurance mar- drivers, restaurant workketplaces, about a mil- ers, artists, community lion short of where the college students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and

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This undated image provided by Procter & Gamble shows a photo from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pick Them Back Upâ&#x20AC;? Olympic advertisement. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a part of its popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank You Momâ&#x20AC;? campaign, showing moms supporting young athletes when they fall down. good performance, but you still have to plan for a mediocre showing,â&#x20AC;? from sponsored athletes said Tim Calkins, marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Business in Northwestern. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marketers need to find a way to make the whole effort successful.â&#x20AC;?

Medal winners Procter & Gamble, a longtime Olympic sponsor, won points early with its feel-good ad â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pick Them Back Up.â&#x20AC;? The spot is a part of its popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank You Momâ&#x20AC;? campaign that shows moms supporting young athletes when they fall down. Since the consumer products company debuted the ad online before the Olympics began, the spot has been viewed 18 million times on YouTube. And Ace Metrix, which measures the effectiveness of ads, has ranked it the most effective Olympic ad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They won by getting out early,â&#x20AC;? said Ammiel Kamon, senior vice president of products and marketing of Kontera, which monitors how

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much online conversation brands generate. Visa, another top Olympic sponsor, focused on responding to many events real time on social media. It helps that the credit-card maker sponsored 37 Olympians and Paralympians, including gold medalists ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White and skier David Wise. The card issuer was able to respond quickly on Facebook when its athletes won gold medals, and that paid off. A photo mosaic tribute to Davis and White has received 54,000 likes and nearly 3,000 shares. Another for Wise received 39,000 likes and more than 1,600 shares. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been posting on Facebook has been well-timed and gained traction,â&#x20AC;? said Debra Aho Williamson, principal analyst of social media at research firm eMarketer.

Going home without gold Unpredictability is what the Olympics are all about. That can work in a brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor if an

underdog sponsored athlete suddenly wins gold. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another side to this, as Under Armour found out. The athletic wear company spent years developing a high-tech suit for the U.S. speedskating team, which was heavily favored coming into competition. But then the team failed to medal, and worse, some blamed the Under Armour suit. It is not clear the suit had anything to do with the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance, and some experts say the flap likely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt domestic sales of its core products like shoes and T-shirts. But it was a blow to the brand because it came in front of a global audience right at the time when Under Armour is seeking to expand internationally. And experts say it put the company on the defensive instead of garnering positive Olympic good will. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an opportunity for them to shine on the Olympic stage, and they fell,â&#x20AC;? said branding expert Laura Ries. Under Armour didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respond to a request for comment. McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was limping out of the gate from the start. Before the Games began, the burger chain tried to introduce a seemingly innocuous hashtag on Twitter, CheerstoSochi. Getting a hashtag to go viral is a marketerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate goal, since it is basically free publicity. But in this case, the hashtag was picked up by activists in tweets condemning the Russian gay rights limitations and assailing McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for not speaking out forcibly against it. Next, none of its three sponsored athletes, including speedskater favorite Shani Davis, managed to get a medal.

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Denny Hamlin won one of the Budweiser Duels at Daytona on Thursday. Hamlin also won the Sprint Unlimited on Saturday night. That means with a win in the big race on Sunday, he’d be first to sweep all three events.

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Eastland’s Hannah Hake sinks to the floor after making the game-winning free throw with no time remaining in overtime Thursday against Amboy in the championship game of the 1A Forreston Sectional. Eastland won 55-54.

AURORA – The wait seemed almost interminable, but there isn’t a Prophetstown Prophet fan that’s complaining one bit. After three timeouts in the final 50 seconds, Prophets junior Clare Kramer scored a layup with 5 seconds left, then intercepted a Byron pass at halfcourt to seal Prophetstown’s second sectional title with a 55-53 win in the Class 2A Aurora Christian Sectional final. “I didn’t think it would feel this good,” said Prophets junior Corrie Reiley, wiping away tears. “With everything we’ve been through these last two games, to have such a huge cheering section and so much support, this means a lot for us as a team, as a program, as a school, and as a whole town.” PROPHETS CONTINUED ON B5

Hake’s free throw clinches Cougars win Star of the game: Hannah Hake, Eastland, 15 points, 10 rebounds, game-winning free throw in overtime. Key performers: Lexis Macomber, Eastland, 14 points, 13 rebounds; Kaitlyn Liebing, Amboy, 18 points, 15 rebounds; Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy, 14 points, three steals Up next: 1A DeKalb Supersectional, Eastland vs. Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Monday

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FORRESTON – Minutes later, after the shot fell, the mascara was running, and inside the dark tones under Hannah Hake’s eyes were millions of tiny sparkles. But, Hake shined the brightest. The Eastland senior hit the front end of a one-and-one with no time left on the overtime clock Thursday in the 1A Forreston Sectional final. That was all Cougars needed, capturing a 55-54 win over a determined Amboy Clipper team.

