Your source for community news and sports 7 days a week.
Older half-brother enters his plea PROPHETSTOWN FIRE, A5
... ROUTE 2 SUPREMACY
BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL ...
BOYS HOOPS, B1
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
SERVING DIXON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA SINCE 1851
‘No-nonsense’ Arduini dies Former chairman was longest-tenured county board member in Illinois BY DAVID GIULIANI AND PAM EGGEMEIER firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 501
ROCK FALLS – In late 2012, Tony Arduini stepped down as the longtime Whiteside County Board chairman, but he couldn’t leave county government entirely. It was his life.
Arduini, 92, died Tuesday in his Rock Falls home. He served nearly a half-century on the County Board – more than two decades as its chairman. The loyal Democrat hadn’t attended a board meeting in months, although he showed up for some committee sessions.
“He was a man with a big heart and a good sense of humor,” member Bill McGinn, D-Sterling, said in an interview. “He was a legend in the county. He’ll be missed by Democrats and Republicans.” In recent years, Arduini was hospitalized a number of times, but he stayed on top of county business.
In 2012, he decided to run again for his Rock Falls seat, but privately told others that he would step down as chairman. Shortly after his re-election, he announced his intentions publicly. ARDUINI CONTINUED ON A4
MEET DIXON’S NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Tony Arduini Rock Falls native served nearly a half-century on Whiteside County Board – and more than two decades as chairman
Dragging death hearing heated Judge expected to levy sentence this morning BY CHRISTI WARREN email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521
Photos by Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org
Mason Schaffer (above), 4, maintains his balance while hitting the slopes Tuesday at E.C. Smith Park in Dixon. Schaffer spent the day learning to snowboard with Jason Donna (right), 3, and Jason’s father, Tyler. The chances for the youngsters to keep honing their skills seem limitless. For instance, snow was predicted overnight, and the Sauk Valley forecast calls for more than an inch of snow to blanket the earth by tonight.
See the Sauk Valley through the viewfinder of SVM’s photo staff. New photos every day www.saukvalley.com And check out the staff’s handiwork on Page C12 in every SVWeekend section.
Hacker difficult to delete for district Superintendent: Private information safe, stored on separate server BY MATT MENCARINI email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529
DIXON – The Dixon school district continues to try to rid its website, email and Twitter accounts of interference from a hacker that compromised those services Sunday. Shortly after Superintendent Michael Juenger said Tuesday morning that the district had regained
TODAY’S EDITION: 24 PAGES 2 SECTIONS VOL. 163 ISSUE 215
control of all three systems, Sauk Valley Media received a tweet from the district’s Twitter account that made it clear that wasn’t yet the case. The Dixon Public Schools website currently displays an older version of its design, and the district has shut down its parent portal as a precautionary measure. It will mail new log-in information to parents today.
BUSINESS ......... A11 COMICS ...............B5 CROSSWORD....B11
Juenger said the district doesn’t think any sensitive or private information has been compromised, since it is stored on a separate server. However, the company that runs that server is working to determine if it was affected, said Charles Kinsella, the district’s technology director. HACKER CONTINUED ON A5
DEAR ABBY ......... A8 LIFESTYLE ........... A8 LOTTERY ............. A2
Superintendent Michael Juenger
OBITUARIES ........ A4 OPINION .............. A6 SPORTS ...............B1
DIXON – At the end of an emotional 3-hour hearing Tuesday, a Lee County judge decided to wait until this morning to sentence a man who pleaded guilty in December to reckless homicide. In June, Keith J. Shomaker, 19, dragged Kimberly Landwer with his car for about 20 feet after Landwer reached into the passengerside window. Landwer, 25, fell, hitting her head on the pavement in the 100 block of East Seventh Keith J. Street. Shomaker She later died at 19-year-old OSF Saint Francis pleaded guilty Medical Center in to reckless Peoria from her homicide in Deinjuries. cember. A Lee At the senCounty judge tencing hearing will pronounce Tuesday, after an his sentence this morning. hour-long delay because of technical difficulties, the state showed security camera footage that apparently depicted the incident, but the recording file was so small it was difficult to see. DRAGGING CONTINUED ON A2
More on A3 s 3TATE POLICE INSIST THEY ARE treating the accidental shooting at a state troopers house the same way they would any other case; although details are slow to be released because the case involves minors. s 4HE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ELECTION previews leading up to the March 18 primary is on the 16th Congressional District.
Today’s weather High 25. Low 13. More on A3.
Need work? Check out your classifieds, B6.
TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE PAPER, CALL 815-284-2224 OR 800-798-4085
! s 4ELEGRAPH
COMMUNITY WATCH Were we in
ERROR? Getting it right 7E CARE ABOUT ACCURACY AND WE WANT TO CORRECT ERRORS PROMPTLY 0LEASE CALL MISTAKES TO OUR ATTENTION AT OR EXT OR Correction 4WO CALENDAR LISTINGS WERE INCORRECT ON 0AGE ! OF -ONDAYS EDITION 4HE AM BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING AND PM LOW VISION GROUP AT THE 2OCK 2IVER #ENTER IN /REGON ARE NOT TODAY 4HEY WERE ON 4UESDAY 7E REGRET THE ERROR
POLICE Sterling Police 16-year-old girl FROM 3TERLING AM -ONDAY AT %AST ,YNN "OULEVARD AND &REEPORT 2OAD FAILURE TO REDUCE SPEED TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT POSTED DRIVERS LICENSE AS BOND 16-year-old girl FROM 3TERLING AM -ONDAY AT 3TERLING (IGH 3CHOOL BATTERY RELEASED TO HER PARENTS
DOMESTIC BATTERYPHYSICAL CONTACT POSTED RECOGNIZANCE BOND AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Samantha Spencer OF 2OCKFORD -ONDAY WARRANT FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA POSTED RECOGNIZANCE BOND AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Jose Saenz OF 3TERLING -ONDAY WARRANT FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Gary E. Harris OF 3TERLING PM -ONDAY ON 7EST #OFFMAN ROAD DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED SPEEDING TAKEN TO /GLE #OUNTY *AIL POSTED BOND AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Gloria E. Kekstadt OF -ALTA PM -ONDAY AT &LAGG AND #ENTER ROADS DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHILE DRIVING EXPIRED REGISTRATION NO INSURANCE TAKEN TO /GLE #OUNTY *AIL AND HELD IN LIEU OF BOND
Nicholas W. Sorenson OF 7OODBURY -INN PM -ONDAY ON )NTERSTATE IN /GLE #OUNTY DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED ILLEGAL USE OF HANDHELD CELLPHONE ISSUED INDIVIDUAL BOND AND GIVEN Whiteside County NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Steven C. Hadley OF Sheriff #HICAGO AM -ONDAY ON )NTERSTATE IN /GLE #OUNTY Lakin S. Meyers OF NO VALID COMMERCIAL DRIVERS 7OOSUNG AM &RIDAY ON )NTERSTATE DRIVING UNDER LICENSE NO INSURANCE UNLAWFUL DISPLAY OF LICENSE PLATES THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL DRIVEXPIRED REGISTRATION OPERATION ING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT GREATER OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WITHOUT THAN IMPROPER LANE USAGE PERIODIC INSPECTION ISSUED GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT INDIVIDUAL BOND AND GIVEN Amy B. Blean OF &ULTON NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Jazmine M. Lynn-Hanners PM 4HURSDAY 7HITESIDE #OUNTY WARRANT POSTED BOND OF 2OCKFORD AM -ONDAY ON )NTERSTATE IN AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN ,EE #OUNTY NO VALID DRIVERS COURT LICENSE ISSUED INDIVIDUAL BOND Timothy J. Bell OF ,YNDON PM &EB POS- AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT SESSION OF CANNABIS LESS THAN William S. McGinn OF GRAMS POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA GIVEN NOTICE TO ,AKE 'ENEVA 7IS PM 3ATURDAY ON 0ROPHET 2OAD IN APPEAR IN COURT 7HITESIDE #OUNTY DRIVING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS OPERATING Ogle County AN UNINSURED VEHICLE FAILURE TO REPORT CRASH TO POLICE AUTHORITY Sheriff Stevie Husolo OF 2OCK- ILLEGAL TRANSPORTATION OF ALCOHOL ISSUED INDIVIDUAL BOND AND FORD -ONDAY WARRANT FOR FAILGIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT URE TO APPEAR POSTED RECOGZachary T. Long OF NIZANCE BOND AND GIVEN NOTICE -OUNT #ARROLL AM 3UNTO APPEAR IN COURT DAY AT STATE 2OUTE AND Jennifer Copeland OF -APLE 'ROVE 2OAD IN #AR2OCHELLE -ONDAY WARRANT FOR POSSESION OF CANNABIS AND ROLL #OUNTY FAILURE TO REDUCE SPEED TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT DRIVING UNLICENSED POSTED RECOGNIZANCE BOND AND GIVEN ILLEGAL TRANSPORTATION OF ALCOHOL ISSUED CITATIONS NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Thomas Henson OF 2OCKFORD -ONDAY WARRANT FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR POSTED RECOGNIZANCE BOND AND GIVEN (APPY BIRTHDAY TO 2ICK +ENNOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT NAY *EFF &ITTS :ACH (UGHES Debra Hurst OF 2OCK3HIRLEY $ODD AND 2UTH %DEN FORD -ONDAY WARRANT FOR ALL TODAY
MAKING WAY FOR MORE SNOW IN STERLING
The Sterling Public Works Department blows snow from the downtown area onto the large piles the city has amassed throughout the winter. Up to an inch of snow is expected to fall by this evening.
Families of accused, victim were close DRAGGING
CONTINUED FROM A1
Dixon Detective Sgt. Matt Richards testified that Landwer â€œreached into the passenger seat ... [and was] dragged about 20 feet ... at that point, she falls and hits her head on the pavement.â€? Three women related to Landwer also took the stand to offer victim impact statements. After the victimâ€™s grandmother, Hilda Landwer, testified, Kimberlyâ€™s mother, Sonya Cover, took the stand. In addition to talking about the grief her family had faced, she spoke about her son, Mike, and the close bond he and his sister had. The Landwer family and the Shomaker family had been close, she said, and Mike had been friends with Keith. â€œMike has lost not only his sister, but his best friend,â€? their mother said. â€œShe was energetic, creative, artistic, and very loving and caring.â€? Cover talked about the victimâ€™s young children: her daughter, whose sixth birthday was the day after the accident, and her son, who was 6 months old at the time. â€œLife is precious. ... It is here, and then gone in an instant,â€? she said.
The victimâ€™s aunt, Clara Harris, told the court, â€œJustice for Kim and her children is all we ask.â€? From January 2013 until June 2013, Shomaker faced charges of theft, criminal damage to property, burglary, and then reckless homicide. Stateâ€™s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller said he had twice failed drug tests while free on bond: once for THC, and once for opiates. Just last month, while still out on bond, Shomaker was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Authorities say he sold less than 1 gram of heroin to a confidential informant for police. Sacco-Miller asked that his history with drugs and crime be taken into account in determining his sentence. Shomakerâ€™s mother, Chris Lane, pleaded for mercy for her son. â€œI know he has done wrong,â€? she said. â€œMy son is not a bad child. He has made very, very poor decisions due to a drug addiction. â€œI feel sending my son to prison is not going to solve anything for a drug addiction. ... My son didnâ€™t mean for anything to happen that day â€“ the drugs had taken over.
LOTTERY NUMBERS My 3 Midday: My 3 Evening: Pick Three-Midday: &IREBALL Pick Three-Evening: &IREBALL Pick Four-Midday: &IREBALL Pick Four-Evening:
&IREBALL Lucky Day Lotto Midday: Lucky Day Lotto Evening: Estimated Lotto jackpot: MILLION
Estimated Powerball jackpot: MILLION
Mega Ball: Megaplier: 2
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Public Notice Proposed Renewal of the Federally Enforceable State Operating Permit Dixon Correctional Center
Wednesday March 5th
Dr.Timothy Dayton, DVM of White Oaks Mobile Vet Clinic will be seeing patients by appointment. Please call to schedule your appointment. Ask about teeth cleaning and spay & neuter.
The Dixon Correctional Center has applied to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to renew the federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP) regulating the air emissions from the boilers at the correctional center located at 2600 North Brinton in Dixon. The Illinois EPA has reviewed the application and made a preliminary determination that the application meets the standards for issuance and has prepared a draft permit for public review and comment. The Illinois EPA is accepting written comments on the draft permit. &RPPHQWV PXVW EH SRVWPDUNHG E\ PLGQLJKW $SULO ,I VXIÂżFLHQW interest is expressed in the draft permit, a hearing or other informational meeting may be held. Requests for information, comments, and questions should be directed to Brad Frost, Division of Air Pollution Control, ,OOLQRLV (QYLURQPHQWDO 3URWHFWLRQ $JHQF\ 32 %R[ 6SULQJÂżHOG Illinois, 62794-9506, phone 217/782-7027, TDD phone number 217/7829143, firstname.lastname@example.org.
at Kenâ€™s Dog Grooming 10:00am - 4:00pm
(+ county tax)
Annual Booster.... $12 Heartworm Test .. $26
Dog Grooming & Daycare -D\ 'HH $YH 'L[RQ Éž 815-285-DOGS (3647) Blue Buffalo Dog Food & K9 Advantix available at Kenâ€™s!
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $ $ $ $ Top $ $ Dollar $ $ Paid! $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1707 East 4th St., Sterling $ $ (815) 625-9600 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
WE BUY CARS!
For information on newspaper subscriptions, classified advertisements, display advertisements or billing please dial: 815-284-2222 or 1-800-798-4085 Fax 815-625-9390 www.saukvalley.com
The B.F. Shaw Printing Co., 113-115 Peoria Ave., Dixon, IL 61021
TAKE A BITE OUT OF HIGH PRICES IN HEATING & COOLING THE SAUK VALLEY!
The loss of a life is always senseless. ... I accept the responsibility for my actions I have caused and am very remorseful for my actions. â€œKimberly was a very special person who I have known for years ... [the Landwers] were like a second family to me. ... I will continue to pray and keep faith that maybe one day, they will forgive me.â€? His attorney, public defender Bob Thompson, said Shomaker would best be served with a sentence of probation so he could receive proper treatment. â€œThe easy way out is prison, your honor,â€? Thompson said, arguing that Shomaker was likely to spend only 17 months in prison, even if given the maximum sentence. The sentence will be pronounced in Lee County Court at 9 a.m. today.
Founded in 1851 (USPS 158-860)
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Kelly Wallingford - Owner r .KEGPUGF r $QPFGF r +PUWTGF
â€œI just want my son to get the help he needs for a drug addiction, and the counseling that he needs. ... Heâ€™s got three paths. Heâ€™s going to go to prison; heâ€™s going to die from his addiction; or heâ€™s going to straighten his life out.â€? Lane said that if Shomaker gets probation, he would live with her, and she would see to it that he took that third path. Shomaker himself took the stand to offer a statement to the victimâ€™s family. â€œI have been trying to write this letter for the past 6 months,â€? he said. â€œI have so much shame. At such a young age, I didnâ€™t realize the impact I have caused your family. I wish I could take my actions back. â€œI want to apologize to my victimâ€™s family, because I was wrong to commit such an act. ...
Estimated Mega Millions jackpot: MILLION
The repositories for these documents and the application are at the Illinois (3$ V RIÂżFHV DW 1RUWK 8QLYHUVLW\ 6WUHHW LQ 3HRULD DQG 1RUWK *UDQG $YHQXH (DVW 6SULQJÂżHOG SOHDVH call ahead to assure that someone will be available to assist you). The draft permit and project summary may also be available at http://www. epa.gov/reg5oair/permits/ilonline.html. Copies of the documents may also be obtained upon request to the contact listed above. The 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act require potentially major sources of air emissions to obtain federally enforceable operating permits. A FESOP permit allows a source that is potentially major to take operational limits in the permit so that it is a non-major source. The permit will contain federally enforceable limitations that restrict the facilityâ€™s emissions to non-major levels. The permit will be enforceable E\ WKH 86(3$ DV ZHOO DV WKH ,OOLQRLV (3$
Ernest Appleyard .......................................................Production Coordinator Jennifer Baratta ...............................................................Advertising Director Kris Boggs ......................................................................... Human Resources Randy Jacobs ..........................................................................Press Foreman Ed Bushman ....................................................... Telegraph General Manager Joanne Doherty .................................................................... Finance Director Sheryl Gulbranson ............................................................Circulation Director Larry Lough............................................................................Executive Editor Trevis Mayfield .................................................................................. Publisher Jeff Rogers ........................................................................... Managing Editor
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Home delivery subscribers should know their carrier and keep his/her telephone number handy. Call your carrier if you are missed and he or she will bring a copy immediately. If you cannot reach your carrier call The Telegraph at (815) 284-2222 or 1-800-798-4085 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6:00 a.m. to noon Saturday. No service call accepted outside the above hours. Mail subscribers who fail to receive their paper regularly should notify The Telegraph office. Advertisement and legal notices are accepted for publication with the understanding that the liability of The Telegraph for failure to publish the ad or notice or making an error in the content of the ad or notice is limited to the amount paid for the advertisement or notice. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Telegraph, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, Illinois 61081.
