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Sheriff hopefuls talk training Simonton, Varga face off at forum Tuesday BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

DIXON – Lee County Sheriff John Varga touted his experience and his relationship with the County Board at a candidates forum Tuesday. His opponent, John Simonton, said he could do better. About 200 people showed up to the Sauk Valley Tea Party-hosted event, which was held at Dixon’s Loveland Community House.

The first question of the night was about the jail and the sheriff’s deputies’ training when it comes to working with inmates with mental health disorders. Varga said that in recent years, especially with statewide budget cuts and closing of state mental health facilities, the jail is now being forced to house a population it isn’t equipped to handle, but that his correctional officers are doing what they can with what they have. That idea of working with what you have was the theme of the night for Varga, who also often spoke of the uphill climb during his tenure at sheriff, marked by a shrinking budget.

“We try to get the best training that we can to the correctional officers that we have, and that’s either by video or through medical service providers,” Varga said. “For the most part, during an arrest, depending on the circumstances, we might not really find out the main issues that they have until they get to the jail, and either they get evaluated by doctors or we have family members come in and tell us.” Varga said inmates with mental health disorders face 6 to 8 months in Lee County before they’re able to be transferred to the appropriate facilities. TRAINING CONTINUED ON A4

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Barb Schwamberger of Dixon asks a question Tuesday night during a Sauk Valley Tea Party-hosted sheriff forum in Dixon. Lee County Sheriff John Varga and candidate John Simonton, both Republicans, answered questions at Loveland Community House.

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ICU Director Val Pfoutz describes a lifting system used in the hospital’s new intensive care wing. KSB has just finished the wing and is waiting for approval from the state to begin accepting patients.

KSB project cost $2.8 million BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – The new and old intensive care units at KSB Hospital are separated by a floor and 30 years. After nearly 18 months on planning and construction, the public will get its first look during an open house Wednesday. The new ICU, which emphasizes patient and family comfort and work efficiency, cost the hospital $2.8 million. The new ICU has twice the space, more technology, more efficient work spaces, and an isolation room to prevent airborne diseases from spreading.

It will be open for patients in about a month, said hospital President David Schreiner, after it receives final approvals from the state. While doing the research and planning, the hospital determined it didn’t need to expand its current ICU capacity, Schreiner said, so the new third floor facility will have six patient rooms. The old ICU is on the fourth floor of the hospital and will be turned into administrative meeting space, officials said, because the cost of renovating it for other medical uses was too expensive. ICU CONTINUED ON A2

The former ICU was built 30 years ago. The cramped spaces and floor cords are just a few of the aspects that have been changed in the new unit.

Online extra Go to saukvalley.com to take a video tour of the new intensive care unit at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

AMBOY – Michael Therriault and his family have been without water for nearly 3 weeks, saying it appears to be the result of a frozen line on the city’s side of the system. When he informed the city, he said, “I was told it was a problem all the way to the main.” A city worker informed him that the customer was responsible for the water line all the way to the main, he said. In many towns in the Sauk Valley, the municipality is in charge from the curb box to the main, where Therriault’s problem is believed to have taken place. On Saturday, more than 2 weeks after losing water service, Therriault, who lives in the 700 block of East Main Street, called Alderwoman Deanne Hoy about it. Hoy said she hadn’t known about it. It turns out two other houses and two businesses also are without water, she said. The city is checking to see whether it can solve the problems and has been to Therriault’s house, she said. “This is definitely an issue,” Hoy said. “[The city] should haven’t waited this long to deal with this water issue. From what I was told, the attitude they were given was, ‘Wait until the spring thaw.’” When their water went off, Therriault’s wife, Carolyn, and his daughter, Vicki Therriault, started spending nights at the Comfort Inn in Dixon, with Therriault visiting often. The motel got too expensive, so they returned home. WATER CONTINUED ON A4

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The new ICU is one floor closer to the emergency room and has an elevator dedicated to making trips for patients more private. They previously used the public elevators in the hospital. Each of the six ICU patient rooms can be customized to fit the needs of patients and their families, said Val Pfoutz, the ICU director. That customization begins with the instrument panels, Pfoutz said, which not only are more ergonomic for the staff, but also allow the patient to move around the room with greater ease. “Everything moves with the patient,� she said. Linda Clemen, chief nursing officer, said there’s an emphasis for a patient’s family to stay with them for extended periods of time. “Pushing for familycentered care is kind of a new concept to help with healing,� she said. “Historically, you might be able to come back every hour for 15 minutes. We’re encouraging [family members] to stay with their loved one and be a part of the process and part of the plan to care.� To make that more accommodating, the rooms have more space, chairs and even a bed that can be folded out of the couch area. The cords and wires for all the equipment are off the floor, making it safer for the staff and the patient.

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Julie Mann (left), KSB’s chief administration officer, and Linda Clemen, chief nursing officer, talk about the approach the planners and architects have put into the design of the new ICU. Natural light, work stations and family friendly spaces have all been addressed in the process.

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the rooms, where a nurse can see their patients and respond quickly. Patient medication is also stored in these individual stations. There are LED lights in the hallways, which are more energy efficient and easier to place in the cramped ceiling panels. The floor pattern was even picked with the patient in mind. “Our designers told us that if you have long, uninterrupted space, it’s more difficult for peo-

ple with mental status changes,� Schreiner said. “It’s confusing if you have all [the same] color flooring.� The hallway in the ICU has a look of hardwood floors, but with large beige blocks leading to each room. Each of the rooms also has a new call system to go along with the phones that medical staff members have on their hips. That system can alert a specific response team or hospital specialist that they are needed in a specific room in the ICU. Nurses can also set up reminders to check in on patients. “It’s just reminders for the patients,� Pfoutz said. “So we can get them the care that they need – better outcomes.�

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DIXON – Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss stood in front of nearly 75 people Tuesday night and was speechless. He had just been presented with the Citizen of the Year award, given by the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce. He was introduced by last year’s winner, Jim Sarver, during the 32nd annual Citizen of the Year banquet at Timber Creek Golf Course. “Wow. ... This is a crazy moment,� said Langloss, who didn’t know he would be honored. “I did not expect this.� After asking for a moment to collect his thoughts, Langloss, who was named police chief in 2008 and served as special assistant to the City Council for much of 2013, said there were many others in attendance who were deserving of the honor. “None of this would be possible without the support of my family. My wife, Eva – she’s the one that really deserves a round of applause – [and] our amazing kids Bradyn and Alexis,� Langloss said. “All of us here are just driven, really, to make a difference, and to do that, it takes so much time and so much commitment. “You need that love and support and the caring from your family – to be understanding – to be able to do that.� Langloss is also the president of the Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center’s board of directors and worked to get Erin’s Law, which is aimed at reducing child sexual abuse, passed by the Illinois Legislature in 2011.

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Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss speaks before a crowd Tuesday night in Dixon after having been chosen the 2013 Dixon Citizen of the Year. for the work they do in the community. “So much of my life is about helping people who can’t completely help themselves – children, elderly, those with special needs,� Langloss said. “What an amazing job you guys are doing.� In May 2013, in the aftermath of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s arrest and the resignation of former public works and personnel director Shawn Ortgiesen’s resignation, Langloss was named special assistant to the City Council. He later advised the governmental task force that recommended the

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of Moline; a son, Michael W. Morris of Iowa City, Iowa; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Paul DeSchepper of Moline; grandchildren, Alex Roth and his girlfriend, Nina Reynolds, and Ian and Hannah DeSchepper; her mother, Phyllis Maxfield of Morrison; siblings and their spouses, Barry and Dorothy Maxfield of Merrill, Wis., Brian and Roberta Maxfield of DeKalb, Nancy Carlson of Geneseo, Janet and Thomas Beveroth, Paul Maxfield, and Vaughn and Martina Maxfield, all of Morrison, and Phillip and Anita Maxfield of Leesburg, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews, and their families. She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Jeffrey Maxfield, and a brother-inlaw, Terry Carlson. A memorial gathering will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and a brief time of sharing of stories for family and friends at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center in Moline. Burial will be at a later date at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Bill Morris for an education fund to be established for Marcia’s family. Visit www.trimblefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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mal, and Christian and Peter Olsen of Texas; three great-grandchildren, Julian and Audrina of Virginia, and Nikki of Texas; two sisters, Martha (Calvin) Sellers of Earlville and Linda (Paul) Bonnette of Sandwich; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Russell. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hanley-TurnerEighner Funeral Home in Earlville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Earlville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Linda Thomas, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Precinct Cemetery in rural Earlville. Memorials may be directed to Earlville United Methodist Church, Senior Saturday’s, or Earlville Country Club. Visit www.eighnerfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Richard L. ‘Dick’ LeRette NACHUSA – Richard L. “Dick� LeRette, 79, of Nachusa, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center. Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

Irvin L. Stadel ELIZABETH – Irvin L. Stadel, 85, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth is handling arrangements.

