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Landfill contract ‘shady’ County rep: Firm has not lived up to agreement BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

DIXON – The company that owns the Lee County Landfill negotiated a “shady” deal with the county government in 2008 and has not lived up to its end of the bargain, a

county representative says. Marv Van Weelden, the county’s representative in dealing with waste companies, issued a statement Monday that criticized Phoenixbased Republic Services, the nation’s second-largest trash collection company. Van

Weelden has been trying to get a second landfill in the county for more than 5 years. But Lee County government officials say Republic has essentially lived up to its agreement, and the state’s attorney’s office says it is not aware of an illegal meeting

that Van Weelden says was held. In his statement, Van Weelden took aim at a contractual provision that bars any other landfills in the county for the next 24 years. LANDFILL CONTINUED ON A7

On A3 Main Street plans to “go get” new businesses. Street department seeks reinforcements for next goround with Old Man Winter. On A5 Does parking your boat and walking up to shops in downtown Dixon sound utopian? Discussions on how to fund docks continue, writes SVM reporter Matt Mencarini in his latest Dateline Dixon column.

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Avanti fined for dumping waste AG spokesman: Dairy unloaded on gravel road, at wildlife center BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

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Lee County Sheriff John Varga (left) and his challenger, fellow Republican John Simonton, speak at the Lee County sheriff’s forum on Tuesday at Dixon High School. The key issues of the race dominated the forum as the March 18 primary nears.

Hot-button issues dominate event as primary nears BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

DIXON – Topics covered at Tuesday night’s Lee County sheriff candidates forum included familiar subject matter to the race: training, technology, the budget, and cooperation with other agencies. The event, hosted by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce in the Dixon High School cafeteria, drew a crowd of about 200 people. Many of them wore campaign buttons reading “Simonton for Sheriff” or “Re-Elect Sheriff John R. Varga.”

Sheriff Varga praised his administration, his officers, and the county board for helping him get to where he is today. As in the last forum, he placed his focus on “maintaining what we have.” His opponent, John Simonton, a current Dixon police officer and retired Illinois State Police commander, focused his comments on making changes within the department. As he has previously noted in the media and at the earlier forum, the main things he’d like to focus on are boosting training, increasing cooperation with other agencies, and

getting better technology to deputies. Unlike Whiteside County, Lee County sheriff’s deputies are currently without mobile computers in their squad cars. Getting them for Lee County is something Simonton considers a top priority. “If the opportunity arises, and the grant is available, I want to make sure each squad car has a mobile data computer, and the associated costs – well worth it – are taken care of through the county board,” he said. CONTENTION CONTINUED ON A2

WALNUT – Avanti Foods in Walnut has admitted to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency violations and has paid a $39,000 fine, according to Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. Madigan’s office announced Tuesday that Avanti had admitted to water pollution and open dumping violations stemming from the company’s illegal disposal of dairy waste. A consent order resulting from a 2012 lawsuit against the company requires that Avanti apply to the IEPA for a permit to discharge its wastewater into the village sewer system. The order also requires the company to refrain from future regulatory violations. The complaint was filed in April 2013 in Bureau County Circuit Court after an IEPA investigation. The IEPA inspection was done in November 2011, at which time officials saw a tank truck illegally disposing the dairy waste in a field north of the village. A violation notice was issued for that incident. AVANTI CONTINUED ON A2

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Man’s body found in stream near Rochelle Sheriff: No reports of missing adults in county STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 591

OREGON – The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a stream near Rochelle, Sheriff Michael Harn said Tuesday morning in a news release.

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The man, believed to be between 35 and 50 years old, appears to have been Caucasian or Hispanic, Harn said. The release did not say when the man was found. According to the news release, the man had black, mediumlength hair and a short growth of

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facial hair, and was between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He weighed about 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark T-shirt and blue jeans with a woven leather belt, and blue athletic shoes. Harn said there are no reports of missing adults in Ogle County, and asked anyone with information to call sheriff’s office detectives at 815-732-6666. DEAR ABBY ......... A8 LIFESTYLE ........... A8 LOTTERY ............. A2

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About Avanti Dairy producer Walnut Cheese was founded in 1932, and Avanti Foods – based in Walnut – was formed in 1964. The latter group uses the former’s mozzarella cheese in its production of frozen pizzas under the Gino’s and Swiss Party labels. Source: avantifoods.com