Periodicals postage paid at Dixon, Illinois 61021. Published daily, Monday through Friday, except for New Yearâ€™s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
By mail outside primary market area: Payable in advance - 13 weeks $72.75, 26 weeks $145.50, 52 weeks $ 291.00. Mail subscriptions must be paid in advance. Single copy $1.00/$2.00 Weekend.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier: Payable in advance - 13 weeks $56.30, 26 weeks $108.25, 52 weeks $212.15. By motor route: Payable in advance - 13 weeks $59.50, 26 weeks $114.35, 52 weeks $224.20. By mail in primary market area : Payable in advance - 13 weeks $72.75, 26 weeks $145.50, 52 weeks $291.00
This newspaper is a member of the Associated Press which is entitled to use for republication all news dispatches â€” local, state and national. All rights or republication of special writings are hereby reserved. Member of National Newspaper Association; Inland Press Association; Illinois Press Association and Audit Bureau of Circulation.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
4ELEGRAPH s !
ROCK FALLS | TEEN DIES IN SHOOTING
State police: Shooting circumstances â€˜differentâ€™ Agency explains inquiryâ€™s secrecy in death of 15-year-old BY DAVID GIULIANI email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525
ROCK FALLS â€“ State police arenâ€™t treating the investigation into the death of a 15-yearold at a state trooperâ€™s house any differently from others, a spokeswoman insisted Tuesday. The agency has been keeping much of the information about the case under wraps, including the name of the trooper and the youth who fired the weapon. The victim was Matt Anderson, 15, a freshman at Rock Falls High School. Preliminary results of the investigation show that the shooting was an accident, said Monique Bond, the state police spokeswoman. It happened
Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org
Rock Falls basketball players and fans embrace Tuesday after the Rocketsâ€™ emotional, season-ending loss to Mendota at the LaSalle-Peru Regional. The Rock Falls community is mourning the loss of freshman Matthew Anderson, who was killed Saturday morning in an accidental shooting. shortly before noon Saturday, and almost immediately police reported it was an accident. â€œThe two juveniles who are
friends happened to be at the residence of the trooper,â€? Bond said in a telephone interview. â€œThe other individual is a
juvenile. His name isnâ€™t being released. Nor do we release the names of troopers when there is an investigation. That information will be made public. These circumstances are different because it involves juveniles.â€? It took more than 2 days for state police to confirm the town where the incident happened â€“ in a rural area near Rock Falls. Before that, they would say only that it was in District 1 of the state police, which covers Whiteside, Lee, Carroll and Ogle counties. â€œWe will not be giving the [exact] location for safety reasons,â€? Bond said. â€œThis involves the residence of a trooper. That will never come out.â€? She declined to say when the investigation would be finished. â€œYou donâ€™t put a timeframe on an investigation,â€? Bond said. â€œThis has gone up the chain of command. The chain
of command is aware. This is an unthinkable tragedy.â€? She wouldnâ€™t say what type of weapon was used or whether it was owned by state police, facts that the investigation will determine. The trooper works for state policeâ€™s District 15, which handles all of Illinoisâ€™ tollways. He was on duty at the time of the shooting and not at his house, Bond said. Before attending Rock Falls High, Anderson was a student at East Coloma School. He played on the schoolâ€™s undefeated freshman football team and was a shooting guard for the basketball team. He also was a member of the 2011 and 2013 Rock Falls Little League state champion teams. â€œWhatever sport he was playing, Matt never complained, gave his all, and had a true love for the game,â€? reads his obituary, published on Page A4 in todayâ€™s editions.
ELECTION 2014 | 16TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Incumbent challenged by conservative candidate Hale questions Kinzingerâ€™s votes
Election coverage continues s )N 4HURSDAYS EDItions, SVM looks at the Republican candidates for the Ogle County stateâ€™s attorney.
BY DAVID GIULIANI email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525
In 2012, the two candidates in the Republican primary election for the 16th Congressional District argued over who was more conservative. The race was between longtime incumbent Don Manzullo of Egan and first-term Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Channahon, who had represented the 11th Congressional District for 2 years. In 2011, the Democratic-run state Legislature redrew boundaries to put both men in the 16th District, which includes Lee County. The redistricting packed as many Republican voters as possible from the region into the 16th District so that other districts could go Democratic. The strategy worked. In the primary, Kinzinger knocked off Manzullo, a 20-year incumbent. Kinzinger made the case that he was more conservative, ready to cut back government and taxes, a message that worked well with the tea party. In the general election, Kinzinger handily defeated a poorly funded Democratic rival. These days, the tea party isnâ€™t so happy with the 36-year-old Kinzinger, whom they see as capitu-
SVM file photos
LEFT: David Hale, founder of the Rockford Tea Party, speaks to the Sauk Valley Tea Party on Oct. 22 at the Loveland Community Building in Dixon. Hale is challenging U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, for the Republican nomination in the 16th congressional district. RIGHT: Kinzinger shakes hands with Treinâ€™s Jewelry owner Linda Brantley on April 13, 2013, in Dixon. Kinzinger came to Dixon to experience Second Saturdays firsthand and to learn how the event has become successful.
The candidates Adam Kinzinger Age: Home: Channahon Occupation: ConGRESSMAN CAPTAIN IN !IR National Guard Experience: McLean County Board, 1998 JOINED !IR &ORCE IN AND STATIONED IN Iraq twice Education: Bachelorâ€™s degree, Illinois State University Family: Single lating to President Barack Obama. Kinzinger has voted for deals to increase the debt limit, although not in the most recent instance. In that case, he joined with the great majority of House Republicans to oppose their own leadership, who struck an
David Hale Age: 51 Home: Rockford Occupation: Configures computer systems for hospitals Experience: U.S. !RMY VETERAN SERVED YEARS AS HELICOPTER crew chief Education: Bachelorâ€™s DEGREE IN JOURNALISM Southern Illinois University Family: Single, one son, 15 agreement with Obama to raise the debt limit with practically no concessions from the White House. In the March 18 Republican primary, Kinzinger has one opponent, David Hale, founder of the Rockford Tea Party. So far, Kinzinger has
DIXON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014-2015
PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Location: Washington School, 703 E. Morgan Wednesday, March 12th â€“ 3 P.M. â€“ 6:00 P.M. Incoming Kindergarten students are required to have: 1) Certified Birth Certificate 2) Up-to-date Immunization Recordincluding lead screening and varicella (chicken pox) 3) Current Physical/Dental/Eye Exam If you have any of these, please bring them to registration. ALL students will be required to have the above forms turned in before they start the school year. Any questions please contact Washington School at 815-284-7727
raised nearly $1 million for the campaign, mostly from the special interest groups that shower money on incumbents. Hale has less than $5,000. National groups such as FreedomWorks, Heritage PAC and the Club for Growth are known to fund challengers to Republican incumbents who are considered insufficiently conservative. They have given nothing to Hale, which likely means they believe Kinzinger has a lock on the seat. Hale, 51, said he didnâ€™t mind the lack of donations from the major conservative groups.
CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES
1560 Franklin Grove Rd., Dixon 815-288-5165
featuring Daniel â€œRudyâ€? Ruettiger
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014 4:30PM - 7:00PM NEWMAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
$20 ADULTS $12 UNDER 16
Solar Table Sunset tonight .........................................5:54 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ....................................6:26 a.m.
Breaking News Severe Weather School Closings & more!
50TH ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE
For ticket information please contact St. Anne School (815) 288-5619 Or Venierâ€™s Jewelry in Dixon
Cloidy with snow
ST. ANNE SCHOOL
Stay Connected Wherever You Are!
FATHER-SON DINNER BANQUET
We Have Gaming Machines
ST. ANNE SCHOOL
now at Dixon VFW, call for details!
Sauk Valley Weather
â€œIt helps me be much more independent,â€? he said. â€œNothing against those groups. I donâ€™t like PACs in general. When you take money from them, you are bound and chained to do what they tell you to do.â€? Kinzinger and other Republican House members, Hale said, are moving away from conservatism in the hopes of gaining Democratic votes. â€œThey have turned into the Republican surrender caucus,â€? he said. Kinzingerâ€™s recent vote against the debt limit increase, Hale contended, was the result of Haleâ€™s
candidacy. â€œHe knows someone is barking at his heels,â€? Hale said. â€œHe doesnâ€™t want to look bad to his base.â€? Generally, Hale, a U.S. Army veteran, calls for drastic cuts in government spending, but he draws the line at pay and benefits for the military. â€œThe cuts that Obama is making are going to attack military pay and benefits,â€? he said. â€œIf theyâ€™re going to go after the military, theyâ€™re going to have to go after the military industrial complex. Their pay and benefits should not be touched. If I were a congressman, I would be pushing continuously to raise the pay and benefits of the military.â€? Kinzinger has touted his support for the military. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 2003 and was later awarded his pilot wings. He continues to serve as a pilot in the Air National Guard, holding the rank of major. Kinzingerâ€™s office didnâ€™t respond to a request for an interview.
Sign up for FREE on saukvalley.com Brought to you by
! s 4ELEGRAPH
OBITUARIES Tony L. Arduini ROCK FALLS â€“ Tony L. Arduini, 92, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 19, 1921, in Rock Falls, the son of Phillip and Antonette (Carrino) Arduini. He served in the Army during World War II, in the South Pacific theater. He married Bernice Foley in January 1949. She died May 1, 1969. He married Arlene (Munson) Williamson on June 27, 1970. He had worked as salesman at the former Bun Austin Chevrolet in Sterling for many years. Tony served for more than 61 years in public service. He was a justice of the peace from 1953 to 1961. He served on the Whiteside County Board from 1965 until present, and from 1990 to 2012 as board chairman. He also served on many other boards, including the Whiteside County Agricultural Extension Board, Public Aid Committee, Emergency Planning Committee, Emergency Telephone System Board, Tri-County Opportunities Council, Veterans Assistance Commission, and the United Counties Council of Illinois as president, past president, and treasurer of the executive committee for 15 years. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls, and for
many years served as an usher. Survivors include his wife, Arlene; their children, Philip (Sharon) Arduini and Barbara DeJonge, both of Rock Falls, Mary Kay (Ernie) Hernandez of Sterling, Tony (Karen) Arduini Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Greg (Gail) Arduini of Amboy, Kathy (Bill) Milby of Rock Falls, Dave (Debra) Williamson of Tampa, Fla., Cheryl (Doug) Harms and Judy (Gary) Hall, both of Rock Falls, Rory (Teresa) Williamson of Tampa, Fla., Mike Williamson and Theresa (Terry) Fritz, both of Rock Falls, and Mary (Raymond) Burkholder of Green Bay, Wis.; 28 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Patricia Menchaca; granddaughter, Brianna Menchaca; two greatgranddaughters, Sierra Hall and Brealynn Mendoza; six brothers, Paul, Jim, Ralph, Louis, Joe, and Angelo; and two sisters, Sunday Pyse and Victoria Pierce. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.
Hattie F. Wolever PROPHETSTOWN â€“ Hattie F. Wolever, 91, of Prophetstown, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown is handling arrangements.
Rosa â€˜Mi Rosaâ€™ Barragan SAVANNA â€“ Rosa â€œMi Rosaâ€? Andrade De Barragan, 86, of Savanna, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her home. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna is handling arrangements.
Kathryn Anspach STERLING â€“ Kathryn Anspach, 66, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.
Vicky Henrichs MILLEDGEVILLE â€“ Vicky Henrichs, 62, of Morrison, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE WEEK Todayâ€™s visitations: Larry P. Gipe OF -ILLEDGEVILLE PM AT -C$ONALD &UNERAL (OME IN -ILLEDGEVILLE Thursday visitations: Ruth F. Dickey OF !MBOY AND PM AT -IHM *ONES &UNERAL (OME IN !MBOY Matthew M. Anderson OF 2OCK &ALLS PM FOLLOWED BY PRAYER SERVICE AT (ARVEST 4IME "IBLE #HURCH IN 2OCK &ALLS Tony L. Arduini OF 2OCK
&ALLS PM AT 3T !NDREW #ATHOLIC #HURCH IN 2OCK &ALLS Thursday funerals: Larry P. Gipe OF -ILLEDGEVILLE AM AT #HADWICK &IRST %VANGELICAL ,UTHERAN #HURCH Friday funerals: Tony L. Arduini OF 2OCK &ALLS AM AT 3T !NDREW #ATHOLIC #HURCH IN 2OCK &ALLS Ruth F. Dickey OF !MBOY AM AT -IHM *ONES &UNERAL (OME IN !MBOY
Ruth F. Dickey AMBOY â€“ Ruth F. Dickey, 78, of Amboy, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She worked at Conco in Mendota for 15 years before retiring. She was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Amboy, the daughter of Albert and Francelia (Kessler) Lupton. She married Gail Dickey on Jan. 16, 1956, in Amboy. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Gail â€œButchâ€? (Tammy) Dickey of Amboy, Robert Dickey of Rockford, and Ronald (Jeanne) Dickey of Amboy; one daughter, Barbara (Wayne) Schnei-
der of Amboy; nine grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Lupton; and two sisters, Pauline Lupton and Evelyn Reiners. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at MihmJones Funeral Home in Amboy. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. A memorial has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.
Larry W. Lartz ROCK CITY â€“ Larry W. Lartz, 71, of Rock City, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his home, with many family members by his side. He went home to his Lord after fighting ALS for the past 3 years. He was born Sept. 12, 1942, in Morrison, to William and Gladys (Bailey) Lartz. He was a member of Faith Community Church in Davis, the Stephenson County Gideons, Two-cylinder Club, and Antique Tractor Club. He also was part of a beloved fellowship of men known as Promise Keepers. Larry was blessed with a mechanical ability all his life. He started his own garage, Larryâ€™s Automotive in Milledgeville, later reopening in Rock City. He worked for Sterling Myers Ford, built dragsters, worked on many race cars and snowmobiles, and drove semis for Advance Transformer. In his later years, he restored antique vehicles, overseeing the restoration of a 1941 John Deere B, by the Orangeville FFA boys. The many grandchildren often said,
â€œTake it to Papa, he can fix anything.â€? He is survived by his wife, Leanna (Sellek), whom he married on July 10, 1987; his children, Dawn (Tom) Leamon, Teri (Leon) Hinrichs, Rick (Rhonda) Jacobson, Lorrie (Bill) Wisely, Mike Jacobson, and Jason (Melissa) Jacobson; 17 grandchildren; three-plus greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Ernie (Phyllis) Lartz and Doug Lartz; one sister, Ronda Borgman, two nieces; his aunts, Ruth Bos and Kris Schlueter; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughters, Cherie Leighty and Tammy Jo Lartz; and his granddaughter, Nicole Jiminez. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Faith Community Church in Davis. Visitation also will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. A memorial has been established to his favorite charities. Visit www.daughenbaughfh.com to send condolences.