Eastland moves on to play Hinckley-Big Rock at the 1A DeKalb Supersectional at 7 p.m. Monday at NIU’s Convocation Center. “I haven’t made free throws during games like that all year,” Hake said. “During the timeout before the shot, coach said she had faith in me and told me just to pretend it was practice.” “I was so very, very proud of her,” Eastland coach Colleen Finn-Henze said. COUGARS CONTINUED ON B5

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Prophetstown coach Don Robinson hugs junior Clare Kramer following Thursday’s 55-53 win over Byron in the 2A Aurora Christian Sectional final. Kramer hit the game-winning shot with 5 seconds left.

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW | OTTAWA AT DIXON

Sinking Pirates next goal Dukes chasing first conference title in 47 years BY LARRY BRENNAN lbrennan@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 550

The year was 1967. Lyndon Johnson was the country’s president. The Packers beat the Chiefs in Super Bowl I. The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Clubs Band. And, the Dixon Dukes won the NCIC. Now, 47 years later, Dixon is in position to win its first conference title since. “We look at that every day Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com in our gym,” third-year Dukes Dixon’s Kyle LeBlanc shoots during a game against coach Jason Mead said. “That LaSalle-Peru this season. The Dukes are a game behind board is on the wall. I remind the Ottawa in the NIB-12 West standings going into tonight’s kids every day. I’ve been reminding them since I got hired. We game against the Pirates at Lancaster Gym.

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Record: Ottawa (20-1, 8-0 NIB12 West), Dixon (19-4, 7-1) When: 7:30 p.m. today Where: Lanacaster Gym At stake: With two games remaining, Dixon is vying for its first conference title since winning the NCIC in 1967. put emphasis on getting on the banner.” Getting on that banner seemed a long way off the past three seasons, when Dixon compiled a record of 8-76. One season after a 3-25 campaign, the Dukes are 19-4 overall and 7-1 in the Northern Illinois

Big 12 West. They are a game behind front-running Ottawa, which thumped Dixon 56-37 in Ottawa on Jan. 10. “That game is about as bad as this team can play,” Dukes junior standout Cal Jarrett said. “We didn’t execute at all. We’re ready to step up this time. If we play our game, we will this game. There’s no reason we can’t beat them.” “It was miserable,” Mead said. “We did not take care of the basketball. We were tentative. They’re really big, and take away a lot around the basket.”

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SOCHI, Russia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease. It was â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for a few more seconds, at least â&#x20AC;&#x201C; still a one-goal game. Then Marie-Philip Poulin scored with 54.6 seconds left in regulation, completing Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comeback from a two-goal deficit and sending the game into overtime. Once there, she added the gold medal-winning goal to beat the United States 3-2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the fourth consecutive Olympic womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey title for the sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthplace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it always gets better, for sure,â&#x20AC;? Poulin, who also scored twice in the Vancouver final 4 years ago, said Thursday night

with her second gold medal draped around her neck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so hard to get here and to bring it back [home] is amazing.â&#x20AC;? Shannon Szabados made 27 saves for Canada, which has won 20 straight Olympic games since the Nagano final in 1998. That was the only gold medal for the United States, which lost in the Olympic final to Canada in all three tries since then and earned a bronze in 2006. Meghan Duggan and Alex Carpenter scored for the Americans. Jesse Vetter made 28 saves, shutting the powerful Canadians down for 56 minutes, 34 seconds before Brianne Jenner knocked a seemingly harmless shot off a defenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knee and into the net. With Szabados pulled for an extra skater, U.S. forward Kelli Stack sent a clearing shot down the ice, missing a potential game-

clinching empty-net goal by inches. Even after insisting her confidence never wavered, Canada defenseman Jocelyne Larocqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes grew wide when asked about the near clincher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was freaked out at that point,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It hit the post and I went, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You know, it happened for a reason. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get that goal.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Stack said she could see the puck had the wrong angle, but she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry because the U.S. still had a 2-1 lead with just over a minute to play. About 30 seconds later, with the goalie still off, Poulin tied it and sent the game into overtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would have given us a bigger cushion,â&#x20AC;? said Stack, who played at Boston College. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done that once before in college, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the worst feeling in the world.â&#x20AC;?