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“Obviously, we understand that jail is not the proper place for them, but in order to keep them safe and the public safe, that’s where they are, and we have to deal with it that way,� Varga said. Simonton, a Dixon police officer and retired State Police commander, brought up a topic he has often noted as being a problem within the sheriff’s department – what he sees as an inadequate amount of training provided to sheriff’s deputies within all areas. “Training in general for areas such as mental health has to be done annually, or more often than that,� he said. “And speaking of training, training in all areas needs to be improved within the sheriff’s department.� Simonton explained that in Dixon, there is a “mobile training unit,� which is run by a former Dixon police lieutenant, and that unit provides training for agencies from six different counties. Each year, he said, the counties pay a fee to attend training sessions. Simonton said that between 2009 and 2012, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department trained its employees an average of 250 hours per year. He compared that number to the Sterling Police Department, which had

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Retiree groups want lawsuits consolidated SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Efforts are underway to consolidate four lawsuits challenging Illinois’ new pension reform law, a move that could ultimately impact how the Legislature chooses to act on other underfunded municipal retirement systems around the state. In recent weeks, lawyers for the four groups of state retirees that filed class-action lawsuits have asked the state Supreme Court to allow them to present their cases as one. Their motions follow a January request by the Illinois attorney general to consolidate the cases for the purposes of “just and efficient conduct.� All four lawsuits share the common claim that the pension reform plan, passed in December, violates the state constitution, which says benefits may “not be diminished or impaired.� Because three of the cases were filed in Sangamon County Court and another in Cook County Circuit Court, the Illinois Supreme Court must choose a court in which to hear the case if the consolidation motion is granted. John Myers, a Springfield-based attorney who represents the Retired State Employees Association in its lawsuit filed in January, told The Associated Press he feels there could be less of a bottleneck if the cases are consolidated in central Illinois’ Sangamon County versus the more populous Cook County. “The Sangamon County Courts typically are quicker than Cook County. That’s the way it is,� Myers said. While Myers said there isn’t a strategic advantage to consolidating the cases, he noted “consolidation does simplify things procedurally and avoids the risk of conflicting court decisions.� The Legislature passed a measure to fix the worst-in-the-nation

pension crisis during a special session at the end of 2013. The state’s five public-retirement systems were $100 billion short of what was needed to meet the state’s obligations to workers and retirees at that time due to decades of lawmakers skipping or shorting payments to the systems, which siphoned away money from schools and social services. The plan’s supporters say it will reduce the unfunded liability by about more than $20 billion and fully fund the pension systems by 2044. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office last month estimated the plan will save the state about $145 billion over the next three decades. Under the plan, annual cost-of-living increases for retirees will be reduced and the retirement age for workers 45 and younger goes up, giving some workers the option of freezing their pension and participating in a 401(k)style contribution plan. It also puts some savings back into the pension funds and directs money from pension bond payments to the retirement systems after those bonds are paid off in 2019. Lawmakers included two components they say were intended to improve the plan’s odds of surviving a legal challenge: a 1 percent decrease in employee contributions and a funding guarantee, which allows the systems to sue the state if lawmakers don’t pay those pension accounts. Senate President John Cullerton described the legislation as an important test case for the courts, which could also guide the Legislature as it considers other pension reform measures this spring for the city of Chicago and municipalities around the state. It’s unknown, however, how long it could take the courts to rule on the issue.

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LEFT: John Simonton, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Lee County sheriff, speaks before a large crowd in Dixon during a Tea Party-sponsored sheriff forum. RIGHT: Lee County Sheriff John Varga answers a question Tuesday night during the forum. more than 1,100 hours of training; Dixon, which had just under 1,000 hours; Whiteside County, 575 hours; and Ogle County, about 600 hours. “If we really want to put our efforts forward in training, we have to enhance that and increase that training level,� Simonton said. “And that is currently not being done.�

Sheriff defends agency’s training Varga responded by saying his deputies are still receiving the benefits of the training sessions. “Our numbers might be low within the training unit, but that’s because we only send one or two officers to that training, and then we bring those officers back and have them come back and pay the training in-house ... so they are getting their

training, it’s just not sending multiple people to that training unit.� With the loss of revenue from the county’s landfill, the sheriff’s department’s budget is taking a hit; because of that, money was also high on Tuesday night’s agenda. Varga said he wanted to continue his solid relationship with the County Board, and was grateful for the opportunities the members have given him. “It’s one of those things, it’s part of my job to explain to them why we need stuff and what we’re doing, so we continue to get what we’ve been given,� Varga said, “whether it’s a wish list or whether it’s simply trying to maintain what we have.�

Looking for grants Simonton said he hoped to look outside of county agencies to find grants to

provide for things he sees as important items for the department to have, such as computers for every squad car. “There are so many people who are competing for the same resources,� he said. “There’s only so much revenue there, and the best thing to do is to come in and understand where the monies are, how much is there, and put forth your best effort and try to improve technology, and training, and hiring personnel the best you can with what you have, and if you can’t do it with the County Board because the monies aren’t there, you try to do it ... through grant programs, through attempting to share resources with other agencies.� Varga and Simonton are competing for the Republican nomination for sheriff in the March 18 primary.

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So how are they getting by? For flushing the toilet, they use snow. “Luckily, we’ve had a lot of snow,� Therriault said. They fill 5-gallon containers with water from neighbors. And they use one of their neighbor’s washing machines. Therriault said his family will seek com-

pensation from the city for their expenses. “We were given erroneous information,� he said. “They should have done more to isolate the problem, instead of saying it is our issue. There should have been more help on their part.� Mayor Tom Nauman was out of town Tuesday, with calls referred to Daryl Stuckemeyer, who is acting as mayor in Nauman’s absence. He couldn’t be reached for immediate comment.


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Meeting to discuss new rental inspections Landlord group wary of changes BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com    EXT

ROCK FALLS – Rental inspections that are being developed by the cities of Rock Falls and Sterling will be discussed tonight. Rock Falls’ building code committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock Falls Community Building, 601 W. 10th St.

Information about ordinances will be presented and discussed. Building inspector Mark Searing of Rock Falls and Building and Zoning Superintendent Amanda Schmidt of Sterling have been working on each city’s program for several months, coordinating their efforts to ensure the rules would be consistent in both cities. This type of program would be a first for both cities. Currently, inspections are done

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only after a complaint is made by a tenant or landlord. In 2009, Sterling failed in an attempt to institute a mandatory inspec-

tion program for rental properties, due largely to opposition from the Sauk Valley Landlord Association. The association and its

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board still oppose any restrictions on the rental process, its president, Rod Kleckler, said. “This isn’t about lifesafety; if they would enforce the codes as they are written now, there is plenty in there for them to make the cities look better,� Kleckler said. “Why target only rental properties? It’s hard enough for us to make repairs, pay taxes and insurance.� A draft of the ordinance calls for a system

that grades properties A through D, with A being the highest and D the lowest. The inspections would be done between tenants when someone moves out. If the property received a good grade, it would not be reinspected for 5 years after a new tenant moved in. “We’re trying to put as little impact on landlords as possible, and try not to bother tenants when properties are occupied,� Searing said.

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Final arrest made in home invasion Animal shelter DeJesus detained Monday in Texas, authorities say BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com    EXT

ROCK FALLS – Authorities say they have captured the final suspect in the home invasion of a rural Rock Falls house last month.

On Monday, police in Austin, Texas, arrested Dominique A. DeJesus, 42, of Sterling, in connection with the Jan. 23 invasion of Dominique A. a home near DeJesus Rock Falls. DeJesus will appear in court in Texas to waive extradition and will be

brought to Whiteside County, according to a news release from the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department. Three other men have been charged in connection with the home invasion – Dalton Q. Chattic, 20, and Jordan D. Coy, 21, both of Fulton, and Jordan Woosley, 23, of Sterling, who was taken into custody in Denton, Texas.

About 2 a.m. Jan. 23, four men forced their way into the home; inside was a man and a small child, deputies say. A weapon was involved, but officials have declined to describe it. The DeJesus warrant had been issued nationwide; his bond is set at $500,000 because of an extensive criminal history, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

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STERLING – A Tampico man who recently was charged in an armed robbery is now accused of

burglarizing a local bar. Jackie Ferguson, 32, is in the Whiteside County Jail on a Jackie $500,000 Ferguson bond. Earlier this month, he was charged

with armed robbery along with Jacob L. Wetzell, 26, also of Tampico. Officials aren’t releasing details about the crime, but said more arrests are pending. On Tuesday, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department announced that Ferguson also is charged in connection

with the burglary of K’s Korners near Sterling, which occurred in the early-morning hours of Feb. 12. Charges will be filed against two other suspects in the crime, one of whom is a 17-year-old boy, according to a news release.

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lodge. Players are asked to arrive no later than 30 minutes before their division starts. Anyone who does not have a partner will be matched with one. Registration for a Texas Hold’em poker tournament will start at 3 p.m., with the tournament at 4 p.m. Call Rudy Rutherford at 815-440-4096 for more information. A silent auction with signed Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia will take place. Food and drinks will be available. Lasting Impressions DJ Service will provide music. Tickets will continue to be sold until 5:30 p.m. for a 50/50 raffle. The raffle prize will be half of the proceeds. The other half will go to the shelter. The tickets are $5 each, three for $10, or seven for $20. The drawing will be at 6 p.m., and the winner need not be present to win.

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Wage increase a jobs killer 2006-10 hikes left state with third-highest jobless rate Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

The Congressional Budget Office last week laid out the consequences for low-wage workers if Democrats succeed in raising the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. People who earn the current minimum wage of $7.25 would make more money if they were paid $10.10, the nonpartisan analysis found. Well, duh. That’s arithmetic. The more crucial revelation was the CBO’s confirmation that raising the minimum wage costs jobs. Potentially, a lot of jobs. If the $10.10 plan championed by President Barack Obama is enacted, the CBO found, employment nationwide would plunge by an estimated 500,000 as of mid2016. In other words, if employers had to pay more to each worker, they would have 500,000 fewer workers. The White House tried

to spin its way out of that inconvenient truth, to no avail. Jacking up the minimum wage would help to lift around 900,000 Americans out of poverty, according to the CBO, but also would Gov. Pat be a job killQuinn er – period. Some people would earn more money at their jobs. But other people would have no jobs. Given the improving economy nationwide, some locales might decide they can afford to give up a measure of job creation for the sake of guaranteeing a higher wage to workers who make the least. ILLINOIS IS NOT ONE of those places. This state is desperate for jobs. It is failing to keep up with job creation in neighboring states. It is failing to keep up with the rest of the nation. It is failing to give its employers a reason to locate and expand their businesses within these borders, instead of growing elsewhere. Minimum wages directly affect only a small slice of the workforce. But minimum wage laws do

matter. When government sets a prevailing wage that isn’t competitive, it sends a “Don’t hire here� message to employers who otherwise might. In Illinois, the evidence of that discouraging message – and of its grim consequences – is all around us. The state jacked up its minimum wage four times from 2006 to 2010. Right through the worst of the recession, as other states made job creation a priority, Illinois made it more expensive to hire the lowest-wage workers. Often they’re the youngest, least skilled, and most eager job-seekers – people trying to land not a lifetime job but a first job. No surprise, then, that unemployment in Illinois is the highest in the Midwest at 8.6 percent, and third-highest in the nation, after Nevada and Rhode Island. A recent survey by the independent financial research firm Moody’s Analytics concluded that Illinois has the worst job prospects of any state. Presiding over this employment tundra is a governor who wants to raise the minimum wage again, from $8.25 per hour ($1 more than the

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current federal rate) to at least $10. We wish Gov. Pat Quinn would take a long, hard look at the CBO report – and then take a long, hard look at the already disadvantaged communities in his state that would suffer the negative effects of a higher minimum wage. ... Give ’em a break, Governor. No matter how simple it sounds to some voters, the frantic job-seekers of this desperate state can’t afford another hike in the minimum wage. So set aside the political appeal. Take a quiet moment and ask yourself: If raising the minimum wage is the great idea some of your supporters claim, why have those four increases of recent years left Illinois with the third-highest unemployment rate in America?