â€˜He just loved his communityâ€™ ARDUINI
CONTINUED FROM A1
â€œI think itâ€™s time to quit,â€? he said in a Sauk Valley Media interview. The board elected Jim Duffy, D-Sterling, as his replacement and selected Arduini as the vice chairman. â€œI miss him. He reminded me of my dad,â€? said County Clerk Dana Nelson, who takes minutes of board meetings. â€œHe was so knowledgeable and up to date on everything. He was pretty no-nonsense.â€? That â€œpretty no-nonsense styleâ€? kept meetings under Arduini rolling along. Colleagues joked that Arduini picked up the pace when his beloved Cubs were on TV that night. Arduini, a retired used car salesman, joined the board in 1965. Before that, he spent a dozen years as a justice of the peace, a position eliminated in the mid-1960s. In September 2012, the County Board surprised Arduini by honoring him as the longest-tenured
county board member in Illinois. The ceremony was attended by his wife, Arlene, and other family. He also received a proclamation from Gov. Pat Quinn, designating the day as Tony Arduini Day. â€œIâ€™m glad we all get along once in a while,â€? Arduini joked. â€œWeâ€™ve done well over the years. Iâ€™m proud of you.â€? After others praised him, the chairman returned to his no-nonsense style. â€œIâ€™m learning more about myself,â€? he said. â€œNow, can we get back to work?â€? Alderman Glen Kuhlemier, a two-time Rock Falls mayor, crossed paths with Arduini just prior to his first mayoral term that began in 1983. Over the years, Kuhlemier admired Arduiniâ€™s passion for the communities he served. â€œTony was one of the most dedicated public servants Iâ€™ve ever seen,â€? Kuhlemier said. â€œHis heart and soul has always been Whiteside County.â€? Kuhlemier worked with Arduini on many issues that crossed city
and county lines, including the enterprise zone, ambulance service, and the landfill. â€œIt was always really easy working with him,â€? the Second Ward alderman said. â€œHe wasnâ€™t very vocal, but he still let you know if he didnâ€™t agree with something.â€? Kuhlemier understands as well as anyone how difficult it can be to weather decades of political storms. â€œItâ€™s easy for people to say â€˜throw the old rascals outâ€™ if they are unhappy with local government,â€? Kuhlemier said. â€œExperience is so important, and Tonyâ€™s experience and expertise will be sorely missed.â€? Another former Rock Falls mayor, David Blanton, met Arduini more than 30 years ago. Blanton and Jim Arduini, Tonyâ€™s brother, were running for Rock Falls City Council. The trio helped each other with their campaigns. Early on, Blanton said he realized what a caring person Tony was. â€œHe just loved his com-
munity, and he wanted to make it the best place possible for everyone,â€? Blanton said. Whether or not you agreed with him, Blanton said, Arduini earned the respect of most. â€œHe was always fair, and he stood up for what he thought was in the best interests of the community,â€? Blanton said. Blanton visited Arduini often, right up until the last time the former board chairman was hospitalized. He enjoyed their chats that always included family and politics. â€œWeâ€™ve lost a great community leader,â€? Blanton said. â€œHeâ€™ll be missed not just for his public service, but on a personal level as well.â€? Arduini is survived by his wife, three children, 28 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Matthew M. Anderson ROCK FALLS â€“ Matthew Madsen Anderson, 15, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Matt was born Feb. 12, 1999, in Sterling, the son of Michael Dennis and Jennifer Sue (Madsen) Anderson. He attended East Coloma School and was a freshman at Rock Falls Township High School. Matt excelled in sports. He was a member of the 2011 and 2013 Rock Falls Little League State Champion teams. Matt played on the undefeated Rock Falls Township High School freshman football team, and was a shooting guard for the Rock Falls basketball team. Whatever sport he was playing, Matt never complained, gave his all, and had a true love for the game. Matt had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Mike and Jennifer; his sister, Katie; his brother, Nick; his maternal grandparents, Carol Madsen of Eldridge, Iowa, and Richard (Brenda) Madsen of Bettendorf, Iowa; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Pauline
Anderson of Sterling; maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Betty Madsen of Stuart, Fla.; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Caudillo of Sterling; his aunts and uncles, Gretchen and John Lindle, Chad and Josie Anderson, and Eric and Ashley Anderson; and his cousins, Megan Lindle, Jace Anderson, and Kennedy Anderson. Matt also will be missed by countless friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Lloyd and Elizabeth Barber; his paternal greatgrandparents, Donald and Cassie Anderson; and his great-grandfather, Peter Caudillo. Visitation will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Harvest Time Bible Church, 1801 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls. A prayer service will follow at the church. Private family burial will be at a later date. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and sent to Midland States Bank in Rock Falls for future disbursement. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
Lyle E. Oncken AURORA â€“ Lyle E. Oncken, 89, of Aurora, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Presence McAuley in Aurora. He served as executive director of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Inc., from 1974 to 1990. Lyle was born Aug. 27, 1924, on a farm near Sterling, the son of Arthur and Hannah Oncken. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Survivors include his son, Lee A. (Jan Ann)
Oncken; son-in-law, Tom Boynton; daughter, Jan M. (Cheyenne) Oncken; five grandchildren; and his brother, Keith Oncken. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Oncken; his daughter, Sally Boynton; his parents; and his brothers, Lauren and Arthur Oncken. His body was donated to science. A memorial service was Feb. 28 in Aurora. Healy Chapel in Aurora handled arrangements.
Edward E. â€˜Edâ€™ Haas DIXON â€“ Edward E. â€œEdâ€? Haas, 76, of Dixon, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.
Obituary information All obituaries, including death notices, are due by 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday if sent via email, obituaries@saukvalley. com or fax, 815-625-9390. Obituary corrections and clarifications will appear in the Corrections
box on Page A2 the next publication day after we are notified of an error. Receipt of all obituaries must be confirmed by phone. For more information, call 800-798-4085 ext. 530 or 502.
IN BRIEF Guest bartenders set for Long Shot 2/#+ &!,,3 n ! NUMBER OF h!LMOST )RISHv GUEST BARTENDERS WILL SERVE DRINKS FROM TO PM -ARCH AT ,ONG 3HOT "AR AND 'RILL 7 2OCK &ALLS 2OAD53 2OUTE 0ROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE 2OCK &ALLS #HAMBER OF #OMMERCES !MBASSADORS 3CHOLARSHIP FUND "ARTENDERS WHO WILL TAKE PART ARE *EFF AND $ANI "RIGHT 7AYNE $AVIS 3HELLEY -C#ARTY 2OBBIE -INOR 2OSS 4HUENTE AND 7HITESIDE #OUNTY 3HERIFF +ELLY 7ILHELMI &OR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE CHAMBER AT
Reporter at Books on First today $)8/. n 3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA REPORTER -ATT -ENCARINI WILL HAVE hOFFICE HOURSv FROM TO PM TODAY AT "OOKS ON &IRST 7 &IRST 3T &EEL FREE TO STOP BY AND LET HIM KNOW WHATS ON YOUR MIND )S THERE A STORY IN $IXON YOU THINK
SHOULD BE REPORTED 3TOP BY TO SHARE OR JUST TO SAY HI -ENCARINI COVERS GOVERNMENT AND HAPPENINGS IN $IXON (E CAN BE REACHED AT MMENCARINI SAUKVALLEYCOM OR AT EXT &OLLOW HIM ON 4WITTER -ATT-ENCARINI
Support group to meet in Oregon /2%'/. n 4HE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP AT 2OCK 2IVER #ENTER WILL MEET AT PM TODAY AT THE CENTER 3 TH 3T &OR MORE INFORMATION CALL â€“SVM staff reports
John â€œJackâ€? Bodmer 3/5/41 - 12/19/2011
Happy Birthday In Heaven Love and Miss You Your Wife
4ELEGRAPH s !
PROPHETSTOWN | DOWNTOWN FIRE
Older boy pleads guilty to arson 17-year-old says heâ€™s interested in fire safety course BY CHRISTI WARREN firstname.lastname@example.org EXT
STERLING â€“ The older half-brother involved in starting the July fire that burned down much of downtown Prophetstown pleaded guilty to arson Tuesday.
In return for the plea, prosecutors dropped 18 other charges against him. Whiteside County Assistant Stateâ€™s Attorney Carol Linkowski asked the judge to consider compensation for victims of the fire. Whiteside County Associate Judge Bill McNeal set the boyâ€™s sentencing for April 22. The boy turned 17 on Monday. His younger half-brother
pleaded guilty to arson at the end of January and was sentenced to 5 years probation â€“ the maximum allowable punishment. As the 17-year-old entered his plea, his mother sobbed quietly as she sat with her fiancĂŠ and the rest of the boyâ€™s family. He has been living with his mother in Oshkosh, Wis., and will continue to do so. He has also apparently expressed interest
in attending a fire safety course offered by the Oshkosh Fire Department. Judge McNeal agreed with that idea. Linkowski said the boys indicated to authorities after the fire that they had sneaked out of their fatherâ€™s house and that the older boy had a lighter. She said they first set fire to a recycling bin by the library, which they watched burn out, before starting a fire behind
Cindy Jeanâ€™s Restaurant. The boys took off their shirts and added them to the fire to increase the size of the flames, Linkowski said. Authorities say it was the fire behind the restaurant that spread, ultimately destroying eight buildings and damaging two others. More than half a dozen people were left homeless. The fire erupted about 2:30 a.m. in the 300 block
of Washington Street, which is the townâ€™s main street and the heart of its historic downtown business district. The buildings were about 150 years old and housed business such as Dâ€™s Variety Store, Twisted Scissors salon, Kimâ€™s Monograms, and the townâ€™s historical society. Sauk Valley Media is not identifying the boys because they were charged as juveniles.
Hacker still tweeting Wescott proposes sales from district account tax increase for roads ROCK FALLS CITY COUNCIL
CONTINUED FROM A1
Juenger said the district would shut down its email server overnight, and staff should have access this morning. Jim Fatz, the director of information security at Northern Illinois University, said public bodies and nonprofit groups are at greater risk of being compromised, because they often rely on open source software or products, which are cheaper or free. Open source software is made available or can be licensed to users, who can then alter or adapt that software to meet their needs. Wordpress, a popular blog and website design company, is an example of open source software. Fatz doubted that a public entity could pay â€œtop dollarâ€? for advanced security measures. â€œFrom a risk analysis perspective,â€? he said, â€œthe question has to be asked: If it will take $50,000 or $60,000 to secure it, is it worth it?â€? While open source software can be more vulnerable, Fatz said, even the most secure networks â€“ like the FBI â€“ can get hacked because the most advanced security measures are only useful until someone figures out their weaknesses. The districtâ€™s website â€“ www.DixonSchools. org â€“ was compromised Sunday night, but by 7:30 a.m. Monday, according to district officials, it had been restored. Kinsella sent an email to staff saying the GoDaddy account had been hacked and the website had been redirected, but that there
was no risk of getting a computer virus through the website. The districtâ€™s email, Kinsella said, isnâ€™t housed by GoDaddy, but is on another server, and the district uses software from a private company. Using GoDaddy for its website server, Fatz said, could have helped the school district, because it doesnâ€™t have to worry about the physical servers. GoDaddy can assist it in getting the website moved to another server on the companyâ€™s end, he said.
A second redirect The districtâ€™s website was restored and remained as it usually is for much of Monday, until it was redirected again Monday night. The first redirect, Juenger said, sent visitors to a website that had an Internet Protocol, or IP, address registered in Germany. The second redirect, which happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday, had an IP address registered in Canada, Juenger said. At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the districtâ€™s website was back up, but with an older design and content. The navigation menu was blue, instead of the usual purple to match the Dixon High School color. The website was the same late Tuesday night. The only way to guarantee that a hacker no longer has access to accounts, Fatz said, is start from the beginning. Since the â€œsymptomsâ€? of a hack may not show up right away, a business or public body
that has been hacked can can also â€œgo back to [the] last known good dataâ€? and rebuild from there. A point of â€œlast known good data,â€? Fitz said, is a backup of the system its administrators know hasnâ€™t been compromised. However, because hackers often cover their tracks and build security measures to give themselves access and keep others out, going back to the very beginning, Fatz said, can be quicker and easier than trying to figure out when a system was compromised.
Email compromised At 7:06 p.m. Monday, Sauk Valley Media received an email associated with the account of a Dixon Public Schools employee, but from the content of the email, it was clear the employee hadnâ€™t sent the message. Juenger was informed of the email and later confirmed that the districtâ€™s email had been compromised. By 8 a.m. today, he said, the district had regained control of the email. The districtâ€™s Twitter account was compromised around 7 p.m. Monday, and later locked, Juenger said, preventing any further posts or changes by district officials. But late Tuesday, the Twitter account still had the same black and white cartoon the website had Sunday night. The tweets sent out by the hacker also remained, and new messages had been sent to Sauk Valley Media.
Mayor gives his first State of the City address BY PAM EGGEMEIER email@example.com EXT
ROCK FALLS â€“ Mayor Bill Wescott covered finances, roads and the riverfront in his State of the City address at Tuesdayâ€™s City Council meeting. Wescott said the terrible condition of city roads is an obvious problem with no simple solution. â€œOur residents demand that we remedy the situation,â€? Wescott said. â€œIâ€™m sorry to tell you, but there is no easy solution.â€? The mayor tried to clear up some misconceptions regarding where the money for road repairs and improvements comes from. That money can come from only two funds: the state motor fuel tax, and the local option sales tax, better known as the half-cent sales tax. Rock Falls is now getting about $280,000 a year from the motor fuel tax. The city must use $140,000 of that for the next 5 years to pay off a bond for the West Second Street project. The rest is used for basic supplies such as gravel, sand and salt. The half-cent sales tax
Next meeting 4HE 2OCK &ALLS #ITY #OUNCIL NEXT MEETS AT PM -ARCH AT #ITY (ALL 7 TH 3T The agendas will be POSTED AT WWWROCK FALLSCOM AND AT #ITY (ALL #ALL FOR MORE INFORMA TION generates about $405,000 a year and can only be used for roads. Saying that would barely make a dent, given the magnitude of the problem, Wescott proposed an increase in the sales tax. â€œPerhaps it is time to get with Sterling and Dixon, to revisit the half-cent sales tax, and ask you, the residents, by vote in a referendum, if you would support an increase to the maximum of 1 cent total,â€? Wescott said. That would essentially double the available road money, giving the city about $810,000 a year to tackle buckling roads and potholes. Wescott emphasized that without the increased revenue, decaying roads will only get worse. The issue was raised by
residents during the 2013 mayoral race between Wescott and former mayor David Blanton. Then, Wescott said that the city needed a specific plan to address the state of the roads, and more money to pay for it. â€œI think that we need to evaluate our roads; we need to identify which ones are the worst, and then we need to come up with the funding, because the current funding is not going to allow it to happen,â€? Wescott said while on the campaign trail. During a quick financial overview, the mayor reminded citizens of the decrease in the overall assessed valuation of city properties. â€œThe amount of property value considered for tax purposes dropped by $1.9 million over last year,â€? Wescott said. â€œAs a result, the total amount of funds to be received from property taxes by the city equals only $1.1 million.â€? Given that scenario, the $5.2 million general fund budget needs to make up the $4 million shortfall with tax money received from the state.
Isle of Capri & Rhythm City - 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month Jumers - 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month Contact us for all your group transportation needs!
WINDST R LINES
&' ()' ' & !"# $%
SPRING INCOME TAX SALE GOLF CART SPECIAL &;(0 397 includes backseats, lights, and charger!
(BT :BNBIB $6450. #0%: backseat and lights included $3999 $MVC $BS 1SFDFEFOU electric, includes backseats and lights $3999 &;(0 electric, lifted and loaded with new battery $5299 &MFDUSJD DMVC DBS QSFDFEFOU camo, lifted and new battery $5399 $IJDBHP #FBST $MVC $BS electric, new battery, backseats and lights included $3895 $MVC $BS (BT 1SFDFEFOU $3999 Electric Limo 6 passenger includes lights and long top starting at $5995
610 River Lane, Dixon t XXX3";03$"354DPN
Opinion ! s 3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA
THE CARTOONISTâ€™S VOICE
THE READERâ€™S VOICE
Joe Heller, Heller Syndication
Lee needs a new sheriff
DAVE LOHSE Dixon
Audit bad news for Quinn Troubling report might loom large in fall campaign Republicans wasted no time in attacking Gov. Pat Quinn over the scathing audit of the anti-violence Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. Who could blame them? Audits this bad havenâ€™t really happened since the unlamented days of Rod Blagojevich. The program was designed to combat violence in Chicago. Coincidentally, it was hatched in August 2010 when Quinn was in a tight reelection campaign. It was Quinnâ€™s office that gave the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority the goahead to do it. Auditor General William Holland said that in the first 2 years of the $54.5 million program, there were â€œpervasive deficiencies in IVPAâ€™s planning, implementation and managementâ€? of the program. The audit said the program was â€œhastily implemented,â€? documen tation was lacking or non-existent, expenses werenâ€™t adequately monitored, and on and on. On that expense issue, auditors said $4.4 million was charged to the program by various participating community agencies and partners,
dougFINKE Doug Finkeâ€™s column is syndicated by GateHouse News Service. Contact him at doug. finke@sj-r. com.
but there were questions about $1.8 million of that. So, 40 percent of the expense money may or may not have been legitimate. Thereâ€™s no way of telling. Auditor General Basically, William it appeared Holland to be anothIn the first 2 er case of years of Gov. something Pat Quinnâ€™s $54.5 million that drives anti-violence t a x p a y e r s program, absolutely there were nuts: Milâ€œpervasive deficiencies lions of dolin IVPAâ€™s lars going planning, out the implemendoor for a tation and management,â€? p r o g r a m Holland that, on its reported. surface, appears to have merit, only to have the money disappear into the vapor for lack of even basic accountability standards. Republicans immediately charged that there likely was criminal wrongdoing involved and called for outside investigations. They referred to the program
as a Quinn â€œslush fundâ€? designed to curry favor for him in Chicago before the election. The phrase â€œimpeachable offenseâ€? was even dropped. Itâ€™s hard to see that there would be any rush to impeachment. Quinn isnâ€™t as universally despised as Blagojevich. But it is still a very troubling audit that could haunt Quinn throughout the upcoming campaign for governor. It wouldnâ€™t be hard to put together an effective attack ad or mailer simply quoting from the audit. Plus, Republicans maintain a steady drumbeat demanding a criminal investigation. If one gets started, the administration has to worry about what it might produce. Itâ€™s way early to predict how this will affect the upcoming campaign, but itâ€™s one of those things that could really loom large.