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The idea of grants is something Varga takes umbrage with. As he sees it, grants don’t last forever, and so the ramaining costs would then fall to the Lee County Board. With an already-tight budget, Varga is focusing on staying within it, and, as he has said numerous times, maintaining what he already has. “My opponent continues to talk about grants,� Varga said. “Grants are not free money. ... The problem is that when that grant is up, the cost comes back to the county, so it’s not free money; it’s not something we can go ahead and just use at will in order to make that happen.� As at the last forum, training was another point of contention. While Varga maintains that his deputies are very well trained, Simonton continues to question that. “Right now, the sheriff’s department isn’t training as much as they should,� Simonton said. “They’re the lowest-trained agency

in the northwest part of Illinois. They need to use the mobile training unit more. Plus, I’m an instructor in seven different disciplines. So to save money, we’ll do some in-house training, and we’ll also do some cross-training with other agencies in and around Lee County as well as the fire departments.� Varga said he prides his agency on thinking outside the box when it comes to its training and that, despite low mobile training unit hours, that’s not all that mattters. “The training isn’t necessarily all about the MTU,� Varga said. “We have other trainings that we’ve looked into through video, through video conferencing, through our corrections division to where we use our medical health care providers to bring in training to us so our correctional officers are better trained. It’s thinking outside the box in order to maintain what we have.� Simonton also questioned Varga’s policy and procedure manual, something he sees as being – in its current state – insufficient.

“Right now, there’s too few policies, and some of them are outdated,� Simonton said. “But the most distrubing thing, when I talked to the employees, [is] they hadn’t seen the policies that I had through a FOIA request, so they hadn’t been trained on them. They hadn’t seen them, and they’re not aware of them.� A question was asked, seemingly directed at Varga, in response to reports that his cooperation with smaller Lee County agencies has been less than ideal. “I have heard [those comments] through the entire campaign,� Varga said. “I’m not really sure what the issues are with fire agencies or with other law enforcement agencies because at no time, at no time, have we ever decined anybody assistance if they needed assistance. ... We have worked with the fire agencies in reference to training, when it comes time to rapid response training we have worked with them. I’ve been to fire chiefs meetings. ... We’re certainly here to help small agencies�

Another question from the audience, directed at Simonton, asked how, if elected, he would separate himself from agencies like the Dixon Police Department, which has several members who are openly supporting his campaign. “There’s been several articles in the paper and comments about me being a Dixon police officer and about how Chief [Danny] Langloss is going to take over the sheriff’s department,� he said, smiling. “If anybody knows me throughout my 31-year career, they know that no one is going to take over something that I run, first of all. “Secondly, I’ve worked for three different agencies and worked around hundreds of others. I have worked with great leaders. ... We will share ideas. We will share in trainings. ... But, if I’m elected sheriff, I am the sheriff, and nobody else is going to run that sheriff’s department.� Simonton and Varga are the only candidates for the Republican nomination for sheriff in the March 18 primary election. No Democrat filed for the office.

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During a follow-up visit in March 2012, inspectors found dairy waste residue covering the plant’s floor drains and sewer inlets, which could have contaminated the municipal sewer system. “The waste was dumped

on a gravel road northwest of the village, owned by Bureau County, and at a wildlife center, which is owned and operated by the county,� said Scott Mulford, an attorney general’s office spokesman. “The truck was observed discharging the waste into a lake at the wildlife center.� The original complaint had included additional

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violations including offensive conditions and interference with the publicly owned treatment works. The food processor, at 109 Depot St., is known for its production of Gino’s pizzas. Avanti also provides products for the pizzerias and other restaurants and has a fleet of seven refrigerated delivery trucks.

The AG’s office said that the company is no longer producing the cheese, instead opting to get it from another manufacturer. Some dairy producers process the waste onsite, while others haul it to other facilities in accordance with state licensing requirements. The company refused to comment.

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‘You have to go out and get them’ Main Street to recruit businesses with postcards BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – Dixon Main Street is starting a new marketing program to recruit businesses to downtown. Main Street volunteers and board members will be given postcards with information about the city. When they visit businesses outside the area that they feel could fit

well into the downtown, they can leave the postcard and write a quick message, Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecht said. “In this day and age, you can’t sit back and wait for people to come to us,� he said. “You have to go and get them.� Albrecht will then follow up with the business, he said, to recruit them. Main Street wants to attract some niche businesses to the area, like a men’s clothing store or a confectionery, Albrecht said. One side of the postcard

has a picture of the riverfront and says, “We have the perfect spot for your business to prosper in Dixon!� The other side of the postcard has information about the city, including downtown being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the city’s proximity to Interstate 88 and other highways, the Rock River, and the city’s downtown atmosphere. The city will also take a more proactive approach to recruit new businesses to its two tax increment financing (TIF) districts. City Administrator