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United Nations seeks to exploit climate change L.E. BURROWS Rock Falls

Climate change is now blamed for global warming and global cooling. What else is new? I thought we always knew that. Isn’t that the nature of our planet since the moment of its creation? According to the alarmists, the recent extreme winter and record icecaps are the result of global warming. And global warming causes

hotter summers. Therefore, wealthier nations must agree, by treaty, to pay for the fight to combat climate change. Let me try to understand. Hotter summers and colder winters are the result of global warming – or climate change. So, does that mean if we combat global warming, we’ll have cooler summers and warmer winters? Duh. Does that mean we’ll have no more climate change? Do alarmists really think man has that kind of power? There’s a beneficial reason for climate change. Did God (Gaia, for you atheists)

err in his creation? For those who don’t like climate change, there are regions where the climate stays fairly constant. They should go there, and leave us alone. Don’t claim scientific consensus or that the debate is closed. True science is always open to debate. If there were consensus in science, we’d still believe the Earth was flat and the sun revolves around the Earth. Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is a political hoax pushed by leftist liberals (progressives). Alarmists are almost all Democrats. Believers on

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the left; deniers on the right. That proves it’s all political – about power and control of the people – and goes along with the U.N.’s one-world ideology. They don’t believe in borders, nor the sovereignty of nations. The U.N. has its own constitution, eager to put us all under its tyrannical thumb. Many low-information voters are easily duped into voting for these anti-Americans to political office. True patriots know our Constitution is the law of the land. We need no other.

SPRINGFIELD – Guess the Senate Democrats will have to decide just how much they want Republican support when they get around to approving what pretty much everyone believes is going to be a very ugly state budget this spring. That’s because the Senate Republicans have a pretty long list of demands in exchange for their cooperation. If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the various candidates for governor have been vague, at best, about how they would deal with the looming expiration of a large part of the temporary income tax increase. That includes Gov. Pat Quinn and all four Republicans who want to take his job. Different estimates are coming from different sources, but there is agreement that Illinois will have a whole lot less tax money coming in next year to pay for state programs, something on the order of $1.6 billion to $2 billion. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said the total hole – from lost revenue and unavoidable cost increases like contractual pay raises – is something on the order of $3 billion. Cullerton held a news conference last week to warn of the difficulty in trying to fill that hole, and to call on Republicans to be active participants in trying to find a solution. He also pointed a finger at the Republican candidates for governor, saying they need to explain their plans for dealing with the budget shortfall. Cullerton did not take the opportunity of the news conference to lay out the Democrats’ plan for the budget. Senate Republicans basically responded by saying if the Democrats want their help, here’s what they have to do: Let the tax hike expire; Drop talk of a progressive income tax; Approve a no-growth budget; Approve more workers compensation reforms; Change school funding; and Reinvigorate efforts to eliminate Medicaid benefits for ineligible recipients. Cullerton should probably start planning now to approve the budget with just his supermajority Democrats.

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Court on changes to pension benefits in that state. Now, before you start delivering hate mail by the bundle, it’s not because of the way the court ruled. It’s because it ruled at all. Arizona has pension protections in its Constitution, very much like Illinois has. The Arizona Supremes ruled that changing cost-of-living adjustments, like Illinois did in its pension reforms, was unconstitutional. Naturally, State this brought Sen. John out all of Cullerton the MonD-Chicago day mornSenate leader ing lawyers asked GOP in Illinois for budget help, but may t o make not like the bold predicstrings that tions about Republicans the Illinois attached. Supreme Court similarly striking down pension reform here. Maybe they will, but the Arizona decision doesn’t necessarily mean the Illinois Supreme Court will reach the same conclusion. So far, Illinois’ pension reforms have barely started their way through the circuit courts, let alone through the Supreme Court. You suspect that if the Arizona court had upheld pension reforms there, we’d hear the pro-reformers talking about how well that bodes for things in Illinois. In fact, difficult as it may be, it’s probably best for both sides to just sit back and wait for the Illinois case to play out in the Illinois courts.

3TILLWINTER SO STILL#HRISTMAS For a while last week, one corner of the Capitol was blocked off to pedestrians because of the fear of falling ice. Because of a brief warmup, the danger was over by Thursday. Now, if you happened to look up to make sure you weren’t hit by falling ice, you may have noticed that the Christmas lights are still up on the dome, 2 months into the new year. The reason, of course, is the rotten weather that has made it too dangerous for workers to go up on the roof to remove them. At the rate this winter is going, the lights should be down by Memorial Day.

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Anti-violence program rife with problems GOP calls for investigation SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A Chicago violence prevention program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn was so hastily organized and sloppily executed that state auditors questioned 40 percent of the expenditures claimed by service providers, a report released Tuesday said, prompting Republican lawmakers to call for a criminal investigation. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which was announced by Quinn in October 2010 in the closing weeks of a tight election cam-

paign, spent $55 million in the first 2 years, which were examined by Auditor General William Holland. The program aimed to reduce violence in two dozen Chicago neighborhoods through jobs for young people, parenting skills, school counseling, and help for people getting out of prison. But the now-defunct Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, which created the project at Quinn’s behest, couldn’t produce the criteria it used to choose the targeted communities, and failed to include seven neighborhoods that Chicago police consider to be the most crime-rid-

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den, the audit found. And it relied on Chicago aldermen – not an open bidding process – to find community organizations to run the programs. The audit “found pervasive deficiencies in IVPA’s planning, implementation, and management of the NRI program,� Holland wrote in

the report. “The NRI program was hastily implemented, which limited the time IVPA had to adequately plan for and implement the program.� A new agency has taken over the program and “these issues have since been resolved,� Quinn spokesman Grant Klinzman said.

Two organizations hired by the program to carry out its services closed, and the Violence Prevention Authority was unable to account for their spending of $673,674, according to the audit. Because of sloppy or missing paperwork, auditors questioned a total of $1.8 million out of $4.4 million, or 40 percent of the money given to community organizations. There’s also no documentation to show the administration tried to recoup $2 million in unspent money from the program’s second year. “This is the kind of information that indictments are made of,� said

Sen. Tim Bivins, a Dixon Republican and former county sheriff. He was among 11 GOP House and Senate members at a Tuesday afternoon news conference who said they’d ask the state executive inspector general to investigate. They also suggested federal prosecutors might be interested. Quinn decided on the program in August 2010 after Chicago ministers asked him to declare a “state of emergency� on city violence. He announced it in October, leading critics to argue it was a program to solidify the city’s vote a month before he won election by a razor-thin margin.

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Progress reported on entrepreneur competition A proposed agreement is in place to bring a small business competition to Dixon. Mayor Jim Burke and representatives from area businesses and organizations met with Lee Crockett, of Venture Advisors LLC, 2 weeks ago to discuss bringing an entrepreneur competition to Dixon. In an email Feb. 21, Burke sent a copy of a proposed agreement to the nearly 2 dozen local business representatives who, he said, have voiced support for bringing in the competition. The competition, Crockett said during the first meeting, will be aimed at giving local entrepreneurs the tools and opportunity to develop a business idea into an actual business.

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The proposed agreement will pay Venture Advisors $8,500 in addition to out-of-pocket expenses, for a total of about $10,300.

The cost of the competition, and the prizes for first, second and third place, Burke said, will come from funds pooled together by the city and businesses interested in promoting the competition. The prizes, Crockett said during the first meeting, didn’t have to be more than $5,000 for first place in order to get a good response from interested residents. Free rent on a downtown storefront, for example, could also be a

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good prize, he added. Crockett will meet with Burke and representatives from local businesses on Friday to discuss the competition further. Burke said he hoped

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company and another local organization, Burke said. If the agreement were to be with the city, it would have to be approved by the Dixon City Council.

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Russell must be very close friends if he is describing his sexual practices with you. My experts tell me that acting out on aggressive fantasies does not necessarily mean a person IS aggressive.