BUT WAY BEHIND A We Ask America poll conducted last week showed state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale solidly in second place in the Republican primary for governor. The poll showed Dillard with more than 17 percent of the vote, compared to Bloomington Sen. Bill Bradyâ€™s 13 percent. It gave Dillard some ammunition to refute Bradyâ€™s recent statements that the Repub-
It wouldnâ€™t be hard to put together an effective attack ad or mailer simply quoting from the audit.
lican primary is a twoman race between him and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. Not sure itâ€™s a good thing when a hot issue in the primary is who is in second place. The problem for Dillard is that his 17 percent in the poll is still less than half of the 36 percent that Rauner is polling with 2 weeks left before the election. Thatâ€™s a lot of ground to make up, even if Dillardâ€™s recent ads are starting to build support for him and the anti-Rauner ads bankrolled by unions are having a negative effect on him. The We Ask America poll showed nearly 27 percent still undecided, so Dillard has the chance to make up some ground with them, although itâ€™s unreasonable to think heâ€™d get them all. By the way, the poll showed Treasurer Dan Rutherford getting slightly more than 7 percent of the vote. If he can overcome that kind of deficit in the time remaining, it will be one of the biggest campaign stories of all time.
THE READERâ€™S VOICE
Vote Drought for Ogle sheriff RODNEY and CYNDY HAYENGA Chana
Experience, integrity, commitment to the community â€“ those are all qualities we need in a county sheriff. Joe Drought is the only candidate that has proved himself in each of those areas.
Joe will bring 30-plus years of law enforcement experience as well as 17 years of administrative experience to the position of Ogle County sheriff. From military policeman/K-9 handler, to U.S. Army staff sergeant, to patrolman, detective, and administrator (chief of police at Rock Valley College), Joe knows how to manage all the details of the sheriffâ€™s department.
Joeâ€™s integrity moves him to the head of the pack. Weâ€™re continually impressed by his strength and depth of character. We encourage you to attend one of his meet-and-greets around the county. As an Ogle county resident for more than 20 years, Joe is committed to the betterment of our county. His leadership has fingerprinted this com-
4(% &)234 !-%.$-%.4
Jennifer Baratta Jim Dunn Sheryl Gulbranson Larry Lough Trevis Mayfield Jeff Rogers
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
munity in many positive ways. Directly related to the position of sheriff, Joe has been instrumental in training local law enforcement to make our schools safer for our children. Drought will bring experienced leadership, integrity, and commitment to office of Ogle County sheriff. Please vote for the most qualified candidate. Vote for Joe Drought.
In my 23 years of being a firefighter, Iâ€™ve developed relationships with firefighters, jailers, dispatchers, EMTs and deputies, and I can tell you itâ€™s time for change. Sheriff Vargaâ€™s antics of doing what and when he wants, have to end. Not only are his poor decisions affecting investigations, but his promotions of deputies are illegal. Prior to Varga, all deputies were given the opportunity to test for promotion. However, with Varga, not one promotional test was given. He simply decides who he likes and promotes them. One was done so secretly, other deputies did not know about it. Was this approved by the county board? Was the countyâ€™s merit board utilized in recent promotions? The answer is no. Illinois Statute 55 ILCS 5, Article 3, Division 3-8, Sec. 3-8011 states: â€œWhenever a position in a higher rank is to be filled, the merit commission shall certify to sheriff the names of eligible persons who stand highest upon the promotional register for the rank to which the position belongs. The commission shall make certifications for promotion on the basis of ascertained merit, seniority of service, and physical and other qualifying examinations.â€? Citizens of Lee County, shouldnâ€™t the sheriff follow the law?
Seeks support for community gardens project MARK HESS Dixon
Now that spring is just around the corner (wishful thinking), itâ€™s time to think about gardening again. I am trying to put together a community gardens project in the west end by Memorial Park through the Dixon Park District and the city of Dixon. The opportunity is there if the interest is, too. Its later expansion depends on its success or demise. The only thing needed is people who want to grow their own food. If you are interested, please call the park district at 815-284-3306 and let them know so we can pursue this in time to make it work its first year.
Elect Drought sheriff of Ogle DOYLE CURTIS Rochelle
On March 18, Ogle County voters have important choices to make. As a former business owner, I know the importance of hiring the right people for the job. Joe Drought is the right person for Ogle County sheriff. Joe has the integrity and administrative experience to smoothly
â€œConstitutional rights do not mature and come into being magically only when one attains the state-defined age of majority.â€? Harry A. Blackmun, former U.S. Supreme Court justice, 1976
1UOTES BROUGHT TO YOU COURTESY OF
The maximum length for letters to the editor endorsing candidates or discussing issues regarding the March 18 primary is 200 words. Letter writers may not endorse the same candidate or issue more than once. The submission deadline is noon March 11. transition into the sheriff position. Joe was born in Rochelle and moved to Rockford as a youngster. After high school, he went into the Army, and served as an MP in Germany, Korea, and several domestic locations. After his honorable discharge, he came back to Ogle County and served as a deputy sheriff before being hired by Rock Valley College, where he has been police chief for 17 years. He was recently honored with the Patriotic Employer Award, given by the Department of the Army. Joe has two other passions: his family and fishing. He and his wife, a teacher in Rochelle, have been happily married for 26 years. Joe loves to fly fish, and can occasionally be found honing his skills in a local pond or river. Drought is the real deal. Letâ€™s elect someone with administrative experience, transparency, integrity and professionalism. Please join me in electing Joe Drought as our next sheriff.
Vote Drought for Ogle sheriff TANYA BOWERS Oregon
The Ogle County citizens have a choice. On March 18, voters will choose one of three candidates to be our sheriff for the next 4 years. In my opinion, thereâ€™s only one that has the administrative, budget management, and police education, along with more than 30 years of police work. I know he and his wife lived in Mount Morris after serving about 9 years as a military policeman. During this time, he worked for the Ogle County sheriff as a patrol deputy, K-9 handler and detective. He went on to better himself at the Rock Valley Police Department. Heâ€™s been chief of police there for 18 years. Heâ€™s a certified instructor in many fields of police work. At present, he has been very busy training school faculty in Ogle County and surrounding counties in the Active Shooter program. This pertains to responding to a person at a school who has the intent of doing bodily harm. He has education on terrorism and firearms instruction. There are many more fields too long to mention. Check out his Facebook page and website for more information. Vote for experience, fairness and transparency. Vote Joe Drought for sheriff on March 18.
3HARE YOUR OPINIONS Mail: The Readerâ€™s Voice Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 815-625-9390 Website: Visit www.saukvalley.com Policy: Letters are to be no more than 300 words and must include the writerâ€™s name, town and daytime telephone number, which we call to verify authorship. Individuals may write up to 12 letters a year.
OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN LETTERS AND COLUMNS ARE THOSE OF THE WRITERS AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF SAUK VALLEY MEDIA.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA s !
Russian president talks tough but cools tensions Putin: Russia has no intention to fight Ukrainian people MOSCOW (AP) â€“ Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Tuesday that Russia has no intention â€œto fight the Ukrainian peopleâ€? but reserved the right to use force. As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kievâ€™s fledgling government and Moscow agreed to sit down with NATO. Although nerves remained on edge in Crimea, with Russian troops firing warning shots to ward off Ukrainian soldiers, global markets catapulted higher on tentative signals that the Kremlin was not seeking to escalate the conflict. Kerry brought moral support and a $1 billion aid package to a Ukraine
Secretary of State John Kerry stands beside a barricade Tuesday at the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev, Ukraine. The Shrine of the Fallen, located on Institutska Street, honors the fallen Heroes of the â€œHeavenly Sotnyaâ€? (Hundred). Kerry brought moral support and a $1 billion aid package to a Ukraine fighting to fend off bankruptcy. fighting to fend off bankruptcy. Lounging in an armchair before Russian tricolor flags, Putin delivered a characteristic performance filled with earthy language, macho swagger and sarcastic jibes, accusing the West of promoting an â€œunconstitutional
1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Whiteside County Planning and Zoning Commission, pursuant to Chapter 19, Article 4, Division 10, Section 19-10801 of the Whiteside County Zoning Ordinance, for the purpose of considering the Petition to Amend the Text of the Whiteside County Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 19, Article 4 of the Whiteside County Code, requested by E. Stuart Richter, Whiteside County Planning and Zoning Administrator. The following changes are being requested: $GG WKH IROORZLQJ WR WKH $GXOW 8VHV GHĂ€QLtion in Sec. 19-54.: Medical Cannabis Cultivation: As herein, the cultivation or growing of medical cannabis cultivation in a Cultivation center, a facility operated by an organization or business that is registered by the Department of Agriculture to perform necessary activities to provide only registered medical cannabis dispensing organizations with usable medical cannabis, which is run by a registered cultivation FHQWHU DJHQW DV GHĂ€QHG LQ ,/&6 I Medical Cannabis Dispensing: As herein, the dispensing of medical cannabis, handled by a registered Medical cannabis dispensing organizationâ€?, or â€œdispensing organizationâ€?, or â€œdispensary organizationâ€?, a facility operated by an organization or business that is registered by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to acquire medical cannabis from a registered cultivation center for the purpose of dispensing cannabis, paraphernalia, or related supplies and educational materials to registered qualifying patients, and under the control of a registered, medical cannabis dispensing organi]DWLRQ DJHQW DV GHĂ€QHG LQ ,/&6 S Add the following to Sec. 19-88. â€œI-2â€? Heavy Industrial Districts, Sub Sec. 19-8801.: 0HGLFDO FDQQDELV FXOWLYDWLRQ FHQWHUV DQG dispensing facilities. Add the following Sec. 19-59. Rules for Medical Cannabis Cultivation and Distribution Centers.: Sec. 19-59. Rules for Medical Cannabis Cultivation and Distribution Centers. &XOWLYDWLRQ &HQWHUV 0LQLPXP 'LVWDQFH IURP 3URWHFWHG 8VHV No medical cannabis cultivation center shall be established, maintained or operated on any lot WKDW KDV D SURSHUW\ OLQH ZLWKLQ IHHW RI WKH property line of a pre-existing public or private preschool or elementary or secondary school or day care center, day care home, group day care home, part day child care facility, or an area zoned for residential use. 0HDVXUHPHQW )RU WKH SXUSRVHV RI 6HFWLRQ GLVWDQFHV VKDOO be measured in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest point on the property line of the lot on an applicable cultivation center is located to the nearest point on a property line of any protected XVH DV GHĂ€QHG LQ 6HFWLRQ &RPSOLDQFH ZLWK 6WDWH 5HJXODWLRQV DQG Rules. Each cultivation center shall comply with the &RPSDVVLRQDWH 8VH RI 0HGLFDO &DQQDELV 3LORW 3URJUDP $FW ,/&6 HW VHT DQG DOO rules and regulations adopted in accordance thereto.
6LQJOH 8VH 6LWH No cultivation center may be established in multiple use or tenant property or on a site that shares parking with other uses. 6HWEDFNV Each cultivation center shall be a minimum of IHHW IURP LWV VXUURXQGLQJ SURSHUW\ OLQHV
coupâ€? in Ukraine. At one point, he compared the U.S. role to an experiment with â€œlab rats.â€? But the overall message appeared to be one of de-escalation. â€œIt seems to me [Ukraine] is gradually stabilizing,â€? Putin said. â€œWe have no enemies in Ukraine.
which may only include the cultivation center address. Such signs shall not be directly illuminated. B. Electronic message boards and temporary signs are not permitted in connection with a cultivation center. C. Signage shall not contain cannabis imagery such as cannabis leaves, plants, smoke, paraphernalia, or cartoonish imagery oriented towards youth or language referencing cannabis. $JH DQG $FFHVV /LPLWDWLRQV Each cultivation center shall prohibit any perVRQ ZKR LV QRW DW OHDVW HLJKWHHQ \HDUV RI DJH from entering the cultivation center property. Cultivation centers shall not employ anyone unGHU WKH DJH RI HLJKWHHQ $FFHVV WR WKH FXOtivation center site shall be limited exclusively WR FXOWLYDWLRQ FHQWHU VWDII ORFDO DQG VWDWH RIĂ€FLDOV DQG WKRVH VSHFLĂ€FDOO\ DXWKRUL]HG XQGHU WKH &RPSDVVLRQDWH 8VH RI 0HGLFDO &DQQDELV 3LORW 3URJUDP $FW ,/&6 HW VHT
6HFXULW\ DQG 9LGHR 6XUYHLOODQFH
A. All commercial signage for a cultivation cenWHU VKDOO EH OLPLWHG WR RQH Ă DW ZDOO VLJQ QRW WR exceed ten square feet in area, and one identifying sign, not to exceed two square feet in area,
0HDVXUHPHQW )RU WKH SXUSRVHV RI 6HFWLRQ GLVWDQFHV VKDOO be measured in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest point on the property line of the lot on which an applicable dispensary is located to the nearest point on any property line of any protected XVH DV LGHQWLĂ€HG LQ 6HFWLRQ &RPSOLDQFH ZLWK 6WDWH 5HJXODWLRQV DQG Rules. All dispensaries shall comply with the CompasVLRQDWH 8VH RI 0HGLFDO &DQQDELV 3LORW 3URJUDP $FW ,/&6 HW VHT DQG DOO UXOHV DQG regulations adopted in accordance thereto. 6LQJOH 8VH 6LWH No dispensary shall be established in multiple use or tenant property or on a site that shares parking with other uses. 6HWEDFNV
B. The medical cannabis cultivation center parking area, cultivation, production, warehousing areas and shipping bays and entrance shall be monitored by video surveillance equipment whose live images can be viewed by cultivation center staff and continually recorded in a tamper proof format.
A. Parking shall be located in an area which is visible from a public road or a private road that is accessible to the public. It cannot be screened from the roadway with vegetation, fencing or other obstructions.
C. A sign shall be posted in a prominent location which includes the following language â€œThis DUHD LV XQGHU OLYHUHFRUGHG YLGHR VXUYHLOODQFH WR aid in the prosecution of any crimes committed against this facility.â€?
Each medical cannabis dispensary shall be a PLQLPXP RI IHHW IURP LWV VXUURXQGLQJ SURSerty lines. %XIIHULQJ IURP 2WKHU 0HGLFDO &DQQDELV Dispensaries. Each dispensary shall be a minimum of 1,000 feet from all other dispensaries, as measured from the applicable property lines. 3DUNLQJ
B. Parking areas shall be well lit and monitored by video surveillance equipment whose live images can be viewed by dispensary staff and are continually recorded in a tamper proof format. ([WHULRU 'LVSOD\
( /RDGLQJ RI SURGXFW VKDOO RFFXU ZLWKLQ VHFXUH enclosed shipping bays and shall not be visible from the exterior of the facility.
No dispensary shall be maintained or operated in a manner that causes, creates or allows the public viewing of medical cannabis, medical cannabis infused products or cannabis paraphernalia or similar products from any sidewalk, public or private right-of-way or any property other than the lot on which the dispensary is located. No portion of the exterior of the dispenVDU\ VKDOO XWLOL]H RU FRQWDLQ DQ\ Ă DVKLQJ OLJKWV search lights or spot lights or any similar lighting system.
6LJQDJH DQG $GYHUWLVLQJ
All cultivation centers shall operate in a manner that prevents odor impacts on neighboring premises or properties and, if necessary, the facility shall be ventilated with a system for odor control.
A. All commercial signage for a dispensary shall EH OLPLWHG WR RQH Ă DW ZDOO VLJQ QRW WR H[FHHG WHQ square feet in area, and one identifying sign, not to exceed two square feet in area, which may only include the dispensary address; such signs shall not be directly illuminated. Exterior signs on the dispensary building shall not obstruct the entrance or windows on the dispensary.
D. The Sheriffâ€™s Department shall review the adequacy of lighting, security and video surveillance installations with assistance from 6WDWH ODZ HQIRUFHPHQW RIĂ€FLDOV 7KH 6KHULII KDV the discretion to conduct periodic review of security features as appropriate.