David Nord said brochures about the TIF districts will be mailed to businesses in Peoria, Rockford and the Quad Cities in about 2 weeks. “Just to let folks know, first off, that we have a TIF – two TIFs, actually – and that we’re looking for projects,� Nord said. The city will also put together information specifically for retail businesses looking to expand, Nord said, and might even have a booth at an upcoming retail business convention in Chicago. Nord also said he thought Main Street’s postcard

program could be great for Dixon, adding that the city wasn’t trying to steal businesses from other cities, but instead wants to be a place to which people expand their businesses. Residents will also be able to pick up postcards at the Main Street office, 115 S. Hennepin Ave., and can serve as “ambassadors� for the city, Albrecht said, by dropping them off at businesses they think could be good fits for the city. The postcard program, Albrecht said, could even make some Sauk Valley businesses think about

expanding to Dixon. The success of the program can be tracked, and if nothing else, the postcards will have been distributed throughout the state and other areas, Albrecht said, which is a good way to get Dixon’s name out. Store fronts are available downtown that could get filled through the postcard program, or possibly sooner, Albrecht said. Main Street and the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce will sign an agreement with Venture Advisors to bring an entrepreneurial competition to Dixon.

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City’s final budget workshop March 31 BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – This winter has been hard on residents and the city’s infrastructure, but it has also taken a toll on the street department’s budget. During a budget workshop Tuesday night, the Dixon City Council discussed adding a position to the street department and increasing its budget for overtime, among other items. On March 31, the council will work to cut down its budget during a final workshop. The budget will be placed on file during the April 7 council meeting and then approved before the end of the fiscal year, which is April 30. The overtime budget for the street department for the current fiscal year was set at $5,500. Earlier this month, the department had already spent $30,378 in overtime, as employees worked to clear the roads of snow. Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements Jeff Kuhn said the city has 10 routes for plowing, but there were times this

winter when there were only five or six plows running at a time. Because the street department has seven employees, Kuhn said, the department borrowed workers from the water department and wastewater treatment facility when it could. But when a water main broke, those employees had to return to their usual duties. “There were times we were extremely understaffed,� Kuhn said. “People were having to do two routes, anything to try to get it done. So one more person in there would be very beneficial.� A street department employee is expected to retire at the end of June, and Kuhn requested that the city fill that position and hire an additional employee. With salary and benefits, the additional employee would cost the city about $65,000 a year. The budget proposal discussed Tuesday night increased the street department’s overtime budget to $15,000. Kuhn didn’t request a larger increase, he said, because it’s too difficult to predict what the weather will be like next winter. The street department

also asked for two new dumptrucks, which cost about $125,000 each, Kuhn said, because its current fleet is getting old, and the cost of repairs is increasing. Decisions on personnel for various city departments will happen during the next budget workshop, said Commissioner of Accounts and Finance Dave Blackburn, who led Tuesday’s meeting. “We’re probably forced to prioritize a little bit.� he said. “I think it was wise last year to move cautiously and not add a lot of personnel until we figured out exactly what the revenue would be, and what we could afford.�

Public property building The City Council and department heads also

discussed the possibility of a new public property building located in the cemetery, which could cost about $2 million. Commissioner of Public Property Colleen Brechon said the department couldn’t wait another 2 or 3 years for the city to make a decision. “No other depart ment has such an outrageously dilapidated building and storage facility,� she said. “Absolutely nobody else in this room right now works in conditions that those guys work in.

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That building is falling down around them.� Commissioner of Public Health and Safety Dennis Considine said the city might be better served to think of the big picture and the possibility of a central facility for city departments rather than investing $2 million in the cemetery. The building could be discussed during strategic planning meetings about the leftover funds from the settlement with the city’s former auditors and the sale of former comptroller Rita Crundwell’s property.

Postings of vehicle weight limits will go into effect Friday on two Whiteside County roads. Cars in the westbound lane of Garden Plain Road will be limited to 5 tons per axle. On Freeport Road, vehicles will be limited to 11 tons per axle in both lanes. Township and other county road postings will go into effect Monday. For more information, contact the local township road commissioner, or call the Whiteside County Highway Department at 815-772-7651. –SVM staff report

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OBITUARIES Jesse L. Manus ANNA – Jesse Leon Manus, 82, of Anna, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home. He was born April 20, 1931, in Union County, the son of Jesse C. and Grace (Vancil) Manus. He married Leota L. Landis on Dec. 19, 2009. He was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church in Anna and Union Masonic Lodge 627. Jesse is survived by his loving wife, Leota; daughters, Deborah (Dennis) Ryan of Round Oak Park and Barbara (Michael) Ryan of West Bend, Wis.; stepchildren, Carlena (Lloyd) Thompson of Anna, Harold (Sharon) Wright of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Terry (Mickey) Wright

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of Anna, Bruce (Susan) Wright of Fallston, Md., and Phillip Wright of Algonquin; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lou (Ivis) Wright of Anna; and extended family, Sharon (Charles) Taets and Rick Watson, both of Dixon, and Steven Taets of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Kevin Ryan. Services were Thursday in Anna. Memorials have been established to Big Creek Baptist Church and Trinity Cemetery in Anna. Visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com to send condolences.