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First time on the big stage? Some familiarity goes a long way. Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representatives, Jaden Urrutia and Bryant Lilly, found familiarity in different ways during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preliminary bouts at the state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center in Champaign. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re two of the six Sauk Valley grapplers still in the hunt for a state title. For the 113-pound Urrutia, it was his sparring partner, Zack DePuy, whom the sophomore brought down to get him primed for battle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He definitely knows how to warm me up and get my sweat going,â&#x20AC;? Urrutia said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and that way, my muscles are loose before I go out there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The key was not to get nervous. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an amazing place, and it can be nerve-wracking.â&#x20AC;? He coolly dispatched Grayslake Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kurtis Radke 7-0 to make the Class 2A quarterfinals, which begin at 8:30 this morning. For Lilly, a 220-pound senior, a heavy dose of vulnerability chased the butterflies, as Mount Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tristan Penrod nearly took Lilly down in the first period. But Lilly stood strong and settled in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he almost took me down, everything after that was like

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a regular match,â&#x20AC;? said Lilly, who, like Urrutia, is making his first state appearance. On the subject of familiarity, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re quite cognizant of their quarterfinal foesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; prowess. Lilly (31-11) says defense will be key against shoot-happy Edgar Ruano (33-4) of Montini, ranked fourth by Illinois Matmen. Urrutia (22-5) draws Oak Forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dan Swan (39-1), the defending champ at 106 pounds and top-ranked 113-pounder by Illinois Matmen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I think I can definitely think I can come away with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;W,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Urrutia said. Also climbing their respective ladders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all in Class 1A â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were ErieProphetstown senior Nick Williams, who rode out Vandaliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seth Purcell for a 7-6 win; 160pound Polo sophomore Ethan Cain, who outlasted Jacob Burton of Monticello; and Newman seniors Bryce Ivey and Jake Snow, who cruised to victories. Snow, the top wrestler at 145 pounds and a former champ as a freshman, blanked Dalton Blankenship of

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Vandalia, 10-0. Ivey, No. 2 at 170 pounds, routed Monticelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Redwinski 16-3. Williams (32-7), SVMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football player of the year, found himself down 5-0 after one period. He fought to keep his shoulder blades off the mat until the first period ended, then scored five points of his own in the second. After Purcell escaped to open the third, Williams scored a low single sweep with 34 seconds left and rode out the victory. Trust him. It was 34 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As soon as I took him down, I just watched the clock,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those seconds took forever.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll face fourthranked Hunter Sant Amour in the quarters, after losing a close match to him at the Argento-Oreana tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was 1-1 in the third, and I took a sloppy shot. He got a takedown and rode me out,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, yeah, I think I have a really good chance to advance to the semifinals. As a senior, I really have nothing to lose. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to leave it all out there.â&#x20AC;?

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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Nothing like a heated nonconference battle to get one ready for postseason play. AFC edged Paw Paw 58-56 in a regional warmup Thursday in Ashton. The Raiders (12-14) outscored the Bulldogs 17-13 in the fourth period, and shot 10-for-12 from the free-throw line to the Bulldogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7-for-13. AFC got 19 points from Jacob Hilliker, and 11 apiece from Troy Mairs

and Matt Gendusa, and absorbed a 25-point performance by Nicholas Siemers that included eight in the final period. The Raiders visit Durand tonight, and will play Erie at 8 p.m. Tuesday in an Amboy Regional quarterfinal.

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball

Sauk Valley C.C. 81, Black Hawk East 60:

Seven Skyhawks scored at least nine points, and Sauk cruised after jumping out to a 46-25 halftime lead in an Arrowhead Conference road game. Carlos Hendrix scored 15 points for Sauk (18-

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Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 3A Mendota Regional s2OCK&ALLS ,A3ALLE 0ERU s$IXON 3TREATOR Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 4A Rock Island Regional s5NITED4OWNSHIP /TTAWA 3A Geneseo Regional s'ENESEO $UNLAP 3A Mendota Regional s3TERLING $IXON Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 3A Geneseo Regional s'ENESEOVS'ALESBURG  3A Mendota Regional s-ENDOTAVS3TERLING 

Conf.             4-9 3-10   1-11

All             5-19 9-20   2-26

Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result 1A Forreston Sectional s!MBOY $AKOTA Season over

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All     16-10   14-10   15-10 4-23  

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result 1A Forreston Sectional s%ASTLAND !MBOY /4 Postseason pairings CLASS 3A Mendota Regional Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O-ENDOTA 2OCK&ALLS s.O3TERLING $IXON Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP -ENDOTAVS3TERLING  Winner advances to IVC Sectional vs. Peoria Notre Dame Regional winner, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 CLASS 2A Aurora Christian Sectional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s0ROPHETSTOWN /REGON /4 s"YRON !URORA#HRISTIAN Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP 0ROPHETSTOWN "YRON Prophetstown advances to Monmouth Supersectional vs. El Paso-Gridley, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24