As long as your relationship remains platonic, what he does in the bedroom shouldn’t affect it. But if you’re considering taking your friendship with Russell to another level, it’s important that you talk further about this. If this isn’t something you’re interested in exploring – and it isn’t for everyone – then draw the line or move on. Dear Abby: I have a 19-month-old son, “Nicky.� He stays at my in-laws’ house most days while my husband and I work. Lately, I’ve noticed when I go to pick him up

that Grandma and Grandpa like to give him “kiss attacks,� where they hold him “hostage� and give him several kisses. Sometimes he lets them, and it’s not a problem. Other times he squirms, whines and tells them no. It’s painful to watch, especially when they respond with, “I know you’re not going to like this, but I’m going to do it anyway.� I think this is a huge violation of my son’s boundaries. It teaches him he should just give in because nobody cares that he’s uncomfortable. My husband thinks Nicky

is too young to understand, and that it’s not going to hurt him to have extra affection. I’m an affectionate person who likes to hug and kiss my son, too, but if he’s not in the mood, I let him be. Who is right? – Loving Mommy in Colorado Dear Loving Mommy: You are. Affection is something welcome. If you don’t want it, it’s not affection. The most significant issues in child development have to do with nurturing and building trust. However well meant, holding a child

“hostage� is more a display of power than affection. If your in-laws stopped “attacking,� your son would be more likely to seek their affection when he wants it. A better way to demonstrate their love for him would be to do something creative, like draw a picture showing their affection for him. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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

1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3253. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-6228838.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, Feb. 26 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Popcorn and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a,m., Rock

River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Tell a Fairy Tale Day, 11-11:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Ster-

ling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City

Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925.. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, Feb. 27 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Ogle County Educational Coop preschool screenings, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Amboy Central School, 30 E. Provost St. Appointments: 815-857-3619. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Mary’s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 10-11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-622-9230. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Caregiver Support and Education Group, noon, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-6267333, ext. 317. American Red Cross blood drive, noon-4 p.m., St. Anne

School gymnasium, 1112 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or 800-448-3543. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, backdoor. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. American Red Cross blood drive, 4-7 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Speak Boldly Toastmasters, 6 p.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., Sterling. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637

Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Sterling Optimist Club, 7 p.m., Candlelight Inn, 2907 N. Locust St., Sterling. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-Anon, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m., 1409 Eighth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-946-4340. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Friday, Feb. 28 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department,

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Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Wellness Event, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Blood pressure check, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon.

Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m., County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m. closed; 7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candlelight, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, closed, It’s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, grapevine, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, backdoor. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door.

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

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’ve given up on this winter and decided to just pretend that it’s spring. If you can force tulip bulbs inside, why not just force the rest of it, too? So that meant I had to put away my slow cooker (but not before one really delicious pot of beef stew), forget the potatoes, dried beans and other rib-sticking, soul-warming fare, and embrace what was fresh and green. If this really were spring or summer, I’d head to the farmers market, pick up some corn on the cob and a couple of giant slicing tomatoes, and voila, dinner would be on the table. While there are no locally grown tomatoes or corn to be had (and the tomatoes at the grocery store were so bland, even my husband refused to buy them), there are farmers markets still going on during the winter at indoor locations in some areas. When I got to Old Trail School in Bath Township, Ohio, where the Countryside Conservancy was having its recent winter market, the parking lot was full – make that overflowing. I got there 10 minutes after the market opened, thinking I would be an early bird, but the early birds were already leaving with the cream of the crop, literally. There were more people there than I remember seeing at some summer markets. Perhaps it is in the dead of a harsh winter when we appreciate freshly harvested foods the most, and maybe, like me, the others just needed a jolt of spring to get through the next six weeks. I enjoyed seeing friends and acquaintances who came out to shop, and found a variety of foods from meat and eggs to apples and pastries. Unfortunately, I was reminded that we are indeed in the middle of a harsh Ohio winter, when the only fresh green

I found was spinach. There were radishes, potatoes, onions and other root crops, but I was hoping for a few more above-the-ground crops. With a pound of spinach in my bag, I soldiered onward. Meat was everywhere: beef, pork, buffalo, lamb, roasts, burgers, bacon and sausage. But again, I decided to think spring. For me, warmer months mean lighter fare, so I opted for fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Passing on potatoes and other grains wasn’t a problem when I found a display of fresh pasta and purchased a few nests of pappardelle, or ribbon pasta. I finished up my shopping with some garlic and onions, and I was all set to cook a springinspired meal. I did make a stop at the grocery store for a lemon, which, truth be told, I wouldn’t find locally grown even at a summer market. Here’s the recipe for my warm-weatherinspired dish, which came together quickly on the stovetop and gave me hope that farm-fresh local produce will be here before we know it.

Sautéed Chicken Breast with Pappardelle and Creamy Spinach ½ stick butter (¼ cup) 1 medium yellow cooking onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided use 4 tbsp. flour 3 cups milk, 1 or 2 percent (do not use skim), at room temperature ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Dash of nutmeg, or more to taste 1 lb. fresh spinach, washed, stemmed and roughly chopped 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded thin Olive oil, for sautéing Salt and pepper, to taste 4 oz. fresh pappardelle pasta 1 lemon for zesting

In a large skillet or saucepan, melt butter. Add chopped onion. Season with salt and cook until soft and just beginning to turn brown. Add 2 cloves garlic and cook for about 1 minute more. Stir flour into onions and garlic and mix well until flour is incorporated into melted butter. Add milk and whisk to combine. Reduce heat, and let sauce simmer until it begins to thicken and look velvety, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cheese and stir to combine. Season with nutmeg, pepper, and additional salt, if desired. When sauce has thickened, add spinach a handful at a time, stirring to combine the spinach into sauce until it wilts before adding next handful. Once all spinach has been added, adjust seasonings if necessary. Remove from heat while chicken is cooking. Bring a pot of cold salted water to a boil for the pasta. While water is coming to a boil, heat a second skillet over medium heat. Add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom completely. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Put chicken into skillet and sauté on one side, then flip and cook on second side until chicken is cooked through and golden brown on both sides. Add remaining 1 clove of minced garlic to skillet after flipping and watch to be sure it doesn’t burn. When chicken is nearly done, add pasta to water and boil to desired tenderness. Re-warm the sauce. Using a fine grater, grate about 2 teaspoons of lemon zest (or more to taste) into the sauce and stir to combine. To serve, divide pasta between two plates. Top with creamy spinach sauce, then chicken breast, then additional sauce. Garnish with more lemon zest, if desired.

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who appears Tuesday in Louisville, Ky., with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat who’s trying to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. It’s perhaps the nation’s hardestfought Senate race in a state where Obama would be of little help. Clinton is the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry a swath of

Southern states crucial to the 2014 midterms, including his native Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana. The former president remains in heavy demand as a fundraiser and adviser as his wife plans an upcoming book tour and considers how she may help Democrats this year. “He has an open invitation from me,” Ed

FitzGerald, a Democrat challenging GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said of Clinton. The Grimes fundraiser marked Clinton’s first 2014 campaign event and underscored the party’s interest in defeating the Republican leader. The former president personally encouraged the 35-yearold secretary of state to challenge McConnell, a

fundraising powerhouse renowned for relentless attacks on his opponents. Clinton’s connection to Grimes goes back a generation: Her father, Jerry Lundergan, is a former state party chairman and longtime Clinton friend. In 1993, as a 14-year-old, Grimes handed the president-elect a bouquet of roses while attending his inaugural festivities.

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show they also disagree on whether to support a measure creating minimum prison sentences for gun crimes. Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Bill Brady say they could support it if the mea-

sure doesn’t restrict gun rights. State Sen. Kirk Dillard opposes the measure. Businessman Bruce Rauner has concerns. The measure stalled in the Illinois House last year. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports it.

Dillard says he could support an assault-style weapons ban. He says it depends on how the law is written. Rutherford and Brady oppose it. Rauner says he wants a balance of safety and rights.

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The combined number of coaching wins for Prophetstown’s Don Robinson (673) and Eastland’s Colleen Finn-Henze (461). Both will coach at state for first time Friday.

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Big man too much for Sterling Geneseo feeds post in times of need BY RYAN SERGEANT Special to SVM

GENESEO – The Sterling boys basketball team fought its way back into the game at Geneseo on Tuesday night with defensive intensity and determination on both ends of the floor. Unfortunately for the Warriors, it wasn’t quite enough, as the Maple Leafs were able to hang on for a 60-58 overtime victory at Geneseo High School. The Leafs Zach controlled the Rehmert first three quarSterling ters, and took senior a 40-33 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. However, Geneseo had 10 second-half turnovers, allowing Sterling (9-14) to claw its way back. In fact, the Warriors took the lead with 52 seconds left in regulation after Zach Rehmert made a pair of free throws. Trailing 50-48, Geneseo fed 6-foot-7 junior forward Drew Himmelman, and the big man gathered in traffic and scored the game-tying bucket. BIG CONTINUED ON B2

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Eastland players celebrate after winning the 1A Forreston Sectional championship. The Cougars followed that up by winning the DeKalb Supersectional on Monday, and will make their first state appearance on Friday against Annawan.

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Eastland girls basketball team serves as ‘second family’ for players BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

Izy Todd calls her Eastland Cougar teammates her “second family.” Fellow senior Megan Janssen used those same words, and went a step further. “You hear about some teams who yell at each other and don’t get along at all,” Janssen said. “We definitely don’t have that problem.” It has become almost cliché to call any type of sports team a family. But in the case of this year’s Eastland girls basketball team, there’s really no other way to describe their relationship. “They don’t want to play basketball, so much as they want to play it together,” said

veteran coach Colleen Finn-Henze, who is taking the Cougars to the state tournament for the first time in her 23 seasons at the helm. “In P.E. class, in open gyms, they always want to stay together, almost exclusively. “It’s a special group with a special connection … it really is like a family. They’ll fight like sisters, but if anybody else says anything bad about them, you better look out, because they’ve always got each others’ backs.” It’s been that way since as far back as these girls can remember. Senior Breah Bookman said third grade was the first time this group came together on the basketball court, and even then, they felt something was different. PRIDE CONTINUED ON B4

Well-worn path to state Eastland Cougars Spring 1999 – Softball places 2nd Fall 2003 – Volleyball places 4th Spring 2006 – Softball loses in Elite 8 Fall 2008 – Volleyball wins 1A title Spring 2009 – Baseball places 4th Fall 2009 – Volleyball team 1A title Winter 2010 – Boys basketball places 4th Spring 2011 – Baseball places 2nd Winter 2013 – Boys basketball places 4th Winter 2014 – Girls basketball plays in Final Four

BOYS BASKETBALL | 2A MORRISON REGIONAL | NEWMAN 77, WEST CARROLL 62

Thunder chases Comets Hot shooting highlights regional semifinal game BY PATRICK PETROSKY ppetrosky@saukvalley.com 800-798-8045, ext. 553

MORRISON – In an offensive-minded game, the West Carroll Thunder almost completed a come-from-behind upset victory. But the Newman Comets stood their ground and fended them off to capture a 77-62 regional semifinal victory. A 3-point shooting contest broke out in the opening minutes, as the teams combined for five baskets from behind the arc. “Our defense was terrible, mostly throughout the game,” Newman senior A.J. Sharp said. “But Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com you have to give it to them, they came down and Newman’s Noah McCarty grabs a rebound in front of West Car- hit shots, and when we needed to make them, roll’s Travis Hartman during Monday’s 2A Morrison Regional we did. When we started to stretch it out, our semifinal. The Comets won 77-62. defense picked up.”