&RQGXFW RQ 6LWH A. It shall be prohibited to conduct retail sales of medical cannabis or medical cannabis infused products at medical cannabis cultivation centers. A cultivation center may not sell or distribute any cannabis to any individual or entity other than a dispensary organization registered XQGHU WKH &RPSDVVLRQDWH 8VH RI 0HGLFDO &DQQDELV 3LORW 3URJUDP $FW ,/&6 HW VHT B. It shall be prohibited to cultivate, manufacture, process or package any product, other than medical cannabis and cannabis infused products, at a cultivation center. C. It shall be prohibited to consume cannabis products in a cultivation center or anywhere on the site occupied by the cultivation cenWHU $ VLJQ DW OHDVW E\ LQFKHV VKDOO EH posted inside a cultivation center building in a conspicuous place and visible to staff and shall include the following language: â€œSmoking, eating, drinking or other forms of consumption of cannabis products is prohibited on cultivation center property.â€?
property line of a pre-existing residential zoning district, place of worship, or park.
A. All cultivation, production and related operations at a medical cannabis cultivation center VKDOO RFFXU LQ DQ HQFORVHG ORFNHG IDFLOLW\ Â´IDFLOLW\Âľ (DFK FXOWLYDWLRQ FHQWHU VKDOO SURYLGH and maintain adequate security on the entire site on which the cultivation center sits, including lighting, video surveillance, security personnel and alarms reasonably designed to ensure the safety of persons and to protect the site from theft. The facility shall be enclosed by high security fence. The fence must be adequately secure to prevent unauthorized entry and include gates tied into an access control system.
0HGLFDO &DQQDELV 'LVSHQVDU\ Parking areas shall be well lit and monitored by video surveillance equipment whose live images can be viewed by cultivation center staff and are continually recorded in a tamper proof format.
Ukraine is a friendly state.â€? He tempered those comments by warning that Russia was willing to use â€œall means at our disposalâ€? to protect ethnic Russians in the country. Significantly, Russia agreed to a NATO request to hold a special meeting to discuss Ukraine today in Brussels, opening up a possible diplomatic channel in a conflict that still holds monumental hazards and uncertainties. While the threat of military confrontation retreated somewhat Tuesday, both sides ramped up economic feuding in their struggle over Ukraine. Russia hit its nearly broke neighbor with a termination of discounts on natural gas, while the U.S. announced a $1 billion aid package in energy subsidies to Ukraine. â€œWe are going to do our best [to help you]. We are going to try very hard,â€? Kerry said upon arriving in Kiev. â€œWe hope Russia will respect the election that you are going to have.â€? Ukraineâ€™s finance minister, who has said Ukraine needs
0LQLPXP 'LVWDQFH IURP 3URWHFWHG 8VHV A. No medical cannabis dispensing organization shall be established, maintained or operated on any lot that has a property line within 1,000 feet of the property line of a pre-existing public or private preschool or elementary or secondary school or day care center, day care home, group day care home, or part day child care facility. B. No medical cannabis dispensary shall be established, maintained or operated on any lot WKDW KDV D SURSHUW\ OLQH ZLWKLQ IHHW RI WKH
B. Electronic message boards and temporary signs are not permitted in connection with a dispensary. C. Signage shall not contain cannabis imagery such as cannabis leaves, plants, smoke, paraphernalia, or cartoonish imagery oriented towards youth, or language referencing cannabis. D. A sign shall be posted in a conspicuous place at or near all dispensary entrances and shall include the following language: â€œOnly cardholders, designated caregivers, and staff may enter these premises. Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from entering.â€? The required text shall be no larger than 1 inch in height. E. Any additional merchandise packaging provided by a dispensary, such as bags, sacks, totes or boxes, shall be opaque without text or graphics advertising or identifying the contents of the products contained within.
$35 billion to get through this year and next, was meeting Tuesday with officials from the International Monetary Fund. World stock markets, which slumped the previous day, clawed back a large chunk of their losses Tuesday on signs that Russia was backpedaling. Gold, the Japanese yen and U.S. treasuries â€“ all seen as safe havens â€“ returned some of their gains. Russiaâ€™s RTS index, which fell 12 percent on Monday, rose 6.2 percent Tuesday. In the U.S., the Dow Jones industrial average was up 1.2 percent. â€œConfidence in equity markets has been restored as the standoff between Ukraine and Russia is no longer on red alert,â€? said David Madden, market analyst at IG. Russia took over the strategic peninsula of Crimea on Saturday, placing its troops around its ferry, military bases and border posts. Two Ukrainian warships remained anchored in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, blocked from leaving by Russian ships.
shall be limited exclusively to dispensary staff, cardholders, designated caregivers, local and VWDWH RIĂ€FLDOV DQG WKRVH VSHFLĂ€FDOO\ DXWKRUL]HG XQGHU &RPSDVVLRQDWH 8VH RI 0HGLFDO &DQQDELV 3LORW 3URJUDP $FW ,/&6 HW VHT
+RXUV RI 2SHUDWLRQ Dispensaries shall operate only between 8 am DQG SP 'ULYH7KUX :LQGRZV Dispensaries may not have a drive-through service. 6HFXULW\ DQG 9LGHR 6XUYHLOODQFH A. Each dispensary shall be an enclosed locked IDFLOLW\ Â´IDFLOLW\Âľ (DFK GLVSHQVDU\ VKDOO SURvide and maintain adequate security on the entire property on which the dispensary exists, including lighting, video surveillance, security personnel and alarms reasonably designed to ensure the safety of persons and to protect the site from theft. B. The dispensary parking area, client entrance, sales area, back room, storage areas and delivery bay and entrance shall be monitored by video surveillance equipment whose live images can be viewed by dispensary staff and continually recorded in a tamper proof format. C. A sign shall be posted in a prominent location which includes the following language â€œThis DUHD LV XQGHU OLYHUHFRUGHG YLGHR VXUYHLOODQFH WR aid in the prosecution of any crimes committed against this facility or its patrons.â€? D. The Sheriffâ€™s Department shall review the adequacy of lighting, security and video surveillance installations with assistance from 6WDWH ODZ HQIRUFHPHQW RIĂ€FLDOV 7KH 6KHULII KDV the discretion to conduct periodic review of security features as appropriate. E. Each dispensary shall report all criminal activities occurring on the property to the applicable law enforcement agency immediately upon discovery. F. Deliveries shall occur during normal business hours within a secure enclosed delivery bay and shall not be visible from the exterior of the facility. &RQGXFW RQ 6LWH $ /RLWHULQJ LV SURKLELWHG RQ WKH GLVSHQVDU\ property. B. It shall be prohibited to consume cannabis products in the medical cannabis dispensary or anywhere on the site occupied by the dispenVDU\ $ VLJQ DW OHDVW E\ LQFKHV VKDOO EH posted inside the dispensary building in a conspicuous place and visible to a client and shall include the following language: â€œSmoking, eating, drinking or other forms of consumption of cannabis products is prohibited on dispensary property.â€? A complete copy of the proposed changes may be obtained by contacting the Whiteside County 'HYHORSPHQW 2IĂ€FH DW E\ coming to the Courthouse, Room 202, 200 East .QR[ 6WUHHW 0RUULVRQ ,/ EHWZHHQ WKH KRXUV RI DP DQG SP 0RQGD\ WKURXJK )ULday, or view online at www.whiteside.org. Said hearings before the Whiteside County Planning and Zoning Commission shall be held DW WKH :KLWHVLGH &RXQW\ /DZ (QIRUFHPHQW &HQWHU 1RUWK &KHUU\ 0RUULVRQ ,/ LQ Mt. Pleasant Township on March 20, 2014, at SP 'DWHG WKLV WK GD\ RI )HEUXDU\ $' 2014 . WHITESIDE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION By Roland Mose Chairperson
'UXJ 3DUDSKHUQDOLD 6DOHV Dispensaries that display or sell drug paraphernalia shall do so in compliance with the Illinois 'UXJ 3DUDSKHUQDOLD &RQWURO $FW ,/&6 HW VHT DQG WKH &RPSDVVLRQDWH 8VH RI 0HGLFDO &DQQDELV 3LORW 3URJUDP $FW ,/&6 HW VHT
$JH DQG $FFHVV /LPLWDWLRQV Each dispensary shall prohibit any person who LV QRW DW OHDVW HLJKWHHQ \HDUV RI DJH IURP entering the dispensary facility. Dispensaries shall not employ anyone under the age of HLJKWHHQ $FFHVV WR WKH GLVSHQVDU\ IDFLOLW\
March 5, 2014
3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA s !
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Girl canâ€™t save troubled boy all by herself Dear Abby: My 13-yearold daughter, â€œLizzie,â€? dearABBY continues to talk to a Abigail Van 14-year-old boy who Burenâ€™s is very controlling and (Jeanne abusive to her. I made Phillips) column her stop talking to him, appears took away her cellphone during the privileges, and tried to week through show her how wrong he Universal Press was for her and that she was going to wind up very Syndicate. hurt. After recently giving her the cellphone back, Lizzie has been talking I learned last night that to him and lying to me
about it. He sent her a text that if she didnâ€™t answer his call within 7 minutes, he was either going to shoot himself or cut himself. He included a picture of his arm with a knife held against it. She thinks that her compliance is all thatâ€™s standing in the way of this boy killing himself. Iâ€™m scared for her safety, but she wonâ€™t listen to me because she â€œlovesâ€?
him. When I called the boyâ€™s mother about it, she became defensive and accused me of implying she was a bad mother. Please tell me how to handle this. â€“ Worried Mom in North Carolina Dear Worried Mom: Itâ€™s time to have a nonconfrontational conversation with your daughter about the dynamics of emotional blackmail,
because thatâ€™s exactly what sheâ€™s experiencing. Your daughter needs to realize that the boy appears to have serious emotional problems and, as much as she may love him, sheâ€™s not equipped to help him or to prevent him from hurting himself if he really wants to. As long as Lizzie sees herself as a hero who is saving his life by sacrificing hers, he wonâ€™t get the
help he needs. So if she REALLY cares about him â€“ and I have no doubt she does â€“ she will end the relationship because it isnâ€™t a healthy one for either of them. 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.
a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815-456-3000. Friendly Needles, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Zumba class, 10:30-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. 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. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Mexican Train Dominoes, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Card players, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. â€œHand and Footâ€? card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230.
Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre/500 games, 1-2 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 1 p.m., Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Chair massage, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. There is a cost; registration necessary. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925 Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train Dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., Tampico, 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, March 5 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Popcorn and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Farkle game, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Cooking with Herbs, 10:45 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m.,
Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Monthly birthday party, 11:45 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Monthly birthday party, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. 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 Com-
munity Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. 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, 815-732-3253. Bingo, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-2936. 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. Knit Wits Knitting Circle, 6:308 p.m., Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave., 815-284-7261. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lin-
colnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838. Thursday, March 6 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Stump Jumpers, 9:30 a.m., indoor bird program, Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Community coffee, 10-11
SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, March 6 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, 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. Ogle County Educational Coop preschool screenings for Polo School District, 8;30 a.m.3:15 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo. Appointments: 815-946-3811. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Maryâ€™s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 p.m., closed, Big Book,
90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Serenity Lunch Bunch, noon-1 p.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Call Serenity Hospice & Home, 815-732-2499, by 10 a.m. Thursday. Bring lunch or buy meal in cafeteria. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Disaster preparedness and Vial of Life presentation, 1:30 p.m. Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-2936. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Chadwick-Milledgeville School District, 3-6 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 19 W. Third St., Chadwick. Appointments: 815225-7141. 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. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Lee County Veterans Assistance Commission, 6:30 p.m., Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431.
Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Covered Bridge Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Harkrader Hall, St. Louis Catholic School, 631 Park Ave. West, Princeton, 815-875-2430. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed; Al-Anon, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Lee County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Reserves, 7:30 p.m., Law Enforcement Center, 306 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. AMVETS Post 167 Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m., Sterling American Legion, 601 First Ave. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Self Help Parents Association, 7:30 p.m., Self Help Enterprises, 2300 W. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Sterling-Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113 1/2 W. Third St., Sterling. 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, March 7 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department,
Shipping and Copy Center High-Volume Copy Jobs Black & White & Color Copies Legal & Ledger Size Color & Specialty Paper
Other Business Services:
s &ED%X AND 503 3HIPPING FROM 'ROUND TO /VERNIGHT !IR 3ERVICES s "OXES AND 0ACKAGING 3UPPLIES s 'IFT 7RAPPING s &AXING s ,AMINATING s $OCUMENT 3HREDDING
All-Safe Storage Center www.allsafecenter.com
;PTILY *YLLR 9K VMM VM 3V^LSS 7HYR 9K +P_VU Â‹ )\ZPULZZ 6MĂ„JL 6WLU 4- ! [V HUK :H[ ! [V UVVU
309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Chadwick-Milledgeville School District, 8;30 a.m.-1 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 19 W. Third St., Chadwick. Appointments: 815-225-7141. Whiteside County Genealogists meeting, 9 a.m., Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 211 Locust St., Sterling, 815-626-2700. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliverâ€™s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mercy Nursing free blood
pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m. County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candlelight, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. 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, closed, Itâ€™s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, grapevine, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Technology presentation,
12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. 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, an addiction abstinence program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815857-2682. 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.
Sauk Valley Media publishes different magazines geared toward different interests. The magazines are TOTALLY FREE and will be sent to you in the mail. To request your FREE copy, simply email your requests to: email@example.com or use this convenient order form.
Sauk Valley Media Publishers of the dailyGAZETTE & TELEGRAPH Please check which of our magazine(s) you would like sent to your home absolutely free:
Kaleidoscope-Senior Lifestyles Pride - School Achievements Voyager-Outdoor Recreation Wedding Guide Ag Mag - Agriculture Magazine Business Journal The Taste of the Sauk Valley Golf Guide Healthcare Directory
Please send me my next copy absolutely FREE:
Name____________________________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________________________ City_______________________________State_______________________Zip________ Email_____________________________________________________________________
Mail this form to: Sauk Valley Media Attn: Marketing Dept. P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081
Food Wednesday, March 5, 2014
3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA s !
Better by the bowl Add greens and veggies to soup for satisfying winter meal to keep you warm
chicken, water and vegetables (onions, carrots, celery) in a slow cooker. Let it cook all day on low. Remove the chicken, pick the meat off it, strain the liquid into a bowl. Cool and refrigerate it. Chill it until the fat rises and gels on the top. Remove and discard the fat.
BY SUSAN SELASKY MCT News Service
f youâ€™ve resolved to eat more healthfully in 2014, think soup. Itâ€™s filling and, when made with the right ingredients, can make you feel better by the bowlful. â€œThere is research that suggests when you have a bowl of soup before a meal, you consume fewer calories,â€? said Bethany Thayer, registered dietitian nutritionist and news media spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. â€œThe fluid is helping give that sense of fullness.â€? You need only look to the latest food trends for soup recipe inspiration. Vegetables are everywhere right now, and for good reason. They are loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals. At Russell Street Deli at Detroitâ€™s Eastern Market, soups are big business (they serve about six varieties on any given day) and the most popular are the ones packed with greens, says chef Derrick Bonds. â€œWe always try to make them as healthy and hearty as possible,â€? Bonds says. And home cooks can, too: Just go for the greens, says Larissa Shain, a registered dietitian with the Metabolic Nutrition and Weight Management Program at St. Joseph Mercy Oak-
Spicy Pork and Mustard Greens Soup
MCT News Service
For those wanting to eat better in 2014, soup is a good option, as it is filling and can make you feel better bowl by bowl. One such healthy option is spicy pork and mustard green soup. land hospital in Pontiac, Mich. â€œUsing the green leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables means it will be high in vitamins and fiber,â€? she says. And green veggies, Shain adds, contain chloro-
phyll, which is rich in magnesium. â€œMagnesium lowers your risk for strokes, diabetes and osteoporosis.â€? Shainâ€™s other tips for healthy soups: Use a low-sodium stock (her favorite is Trader Joeâ€™s
Exercise is not only for the able bodied BY SHERRY DEWALT CGH Medical Center
Do you like to watch the games? Iâ€™m not talking about the Winter Olympics, but about the Winter Paralympic Games. Since 1988, the Paralympic Games have followed the Olympic Games in winter and summer. This yearâ€™s games in Sochi kick off March 7. The Paralympics feature athletes with a wide variety of physical and intellectual disabilities. These athletes accomplish amazing feats of athleticism and should inspire everyone, but especially those who have a disability and would like to improve their health and fitness level. It is important for everyone, regardless of ability, to be active. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults be physically active for 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, and that children be active for 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days each week. People with disabilities should follow these guidelines. If a person with a disability is not able to meet these guidelines, they should be active based on their abilities and by all means should avoid inactivity. For people with disabilities who want to find out more about being more active the website of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (www. ncpad.org) is a good place to start. NCHPAD serves as an advocate and a resource for people with disabilities. The website offers newslet-
beyondTRIM Sherry DeWalt is a community health educator at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Reach her at SDeWal@ cghmc.com
ters, videos, and a directory of facilities and services dedicated to people with disabilities. The site also features a webbased physical activity and nutrition program to help people with disabilities get moving and make healthier nutrition choices. You can also contact your local park district or fitness center to see what inclusive programs they offer. For the more adventurous, there are programs and camps in Illinois
specifically organized for people with disabilities. One example is the wheelchair basketball camp offered each summer at the University of Illinois. And there is an organization in Chicago that organizes inclusive winter sports camps. Having a disability does not mean a person is not healthy or that he or she cannot be healthy. Making good food choices, being more active, and staying at a healthy weight are as important for persons with disabilities as for those without. A healthy lifestyle allows you to have the strength to cope with everyday challenges, and can help you to avoid and manage diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Remember to check with your healthcare provider before becoming more active.