AMBOY – Regina M. Dempsey, 84, of Amboy, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. She was born April 17, 1929, in Amboy, the daughter of Frank and Winifred (McFadden) Finn. Regina married William Dempsey on June 20, 1951, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton. Regina was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed her life on the family farm. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton and the Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include her husband; her children, Steve Dempsey of Amboy, Lisa Magnafici of Dixon, and Tosca (Rocky) Schultz of Amboy; and six grandchildren, Sean Dempsey, Paul Magnafici, Jaime (Bryan Monk)

Alberta J. Wiebenga MORRISON – Alberta J. Wiebenga, 82, of Morrison, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. She farmed with her husband in the Thomson and Morrison areas. Alberta was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Paul Wesley and Helena Christine (Jurgensen) Gladhill. She married John J. Wiebenga on Jan. 1, 1954, in Clinton. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2013. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include three daughters, Deb (Dave) Zink of Rock Falls, Lori (Steve) Benson of Morrison, and Vicky (L. P. “Stu�) Stewart of Mulberry, Fla.; one son, Randy (Kathie) Wiebenga of Port Byron; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor Kraft and Donna (Dave) Reafsnider, both of Clinton; and one

brother, Bobby Gladhill of New York. She also was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Pauline Stratton, Marie Hudson, Wanda Begay, Janene Melvin, and Helen and Jackie; and four brothers, Kenneth Gladhill, Robert Gladhill, Paul Gladhill Jr., and George Gladhill. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials have been established to Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison and Hospice of the Rock River Valley. Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

son; and one sister, Bonnie Simon, and one brother, Ken (Audrey) Balk, both of Fulton. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Calvin Balk in infancy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, and a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Fulton Township Cemetery, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care at the church, officiating. Memorials have been established to the Ebenezer Church Library and Susan G. Komen For the Cure Visit www.bosmarenkes. com to send condolences.

BETTENDORF, Iowa – Bryan Anthony Angone, 44, of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Bryan was born May 30, 1969, in Hinsdale, the son of Frank and MaryLouise (Wegrzyn) Angone. He was employed by Sentry Insurance Co. in Davenport, Iowa, as a systems engineer. He was a graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School, Sauk Valley Community College, and St. Ambrose University. He received his Master of Science degree in software engineering with honors from DePaul University in Chicago. Bryan was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bettendorf. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing board games and card games, and was an everoptimistic Chicago Bears fan. Survivors include his parents of Sterling; two brothers, Kevin (Michelle) Angone of Normal and

STERLING – Lucille “Lucy� Reeser, 96, of Sterling, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was a homemaker. Lucille was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Sterling, the daughter of George and Sylvia (Welker) Pulford. She married Stanley Reeser on May 9, 1939, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2007. She was a member of Rock Falls Congregational Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in

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Magnafici, Tess Magnafici, Hayli Schultz, and Whitney Schultz. She was preceded in death by her son, Mitchell Dempsey, and two brothers, Francis “Mick� Finn and John “Jack� Finn. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at MihmJones Funeral Home in Amboy. A prayer service will be at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton, with Monsignor Thomas Bales, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy. Memorials have been established to the American Diabetes Association and Serenity Hospice & Home. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

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Roberta A. Tichler FULTON – Roberta Ann Tichler, 76, of Fulton, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, after a battle with cancer. She was a homemaker. Roberta was born July 24, 1937, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Jake C. and Florence (Wiebenga) Balk. She married Warren R. Tichler on Feb. 17, 1956. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Gail (Steve) Moeller of Clinton, Iowa, Patty (Keith) Hughes of Mount Carroll, and Jane (Barry) Houzenga of Morrison; two sons, Scott Tichler of Homewood and Rich Tichler of Mount Carroll; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grand-

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death by her parents and two sisters. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Al Campbell, pastor of Rock Falls Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Rock Falls Congregational Church. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Floyd Daub Jr. MILLEDGEVILLE – Floyd Daub Jr., 88, of Milledgeville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home Floyd was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Rochelle, to Floyd and Corrine (Reed) Daub. He graduated from Rochelle Township High School and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He also received his master’s degree from NIU. He married Audrey Adams on Aug. 10, 1949, at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Oregon. He thoroughly enjoyed his children’s and grandchildren’s activities, especially sports events, and his weekly tutoring at Milledgeville Elementary School. Floyd retired as superintendent of Milledgeville public schools in May 1981 after a career in education of 31 years, including with the Kings and Milledgeville school systems. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Milledgeville, where he held many positions. He was a 50-year member of Milledgeville Masonic Lodge, acting as Master in 1988. He also was a member of the Freeport Consistory and the Tebala Shrine. He served on the Carroll County Fair Board as superintendent of the education department for 17 years. He served on many other civic boards.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Audrey; one daughter, Linda (Greg) Lott of Lanark; one son, Dwight (Laurie) of Edmond, Okla.; four grandchildren, Shaun (Tracy) Lott of Roscoe, Ashley (Jason Ruble) Lott of Lanark, Gentrie (Aaron) Hineline of Edmond, and Bryce (Carlee) of Eugene, Ore.; seven great-grandchildren, Devin, Tegan, Kyleigh, and Emmerson Lott, Thomas Owens III, Peyton and Grady Hineline, and new baby Daub due in July; one brother, Darrel (Linda) Daub of Chana; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Ronald in infancy and William; and his sister-in-law, Beatrice Daub. Floyd’s body was donated to the NIU Science Department. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., Friday at Milledgeville United Methodist Church. A gathering also will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Rosa Lee officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Milledgeville United Methodist Men’s Organization, Mercy Care Hospice in Clinton, Iowa, and the Milledgeville Fire Department.