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Star of the game: A.J. Sharp, Newman, 27 points Key performer: Trevor Jones, WC, 14 points, 11 rebounds Up next: 2A Morrison Regional, Newman vs. Fulton or Morrison, 7 p.m. Friday “I think it was a testament to the kids,” West Carroll coach Kyle Tutt said. “We talked all year about dealing with a new coach – I can be difficult – and how we just had to continue to fight. We got down early, which is a trend we’ve had all year, but we continued to fight all year.”

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Bulls close out Hawks in Atlanta, B2.

Marcos run away from Wolves, B5.

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ATLANTA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kirk Hinrich made all the right moves for the Chicago Bulls in the final minute of the game. Not so much for Jeff Teague and the Atlanta Hawks. Hinrich buried six big free throws down the stretch, and Teague had a couple of costly turnovers, as the Bulls held on for a 107-103 victory at Atlanta on Tuesday night. Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points for the Bulls, who have won six of seven. Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12

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the half,â&#x20AC;? Dunleavy said with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That made a big difference.â&#x20AC;? The Bulls won after trailing by 14 points in the first quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They put us in a hole; we fought out of it,â&#x20AC;? Dunleavy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just had to battle the whole game.â&#x20AC;? Since Jan. 1, Chicago is 12-1 when holding its opponent under 90 points. No other team in the league has kept as many opponents under 90 in that span. Teague had 26 points for the short-handed Hawks, who have lost nine of 10. Shelvin Mack

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Iowa forward Aaron White fights for a rebound during Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Hawkeyes lost 95-89. really motivated to work and get better and come out here and get this win,â&#x20AC;? said Hollins, who went 4-for-6 from 3-point range and 7-for 7-from the free-throw line. The Gophers, who posted their biggest

point total of the season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and their highest in a non-overtime conference game since 1995 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; made 13 of their last 14 free throws over the final 70 seconds. Charles Buggs came off the end of the bench to

score a career-high 13 points, despite bringing only five points in 21 career minutes into the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe in what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some games that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been great. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some games that have been great. Tonight was a great one,â&#x20AC;? coach Richard Pitino said. Devyn Marble had only five of his 24 points in the second half for the Hawkeyes (19-8, 8-6), who have their first twogame losing streak of the season. All six of their previous defeats were by teams currently ranked in the top 22 of the latest Associated Press poll. Aaron White added 21 points, and Josh Oglesby scored 16 in his first start of the season, with Melsahn Basabe held out because of an illness.

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Sterling called timeout and, on the ensuing possession, stepped on the sideline. That gave Geneseo possession of the basketball on its side of the floor. Ethan Radue inbounded to Himmelman and got the basketball back, but was unable to knock down a 10-foot jumper, and the

game went to overtime. Luke Snyder converted 3-for-7 free-throw attempts late in overtime for the Leafs to help his team take a 60-56 advantage with 19 seconds remaining, and it was enough to eventually hold on for the victory. Himmelman finished the game with 27 points and nine rebounds, both game highs, as the Warriors were unable to find an answer defensively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really proud

of our kids for battling back,â&#x20AC;? Sterling coach Jim Preston said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Himmelman is a load down low. At times we did a good job on him; we tried to do a couple of different things. But credit to them, at the end of the game they made one more play than we did.â&#x20AC;? Rehmert was key in leading the Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; charge from behind in the second half. The senior scored 15 of his team-high 20 points

in the second half and overtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He does some really good things for us,â&#x20AC;? Preston said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He holds us together at times. He does a good job of asserting himself on both ends, and we need that with some younger kids on the team. He shows good senior leadership.â&#x20AC;? Sterling Thornton and Joe Brouilette each added 14 points for the Warriors.

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15 1 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;IZYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Position: Guard Height: 5-7 Future plans: Go to Monmouth College, major in accounting Favorite Cougar : Chelsey Bunyer Favorite teams: Cubs, Bears On my iPod: Turn down for what Favorite food: Tacos Stats: 4.4 ppg., 2.5 apg.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CORN DOGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 22 Position: Guard Height: 5-6 Future plans: Go to Highland, major in business administration Favorite subjec t: Textiles On my iPod: Timber, Breaking Free If we win state, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll: Pass out from excitement. Stats: 5.8 ppg., 2.9 apg., 2.9 rpg.

5 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SUNSHINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 25 Position: Guard Height: 5-5 Future plans: Augustana, maj or in pre-med Favorite subjec t: Science Favorite food: Pizza Favorite coach Henze quote: You just fouled out a really nice girl! Stats: 4.9 ppg., 3.1 rpg.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MINI MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 41 Position: Forwar d Height: 6-0 Future plans: Possibly attend University of Platteville, play basketball Favorite subjec t: Math Favorite Cougars: Kerby Kniss, Haley Miller On my iPod: All I do is win Stats: 15.8 ppg., 8.3 rpg.

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55 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Position: Guard Height: 5-5 Future plans: Study Dental Hygiene Favorite subjec t: Biology Favorite Cougar : Courtney Blair Favorite team: Iowa Hawkeyes Favorite coach Henze quote: Well, someone is going to die out there! Stats: 4.2 ppg.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BUBBYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 20 Position: Guard Height: 5-3 Future plans: Play sports in college Favorite subjec t: Math Favorite team: Eastland Cougars On my iPod: Timber Favorite coach Henze quote: Can I join the dogpile? Stats: 1.6 ppg.

253 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ANNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Position: Forwar d Height: 5-8 Future plans: Law enforcemen t Favorite subjec t: Biology Favorite Cougar : Haley Miller Favorite team: White Sox Favorite coach Henze quote: Someone is going to lose a limb out there! Stats: 3.7 ppg., 1.9 rpg.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;GRISHAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 32 Position: Forwar d Height: 5-9 Future plans: Major in biotechnology Favorite food: I enjoy all. ... I love food Favorite coach Henze quote: We are stuck with a bunch of jag bags tonight! Stats: 5.5 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 1.8 apg.

4 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;WHITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 45 Position: Forwar d Height: 6-0 Future plans: Agribusiness Favorite subjec t: Agriculture Favorite Cougar : Courtney Blair Favorite teams: Bears and Heat On my iPod: Cruise and Dark Horse Favorite coach Henze quote: Seriously?

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ABSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 10 Position: Guard Height: 5-5 Future plans: Come back here next year! Favorite subjec t: English Favorite Cougar : Izy Todd Favorite team: Us, duh Favorite coach Henze quote: My aunt in the nursing home has more intensity than this!

1 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;PRESTONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 25 Position: Guard Height: 5-6 Future plans: Police Officer Favorite food: Fruit pizza Favorite subjec t: Art Favorite team: Florida Gators On my iPod: Show me If we win state, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll: Probably cry, and try even harder next year.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HANNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 24 Position: Forwar d Height: 5-6 Future plans: Cosmetologist, major in criminal law Favorite subjec t: Law 2 Favorite Cougar: Annabelle Borota Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo Favorite team: Cardinals Stats: 11.7 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 1.6 apg.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FINKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 354 Position: Forwar d Height: 5-10 Future plans: Athletic trainer Favorite subjec t: Math Favorite team: Eastland Cougars On my iPod: Turn down for what Favorite food: Pizza If we win state, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll: Jump for joy!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We grew up together, really, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a deeper bond than most other teams could even imagine,â&#x20AC;? Bookman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even in junior high and as freshmen, we just knew something big was ahead of us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know what â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but we knew weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d make something happen.â&#x20AC;? That wait for that certain something is finally over. With their hardfought, defensive-minded 36-33 victory over Hinckley-Big Rock in Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 1A DeKalb Supersectional, the Cougars cemented their spot in program history as the first to earn a berth in the state tournament. But even on the brink of a trip to Redbird Arena in Normal for the varsity Final Four, Finn-Henze and her players are well aware of the role the lower divisions of Eastland basketball player in these girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have coaches at the junior high, and in fifth and sixth grade, that take their jobs seriously,â&#x20AC;? Finn-Henze said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They ask us what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing, and what they should be doing to get the girls prepared for it.â&#x20AC;? Prepared not just physically by learning the game, but mentally by not settling for anything less than their best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These girls are so smart, just really intelligent, and harder on themselves than any group Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve coached,â&#x20AC;? Finn-Henze said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have players think they played well when they really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, but these girls are the opposite. Even when they play OK, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll think at times they played terrible and strive to get better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not complacent at all, and that comes with their love for the game

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Eastlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Megan Janssen (25) puts up a shot in front of teammate Lexis Macomber during last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1A Forreston Sectional semifinal against Galena. and each other.â&#x20AC;? One of those coaches is Izy Toddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Kyle. He coached this group of players in seventh grade, and to a girl, each of them credit him and former eighth-grade coach Jen Sturtevant for making them the players â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they are today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still ask Jen about basketball sometimes when things come up that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know,â&#x20AC;? Bookman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She and Coach Todd are so supportive, were always there for us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and still are â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the ones who built us up before we got to high school.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Todd is still one of our biggest fans,â&#x20AC;? Janssen chimed in, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we still do some of the same drills they did, and use what they taught us to this day.â&#x20AC;? Izy Todd has been learning those lessons even longer than her teammates. With a junior high coach as her father, the game of basketball has always been a part of her life. In fact, basketball is still a much-discussed topic in the Todd household â&#x20AC;Ś whether Izy initiates it or not. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get home from games now, and Dad will say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You

did great here, but this is what you need to work on here,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she said with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;All right, Dad, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a lot of fun playing for him, and I liked that experience a lot. He pushed me hard, but I was fine with it because I knew it was making me a better player and person.â&#x20AC;? Izy says she felt no different than her teammates when it came to practices and games, and Bookman and Janssen agree that there was never any favoritism, and Coach Todd treated everyone equally and fairly. That only helped cement the notion that these girls were all part of the same second family, and helped them embrace it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all the way to the state tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just know each other so well, we can tell what each other is thinking without saying anything,â&#x20AC;? Izy Todd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know if somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feeling mad by their expression, and you know who to talk to and who to leave alone, what to say to her and when to say it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an amazing ride so far,â&#x20AC;? Janssen added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nobody that any of us would rather be taking it with.â&#x20AC;?