463 s !PPLIANCES s -ATTRESSES
Up To 12 Months Interest Free Financing Available 3610 E. LINCOLNWAY STERLING, IL
SPECIAL OFFERS! $50 OFF AIR DUCT CLEANING or
15% OFF Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning With this ad. Residential Customers Only. Minimum Charges Still Apply.
815-288-1644 Dixon, Illinois Exp. 3/31/14
boxed chicken stock with 70 milligrams of sodium per 1 cup), no-salt-added canned beans and fresh or frozen vegetables. Today we spotlight five soups that taste good and are good for you. They are low in sodium, fat
and calories, and high in vitamins and fiber.
Slow-cooker Broth Larissa Shain says you can make your own broth as a base for soups. Hereâ€™s how: Place a whole
Serves: 4 / Preparation time: 15 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Â˝ pound ground pork tenderloin 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed Âž teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Â˝ teaspoon crushed cumin seeds 1 tablespoon canola oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock 4 cups packed torn mustard greens 4 green onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons low- or reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon fish sauce 8 ounces wide rice noodles Mix pork, garlic, ginger, Sichuan peppercorns, red pepper flakes and cumin in a medium bowl. BOWL CONTINUED ON A10
Free Show Preformed By
Colleenâ€™s School of Clogging & Celtic Dance
6DWXUGD\ 0DUFK WK Â‡ SP
Northland Mall, Sterling, IL
GDQFHUV DJH ZLOO SHUIRUP D PLQXWH ,ULVK 6WHS DQG 6FRWWLVK 6ZRUG 'DQFH ZKLOH GUHVVHG LQ WUDGLWLRQDO ,ULVK DWWLUH 7KLV IUHH SUHIRUPDQFH brought to you by Colleenâ€™s School of Clogging & Celtic Dance. After the free performance, Visit the Sauk Valley Home & Garden Show Displays
! s 3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA
Spice it up with turkey meatballs, kale Spicy Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup
CONTINUED FROM A9
(EAT OIL IN A LARGE POT OVER MEDIUM HEAT !DD PORK MIXTURE SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER AND COOK STIRRING AND BREAKING UP WITH A SPOON UNTIL BROWNED AND COOKED THROUGH MINUTES !DD BROTH AND BRING TO A BOIL REDUCE HEAT AND SIMMER UNTIL FLAVORS MELD MINUTES !DD MUSTARD GREENS GREEN ONIONS SOY SAUCE AND FISH SAUCE AND COOK STIRRING OCCASIONALLY UNTIL GREENS ARE TENDER MINUTES SEASON WITH SALT AND BLACK PEPPER -EANWHILE COOK NOODLES ACCORDING TO PACKAGE DIRECTIONS DRAIN $IVIDE NOODLES AMONG BOWLS AND LADLE SOUP OVER !DAPTED FROM "ON !PPETIT -AGAZINE *ANUARY ISSUE 4ESTED BY 3USAN 3ELASKY FOR THE &REE 0RESS 4EST +ITCHEN Nutritional information: CALORIES PERCENT FROM FAT GRAMS FAT GRAM SAT FAT GRAMS CARBOHYDRATES GRAMS PROTEIN MG SODIUM MG CHOLESTEROL GRAMS FIBER
Spicy Cauliflower Soup with Almond and Pepper Relish Serves: Preparation time: MINUTES Total time: MINUTES Kosher salt 7 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 medium head) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided Âź cup slivered almonds (toasted) or Marcona almonds, finely chopped Âź cup diced roasted red peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint 1 medium clove garlic, minced Â˝ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Freshly ground black pepper "RING CUPS WATER TO A BOIL IN A QUART POT OVER HIGH HEAT !DD TEASPOON SALT THEN ADD THE CAULIFLOWER AND BOIL UNTIL VERY TENDER TO MINUTES $RAIN THE CAULIFLOWER IN A COLANDER SET OVER A LARGE BOWL TO CATCH THE COOKING LIQUID AND LET THE CAULIFLOWER COOL SLIGHTLY 7ORKING IN BATCHES PURĂ?E EACH BATCH OF CAULIFLOWER WITH ABOUT CUPS OF THE COOKING LIQUID AND TABLESPOON OF THE BUTTER IN A BLENDER UNTIL VERY SMOOTH 3TART OUT USING LESS OF THE COOKING WATER SO YOU REACH THE DESIRED CONSISTENCY 3EASON TO TASTE WITH SALT 9OU CAN
MCT News Service
Another healthy option is spicy cauliflower with almond and pepper relish soup. MAKE THE SOUP UP TO HOURS AHEAD )N A SMALL BOWL COMBINE THE ALMONDS PEPPERS OIL MINT GARLIC AND PEPPER FLAKES 3EASON TO TASTE WITH SALT AND PEPPER 4HE RELISH CAN BE MADE UP TO HOUR AHEAD 7HEN READY TO SERVE GENTLY REHEAT THE SOUP OVER MEDIUM LOW HEAT 'ARNISH EACH SERVING WITH A SPOONFUL OF THE ALMOND RELISH !DAPTED FROM h3OUPS AND 3ANDWICHES v BY &INE #OOKING 4AUNTON 0RESS 0UBLISHING 4ESTED BY 3USAN 3ELASKY FOR THE &REE 0RESS 4EST +ITCHEN Nutritional information: CALORIES PERCENT FROM FAT GRAMS FAT GRAMS SAT FAT GRAMS CARBOHYDRATES GRAMS PROTEIN MG SODIUM MG CHOLESTEROL GRAMS FIBER
Portuguese White Bean Soup Makes: CUPS Preparation time: MINUTES Total time: MINUTES 1 cup chopped onions 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper 1 bay leaf Pinch of salt Â˝ teaspoon ground fennel 1 medium peeled potato 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 8 ounces fresh or frozen chopped leaf spinach, collard greens, kale or mustard greens 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
1 can (15.5 ounces) no-salt-added cannellini beans, undrained Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Chopped fresh parsley for garnish )N SOUP POT SAUTĂ? THE ONIONS AND GARLIC IN THE OLIVE OIL STIRRING OFTEN FOR ABOUT MINUTES OR UNTIL THE ONIONS SOFTEN 7HILE THE ONIONS SAUTĂ? CHOP THE BELL PEPPER !DD THE BAY LEAF SALT FENNEL AND BELL PEPPER TO THE POT AND CONTINUE TO COOK FOR ABOUT MINUTES STIRRING REGULARLY #UBE THE POTATO AND ADD TO THE POT ALONG WITH THE SHERRY LEMON JUICE GREENS AND STOCK #OVER AND SIMMER FOR MINUTES UNTIL THE POTATOES AND GREENS ARE TENDER 3TIR IN THE BEANS AND GENTLY RE HEAT !DD BLACK PEPPER TO TASTE AND GARNISH WITH PARSLEY &ROM ,ARISSA 3HAIN REGISTERED DIETITIAN 4ESTED BY 3USAN 3ELASKY FOR THE &REE 0RESS 4EST +ITCHEN Nutritional information: CALORIES PERCENT FROM FAT GRAMS FAT GRAM SAT FAT GRAMS CARBOHYDRATES GRAMS PROTEIN MG SODIUM MG CHOLESTEROL GRAMS FIBER
Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger, Chile and Cilantro Makes: CUPS Preparation time: MINUTES Total time: MINUTES Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, halved and seeded
6 cups low-sodium, fatfree chicken broth 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half (about 8 ounces), cut into Âź-inch-thick slices and then cut in half 6 ounces egg whiteonly lo mein egg noodles cooked according to package directions 2 baby bok choy, ends removed, sliced crosswise Âź-inch thick Sriracha sauce to taste )N A SMALL BOWL COMBINE THE LEMON ZEST CILANTRO AND GINGER 3ET ASIDE 4HINLY SLICE TWO OF THE CHILE HALVES CROSSWISE )N A LARGE SAUCEPAN BRING THE BROTH TO A BOIL OVER MEDIUM HIGH HEAT !DD THE LEMON JUICE FISH SAUCE AND THE REMAINING CHILE HALVES TO THE BOILING STOCK 2EDUCE THE HEAT COVER AND SIMMER THE SOUP ABOUT MINUTES 2EMOVE THE CHILE HALVES 3TIR IN THE CHICKEN AND CHILE SLICES AND RETURN TO A BOIL AND COOK MINUTES 3TIR IN THE COOKED NOODLES AND BOK CHOY SLICES AND COOK ABOUT MINUTES 2EMOVE THE PAN FROM THE HEAT MAKING SURE THE CHICKEN SLICES ARE COOKED THROUGH !DD THE SRIRACHA TO TASTE ,ADLE INTO SOUP BOWLS AND GARNISH WITH THE CILANTRO MIXTURE !DAPTED FROM h3OUPS AND 3ANDWICHES v BY &INE #OOKING 4AUNTON 0RESS 0UBLISHING 4ESTED BY 3USAN 3ELASKY FOR THE &REE 0RESS 4EST +ITCHEN Nutritional information: CALORIES PERCENT FROM FAT GRAMS FAT GRAM SAT FAT GRAMS CARBOHYDRATES GRAMS PROTEIN MG SODIUM MG CHOLESTEROL GRAM FIBER
Right the First Time...On Time.
LIFE DOESNâ€™T STOP
IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT.
Neither should you.
Serves: GENEROUSLY Preparation time: MINUTES Total time: HOUR 2 links (about 7Â˝ ounces) lean spicy turkey Italian sausage 1Â˝ tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 large celery rib, finely chopped 1-2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons no-saltadded tomato paste 2 large cloves garlic, minced 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 4 cups packed kale leaves 2 teaspoons cider vinegar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2EMOVE CASING FROM SAUSAGE AND ROLL INTO BITE SIZE MEATBALLS SET ASIDE )N A LARGE POT HEAT TABLESPOON OIL IN A TO QUART
POT OVER MEDIUM HEAT !DD THE ONION CARROT CELERY AND ROSEMARY AND COOK STIRRING OCCASIONALLY UNTIL THE VEGETABLES BEGIN TO SOFTEN ABOUT MINUTES !DD THE TOMATO PASTE AND GARLIC AND COOK UNTIL FRAGRANT SECONDS !DD THE STOCK BEANS AND KALE "RING TO A BOIL REDUCE THE HEAT TO MEDIUM LOW AND SIMMER GENTLY UNTIL THE VEGETABLES ARE TENDER ABOUT MINUTES -EANWHILE HEAT THE REMAINING Âž TABLESPOON OIL IN A NONSTICK SKILLET OVER MEDIUM LOW HEAT !DD THE SAUSAGE MEATBALLS AND COOK STIRRING OCCASIONALLY UNTIL BROWNED AND COOKED THROUGH ABOUT MINUTES !DD MEATBALLS TO THE SOUP AND BRING TO A SIMMER OVER MEDIUM HIGH HEAT #OOK MINUTES MORE TO MELD THE FLAVORS 3TIR THE CIDER VINEGAR INTO THE SOUP AND SEASON TO TASTE WITH SALT AND PEPPER !DAPTED FROM h3OUPS AND 3ANDWICHES v BY &INE #OOKING 4AUNTON 0RESS 0UBLISHING 4ESTED BY 3USAN 3ELASKY FOR THE &REE 0RESS 4EST +ITCHEN Nutritional information: CALORIES PERCENT FROM FAT GRAMS FAT GRAM SAT FAT GRAMS CARBOHYDRATES GRAMS PROTEIN MG SODIUM MG CHOLESTEROL GRAMS FIBER
Hand-crafted in the Heartland of America.
13459 Crosby Rd Morrison, IL
Tegeler!s 815-772-3533 Amish Furniture Celebrating 25 Years!
2 Miles South of Morrison on Route 78
Buttercup is a 4 year old Chihuahua/Dachsund mix. She has a short chocolate brown coat with white and tan markings. This tiny girl is only 9 pounds. She is spayed and has all current shots. Buttercupâ€™s owner was no longer able to care for her. She was mostly housebroke using â€œpotty-padsâ€?. Here, she is learning to go outside to potty. She is very lovable and likes people to pay attention to her. To our knowledge, she has not lived with children. So a home without young children is needed. She could likely do well with the companionship of another dog or maybe even a cat. Buttercup is an adorable small dog that has a large amount of love to offer a person! She wants to be pampered.
Granny Rose Animal Shelter is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization. We receive no funding from any government agency in the Lee, Ogle or Whiteside area. We survive solely on donations and fundraisers to provide this much needed service for the homeless animals in our area. (Donations are tax deductible.)
Schedule any collision repair with ABRA Auto Body & Glass and receive a FREE RENTAL CAR while yours is being repaired.
When you adopt an animal from us, your adoption fee includes: spay/ neuter surgery, vaccinations (excluding rabies), microchip, worming, flea control, heartworm testing and prevention on dogs, and a free health check-up at your local participating veterinarian!
ABRA Auto Body & Glass 1818 North Locust Street Sterling, IL 61081
Granny Rose Animal Shelter
(Formerly Tri-County Animal Protection League)
2IIHU YDOLG WKURXJK 'HFHPEHU 9DOLG DW 6WHUOLQJ ,/ ORFDWLRQ RQO\
abraauto.com Â‡ 86$$%5$
613 River Lane, Dixon, IL 815-288-PETS(7387)
Just west of the Dixon city limits on IL Rt. 2.
LOCALS ATTEND BIRKEYâ€™S OPEN HOUSE
3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA s !
MONEY & MARKETS The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott................................40.12 Alcoa.................................11.80 AltriaCorp..........................37.07 Autonation........................53.54 American Express.............92.59 Arris-Group.......................29.39 Apple...............................531.24 ADM..................................40.69 AT&T.................................32.14 Bank of America................16.74 Boeing.............................130.16 BorgWarner.......................62.03 BP......................................49.33 Caseyâ€™s...............................69.20 Caterpillar.........................97.00 CenturyLink......................31.52 Chevron...........................115.31 Cisco.................................21.82 Citigroup...........................48.81 CNW..................................39.11 CocaCola...........................38.30
ConAgra............................28.75 Dean..................................15.01 Deere & Co........................86.57 Disney................................81.70 Donaldson........................43.07 DuPont..............................67.25 Exxon................................96.47 Ford...................................15.36 Exelon................................30.39 GE......................................25.63 FifthThird..........................21.96 HawaiianElectric..............25.46 Hewlett Packard...............30.12 HomeDepot......................82.86 Intel Corp..........................24.61 IBM..................................186.43 IntlPaper...........................48.23 JCPenney.............................8.26 JohnsonControls..............49.25 Johnson&Johnson............93.32 JPMorgan Chase...............57.24 Kraft..................................55.80 Kroger................................42.40 Leggett&Platt....................32.04 Manpower.........................77.46 McDonaldâ€™s......................94.97 Merck&Co.........................57.05
Microsoft...........................38.41 3M...................................132.67 Monsanto........................113.23 Newell................................32.00 AGL....................................47.38 Nike...................................78.61 Parker-Han.....................121.11 Pfizer..................................32.68 Pepsico..............................80.84 Procter&Gamble...............78.41 RaymondJames................53.65 Republic............................34.30 Sears Hldg.........................45.84 SensientTech....................54.98 Sprint...................................9.18 Staples...............................13.47 TheTravelers.....................84.10 UnitedContinental...........45.24 UnitedTech.....................117.52 USBancorp........................41.41 USSteel..............................24.37 Verizon..............................47.89 Walgreen...........................69.03 WalMartStores..................75.11 WalMartMexico................21.35 WasteMgt..........................41.36 Wendyâ€™s...............................9.47
Photos by Chris Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org
ABOVE: Robert Edwards makes pancakes Tuesday morning during the Birkeyâ€™s Farm Store open house in Polo. LEFT: Liam Rosequist and grandpa Harvey Riser try out a large farm tractor at Birkeyâ€™s Farm Store in Polo. The farm store held an open house at their Polo location Tuesday as part of the companyâ€™s 60th anniversary and the Birkeyâ€™s 60 Day Hunger Drive. Birkeyâ€™s has pledged to raise $100,000 for local food banks. Customers who donated $10 or more earned entries into a drawing for a restored 1954 Farmall Super MTA tractor. The Polo FFA assisted with the event. Vendors selling products at Birkeyâ€™s were on hand to talk about their products and provide informational fliers to the customers.