Class 2A Aurora Christian Sectional Championship

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Conf. 10-1     7-5 5-7   1-10

All 28-4     19-12 15-14   5-21

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Big Northern West Byron -ENDOTA 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN Oregon Stillman Valley 2OCK&ALLS Winnebago

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 2A Aurora Christian Sectional s0ROPHETSTOWN "YRON 1A Forreston Sectional s%ASTLAND !MBOY /4

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s#HAMPIONSHIP %ASTLAND !MBOY /4 Eastland advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24

NUIC West

Ottawa Sterling Dixon Geneseo LaSalle-Peru Streator

All     20-10   8-16   10-16  

CLASS 1A Forreston Sectional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s!MBOY $AKOTA s%ASTLAND 'ALENA

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%ASTLAND %AST$UBUQUE Warren 2IVER2IDGE 3TOCKTON Lena-Winslow 3CALES-OUND Galena 0EARL#ITY 7EST#ARROLL

Conf.     9-5   6-7   2-10  

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Newman Bureau Valley 0ROPHETSTOWN -ORRISON &ULTON 2IVERDALE !MBOY Erie

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Big Northern West 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN Winnebago Byron -ENDOTA Stillman Valley 2OCK&ALLS Oregon

Three Rivers North

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Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bench looks on in disbelief Thursday night as a fouled is called against them with no time left on the clock in overtime. Amboy lost 55-54 to Eastland.

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Kramer was the girl to come through in the clutch in this one. After holding her own against Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-foot-2 junior stud Ellie Lehne for most of the game, Kramer took the ball on the final possession dribbled down to the post, nearly traveled when she bobbled the ball picking up her dribble, and put up a layup ahead of a charging Lehne. Kramer then came up huge again 3 seconds later, sprinting from the backcourt to nab a Byron pass before cradling the ball as time expired. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The play was to give it me, let me drive and either dish to a shooter, shoot it myself, or get fouled,â&#x20AC;? Kramer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw an opening, jumped as high as I could, then watched the ball go through the net. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then, I saw the ball loose there at half court at the end, and ran as hard as I could to get to it first. It was just an awesome feeling watching the time run out.â&#x20AC;? Like Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinal against Oregon, the Prophets (29-2) saw a second-half lead evaporate, then had to fight back from a late deficit. But just like that semifinal, Prophetstown was up to the task. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oregon made a big run on us, too, and we pulled through that,â&#x20AC;? Reiley said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so we knew we could do it again today.â&#x20AC;? Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest lead came at 36-23 with 4:40 left in the third quarter. Shelby Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; three-point play followed a Heather Strike 3-pointer to cap a 16-5 run over the final 4 minutes of the second quarter and first 3 minutes of the third. The Prophets built the lead with their usual high-percentage offense, using cutters behind Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zone defense to find layups. When the defense backed down, Adams and the other perimeter players were able to knock down some 3s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just look to one player to make every play or hit every shot for us,â&#x20AC;? Karlie Stafford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have 11 girls on this team who can make plays, do great things for us, and we all trust each other so much. When we hit shots and play good defense, things go well for us.â&#x20AC;? Byron took a timeout before Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; free throw to complete the three-point play, and looked like a different team. The Tigers (29-4) switched to a man-to-man defense, and the change in inten-

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Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heather Strike (left) and Shelby Adams (right) battle for a loose ball during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 55-53 win over Byron at the 2A Aurora Christian Sectional.

Up next s!-ONMOUTH3UPERSECTIONAL 0ROPHETSTOWNVS%L0ASO 'RIDLEY PM-ONDAY sity was instantaneous. The result was a 12-2 run to close the third quarter, and Byron carried that over to score six of the first eight points in the fourth quarter for a 41-40 lead â&#x20AC;&#x201C; its first since 16-15 early in the second quarter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with 6 minutes to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As soon as we switched to man, our intensity picked up and we started playing harder and being more aggressive,â&#x20AC;? Byron senior Mayson Whipple said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got some steals, got our defense to turn into offense, and finally started hitting some shots.â&#x20AC;? A lot of those shots came in the form of post moves by Lehne. She scored 12 of her team-high 18 points in the second half, and six of her game-high 14 rebounds were of the offensive variety. She also blocked eight shots and nabbed three steals. And when Lehne wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scoring over two â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and sometimes three â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Prophets, Whipple and her backcourt mates were knocking down jumpers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ellieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just amazing in there, and she does it every game,â&#x20AC;? Whipple said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She always puts everything sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got into every game, and that gets us going.â&#x20AC;? But Prophetstown had the answer, in the form of Stafford (19 points, 8 rebounds) and Kramer (16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists,