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Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 2A Morrison Regional s7EST#ARROLL 2IVERDALE 1A Forreston Regional s%ASTLAND &ORRESTON 1A Galena Regional s,ENA 7INSLOW 3TOCKTON /4 Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 2A Morrison Regional s.EWMAN 7EST#ARROLL 1A Forreston Regional s0OLO 0EARL#ITY 1A Galena Regional s2IVER2IDGE 'ALENA s7ARREN 3CALES-OUND Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 1A Forreston Regional s%ASTLANDVS-ILLEDGEVILLE  s0OLOVS!QUIN  1A Galena Regional s%AST$UBUQUEVS,ENA 7INSLOW  s2IVER2IDGEVS7ARREN  Postseason pairings CLASS 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional Monday, March 3 s.O,A3ALLE 0ERUVS.O2OCK&ALLS PM Tuesday, March 4 s .O  -ENDOTA VS ,A3ALLE 0ERU2OCK Falls, 6 s.O$IXONVS.O3TERLING  Friday, March 7 s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bradley Sectional vs. Peoria Manual Regional winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 CLASS 2A North Boone Regional Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s .O  3TILLMAN 6ALLEY  .O  .ORTH "OONE s.O/REGON .O0ECATONICA Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O7INNEBAGO 3TILLMAN6ALLEY Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O"YRONVS/REGON  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP 7INNEBAGOVS4"$  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Aurora Christian Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Princeton Regional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O0ROPHETSTOWN .O0RINCETON Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s.O3ENECAVS0ROPHETSTOWN  s.O(ALLVS.O"UREAU6ALLEY  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Morrison Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 Morrison Regional Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O7EST#ARROLL .O2IVERDALE Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O.EWMAN 7EST#ARROLL Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O&ULTONVS.O-ORRISON  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP .EWMANVS4"$  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Princeton Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trevor Bolin goes up for layup overWest Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evan Gengenbach during Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional game in Morrison. Newman won 77-62 CLASS 1A Amboy Regional Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s .O  !NNAWAN  .O  ,A-OILLE /HIO Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O0AW0AW .O!MBOY s.O!&# .O%RIE Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s.O)NDIAN#REEKVS!NNAWAN  s0AW0AWVS!&#  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. Galena Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Forreston Regional Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s.O%ASTLAND .O&ORRESTON Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O!QUIN .O(IAWATHA s.O0OLO .O0EARL#ITY Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s.O-ILLEDGEVILLEVS%ASTLAND  s!QUINVS0OLO  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. South Beloit Regional winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores at Geneseo

GENESEO 60, STERLING 58, OT STERLING (9-14, 4-5 NIB-12 West) $IMITRIC9OUNG   )SAIAH#ELESTINO    *UAN'OMEZ   3TERLING 4HORNTON   :ACH2EHMERT    2AFA3OSA   $RAQUE0ENAFLOR (EIER      *OE "ROUILETTE    Totals: 21-40 12-14 58. GENESEO (11-12, 4-5) -IELKE      3NYDER      2ADUE   "RAVATA   2USK      (IMMELMAN      7OLAK      (UMPHRIES      Totals: 22-40 11-19 60. 3TERLING      Â&#x2C6;  'ENESEO      Â&#x2C6;  3sn3TERLING 2EHMERT  4HORNTON  'ENESEO   2USK   -IELKE   2ADUE    2EBOUNDS n 3TERLING  2EHMERT  "ROUILETTE  'ENESEO  (IMMELMAN 2ADUE!SSISTSn3TERLING 0ENAFLOR (EIER 2EHMERT 'ENESEO 2ADUE 3TEALSn3TERLING 'ENESEO  2ADUE  2USK   "LOCKS n 'ENESEO  (IMMELMAN  4URNOVERS n 3TERLING  'ENESEOFoulsn3TERLING0ENAFLOR (EIEROUT 'ENESEO2ADUEOUT  at Sandwich

DIXON 51, SANDWICH 39 DIXON (20-6) 'ASCOIGNE  2OBY  -EHRENS  #ARR  'IESON  #OFFEY  -URDOCK  *ARRETT   ,E"LANC  "UESCHE  #ONLEY Totals: 21 4-8 51. SANDWICH 2ONDA  7EGENER  #ROTTY   -URPHY  #UNZ  $ABBERT  "URGIN  6ALENTINE   #LARK Totals: 14 7-10 39. $IXON     Â&#x2C6;  3ANDWICH     Â&#x2C6;  3sn$IXON-URDOCK 2OBY -EHRENS #ARR 3ANDWICH-URPHY $ABBERT  at Mendota

MENDOTA 66, ROCK FALLS 64, OT ROCK FALLS (7-20, 2-10 BNC West) #ONNOR #AIN     !USTIN $ONOHO    *AMES-C&ADDEN  4ANNER -ORTONSON  ,OGAN0ILLARS  *ACOB-AMMOSSER  +ASEY!NGER   4ANNER$EAN  !ARON&RANK  Totals: 23 13-18 64. MENDOTA (19-8, 8-4) #ARROLL  0RESCOTT  0HALEN   2EEDER  +EENE  "UCHANAN  $ORNINK  2OD   "OWNE  ,A3HONSE  Totals: 24 17-31 66. 2OCK&ALLS      Â&#x2C6;  -ENDOTA      Â&#x2C6;  3sn2OCK&ALLS0ILLARS -AMMOSSER #AIN -ENDOTA2EEDER  Class 2A Morrison Regional Semifinal

NEWMAN 77, WEST CARROLL 62 WEST CARROLL (5-19) !NDREW$ABNER   *ORDAN"RACERO    4RAVIS(ARTMAN   "RANDON 3TURTEVANT      4REVOR *ONES      $EVON (ARTLEY     %VAN'ENGENBACH   #ALEB "RADSHAW   -ATTHEW$YSON     4OM 7ATSON      .ICHOLAS 4ELEWICZ      Totals: 26-55 1-6 62. NEWMAN (26-2) .ATE 4ERVEER      !* 3HARP     -ICAH4RANCOSO   .OAH -C#ARTY      *OHN 0AYAN     .OLAN-C'INN   4REVOR "OLIN   *ACOB"ARNES   3HAYNE!LLEN   4YLER$ANILSON    $ILLAN(EFFELFINGER   -ENGYANG:HENG   #HRIS*ONES    $REW 2OSENEGRAN      Totals: 29-59 11-15 77. 7EST#ARROLL     Â&#x2C6;  .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6;  3sn7EST#ARROLL (ARTMAN 3TURTEVANT (ARTLEY "RACERO .EWMAN  3HARP  0AYAN  4RANCOSO  2EBOUNDS n7EST#ARROLL*ONES 3TURTEVANT "RACERO .EWMAN4ERVEER -C#ARTY   Steals n 7EST #ARROLL  (ARTLEY 3TURTEVANT "RACERO .EWMAN4ERVEER  3HARP 4RANCOSO 0AYAN -C'INN "OLIN Blocksn7EST#ARROLL*ONES 'ENGENBACH  .EWMAN  -C#ARTY  0AYAN "ARNES Turnoversn7EST#ARROLL  .EWMAN Class 2A Princeton Regional Quarterfinal

PROPHETSTOWN 59, PRINCETON 56 PRINCETON (5-22) $UFFIN  6ACCARO  3CHMIDT   !NDERSEN  (ICKS  $UFFY  #LARK Totals: 20 8-11 56.

PROPHETSTOWN (14-13) 'RANT !MES     %THAN (OWARD    3ETH#ADY  $ANIEL3HIRLEY   #HRIS"AUER  *ACK(EFLIN   !USTIN'ERLACH  *OSH3IGEL  Totals: 18 20-35 59. 0RINCETON     Â&#x2C6;  0ROPHETSTOWN     Â&#x2C6;  3s n 0RINCETON  6ACCARO  $UFFIN  (ICKS $UFFY 0ROPHETSTOWN  !MES  (OWARD  Class 1A Amboy Regional Quarterfinals

PAW PAW 62, AMBOY 46 AMBOY (2-24) 3KYLAR 7HEELER     #ORY 3HAW     4RISTAN $ICKEY     ,OGAN 4HAKE     *ORDAN %RNST     $AMON1UEST  ,IAM/HLENDORF  %THAN3HAW  +YLE +EMMERER  #OLE/LSON  *ORDAN(OCHSTATTER Totals: 16 12-23 46. PAW PAW (21-5) /ROS  3IEMERS  7ILEY 0 0-2 0, Jenkins 0 0-0 0, Essex 0 0-0 0, +AISER  0ENMAN  +IDD  Totals: 20 20-26 62. !MBOY     Â&#x2C6;  0AW0AW     Â&#x2C6;  3sn!MBOY1UEST 0AW0AW/ROS 3IEMERS 

The Dixon Dukes reached the 20-win plateau for the first time in 4½ decades, beating Sandwich 51-39 on the road Tuesday night. Isaiah Robyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15 points paced the Dukes (20-6), who notched their third 20-win season as a program. Dixon was 22-4 in 1955-56, and 25-2 in 1966-67 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the same year it last won a conference title. Cal Jarrett and Kyle LeBlanc added seven points apiece, as eight different Dukes scored. They led 17-5 after one quarter, and 34-16 by halftime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good team win,â&#x20AC;? Dixon coach Jason Mead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came out and executed well, and defensively we were really doing a nice job on a lot of things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been struggling with the last few games.â&#x20AC;? Liam Crotty was the lone Sandwich player in double figures, scoring 10 points.