B & D HOME SERVICES
5HVLGHQWLDO Â‡ &RPPHUFLDO
The following quotations are provided as a community service by Sterling Futures: Corn: March 4.76Âž; July 4.88Âź; Dec. 4.86Â˝ Soybeans: March 14.18; May 14.23; July 13.96Â˝ Soybean oil: March 43.46; July 43.81
3OXPELQJ Â‡ +HDWLQJ &RROLQJ Â‡ (OHFWULFDO
201 W. 14th, Rock Falls
#06'00# r 5#6'..+6' r 5748'+..#0%' r +06'40'6
56 #8' 41%- (#..5
Lic # 058-157413
BLOW OUT PRICING
Back in 2008, Sauk Valley Media produced a hardcover, 128 page photographic history book on Sterling-Rock Falls. The book was a BIG hit and sold out very fast!
Now jump ahead six years to today! We cleaned out one of our storage areas and found unopened cases of these books that we did not know we had. Our mess-up is your benefit!
Originally $24.95 AVAILABLE AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
AVAILABLE AT Telegraph 113 S. Peoria Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 815-284-2224
Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, IL 61081 815-625-3600
Lean hogs: April 111.67; June 115.75; Oct. 96.20 Sugar: May 17.74 Cotton: May 89.22 T-Bonds: March 13315â „16 Silver: April 21.20 Gold: April 1335.00 Copper: May 3.2115 Crude: April 103.34 Dollar Index: March 80.18
Avenger SE stk#U824
15 Avengers to choose from!
(4'' (4''*122'4 (4''*122'4 *122'4 72)4#&'
Soybean meal: March 458.80; July 437.30 Wheat: March 6.39Âž; July 6.47 Oats: March 5.42; July 4.11 Live cattle: April 145.62; June 137.00; Oct. 137.72 Feeder cattle: March 172.90; May 175.15
Ĺ”ĹžĹĽĹ&#x;Ĺ˜Ĺ‘Ĺž R ĹĄĹ•Ĺ?Ĺ— R Ĺ›Ĺ?Ĺ“Ĺ‘ R Ĺ‘Ĺ‘Ĺœ R Ĺ?Ĺ™
815-625-2290 Rt. 40 N, Sterling
* With approved credit. $2,000 cash down or trade-in value. 72 months x 5% interest. **Plus tax, title, license and doc fees. See dealer for details. Photos for illustration only. Dealer not liable for errors.
! s 3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA
Chevrolet | Cadillac | Buick | GMC | Chrysler |
| Jeep | Toyota | Nissan
928-1100 N. Galena a Dixon, IL 815-288-4455
08 CHEVROLET TAHOE
12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
WE BUY VEHICLES! Call Chuck 815-973-0000
08 BUICK ENCLAVE
10 TOYOTA AVALON
10 CHEVROLET TAHOE
10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
08 CADILLAC STS
08 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
12 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
08 GMC SIERRA
13 KIA OPTIMA
07 CADILLAC ESCALADE
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
12 HONDA CIVIC
13 HYUNDAI GENESIS
08 TOYOTA RAV4
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
07 FORD F-350
09 NISSAN ALTIMA
12 BUICK VERANO
12 CHEVROLET CRUZE
09 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
08 TOYOTA TACOMA
12 TOYOTA PRIUS
08 CHEVROLET IMPALA
11 CHEVROLET IMPALA
11 CADILLAC SRX
10 GMC SIERRA
10 CHEVY SILVERADO
09 DODGE RAM 1500
07 GMC YUKON
09 JEEP LIBERTY
11 FORD F-150
10 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
07 CADILLAC STS
04 DODGE STRATUS
11 TOYOTA CAMRY
FRESH TRADE Stock# DE0015A
09 CADILLAC CTS
12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
>HYYLU .YPKSL` General Mgr.
Rick Pontnak Sales Mgr.
Brad Claussen Sales Mgr.
Sherry Law Business Mgr.
Denny Bellows Sales
Ron Stephenitch Sales
Joe Patzer Sales
Mike Baker Sales
Mike Freeman General Mgr.
Rich Vogeler Sales Mgr.
Craig Buchanan Sales Mgr.
Bob Pilling Sales Mgr.
Brett Simpson Business Mgr.
Steve Acree Sales
Carl Buehler Sales
Chad Conderman Sales
93 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
11 BUICK REGAL
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
11 NISSAN VERSA
10 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
04 TOYOTA SIENNA
01 DODGE DAKOTA
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *
12 KIA SOUL
12 CHEVROLET IMPALA
10 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
04 GMC YUKON
10 NISSAN ALTIMA
11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
07 GMC SIERRA
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
09 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *
10 GMC ACADIA
07 GMC ACADIA
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
08 CHEVY SILVERADO
07 NISSAN MURANO
05 BUICK LE SABRE
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *
05 GMC SIERRA
08 TOYOTA TUNDRA
06 NISSAN PATHFINDER
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
12 CHEVY SILVERADO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
10 NISSAN ALTIMA
08 GMC SIERRA
13 FORD EDGE
11 BUICK REGAL
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
12 NISSAN FRONTIER
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *
04 FORD RANGER
11 CHEVROLET CAMARO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNRTY
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
11 GMC YUKON
04 CHEVY SILVERADO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
04 GMC ENVOY
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
09 CHEVROLET MALIBU
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
13 CHEVROLET SPARK
07 NISSAN MURANO
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# ND214A
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $
10 CHEVROLET TAHOE
04 TOYOTA CAMRY
04 FORD EXPLORER
TOO NEW FOR PHOTO
Sara Martinez Sales
1LÉˆ +L^L` Sales
Thais Fazekas Sales
Jamie Curia Sales
Rusty Baker Sales
1LÉˆ >PSZVU Sales
Alex Riley Sales
Clayton Bonnell Sales
Derek Busch Sales
Chase Von Holten Sales
.HYYL[[ >PSSPHTZ Sales
Adam Chapman Sales
*Plus tax, title, license and doc fee. Dealer not liable for pricing errors.
SENIOR NIGHT: STERLING GRAD TAKES HOME COURT FOR FINAL TIME AT ILLINOIS. B4.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Red carpet treatment
Upon his return to the White Sox’s spring training facility following his trip to the Oscars, slugger Adam Dunn found a red carpet leading to velvet ropes & Oscar statuette cut-outs at his locker.
Chicago Tribune reporter Shannon Ryan (@sryantribune): “Looks like @BP3 [Brandon Paul] is unloading his best-of #JoeTales on Twitter for [Joseph] Bertrand’s last home game.”
‘Like’ us! Sauk Valley Sports
Sports for the Sauk Valley fan!
BOYS BASKETBALL | 3A LaSALLE-PERU REGIONAL SEMIFINALS DIXON 50, STERLING 39
MENDOTA 59, ROCK FALLS 48
Loss can’t stifle spirit of Rockets Hot start, fan support show Rock Falls resolve BY PATRICK PETROSKY email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551
Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org
Dixon defenders Kyle LeBlanc (left), Laron Carr (middle) and Matt Coffey swarm Sterling’s Juan Gomez during their Class 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional semifinal Tuesday. The Dukes beat the Golden Warriors 50-39, advancing to Friday’s regional championship against Mendota.
How sweep it is
LaSALLE – Chants of “Anderson” from the Rock Falls student section flooded the rafters. Though the Rockets had just lost their 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional semifinal game 59-48 to Mendota, the spirit of both team and its fans was not broken. “It’s great,” senior guard Austin Donoho said. “The win [Monday] night was huge for the community, and I think it brought everyone that much closer together. Such a tragic event happened. It just brings us all together, and it was great for the community – because it’s bigger than basketball.” Rock Falls (8-21) started off the game on fire, hitting its first four shots from behind the 3-point arc. Three of them belonged to freshman Logan Pillars.
Dukes move on with third win over Warriors BY PATRICK PETROSKY email@example.com 800-798-4085, 551
LaSALLE – The Dixon Dukes completed a season sweep of the Sterling Golden Warriors, and did so with seasons on the line. A grind-it-out style of game favored the Dukes, who won 50-39 Tuesday night in their LaSalle-Peru Regional semifinal matchup. A defensive-oriented game favored the Golden Warriors early on, as a basket by sophomore Sterling Thornton gave Sterling an 11-6 lead lead 2 minutes into the second quarter. “We played good defense,” Sterling coach Jim Preston said. “Our offense struggled early, and never really got on track tonight.” Dixon senior Cal Jarrett contributed nine points to a 15-6 second quarter run that gave his team a 21-17 lead at halftime.
SPIRIT CONTINUED ON B3
Star of the game: Isaiah Roby, Dixon, 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks Up next: Class 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional championship, Dixon vs. Mendota, 7 p.m. Friday “Our biggest adjustment was just recognizing how much they were sagging in the lane,” Dixon coach Jason Mead said. “For some reason, we were timid to shoot it, and then once we started to figure out that we had to make some shots, and rebound against their sag, then we were able to make a run.” Out of the locker room, the teams exchanged baskets. Isaiah Roby was a main force for Dixon (22-6), and he added three baskets and a free throw to help build up a 30-23 lead halfway through the third. SWEEP CONTINUED ON B3
Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Rock Falls Rockets embrace after their 59-48 loss to Mendota in the Class 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional semifinals Tuesday.
BOYS BASKETBALL | CLASS 2A BUREAU VALLEY SECTIONAL | SEMIFINAL | NEWMAN VS. SENECA
Newman ready for Round 2 Comets hope to handle Seneca in sectional semi again BY BRIAN WEIDMAN email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551
Even after defeating Seneca in last year’s Byron sectional semifinal, A.J. Sharp (bottom) and the Newman Comets know they’ll have to have stingy defense and smooth offense to beat the Fighting Irish today at the 2A Bureau Valley Sectional in Manlius.
The last time Newman tangled with Seneca, the Comets took the fight right out of the Fighting Irish. Round 2 is on tap for tonight, when the teams meet in a Class 2A Bureau Valley Sectional semifinal in Manlius. The winner advances to the title game on Friday night to take on IC Catholic, a 65-63 winner in overtime against Winnebago in the first semi on Tuesday night. A year ago, Newman and Seneca also squared off in a sectional semifinal, at Byron.
When: 7 p.m. today Where: Bureau Valley H.S., Manlius At stake: A berth in the sectional championship, 7 p.m. Friday Waiting: IC Catholic, a 65-63 winner in overtime against Winnebago in Tuesday’s semifinal. The Comets rolled over the Fighting Irish, 46-27. “I’m sure Seneca’s looking at this as a revenge game from last year,” Newman coach Ray Sharp said, “and are really going to be keyed up.”
Seneca (24-5) won the Interstate Eight Conference this season, then took the Princeton Regional with 59-54 victory against Bureau Valley. Sharp watched tape of that game and knows his defense will have to be at the top of its game to slow down the Fighting Irish attack. “We know as a team, they execute really well,” Sharp said. “Their first possession against BV, they had eight flex cutters. That means they reversed the ball eight times on one possession.
Blackhawks battle Avs in Chicago, B4.
Kurt Busch to take on ‘double,’ B2.
ROUND 2 CONTINUED ON B2
Suggestion box Comment or story tip? Contact Sports Editor Dan Woessner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-798-4085, ext. 555
TOP OF 2
Back in blue Ted Lilly &ORMER #UBS ,(0 REJOINS TEAM AS SPECIAL ASSISTANT HE WILL HELP EVALUATE TEAMS MINOR LEAGUERS VISIT AFFILIATES SCOUT AMATEUR PLAYERS
Taking a flyer Johan Santana !FTER TWO SHOULDER SURGERIES TWO TIME #Y 9OUNG WINNER SIGNS MINOR LEAGUE DEAL WITH /RIOLES HELL EARN AT LEAST MILLION IF HE REACHES MAJORS
Your guide to whatâ€™s going on in sports
" s 3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA
SVM staff, wire services CORRECTION
On the calendar Local events
4WO GIRLS WERE LEFT OFF THE ORIGINAL EMAIL FROM THE 4HREE 2IVERS .ORTH CON TAINING THE ALL CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL SELECTIONS .EWMAN JUNIOR Julie Hurd AND 0ROPHETSTOWN JUNIOR Heather Strike WERE OMITTED FROM THE 3ECOND 4EAM LIST
Today Boys basketball 7 p.m.
s ! "UREAU 6ALLEY 3EC TIONAL SEMIFINAL .EWMAN VS 3ENECA s ! 2IVER 2IDGE 3ECTIONAL SEMIFINAL %ASTLAND VS $AKOTA &-
Dixonâ€™s Bailey co-MVP in NIB-12 $IXON SENIOR Brooke Bailey SHARED CONFERENCE -60 HONORS WITH /TTAWAS Jasmin Bailey THE .ORTH ERN )LLINOIS "IG 7EST ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK "AILEY WAS ONE OF THREE LOCALS SELECTED UNANIMOUS LY TO THE ALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM ALONG WITH 3TERLING SENIORS Kaitlyn Bauer AND Kiarra Harris $IXON JUNIOR Carly Hartle ALSO WAS A FIRST TEAM SELECTION 3TERLING JUNIOR Gabby Sandoval AND $IXON JUNIOR Maggie Bushman WERE HONORABLE MENTION PICKS ! COMPLETE LIST OF THE TEAM CAN BE FOUND ON B3. BOWLING
Dixon hands out 2014 awards $UKES SENIOR Ryan Dixon AND $UCHESSES JUNIOR Emily Quaco WERE NAMED TEAM -60S AT THE $IXON (IGH 3CHOOL BOWLING AWARDS BANQUET &RIDAY $IXON ALSO WON AWARDS FOR THE HIGH GAME AND HIGH SERIES OF THE SEASON &RESHMAN Brandon Hamburg WAS NAMED 2OOKIE OF THE 9EAR AND SENIOR Tom Hopp WON THE $UKES -OST )MPROVED AWARD 1UACO ALSO WAS HONORED FOR HIGH VARSITY GAME AND HIGH VARSITY AVERAGE AND WAS NAMED 4EAM #APTAIN &RESHMAN Katlyn Bay HAD THE HIGH VARSITY SERIES AND WAS NAMED 2OOKIE OF THE 9EAR Ashley Currier WAS -OST )MPROVED Mackenzie Kavanaugh WON 1UEEN OF THE (ILL AND Paige Himes TOOK HOME THE 4EAM 3PIRIT AWARD BOYS BASKETBALL
Curie loses after coach reinstated 4HE DAY BEGAN WITH MORE OPTIMISM THAN #URIE HAD FELT IN DAYS #ONDORS COACH Mike OliverS SUSPENSION WAS LIFTED BEFORE HE MISSED A GAME AND THERE WAS HOPE THAT THE 3TAMPS BROTHERS WOULD BE ELIGIBLE IF THEY REACHED THE SECTIONALS 4HE DAY ENDED WITH Cliff Alexander AND HIS #URIE TEAMMATES COLLAPSING n LIT ERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY n ON THE +ING GYM FLOOR &OUR DAYS AFTER BEING STRIPPED OF ITS CITY CHAM PIONSHIP AND VICTORIES THIS SEASON FOR USING SEVEN ACADEMICALLY INELIGIBLE PLAYERS .O RANKED AND TOP SEEDED #URIE WAS DEALT A CRUSHING OVERTIME LOSS BY $U3ABLE ON 4UES DAY IN A SEMIFINAL OF THE #LASS ! +ING 2EGIONAL $U3ABLE TRAILED BY POINTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND HIT FIVE POINT ERS INCLUDING TWO EACH BY Isaac Buford AND Dontrell Whitaker IN THE FINAL MIN UTES SECONDS OF REGULA TION TO FORCE OVERTIME MENâ€™S BASKETBALL
Auburn grad MVC Player of the Year WICHITA 3TATE SOPHOMORE GUARD Fred VanVleet A GRADUATE OF !UBURN (IGH 3CHOOL IN 2OCKFORD WAS AWARDED THE -ISSOURI 6AL LEY #ONFERENCES ,ARRY "IRD 0LAYER OF THE 9EAR TROPHY ON 4UESDAY 4HE FOOT 6AN6LEET LED THE .O 3HOCKERS TO A RECORD AVERAGING POINTS REBOUNDS AND STEALS PER GAME ,OYOLA GUARD Milton Doyle WAS NAMED THE -6#S &RESHMAN OF THE 9EAR
Friday Boys basketball 7 p.m.
Kurt Busch (right), seen here with Andretti Autosport owner and former IndyCar driver Michael Andretti last May, will be the first driver in a decade to run both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.