2 steals). The post duo scored 24 of the Prophetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final 27 points, including a 6-for-8 performance from the free-throw line. As usual, the Prophets were the model of efficiency. They assisted on 17 of their 21 field goals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but ironically, not on Kramerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gamewinner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and scored on nine of their final 10 possessions down the stretch; the only one they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t was a Byron steal, and Strike stole the ball right back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about five individuals sticking together and playing as one team out there on the court,â&#x20AC;? Adams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we had fouls to give and the possession arrow in our favor at the end, and we trusted each other to do what had to be done to get the win.â&#x20AC;? Adams added nine points, two assists and two steals for Prophetstown, and Reiley and Strike both finished with four points and six assists; Reiley nabbed five rebounds and three steals. Whipple scored 16 for Byron, with 13 coming in the second half, and also had three assists and two steals. Freshman Lexi DeVries had 12 points, and Keelyn Swanson chipped in four points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We felt like we had them on the ropes, and you just have to tip your hat to Prophetstown,â&#x20AC;? Byron coach Eric Yerly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played hard to make our run, then it went back and forth in the end. Unfortunately, they made the last big play, splitting our defense and making a nice shot.â&#x20AC;?

Hake hits five free throws in overtime COUGARS

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;By midway through the first half, she was so frustrated because No. 44 [Kaitlyn Liebing] was having her way against her,â&#x20AC;? Finn-Henze said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She really hung in there and battled back. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been such a fighter.â&#x20AC;? Eastland (27-5) took possession of the ball with 55 seconds left in the overtime after a free throw by Karlee Doege tied the score at the opposite end. The Cougars held the ball on the outside, letting the clock tick down to 17.8 seconds before calling timeout. After the timeout, the ball moved around again before Hake gained control to right of the basket with time ticking down. She made a move against Doege, shot and missed. Somewhere in that sequence, the buzzer sounded, and the ref blew the whistle. Amboy coach MIke McCracken and the Clipper faithful felt the shot and foul happened after the buzzer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the second time this season we lost a game in the last 1.3 seconds, and had to sit back and watch the game end at the line,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I heard the buzzer, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing we can do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have nothing but respect for Eastland and the program that Colleen runs. Both teams fought very hard tonight. I told the girls the difference was one rebound here, or one made shot there. It was the slimmest of margins.â&#x20AC;?

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Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kennedy Dinges gets fouled by Eastlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miranda Grisham during the 1A Forreston Sectional championship game on Thursday. Hake made all five of her free throw attempts in the overtime, which accounted for all five of Eastlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s points. She also had hit two free throws with 14.1 seconds left in regulation to give Eastland a 50-48 advantage. Amboy (21-7) answered on that occasion, as freshman Delaney Wilhelm brought the ball all the way up the court and hit a running jumper from just inside the 3-point line with 7.5 seconds left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her and Karlee are both freshman, and they both hit big shots tonight,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the foul situation, we had a lot of different lineups out there. We were forced to have our experienced junior on the bench, and the younger players stepped up.â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm had 14 points and three steals. Doege

had nine points. The only player who saw action for Amboy on Thursday that will graduate is Micaela McCoy. The rest of the players should be back to take another run at a sectional title in 2015. That includes junior Kaitlyn Liebing, who started the game dominating fashion. The 5-foot-8 center had nine of Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10 first-quarter points. She ended with 13 points by halftime and eight rebounds. Her final tally was 18 points and 15 rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was really, really good,â&#x20AC;? Finn-Henze said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a while there where we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything against her.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;She had the game of her life,â&#x20AC;? McCracken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just played her heart out. She got very tired.â&#x20AC;? The physical play took its toll on the post players, and it led to a lot of fouls.

Amboy finished with 30 fouls and had three players foul out. Eastland had 24 fouls. Both teams were not surprised by the physicality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a post player, it seems like I get beat up every game,â&#x20AC;? Eastland center Lexis Macomber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was physical tonight, but I thought we did a good job of not backing down.â&#x20AC;? Macomber had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Amboy took the lead at 8-7 with 2:14 left in the first quarter. It did not relinquish the lead until midway through the fourth quarter. At one point in the third quarter, the Clippers were ahead by nine points at 30-21. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just out there trying to stay as positive as possible,â&#x20AC;? Macomber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up. We knew that we could beat them, we just had to want it more.â&#x20AC;?