Florence Davis STERLING – Florence Mildred “Flo� (Anderson) Davis, 96, a lifelong resident of Whiteside County, passed Saturday, March 8, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Illinois, the daughter of Emret Lewis and Martha Elizabeth (Miller) Anderson. She was a lifetime member of the Eagle’s Club Rock Falls (which is holding Life of Rite on Thursday). She worked at the Green River Ordnance Plant during World War II, and had been a housewife, restaurant cook, and bartender throughout her life. Her greatest passions were fishing, storytelling, gardening, and Bingo. Those left to honor her memory include sons, Lewis Jackson Beggs Jr. and Timothy Ivan McEvoy; daughters, Lucille Jane (Beggs) Rice and Peggy Lucinda Della (McEvoy) Beswick; sons- and daughter-inlaw, Lewis (Demp) Rice, Donald D. Beswick, and Sonja (Mitchell) McEvoy; grandsons, Lewis Jackson Beggs III, Dewey Russell Beggs, Robert Cecil McEvoy, Jeremy Stephen

McEvoy, Donovan Scot Beswick, Justin Jay McEvoy, JD Delgado, and Raymond McEvoy; granddaughter, Candy Sue (Beggs) Koester; greatgrandchildren, Andrew Beggs, Tricia (Beggs) Manning, Dominic Kenneth Russell Koester, Ashleigh Marie McEvoy, Adrianna Nicole McEvoy, Jeryn Olivia Ann McEvoy, Bennett Bishop Beswick, Violet Grace Beswick, Thomas Dewey Bulldog Beggs, Ashley Lynn Kitten Mulryan, Morgan Semester, and Drayke Dyllanger Paderson; great-great-grandchildren, Thomas Dewey Bulldog Beggs Jr., Melodie Dohogne and Sydnee Allyah Ann Semester; and many stepgrandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, sisters, brothers, and former husbands. A celebration of her life and brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Donald and Peggy Beswick, 15016 Henry Road, Morrison. Visit www. mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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OBITUARIES Frank G. Spencer STERLING – Frank Gail Spencer concluded his adventurous earthly life Monday, March 10, 2014. Gail was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Sterling, the son of Frank Charles and Bertha Mae (Bailey) Spencer. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1946. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was discharged in 1949. Gail began his working years with Kraft Foods in Milledgeville. He also spent time selling insurance and farm equipment before working at the former Kradle Lumber Yard in Sterling. He enjoyed serving many of his customers at Grummert’s Hardware in his retirement years until 2007. A musician and singer from birth, Gail played trumpet and drums with many bands. He also sang in and coached numerous barbershop quartets, and was a past member of the Rock River Barbershop Chorus. He then directed the Dixon Sweet Adelines, and took them to several competitions. Most recently, he sang with the Melody Makers at various functions. Gail also played keyboard and

piano in his leisure time. He enjoyed fishing trips to Wisconsin and staying at his sister’s cabin. Over the years, his experiences were relived with family and friends, particularly with his companion of many years, Lola Mae Wade, who preceded him in death in April 2012. Gail liked to travel the countryside finding new ways home, drinking coffee with his buddies at the Red Apple, and teasing the girls at Parkway. Surviving are his children, Linda (Tim) Vos of Morrison, Darrel Spencer of Milledgeville, and Kalah (Dave) Knutti of Chadwick; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four greatgreat-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Willis and Naaman Spencer, and his sister, Oleta DePuy. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Sheley officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial will be established.

Daniel A. Kaye ROCKFORD – Daniel A. Kaye, 52, of Rockford, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wis. He was employed at Curtis Metal Finishing Co. for several years. He was born June 14, 1961, in Denver, a son of Edward and Alice (Hardt) Irving. He served in the Army. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford. Survivors include his father of Morrison; his sisters, Roberta Kaye Connor of Morrison and Sandra Kaye of Chana; and his brothers, Michael Kaye of

Amarillo, Texas, and Jeff Kaye of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by a daughter, his mother, and his grandfather. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday and a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Mike Thomas, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford, officiating. Full military honors will follow the service. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

William Wagner THOMSON – William Wagner, 90, of Thomson, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson is handling arrangements.