Pulling â€˜Doubleâ€™ duty Kurt Busch to race Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 in same day BY JENNA FRYER !0 !UTO 2ACING 7RITER
CHARLOTTE, N.C. â€“ Itâ€™s been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles. Now Kurt Busch wants to give â€œthe doubleâ€? a try, and he will have cars capable of winning both races. He said Tuesday he will attempt to make the Indianapolis 500 in a fifth entry for Andretti Autosport. Should he make the May 25 race, Busch would then fly to Charlotte Motor Speedway to fulfill his full-time job with StewartHaas Racing â€“ a team co-owned by Stewart â€“ in NASCARâ€™s longest event of the year. â€œIâ€™m a fan of motorsports, a student of motorsports, and I view this as a challenge for myself,â€? Busch said. â€œMemorial Day weekend, the central focus of all motorsports is Monaco, Indianapolis and Charlotte, and this is a tremendous opportunity to be right in the middle of it.â€? Only John Andretti, Stewart and Robby Gordon have attempted the â€œdouble,â€? and no driver has tried since Gordon in 2004. â€œWelcome to the club!â€? Gordon posted on his Twitter account. Stewart, Buschâ€™s new co-owner at Stewart-Haas, is the only driver to complete the double. He did it
Kurt in terms of knowledge and Driving a â€˜doubleâ€™ firsthand experience. It really s *OHN !NDRETTI seems like a natural pairing.â€? Buschâ€™s attempt comes at a s 4ONY 3TEWART much different time than when s 2OBBY 'ORDON Gordon and Stewart last tried s +URT "USCH to run both races. Social media FYI: 3TEWART IS THE ONLY DRIVER TO didnâ€™t exist a decade ago, and COMPLETE BOTH RACES HE FINISHED Busch plans to utilize every TH IN THE )NDY RD IN THE avenue possible to let fans follow #OCA #OLA $ONNIE along with his attempt. !LLISON FINISHED BOTH RACES IN On Tuesday, he even launched BOTH WHEN THEY WERE A a website â€“ www.kurtbuschdouWEEK APART WHEN HELD ble.com â€“ that is expected to ON SUCCESSIVE DAYS !LLISON WON chronicle his efforts. IN #HARLOTTE AND TOOK TH AT )NDY â€œI think this is something that IN THEN PLACED TH AT )NDY is good for NASCAR, good for AND ND IN #HARLOTTE IN IndyCar, good for the fans to get behind and really feel like they in his second and final attempt, in 2001, when he finished sixth at are part of,â€? Busch said. â€œThere was no social media, or the Indy and third at Charlotte. An Indiana native who grew up means for fans to get an in-depth look at what goes into the double dreaming of winning the Indiawhen the others tried it. We napolis 500, Stewart long ago abandoned that goal and passed think weâ€™ve got an opportunity to make people feel like they are on an offer last year from Roger part of the experience with me.â€? Penske to drive one of his cars Busch first flirted with the idea in the 2013 Indianapolis 500. last May, when he completed But Stewart has given Busch his the Indy 500 rookie orientation blessing. program with Andretti. He didnâ€™t â€œItâ€™s a great opportunity for put a program together to run Kurt, and I fully support him,â€? Stewart said Tuesday. â€œHeâ€™ll have the 500, and said heâ€™s seconda lot to learn in a short amount of guessed that decision at times. â€œI took the conservative route, time, but he has an overwhelmand sometimes I kick myself ing amount of driving talent on his side. He has a great car owner because Carlos Munoz finished with Michael Andretti, whoâ€™s not second as a rookie in that car last only an owner, but heâ€™s been a year,â€? Busch said. â€œSo now Iâ€™m driver too. challenging myself to do someâ€œMichael has so much to offer thing great in motorsports.â€?
s ! ,A3ALLE 0ERU 2EGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP s ! "UREAU 6ALLEY 3EC TIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP s ! 2IVER 2IDGE 3ECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP &-
Saturday Womenâ€™s basketball 2 p.m.
s .*#!! $ISTRICT GAME 3AUK 6ALLEY VS ,AKE 2EGION 3TATE #OLLEGE AT $EVILS ,AKE .$
Track & Field 9 a.m.
s 3TERLING 'OLD -EDAL )NVITE AT 7ESTWOOD
On the tube TV listings Today Menâ€™s basketball 6 p.m.
s .EBRASKA AT )NDIANA "4. s $UKE AT 7AKE &OREST %30. s 2UTGERS AT 5#ONN %30.5 8 p.m.
s 0URDUE AT 7ISCONSIN "4. s #OLORADO AT 3TANFORD %30. s 7 6IRGINIA AT /KLAHOMA %30.5 10 p.m.
s 5TAH AT #AL %30.5 s !RIZONA AT /REGON 3T &3
Womenâ€™s gymnastics 4 p.m.
Defense will be big key for Comets ROUND 2
CONTINUED FROM B1
â€œThatâ€™s what weâ€™ve got to be ready for,â€? coach Sharp added, â€œand make sure weâ€™ve got the mental focus to handle a team thatâ€™s going to execute, execute, execute on us.â€? The unquestioned leader of the Fighting Irish is 6-foot-2 senior guard Conlan Callahan, a 4-year starter. He averages 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and their attack runs through him. He shoots 41 percent (67 of 161) from 3-point range, and is also a deadly (78for-90, 86 percent) freethrow shooter. â€œWhen they need a bucket, he usually goes and gets it,â€? Sharp said. â€œIf you leave him open or give him an advantage on the dribble, heâ€™s going to try and take it to the basket.â€? â€œWe definitely have to keep an eye on him,â€? Newman senior guard Nate Terveer added. â€œHeâ€™s a great player, but they have more than just him. We have to know where
Noah McCarty, seen here fighting for a rebound against West Carroll in a regional semifinal, and the rest of the Comets know theyâ€™re going to get Senecaâ€™s best shot today in Manlius. everybodyâ€™s at the entire game.â€? Carter Gallick, a 5-10 senior, runs the point and averages 10.1 points and 2.5 assists per game. Alex Bott, a 6-2 senior, is the third guard and averages 9.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. The inside muscle is provided by Austin Applebee, a 6-5 senior averaging 8.1 rebounds and 7.8 points, and Brad Wyss, a 6-2 senior
averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. The Comets used a helping man-to-man defense to stifle the Irish a year ago, Callahan in particular. He was 0-for10 from the floor and didnâ€™t score a point. â€œWeâ€™ve got to play good team defense,â€? Sharp said, â€œand make sure all five guys are guarding the ball, and seeing their own man, and not getting lost
in the rotations when weâ€™re helping.â€? Newman (27-2) handled spirited efforts from West Carroll and Fulton to win the Morrison Regional, its third straight regional crown. Noah McCarty, a 6-7 sophomore center, was particularly hard to handle against the Steamers, with 23 points and nine rebounds. Heâ€™s averaging 14.4 points and 8.7 boards per game. Point guard A.J. Sharp (14.2 points, 5.9 assists, 3.7 rebounds) makes the attack go, and shooting guard John Payan (13.3 points, 3.1 rebounds) is the top long-range threat. Terveer (7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.1 steals) and Micah Trancoso (3.4 points, 3.1 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals) are each superior defenders. â€œWeâ€™re really excited to get back to the sectional game,â€? Terveer said, â€œand we know that Seneca is really good again this year. Theyâ€™ve got a few guys back that are good scorers, and they execute really well. We have to come in ready to play.â€?
s &LORIDA AT !LABAMA %30.5
MLB spring training Noon
s #ARDINALS VS 2ED 3OX AT *UPITER &LA &3.&3
NBA 9 a.m.
s 7ARRIORS AT 0ACERS &3. 6:30 p.m.
s "ULLS AT 0ISTONS #3. 7 p.m.
s -AVERICKS AT .UGGETS %30. 9:30 p.m.
s (AWKS AT 4RAIL "LAZERS %30.
NHL 7 p.m.
s #APITALS AT &LYERS ."#30
Let us hear it s 'AME RESULTS STORY TIPS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL STATS CAN BE FAXED TO CALLED IN TO EXT OR EMAILED TO SPORTS SAUKVALLEYCOM
Contact us at 800-798-4085 Sports Editor Dan Woessner EXT DWOESSNER SAUKVALLEYCOM Sports Reporters Ty Reynolds EXT TREYNOLDS SAUKVALLEYCOM Brian Weidman EXT BWEIDMAN SAUKVALLEYCOM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
()'( 3#(//, "!3+%4"!,,
Second-half run lifts Dukes
TUESDAYâ€™S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf. All Ottawa 10-0 24-2 Dixon 8-2 22-6 Sterling 5-5 10-15 Geneseo 4-6 12-14 LaSalle-Peru 2-8 10-17 Streator 1-9 8-19 Mondayâ€™s results 3A Geneseo Regional s 'ENESEO !LLEMAN 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s 2OCK &ALLS ,A3ALLE 0ERU 3A Metamora Regional s 0EORIA .OTRE $AME 3TREATOR Tuesdayâ€™s results 3A Geneseo Regional s 'ALESBURG 'ENESEO 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s $IXON 3TERLING 4A Rock Island Regional s 5NITED 4OWNSHIP /TTAWA Fridayâ€™s games 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s $IXON VS -ENDOTA
CLASS 1A River Ridge Sectional Tuesdayâ€™s result s )NDIAN #REEK 2IVER 2IDGE Todayâ€™s game s $AKOTA VS %ASTLAND PM Fridayâ€™s game s #HAMPIONSHIP )NDIAN #REEK VS 4"$ PM Winner advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. Serena Sectional winner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11
CONTINUED FROM B1
The Golden Warriors (10-15) mounted a collective comeback. An and-one layup from Thornton was followed up by a pair of baskets from senior Draque PenaflorHeier to bring the team within two, at 32-30. â€œWe didnâ€™t want our season to end,â€? Sterling senior Zach Rehmert said. â€œWe knew that if we could make something happen, we would have a chance to win, and that happened.â€? An 11-0 run for the Dukes then ensued, from the 3:25 mark of the third quarter all the way until the 2:56 mark of the fourth. â€œIt was just hustle, â€œ Roby said. â€œWe were just out-hustling them during that run. It started that run, and I think we should play that way every game. â€œWe were focused on where we needed to be on offense. We needed to execute to make it not so close of a game. The past two games we have played bad, and it made them closer than what they needed to be. We just focused on executing our stuff and getting better.â€? A pair of 3s from Rehmert broke the quarter-long scoring drought for Sterling, and instilled life into his team. It also cut the Dixon lead to 47-36 with a 2 minutes to play. But when he went to hoist up a third attempt, he ran into some trouble. That trouble was Robyâ€™s lengthy arms, as he blocked the shot that could have made it a single-digit game. Instead, it turned into a pair of free throws for Jarrett, who sank both to ultimately put the game out of reach at 49-36 with 1:15 left. â€œYou have to win with defense,â€? Mead said. â€œThatâ€™s been an emphasis for us all year, to keep teams under 45 points. We held
Serena Sectional Tuesdayâ€™s result s #HICAGOLAND *EWISH 7ESTMINSTER #HRISTIAN Todayâ€™s game s -OOSEHEART VS #HICAGO (OPE PM Fridayâ€™s game s #HAMPIONSHIP #HICAGOLAND *EWISH VS 4"$ PM Winner advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. River Ridge Sectional winner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Tuesdayâ€™s box scores
3A LaSalle-Peru Regional Semifinals
Big Northern West Conf. All 2OCKFORD ,UTHERAN 7INNEBAGO Mendota 8-4 20-8 "YRON 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY 2OCK &ALLS Oregon 1-11 7-21 Mondayâ€™s result 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s 2OCK &ALLS ,A3ALLE 0ERU Tuesdayâ€™s results 2A Bureau Valley Sectional s )# #ATHOLIC 7INNEBAGO /4 3A Freeport Regional s ,UTHERAN 2OCKFORD #HRISTIAN 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s -ENDOTA 2OCK &ALLS Fridayâ€™s games 3A Freeport Regional s ,UTHERAN VS "ELVIDERE 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s -ENDOTA VS $IXON
Three Rivers North Conf. All .EWMAN "UREAU 6ALLEY &ULTON 0ROPHETSTOWN -ORRISON 2IVERDALE !MBOY %RIE Todayâ€™s game 2A Bureau Valley Sectional s .EWMAN VS 3ENECA Fridayâ€™s game 2A Bureau Valley Sectional s .EWMAN3ENECA VS )# #ATHOLIC
NUIC East Conf. All !QUIN -ILLEDGEVILLE 0OLO Dakota 9-4 18-7 Pecatonica 6-5 14-11 !SHTON &RANKLIN #ENTER &ORRESTON $URAND 3OUTH "ELOIT /RANGEVILLE Todayâ€™s game 1A River Ridge Sectional s $AKOTA VS %ASTLAND Fridayâ€™s game 1A River Ridge Sectional s $AKOTA%ASTLAND VS )NDIAN #REEK
NUIC West Conf. All %ASTLAND %AST $UBUQUE 2IVER 2IDGE Warren 8-5 15-15 Stockton 6-7 14-14 Lena-Winslow 5-5 11-15 Scales Mound 4-9 9-16 'ALENA 0EARL #ITY West Carroll 1-11 5-19 Tuesdayâ€™s result 1A River Ridge Sectional s )NDIAN #REEK 2IVER 2IDGE Todayâ€™s game 1A River Ridge Sectional s %ASTLAND VS $AKOTA Fridayâ€™s game 1A River Ridge Sectional s %ASTLAND$AKOTA VS )NDIAN #REEK Postseason pairings CLASS 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional Mondayâ€™s result s .O 2OCK &ALLS .O ,A3ALLE 0ERU Tuesdayâ€™s results s .O -ENDOTA 2OCK &ALLS s .O $IXON .O 3TERLING Fridayâ€™s game s #HAMPIONSHIP -ENDOTA VS $IXON PM Winner advances to Bradley Sectional vs. Peoria Manual Regional winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 CLASS 2A Bureau Valley Sectional Tuesdayâ€™s result s )# #ATHOLIC 7INNEBAGO /4 Todayâ€™s game s 3ENECA VS .EWMAN PM Fridayâ€™s game s #HAMPIONSHIP )# #ATHOLIC VS 4"$ PM Winner advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. Stanford Olympia Sectional winner, 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Stanford Olympia Sectional Tuesdayâ€™s result s "LOOMINGTON #ENTRAL #ATHOLIC 4REMONT Todayâ€™s game s 2OCKRIDGE VS -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE PM Fridayâ€™s game s #HAMPIONSHIP "LOOMINGTON #ENTRAL #ATHOLIC VS 4"$ PM Winner advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. Bureau Valley Sectional winner, 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11
3AUK 6ALLEY -EDIA s "
DIXON 50, STERLING 39 STERLING (10-15) $IMITRIC 9OUNG )SAIAH #ELESTINO 3TEPHEN 'EIGER *UAN 'OMEZ 2YAN (URLEY 3TERLING 4HORNTON :ACH 2EHMERT 2AFA 3OSA $RAQUE 0ENAFLOR (EIER *OE "ROUILETTE *ACOB -ARTINEZ Totals: 17-43 3-5 39. DIXON (22-6) .ATE 'ASCOIGNE )SAIAH 2OBY 2ILEY -EHRENS ,ARON #ARR *$ 'IESON -ATT #OFFEY !* -URDOCK #AL *ARRETT +YLE ,E "LANC -ICHAEL #ONLEY Totals: 18-35 13-16 50. 3TERLING Âˆ $IXON Âˆ 3s n 3TERLING 2EHMERT 4HORNTON $IXON *ARRETT 2OBY -EHRENS -URDOCK Rebounds â€“ 3TERLING 4HORNTON "ROUILETTE $IXON 2OBY *ARRETT Assists â€“ Sterling 2EHMERT 0ENAFLOR (EIR 4HRONTON $IXON 2OBY #ARR Steals â€“ Sterling 2EHMERT 4HORNTON $IXON Blocks n 3TERLING "ROUILETTE $IXON 2OBY Turnovers n 3TERLING $IXON
MENDOTA 59, ROCK FALLS 48 ROCK FALLS (8-21) #ONNOR #AIN !USTIN $ONOHO #ORY -C#ALLISTER *AMES -C&ADDEN 4ANNER -ORTONSON ,OGAN 0ILLARS *ACOB -AMMOSSER -ARONDE +ASEY !NGER 4ANNER $EAN !ARON &RANK $YLAN !BRAMS Totals: 18 4-18 48. MENDOTA (20-8) *AMES #ARROLL -ARK 0RESCOTT .ICK 0HALEN 2YAN 2EEDER *OE ,A3HONSE *AKE 2OD 3AM "OWNE Totals: 18 19-28 59. 2&