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to fall into place, and they have.â&#x20AC;? At the The teams meet again beginFriday at the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ning of the Lancaster Gym, with season, just one more conferthe Dukes Cal ence game thereafter. set three Jarrett $IXON â&#x20AC;&#x153;It means a lot. We goals: win JUNIOR know where we started 20 games, from,â&#x20AC;? said Jarrett, who win the has been a varsity start- conference championer since his freshman ship, and win a regional season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know we championship. Their have a decent chance last regional title came to do something that in 1986. hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been done in a With a win Friday, 20 long time.â&#x20AC;? wins would be checked Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapid rise has off the list, and Dixon likely surprised many, would be tied with including the Dukes Ottawa atop the conthemselves, to an extent. ference with one game â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the fall, I could remaining. see how much we all A regional title also improved,â&#x20AC;? Jarrett said. seems a very realistic â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could tell it would be a possibility. The Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lot better. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize are in the Class 3A weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be this good.â&#x20AC;? LaSalle-Peru Regional â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it was a possi- with Mendota (17-8), bility,â&#x20AC;? Mead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We LaSalle-Peru (9-13), had the potential to do Sterling (7-13), and it, but a lot of things had Rock Falls (6-17). CONTINUED FROM B1

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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media Lost cat, black & wht. Tiger stripe. Answers to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ticklesâ&#x20AC;?. Area of W. 12th St., Sterling since Mon. 2/17. Call 815-622-8938

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Become a Hospice Volunteer There's no time like the present to add life to each day of a hospice patient. Volunteers provide companionship and support to the terminally ill and their loved ones. They fill a unique role in providing comfort and support to patients and families with giving of their time, energy and compassion. Hospice of the Rock River Valley has a need for volunteers to work with patients and families. Training will be provided and begins March 4. To make a difference in someone's life, call Nina at 815-288-3673.

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12 Units: offices and apartments, Dixon. $5,500/mo. Income. $325,000. 815-456-2225 3 Houses: 5 units with garages, Dixon. $2,000/ mo. income. For sale $150,000. Call 815-456-2225.

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4 adjacent cemetery lots in Chapel Hill, Dixon, Garden of Hymns. $750/ea. obo. 727-798-3191

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â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Motivated Seller! Redone inside & out. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 1-3pm 506 Eels Ave. Dixon Call Diane Schnake Heartland Realty 815-440-4817

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AMBOY 2BR w/appls, deck $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123 First months rent $99! 2BR very clean, all applcs. No Pets. Ref. & dep. Req. 815849-5334

ASHTON â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.â&#x2DC;&#x2026;

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Call Today For An Appointment 815-284-6782 2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753. 2BR upper, w/d hookup, $450/mo. 609 W. 3rd. No pets, non smoking 815-288-6083.

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Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151 Efficiency Upper, appl. W & D, water, sewer, garbage, incl. Off-road parking, no pets. $310 mo + dep. 815378-2151 Huge XXL 1BR, pets, free heat, water, & garbage, $550/mo. 815761-6419. LG 2BR lower level $495/mo. Includes garage, cable, trash p/u. Quiet neighbors. No pets 815-973-6363 Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $475. 815652-3365. Upper 2BR. Nice! Pay only elec. $450 mo./ dep. Vickie 815-973-4444.

2BR, laundry hookup. $500/mo. $500/dep. Call 815-632-9602.

HARMON 1 Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368 st

MT. MORRIS 1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345

PROPHETSTOWN 2BR, 2ba. 109 E. 2nd St. 1 garage stall. $500/mo. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty 815-7722728

ROCK FALLS 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, $425 mo, includes util. East Rt. 30. 815-508-2345 1BR, all utilities incl. No pets. $500/ mo. + dep. Call 815-718-0956.

Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $700/ mo. plus utilities. No pets. Call 815-626-2145 Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No dogs. 815-5379190, 815-4413999. THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

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210 6th Ave. 2 BR, W/D hookup, water, sewer, garbage inc. $400/ mo. + dep. 815-440-5452

1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty.

2BR Duplex 606 Broadway. Sm. pet okay. $500/+ dep. 815-791-1082

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2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517

Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

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2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 Park Setting, 55+ newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199.

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Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call 815716-6150. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130. Studio apt. $300/ mo. + dep., studio apt. $400/mo. + dep. 1BR $500/mo + dep. 773-3190059.

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DIXON 2-3 BR Much new- Nice!! Why rent? 620 Grant Ave. $670/mo. Call 815878-7399.