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iscussions about boat docks along Dixon’s riverfront are expected to continue after a meeting at City Hall on Monday. Mayor Jim Burke met with Riverfront Commission Chairman Larry Reed and Rick Curia, CEO of Ken Nelson Toyota, to discuss the docks and ways to reach potential donors for the nearly $125,000 needed. The local dealership and Toyota corporate donated a combined $5,000 to the dock program. Curia said he hoped the initial $5,000 could spark other donations, adding that he thought the docks would be popular among boaters in the Sauk Valley and be beneficial for downtown businesses. The Riverfront Commission’s boat dock subcommittee is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. March 22 at the Dixon Main Street office, 115 S. Hennepin Ave., to futher discuss fundraising and ways to get the program going.

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The proposed plan for the boat docks, which would be installed along the south side of the Rock River and just east of the Peoria Avenue bridge, includes parking for up to 10 boats, in addition to a canoe and kayak launch. Menus and phone numbers for restaurants that would deliver to the boat docks could also be included. There’s no timeline yet for installation or fundraising, Reed said, but it’s unlikely the docks will be installed by this summer. The commission and the city don’t want to piecemeal the dock together.

SVM reporter at Books on First today Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours� from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St.

Brady and Reagan State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, made a campaign stop in Dixon on Monday night for a meet-and-greet at Books on First. Brady is running for the Republican nomination for governor. The primary election is March 18. The candidate talked to residents about his stance on health care, education and taxes, among other issues. I covered most of those in Tuesday’s edition, but there was something Brady said during an interview after meeting with residents that I couldn’t work into the article. Brady was saying he was the most electable of the Republican candidates because he could

Feel free to stop by and let him know what’s on your mind. Is there a story in Dixon you think should be reported? Stop by to share or just to say hi. bring the party’s base together. “If you’re going to win as a Republican, you got to be able to bring the party together,� Brady said. “Not unlike Ronald Reagan, as I sit here in his hometown, was able to do. You have got to be inclusive, but as the leader, you have got to be able to bring them together.� In the article, I explained why Brady felt he was the most electable, but given Dixon’s most famous former resident, I felt I should give the quote life here. Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini covers government and happenings in Dixon. He can be reached at mmencarini@saukvalley.com or at 815-625-3600, ext. 529. Follow him on twitter: @MattMencarini.

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ROCK FALLS – The city of Rock Falls on Tuesday declared a winter snow emergency until 6 a.m. Friday. That means cars must be parked on evennumbered side streets on even-numbered days

of the month, and on odd-numbered sides on odd-numbered calendar days. All vehicles parked on posted designated snow routes throughout Rock Falls are required to be removed until the route is cleared from curb to curb or until the snow emergency parking ban is lifted.

Additional parking restrictions are in force downtown. No parking is allowed from 2 to 5 a.m. during the snow emergency period on: s 7EST 3ECOND 3TREET from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue s %AST 3ECOND 3TREET from First Avenue to Avenue B

s%AST4HIRD3TREET FROM First Avenue to Avenue B sBLOCKSOF3ECOND Third and Fourth avenues s &IRST !VENUE FROM the bridge to Dixon Avenue. Vehicles left in those areas may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

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as well as through the Telegraph, and at select businesses during the week of the sale. Sales will take place regardless of the weather. To register, visit the above websites, or pick up forms at Roxie’s, 302 W. First St.; Waterfront Gifts & !NTIQUES7&IRST3T or Books on First, 202 W. First St. For more information, contact mainst@grics. NETOR  

IN BRIEF Ogle chairman backs Dillard

Gouker joins state Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, and former state Rep. Jerry OREGON – Ogle County Mitchell, R-Sterling, in backing Dillard, who is Board Chairman Kim running second in pubGouker on Tuesday lic opinion polls behind endorsed state Sen. Kirk wealthy private-equity Dillard of Hinsdale in the investor Bruce Rauner. race for the Republican The other candidates for nomination for governor. He joined the county board the GOP nomination are state Treasurer Dan Ruthchairmen of Winnebago, erford and state Sen. Bill Boone and Stephenson counties in support of Dillard, Brady, R-Bloomington. who was chief of staff under The primary election is Gov. Jim Edgar. March 18.