Mendota 66, Rock Falls 64, OT: The Rockets

forced an extra period with a fourth-quarter rally, but were outscored 10-8 in overtime of a Big Northern West road loss. Jacob Mammosser had 18 points, and Logan Pillars scored 10 for Rock Falls (7-20, 2-10), which trailed 41-35 after three quarters. Connor Cain

Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Damon Quest !MBOY POINTS Troy Mairs !&# POINTS Ethan Howard 0ROPHETSTOWN POINTS Brian Cavanaugh, 0OLO POINTS added eight points, James McFadden had seven, and Austin Donoho chipped in six. James Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 points paced the Trojans (19-8, 8-4), while Ryan Reeder added 18 points, and Sam Bowne finished with 12.

1A Amboy Regional Paw Paw 62, Amboy 46: The Clippers led 18-9

after one quarter, but were outscored 53-28 the rest of the way in a quarterfinal on their home court. Damon Quest poured in 32 points for Amboy (2-24). Nick Siemers poured in 37 points for the Bulldogs (21-5). AFC 63, Erie 41: The Raiders scored inside and out, and outscored the Cardinals 51-29 after the opening quarter in a quarterfinal in Amboy. Center Troy Mairs scored 26 points, and guard Bret Gittleson hit three 3-pointers and added 17 points for AFC (14-14). Matt Gendusa chipped in 11 in the win.

Ken Cole and Owen McConnell scored eight points each for Erie (2-26).

2A Princeton Regional Prophetstown 59, Princeton 56: The Proph-

ets staked themselves to a lead with a 19-5 thirdquarter run, then held off the pesky Tigers in a quarterfinal at Prouty Gym. Ethan Howard had a game-high 23 points for Prophetstown (14-13), with Grant Ames scoring 15 and Chris Bauer adding nine points. The Prophets led 12-11 after one quarter, trailed 30-25 at halftime, then led 44-35 heading into the fourth period. J.J. Vaccaro led Princeton (5-22) with 20 points, hitting four 3-pointers. Garrett Duffin chipped in 18 points.

1A Forreston Regional Polo 61, Pearl City 45:

The Marcos hammered home a regional win by outscoring the Wolves 23-14 in the final quarter in Forreston. Brian Cavanugh led the way with 22 points, and AJ Dollmeyer powered up 17 points in the post for Polo (23-6). Polo advances to Aquin today at 8 p.m. in a regional semifinal. Cody Kluck scored 11 points for Pearl City (7-23).

AFC 63, ERIE 41 ERIE (2-26) +OBY+UHNEN  6INNIE"RAMM   *ORDAN#HANDLER  +ALLEN*EPSON   "RANSON2OSENOW  3EAN -ALONEY  #OLTON+LOCKENGA   +EN #OLE     /WEN -C#ONNELL   Totals: 16 8-15 41. AFC (14-14) "RET'ITTLESON  *ACOB(ILLIKER   4ROY-AIRS  $AVID:INKE   -ATT 'ENDUSA     +EVIN +URZ    "OBBY,ARKE Totals: 27 4-5 63. %RIE     Â&#x2C6;  !&#     Â&#x2C6;  3sn%RIE2OSENOW !&#'ITTLESON :INKE 'ENDUSA  Class 1A Forreston Regional Quarterfinal

POLO 61, PEARL CITY 45 PEARL CITY (7-23) :ILKE  ,OTT  /LLIE  +LUCK  7INGERT  "ULL   *ACOBS  "RINKMEIER  ,IEB   3MARIGIASSI  3CHERIFF  Totals: 17 6-12 45. POLO (23-6) "RAD#AVANAUGH  +ARL0REROST   3AWYER&RANO  "RIAN#AVANAUGH     4RAVIS 6AN $REW     !USTIN7EBB  -ATTHEW(ANDEL   *USTIN7RIGHT  )VAN'ROGAN  "ROOKS'ROBE  -AX 3IMMONS     !* $OLLMEYER     7YATT0ATTERSON Totals: 22 17-27 61. 0EARL#ITY     Â&#x2C6;  0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  3sn0EARL#ITY+LUCK /LLIE *ACOBS 

Girls basketball Big Northern West "YRON Mendota 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN /REGON 3TILLMAN6ALLEY 2OCK&ALLS 7INNEBAGO

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Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 3A Belvidere Sectional s,UTHERAN 7OODSTOCK 3A IVC Sectional s0EORIA.OTRE$AME -ENDOTA

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Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 3A Belvidere Sectional s,UTHERANVS"URLINGTON#ENTRAL 

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Micah Trancoso shoots a 3-pointer during Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2A Morrison Regional semifinal game against West Carroll. The Comets won 77-62

With the scored knotted up at 13 halfway through the first, Newman (26-2) picked up the pace and utilized its height advantage to bust the game open. Noah McCarty, a 6-foot, 7-inch sophomore, went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, and completed a threepoint play to close out the quarter for the Comets. Newman led 30-18 after one quarter. The Thunder (5-19) struggled to get anything going offensively. A very effecient Comet offense only coughed up four turnovers in the first half, and shot 55 percent from the field. A pair of deep 3-pointers from Sharp were followed up by a pair of McCarty free throws to give them the largest lead at the time at 45-23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We stopped worrying about the offensive end and focused on the defensive end,â&#x20AC;? Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a team, we played great team defense in that second quarter.â&#x20AC;? The Thunder dug deep after half and started winning more battles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we pick up our

defense, I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a pretty tough team,â&#x20AC;? Tutt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took them to the wire, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have it the other way, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an excellent team and have a lot of talent. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go far this year, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great testament to our kids who continued to work hard and compete with them.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contest the shot very well,â&#x20AC;? Newman coach Ray Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to give them credit. They came out and let it fly, and played like they had nothing to lose. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid of anything, and attacked.â&#x20AC;? With just over 5 minutes to play, West Carroll senior Branden Sturtevant got a putback to pull the Thunder within six points. On the next Newman possession, McCarty tried a swift post move. He met junior Jordan Bracero, who waited and took a charge. This gave McCarty his fourth foul. But with the momentum on their side, and a key Newman player on the bench in foul trouble, the Thunder couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a shot to drop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just believing,â&#x20AC;? Tutt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been

something that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled with. Believing in ourselves, and believing what we can do. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter how good the other team is, and I think we went and believed.â&#x20AC;? Multiple possessions came up empty, even after second- and thirdchance opportunities. A.J. Sharp then quieted West Carroll even more, as he spun around his defender and finished at the rim to steady the ship. He added another pair of baskets en route to Newman blowing the game open for the final time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get Morrison or Fulton on Friday,â&#x20AC;? said coach Sharp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both of them pose different dangers to us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a conference standpoint, my biggest fear is our human nature. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve beat them both twice, and that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get you the third win â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it probably makes it harder. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to beat a team three times, and no matter what, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing them a third time. West Carroll had a game last night, and that helped them to prepare them from an intensity standpoint.â&#x20AC;?


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Denis Waitley, a founding member of the National Council on Self-Esteem, said, “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” That is true, but sometimes, at the bridge table, trying for an extra trick can prove very expensive. Still, occasionally a defender can dangle a tempting carrot that leaves declarer thinking he has a nocost shot at an overtrick. In this deal, South is in three no-trump, and West leads the heart 10. How might West tempt declarer into an indiscretion? South should open one notrump. Yes, the club holding

of two honors doubleton is a minus, but the five-card suit is a compensating plus. Declarer starts with seven top tricks: three hearts (given the opening lead), one dia-

mond and three clubs. Obviously, he will attack clubs. However, West can set a nasty trap for South. Declarer takes the first trick in his hand and cashes the club king. West should play his five. Then, when South continues with the club queen, West should drop his eight. He is trying to make it look as though he started with J-8-5 and East with the 6-4-doubleton (and was starting a high-low with his six). If declarer falls for the ruse, he will win the third trick with his queen and suddenly find that he cannot make the contract. Instead, South must overtake his club queen with dummy’s ace and continue with the club 10 to drive out West’s jack. Then declarer gets at least three hearts, one diamond and five clubs. © 2014 UFS


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STERLING A room w/kitchenette. All util. No pets. $350 mo. + dep. Non-smoking. 815-718-3500.

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305.

DIXON 1BR upper, very spacious. Heat & water paid. $390/ mo. No pets. 815284-1263 1BR, water & garbage furn. 307 st W. 1 St. No pets. $450/mo. + $450 dep. 815-284-7609 2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753.

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Efficiency Upper, appl. W & D, water, sewer, garbage, incl. Off-road parking, no pets. $310 mo + dep. 815378-2151

Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No dogs. 815-5379190, 815-4413999.

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Call Today For An Appointment 815-284-6782 2BR upper, w/d hookup, $450/mo. 609 W. 3rd. No pets, non smoking 815-288-6083. 3BR Upper in downtown Dixon. Heat & garbage incl. $625/mo. + dep. Pick up application at 210 W. 1st St. 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 Huge XXL 1BR, pets, free heat, water, & garbage, $500/mo. 815761-6419.

THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

★ NEW TODAY ★ Quiet, 1BR. $375/ mo. + dep. 815440-1390. Upper 2BR. Nice! Pay only elec. $450 mo./ dep. Vickie 815-973-4444.

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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

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

Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call 815716-6150.