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2BR Ranch duplex w/garage. Applcs., lawn care, snow removal & water incl. No pets. $685/ mo. + dep. Call 815-994-1325. 2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2BR/BA. No smoking or pets. $675/ mo. 815-440-0927 For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

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ESTATE OF DARLENE M. BROCKMAN, Deceased. No. 14 P 16 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of DARLENE M. BROCKMAN. Letters of Office were issued to JAMES W. BROCKMAN, JR., 2885 Grandview Road, Milledgeville, Illinois 61051, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both, on or before August 11, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (l0) days after it has been filed. Dated this 4th day of February, 2014. James W. Brockman, Jr., Independent Representative Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200

NOTICE

AT&T Mobility Services, LLC hereby gives notice of a monopole tower at 456 Walker Road, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois 61021 (Latitude 41-47-15.3 N; Longitude 89-32-37.6 W). The height of the tower will be 51.8 meters above ground level (265.5 meters above mean sea level). The tower is anticipated to have no lights. Interested persons may review the application for this project at www. fcc.gov/asr/applications by entering Antenna Structure Registration (Form 854) file no. A0893544 and may raise environmental concerns about the project under the National Environmental Policy Act rules of the Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR §1.1307, by notifying the FCC of the specific reasons that the action may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Requests for Environmental Review must be filed within 30 days of the date that notice of the project is published on the FCC's website and may only raise environmental concerns. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online at www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest, but they may be filed with a paper copy by mailing the Request to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. A copy of the Request should be provided to EBI Consulting at 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York, PA 17403. Feb. 21, 2014

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EMPLOYMENT

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Casualty & Property licensed CSR wanted for FT or PT office employment. Resumes may be dropped off or mailed to: American Family Ins. 503 E. 3rd St. Sterling IL 61081 CDL local haul driver wanted. Belt & hopper trailer experience needed. Good driving record & must be able to pass DOT drug/alcohol test. Fax resume to 815-4383949 or email to cowsrus63@ hotmail.com

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Local company seeking OTR driver. Home weekends. Flatbed experience preferred but not required. 2 year driving exp. required. Call 815622-3000. Moring Disposal is accepting applications for drivers. Class B CDL only with air brakes endorsement for work performed out of our Rock Falls facility. We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package. Our benefit package includes uniform, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and 401-K with employer match. Apply in person only at our Rock Falls location at 2110 McNeil Road, Rock Falls, between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30 Monday through Friday. Moring Disposal, Inc. conducts pre-employment and random drug screens. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. NIGHT MANAGER for domestic violence shelter. Work with adult and child clients, clerical work, answering crisis hotline. Third shift, 10/20 hours/week. Prefer high school graduate/GED; social service experience a plus. Apply at YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Avenue, Sterling. EOE TO OUR

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Stock #1935A

38,988

$

*

*

24,988*

$

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

24,988*

$

Stock #R516

20,988*

$

23,988*

$

Stock #R484

20,988*

$

Stock #R591

*

$

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

20,988*

$

19,988

$

*

11 Chevrolet Silverado

19,988*

$

19,988

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Stock #1956B

17,988*

$

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Loaded

17,988*

$

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

17,988

$

*

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Great Equipment

17,988

$

Stock #R535

*

16,988

$

*

Bluetooth

15,988

$

*

Great Equipment Stock $ #1911A

16,488

*

*

16,288

$

*

*

Stock #R606

*

Stock #R605

15,988

$

*

15,988

$

*

Nice Ride

Stock #R609

Value Priced

16,988

$

Stock #R538

*

*

Great Equipment

15,988

$

Stock #R555

*

Stock #1616B

4x4

15,988

$

*

BUY OF THE WEEK 13 Chevrolet Impala LS 3 mo. Free OnStar

Stock #R558

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

14,988

$

*

10 Chevrolet HHR Great MPG

Stock #1559A

10,988*

$

Value Priced

13 Chevrolet Impala LS

14,988

$

Stock #R457

*

08 Honda Civic

10,988*

$

08 Chevrolet Malibu LT

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Stock #R505A

9,488

$

*

9,988*

$

07 Buick LaCrosse

9,488

$

*

*

15,988

$

*

13 Chevrolet Impala

15,988

$

*

Value Priced

Just

13,988

$

*

07 Chrysler Sebring

Great Value

Stock #1819A

7,988

$

*

Value Priced

Stock #R561A

*

Economy Car

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Economy Car Stock $ #1936B

9,988*

Great Value

Stock #R542

4,788

$

15,988

$

*

*

*

12,988

$

*

9,988

$

*

05 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Very Clean

4,988

$

Loaded

Stock #1479B

15,988*

$

Stock #R459

14,988*

$

Stock #1674D

4x4

11,988*

$

06 GMC Envoy SLE

Great Value

Stock #R554A

16,988*

$

03 Dodge Ram

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Stock #R592

Stock #1598A

Great Equipment

15,988

$

Stock #1952A

Value Priced

13 Chevrolet Impala

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17,988*

$

11 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT

06 Chevrolet Colorado

08 Toyota Yaris

04 Oldsmobile Alero

6,488

$

*

09 Ford Mustang

13,988

$

16,988

$

Stock #R461B

07 Chevrolet Silverado LT

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

Incredible Value!