DIXON – Sellers can REGISTERUNTIL!PRILFOR the annual Dixon citywide GARAGESALES SETFOR!PRIL AND The cost to register a sale is $20, which includes a listing and a description of the sale. Sales will be distributed at www.dixonmainstreet. com and www.facebook. com/dixonmainstreet,

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WHERE? Lee County, population 36,031 (2010 Census). ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, March 18; polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

‘Create a culture of collaboration’ JOHN C. SIMONTON Dixon

As a way of introduction, I want to outline the training and experience I have had over my 31-year law enforcement career, which I will bring to the office of Lee County sheriff if I am elected. My passion for the field of law enforcement led me to attend two law enforcement academies and log more than 3,000 hours of intensive training. This training prepared me to hold positions with the Dixon Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police. Over my career, I have been certified as a law enforcement officer; commander of the Illinois State Police, Special Operations Division; and instructor in Field Training, Basic and Advanced SWAT operations, Critical Incident Management, Active Shooter Response, Physical Fitness, and Emergency Vehicle Operations. I have been engaged in more than 1,500 high-risk missions. I have also been employed as an adviser and exercise evaluator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

John C. Simonton Age: 53 Party: Republican Education: Western Illinois University, bachelor’s degree Professional experience: Dixon Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police Community involvement: Coaching youths of all ages in a variety of sports; head coach, Dixon High School football; served on YMCA programs committee; organized the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for many years; 30-year resident of Lee County The world we live in today requires law enforcement agencies to be ready to handle crimes that are becoming more complex and dangerous. We must have the right tools and technology for our officers to be able to quickly and effectively execute law enforcement actions that are done legally and with the correct amount of force while keeping the safety of the public always as the top priority. Throughout my 31 years of experience as a leader and supervisor, I know this can be done in a variety of ways. I will initiate collaborative training with Lee County area law enforcement agencies (which is cur-

rently not being done). Deputies will train through the Mobile Training Unit that includes intra-department training by current certified instructors. Through outreach efforts, we will form neighborhood watch communities to get the public involved with reporting suspicious activity. The sheriff’s department will utilize “directed patrol techniques� in areas where there are a high number of calls of criminal activity. Finally, we will participate in diversionary programs, such as the Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Court, which will

provide an alternative for defendants who hope to reform their lives. A qualified executivelevel police officer, such as a sheriff, needs to know how to make critical decisions in emergency situations. These decisions should be based upon clearly communicated policies and procedures and followed up with “after action� reporting and debriefs (which is not being done now). Through this welldefined process, lessons are learned and are incorporated into officer scenario-based training. Our current sheriff does not have the training or the expertise to execute these procedures. As the Lee County sheriff, I will bring a lifetime of experience that I believe will create a culture of collaboration and cooperation among all public safety agencies across Lee County and beyond. Personal note: As previously publicized, if elected, I have decided to decline the pension normally offered to the sheriff. I believe that most people feel elected officials should not make politics a career or receive a public pension.

‘If they call for help, we’ll be there’ JOHN R. VARGA Harmon

For me, serving as sheriff of Lee County is truly an honor. The citizens of Lee County have twice entrusted me with this solemn task. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously. I was hired by Sheriff Tim Bivins in 2000 as a correctional officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. The years spent in that position were valuable in that I came to understand the day-to-day operations of the jail, but more important, the need to operate the facility in strict accordance with statute and jail standards to minimize liability problems for the county and its citizens. Across the nation, far more lawsuits are filed against county jails than are filed for anything that occurs on the streets involving deputies. In 2004, Sheriff Bivins appointed me to the position of chief bailiff. I was in charge of court-

John R. Varga Age: 47 Party: Republican Education: Dixon High School; Illinois State University, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice Professional experience: 19 years in criminal justice field; private security/civil process service; Lee County Probation Department; Lee County Sheriff’s Department since 2000; Lee County sheriff since 2006 Community involvement: Member, Lee County United Way board, Dixon Knights of Columbus, St. Flannen’s Catholic Church, Harmon; Lee County Relay for Life; youth baseball and football coach in Dixon and Amboy for many years; Honor Flight Committee member; lifelong resident of Lee County house security, and I supervised one full-time bailiff and nine part-time court security officers. In this position, I gained valuable insight into the court system from a perspective other than that of a probation officer. I received training in security principles for keeping the courts building and employees safe, and specialized training in crisis situa-

tions and active shooter incidents. I have been blessed to have excellent employees throughout the department who have proved to be extremely capable, dedicated professionals who have risen to the occasion, time after time, in dealing with some horrific situations over the years. The people of Lee County know for a fact

that if they call for help, we will be there to assist them. I know there are those people who have not been pleased with or who have not agreed with decisions that I have made over the years, but I always try to take into consideration what the overall benefits of my decisions will be for all Lee County citizens. I have always made it a point to be accessible to anyone who wishes to speak to me and will continue to do so. I am here to serve you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For those of you who know me, it is obvious I’m not a flashy kind of guy. You won’t see me in the newspaper every day tooting our department’s horn. That’s not our style. Our philosophy is simple – “just get the job done.� I certainly hope that, come March 18, you all will continue to let me just get the job done.