1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 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

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PUBLIC NOTICES SAUK VALLEY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLAN COMMISSION CITY OF STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Plan Commission, designated by the City Council of the City of Sterling, Illinois, to conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Zoning Code for the City of Sterling, Illinois. The Sterling Plan Commission will conduct such hearing at the hour of 7:00 p.m. on the 20th day of March, 2014, in the City Council Chambers at the Coliseum Building, 212 3rd Avenue, Sterling, Illinois. The purpose of the public hearing is to update the current language in the Zoning Code in regards to an overlay district that addresses 100' road right of way. A copy of the proposed amendment to the Zoning Code is available for review at the Coliseum Building, 212 3rd Avenue, Sterling, Illinois. Dated this 21st day of February, 2014. PLAN COMMISSION CITY OF STERLING, ILLINOIS Feb. 26, 2014

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Read Sauk Valley Classifieds real estate section and Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays. CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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ESTATE OF Patrick J. McCullough, Deceased. No. 14 P 13 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of PATRICK J. McCULLOUGH. Letters of Office were issued to STACIE L. McCULLOUGH, 915 S. Peoria Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5Th Street, Sterling, IL 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Lee County Courthouse, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 320, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the Representative, or both, on or before September 1, 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 (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. Stacie L. McCullough, Independent Representative Daniel C. Hawkins WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E 5Th Street Sterling IL 61081 815-625-8200 Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 2014 TO: SHEENA MYERS, HOWARD DUNCAN, OCCUPANT, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. WHITESIDE COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 4 FILED 1/23/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Whiteside, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/2/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00373 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A (municipality) and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. ______N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 2204 CANAL ST., ROCK FALLS, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 11-33-403-015 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/7/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: `This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/7/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Morrison, Illinois, on 9/3/2014 in the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, In the Ct. Rm. Set forth by Presiding Judge at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/7/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Morrison, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. INTERSTATE FUNDING CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS In RE the Marriage of Torie J. Nelson, Petitioner, and Joseph R. Nelson Respondent No. 13 D 220 ST

The requisite affidavit for publication has been filed. Notice is hereby given to you, Joseph R. Nelson, that a petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, Illinois, Sterling Division, by the Petitioner, for a dissolution of marriage; and that said suit is now pending. Now. Therefore, unless you, the said Responsent, file your response to said petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Circuit Clerk in Whiteside County, Illinois, 101 East Third Street, Sterling, on or before February 10, 2014, default may be held against you at any time after that day, and a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage in accordance with the prayer of said petition. Witness, Nov. 15, 2013 Susan E. Ottens Clerk of the Circuit Court. Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 2014

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Sterling Rentals

2 BR., 1 bath. No garage NO PETS. $550 mo. + dep. 815-440-7985.

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

(815)626-1431 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995

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TO: ROSALEE ANDREAS, OCCUPANT, JUSTINE ANDREAS, ROSY ANDREAS, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. WHITESIDE COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 1 FILED 1/23/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Whiteside, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/2/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00039 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A (municipality) and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. ______N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 30721 CAPP RD., STERLING, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 05-26-200-002 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/7/2014.

Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130. Studio apt. $300/ mo. + dep., apt. 1BR $500/mo + dep. 773-3190059.

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CHADWICK 3BR, 1.5 bath. 2 car garage. No pets. $525/mo. 815-499-1793

DIXON 2-3 BR Much new- Nice!! Why rent? 620 Grant Ave. $670/mo. Call 815878-7399. 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 Clean small 2BR garage, no pets. $535 + Dep. Call 815-440-2145. 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 Nice clean quiet duplex, 2BR, 1.5 BA, Att. garage w/ opener, new kitchen and baths, all appliances inc. W/D, Micro., D/W, No pets. 601 Apple St. $700 mo. 630902-1060

This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/7/2014.

GRAND DETOUR

You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/7/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Morrison, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. INTERSTATE FUNDING CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE

Remodeled Studio effic. near Grand Detour. SS appliances, W/D, hardwood flrs. $500/ mo. + dep. 815-652-3023 or gsq1967@aol.com

OREGON 3BR Ranch home, 704 S. 6th. Stove, refrig. $650/mo. + dep. Call 815-4406814.

ROCK FALLS ★ NEW TODAY ★ 1BR home, 8th Ave. $450/ mo. $400/ dep. Call 309-2420259.

Whiteside County Clerk 200 E. Knox St. Morrison, IL 61270 (815) 772-5189 Dated: 01/27/2014 Feb. 24, 25, 26, 2014

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The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming:

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Morrison, Illinois, on 9/3/2014 in the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, In the Ct. Rm. Set forth by Presiding Judge at 9:00 A.M.

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FOR SALE or RENT TO OWN Indian Ridge Subdivision, 1,700 sq ft. 3 BR, 2 car, unfinished basement, 1/2 acre fenced. $850/mo. 779-2458148. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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

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

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18” green marble table w/cherry wood legs. $35. 815-441-6356 Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350. Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477. Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 9 month old female cat, white w/ gray, good with kids. 815-517-3363 9 month old female cat, white w/ gray, good with kids. 815-517-3363 MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917 One yr. old long haired tiger striped female cat, spayed. To good home. Call 815973-3575

★ NEW TODAY ★ Rottweiler/Pitbull mix puppies. 10 wks old. $120/ea. obo. 815-716-0195

SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

SNOWBLOWERS 782 ★ NEW TODAY ★ Ariens snowblower 7hp, 24” cut. 2 stage. Self prop. $250. Call 815973-3223. John Deere 2 cyl 1 stage 5hp, 21” cut, power auger, new rubbers & wear bar electric start, $325 815-973-3223

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket. The Play Chicago Tickets & transportation. $90 Sunday March 2nd. Bank of America Theater in Chicago. Call Chris or Jackie 815-626-8181

WANT TO BUY 795 ★ NEW TODAY ★ Want to Buy: *silver & gold *silver coins *scrap gold *hunting guns 815-625-0966

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1995 Polaris special XLT 600. 1980 Artic Cat Jag 340 FS and Triton 2 place trailer. Like new! $2,450. Call 815-625-3214 2 Guitar Amps. Yamaha & Peavey Good Cond. $90 815-456-2175

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AG VIEW FS is taking applications for Spring Part-Time help. Must pass drug test and have CDL. Apply at 2290 Quarry Rd. Ashton, IL EOE 815-453-7331 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 Drivers - CDL-A SOLO & TEAM DRIVERS NEEDED! Top Pay for Hazmat. OTR & Regional Runs. CDL Grads Welcome. 700+ Trucks & Growing! 888-928-6011

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CDL CLASS A Drivers needed for part time work, April-Oct. Most all work would be on Mon, some work could be SunWeds. Also need Drivers with passports for 6 trips in to Canada. Good pay plus hotels paid. Call Phil 815973-4054. Experienced Legal Secretary wanted, Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling & calendaring, document production, filing, & answering phones. To apply please send resumes to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com or Box #:1206 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Flatbed Drivers Starting Mileage Pay up to .41cpm. Health Ins. 401K, $59 daily Per Diem pay. Home Weekends. 800-648-9915 or www.boydandsons.com

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or mail to: Ken Nelson Auto Group Attn: Jeremy Jahn 1000 N. Galena Ave Dixon IL 61021 Male looking for P.A. C.N.A or group home experience. 1-3hrs/wk. 815-626-1122. 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

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Are you looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare field? Sterling Pavilion is actively seeking an RN or LPN with previous supervisory experience for the full time position of ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING to join our interdisciplinary team. Candidates must be reliable, have Restorative knowledge, and be able to work independently and as a team. Apply in person: Sterling Pavilion 105 E 23rd St Sterling, IL 61081 Or email resumes to Ahneke: athompson@sterlingrehab.com (No phone calls please)

Physical Therapist cruiting for one (1) full-time Physical Therapist to meet the needs of our Community Based Outreach Clinic located in Sterling, IL. A recruitment/relocation incentive as well as Education Debt Reduction may be offered. Additional information and application instructions can be found at www.usajobs.gov, or by calling Melissa Close, HR Specialist, at 319-338-0581 x6723. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Material Handler Sauk Valley Media has openings for a Material Handler in the distribution department of our Sterling facility. Applicants must be available for night shift hours Sunday - Friday. Applicants must be reliable, self-directed and able to work flexible hours. This position requires strong organizational skills, ability to work quickly, follow detailed instructions, and work well with numbers in a fast pace environment while under deadline pressure. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and handle multiple duties. Some lifting (20-40#) is required. Applications are available at the Sterling (3200 E. Lincolnway) and Dixon (113 S. Peoria) offices of Sauk Valley Media. Please specify position of "material handler". No phone calls please. Sauk Valley Media is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Preemployment background check, fit testing and drug screen required. Nicil FT/40 hrs. week Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player for Transition Coordinator. Check online: www.nicil.org to learn how you can apply and Transition Coordinator position description. Deadline for this position: March 10th, 2014. NO Email Resume or Phone Calls Accepted! Professional Company Drivers with CDL's needed for 600 mile radius & long hauls. We pay fees for tarping, extra loads and extra stops. Please call 815568-7225 or send resume to: FS&S, PO Box 147, Marengo, IL 60152-0147. To apply in person: 2106 W. Railroad Street, Marengo IL PT 2nd shift Custodians hiring up $8.50/hr. for Sterling area. If interested apply at www.pbsqca.com Rock River Cartage Diesel mechanic needed 401K, health insurance pay depends on experience. 815-625-1699

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POSITION OPENINGS Pre-K Teacher: Rochelle 40 hrs./wk., school year; Minimum of BA in Early Childhood Education, or closely related field. Pre-K Teacher Assistant: Sterling 30hrs./wk., schoolyear; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. Sterling Infant-Toddler Teacher: 40 hrs./week, full year. Bachelor's Degree in early childhood, child development or closely related field Bus Monitor: Rochelle. 30 hrs. /wk. Minimum of high school diploma or GED and excellent driving record. Family and Community Service Worker: Thomson/ Morrison/Sterling Service Area; 40 hrs./wk., school year. Minimum of AAS degree in social services, human services or closely related field. BA or BS degree preferred. For information and application contact Tri-County Opportunities Council at 815625-7830 or visit our website at www.tcochelps.com

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