Stock #R610

17,988*

Stock #R579

$

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$

Stock #R545

17,988*

Stock #R528

12 Chevrolet Cruze

13 Chevrolet Cruze LT

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Stock #R557

17,988*

$

Real Value

16,988

$

Stock #1937A

Stock #R428

07 Pontiac G6

Great Equipment Stock #R464A

Factory Warranty

08 Chevrolet Malibu

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“Think Spring”

Stock #R350B

13 CHEVROLET SPARK

14,988

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07 Harley Dyna Low Rider

Great MPG!

Stock #1845C

True Value

Stock #R559

18,988*

$

Great Equipment

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

04 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

15,988

$

Stock #1927A

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Value Priced

Stock #R586

10 Chevrolet Equinox LS

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

13 Chevrolet Impala

Well Equipped

15,988

$

17,988

$

Smooth Ride

Bluetooth

Stock #R613

Stock #R554A

13 Chevrolet Impala

13 Chevrolet Impala

Bluetooth

Stock #R607

17,988

$

18,988*

$

Factory Warranty

Stock #R550

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Economy Car

13 Chevrolet Impala

13 Chevrolet Impala

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

13 Chevrolet Captiva

Tremendous Value

Stock #1896A

$

Stock #R489

11 Chevrolet Equinox

10 Chevrolet Equinox

Low Miles

Stock #R578

17,988*

$

19,988*

Great Shape

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

17,988*

19,588*

$

Loaded

Great MPG

$

Stock #R595

07 Chevrolet Silverado LT

10 Chevrolet Traverse LS Stock #R541

17,988*

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Great Equipment

7 Passenger

Handicap Equipped

$

Stock #R483A

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

Stock #1917M

13 Dodge Grand Caravan

05 Dodge Caravan

13 Hyundai Elantra LTD

20,988*

$

22,988*

$

Stock #1965A

Great Equipment

Stock #R527

19,488*

$

Local Trade

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Great Buy

Stock #R539

19,988*

$

Stock #R596

Stock #R449A

19,000 Miles

27,988*

Stock #R531

Ultra Low Miles

18,988

$

Stock #R543

21,488*

11 Buick Regal CXL

Great Equipment

24,988*

$

4x4, Local Trade

$

Stock #R563A

Great Equipment

Stock #1966A

07 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

09 Chevrolet Traverse LT

$

Stock #R526

10 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Value Priced

Bluetooth

Stock #R530

21,988*

$

Stock #R546

*

Great Equipment

10 Chevrolet Traverse LS

14 Chevrolet Captiva $

21,988*

$

Stock #1892A

25,988

$

Stock #R442B

11 Chevrolet Traverse LT

Local Trade

34 MPG

Stock #R486

25,988

*

11 Chevrolet Colorado LT

2500, Great Equipment

Stock #R594

Stock #1992A

Great Equipment

$

Stock #R504

09 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

13 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Super Low Miles

Stock #R593

27,988

*

08 Chevrolet Silverado LT

13 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Low Miles

$

4x4

22,988*

Stock #F592

Stock #1825A

09 Chevrolet Silverado

Great Equipment

Great Equipment

10 GMC Acadia SLT

1-Owner

30,988

$

Stock #2300A

11 GMC Terrain SLT

13 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Great Value

Factory Warranty

Stock #R589

*

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

14 Chevrolet Captiva LS

Great MPG

36,988

$

Stock #R537

12 GMC Acadia

1-Owner

AWD, Loaded

37,988

$

Lots of Extras

Great Equipment

Stock #R588

Loaded

Stock #1597A

13 Chevrolet Silverado

13 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

11 GMC Acadia SLT-1

09 Chevrolet Silverado LT Stock #R569

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9,988*

$

04 YAMAHA V-STAR

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2,650*

$

(815)625.2700 *Prices do not include tax, title, license and doc fees. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. See dealer for details. Dealer not liable for errors in this ad. All pricing ends 02/28/14.

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