The submission deadline for election-related letters to the editor was noon Tuesday. Letters submitted before the deadline will be printed during the rest of the week. The primary election is Tuesday, March 18.

THE READER’S VOICE

Re-elect Varga as Lee sheriff KELLY C. WILHELMI Sterling

Lee County citizens have a big decision concerning their choice for sheriff. Sheriff John Varga is the candidate with the best qualifications, integrity and experience. Today’s tough economic times and money constraints make it extremely difficult to provide quality law enforcement. Varga has proved he can handle this by increasing efficiency and manpower while maintaining a balanced budget. John is a huge asset for Lee County and the law enforcement community. I have worked with Sheriff Varga numerous times involving crimes committed in Lee and Whiteside counties that have resulted in arrests and convictions of many criminals. Elections are surrounded by a candidate’s empty promises and mudslinging to direct your attention from proven experience. The media also feeds into this frenzy, creating more controversy. During this election, Varga has been a man of high moral standards. He is running a clean race on his own merit and proven past record of effectiveness. Please join me in supporting Lee County Sheriff John Varga on March 18. Note to readers: Kelly C. Wilhelmi is the Whiteside County sheriff.

Vote Simonton for Lee sheriff BERNARD RICHTER Ashton CHUCK MONTAVON Compton DOUG ERBES Sublette JEFF BRYANT SR. Amboy JOE MULCAHY Paw Paw PAT HILLIKER Franklin Grove TIM SHIPMAN Dixon

When all law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies work together, response time to emergencies is reduced, public safety improves, and the cost of delivering those services is less. We are writing this letter today to let the citizens of Lee County know we feel John Simonton has the want and skills to make this happen. We are endorsing John Simonton for Lee County

sheriff because he has demonstrated he is a leader. With more than 31 years of experience as a patrolman, trooper, instructor, commander and facilitator, he has proved he values relationships between fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies. Throughout his career, he has formed “partnerships� between agencies that, in turn, make them more efficient and effective. He has worked with fire service agencies in stressful life and death events. Simonton has trained and shared knowledge with fire agencies in a cooperative effort to provide for positive outcomes. We believe John Simonton is a great choice for sheriff. Note to readers: The authors of this letter are all area fire chiefs.

Vote Varga for Lee sheriff DOUGLAS CARLSON Dixon

I have read comments about the lack of training at the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. I disagree. The correctional staff members are constantly going through training to improve their job skills. The sheriff has come up with alternative methods to train the correctional staff. Sheriff Varga has purchased several training videos designed especially for corrections. Varga works closely with medical staff to obtain training in areas pertaining to mental health, policy and procedures, detoxification, and suicide prevention. Leading a smaller department, Varga has worked within his budget to get the most training for the correctional staff with minimal cost to the taxpayers of Lee County. I have worked with Sheriff Varga with the budget of the Lee County jail, and every year the sheriff comes up with ways to keep the budget in line with last year’s budget; sometimes it is a struggle to maintain the same budget year after year, but Varga has succeeded. Since Varga became sheriff 7½ years ago, the Lee County jail has improved in training employees, technology, and medical and mental health care. I ask you to vote March 18 for the most qualified person as your Lee County sheriff, John Varga.

THE READER’S VOICE

Vote Simonton for Lee sheriff RONALD HELFRICH Dixon

John Simonton has lived in Lee County for more than 30 years,

raised his family here, and has served the residents of Lee County and northern Illinois as a Dixon police officer, county deputy (Boone County), and Illinois State Police trooper, commander and

instructor for more than 30 years. Jeff Bain, a retired captain for the Illinois State Police District 1 in Sterling, says Simonton “may be the most qualified candidate to have ever run for county sheriff.�

EDITORIAL BOARD

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

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

Simonton is a hometown guy with the ability and experience to lead the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. Why would we elect anyone else as our next sheriff? I am voting for John Simonton.

Vote as you please, but please vote Tuesday. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.� Eric Sevareid, broadcast journalist, 1959

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ELECTION 2014 | REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT

Shot at Durbin poses dilemma for GOP Party has choice between youth and experience CHICAGO (AP) – One of the biggest dilemmas Illinois Republicans face in next week’s primary is choosing a candidate for a daunting effort to unseat Dick Durbin, the U.S. Senate’s secondmost powerful Democrat. Does a West Point graduate and business owner U.S. Sen. with little Dick Durbin name recognition give them their best shot at beating the three-term senator? Or is it a dairy magnate and state senator who has run twice for the office unsuccessfully and has a history of gaffes about immigrants and abortion? At stake is not only the Senate race, in which Republicans believe they can at least give Durbin a scare, despite his hefty blue-state fundraising advantage. They also worry about which Senate candidate’s name will top their ticket, just above

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LEFT: Doug Truax, a business owner from Downers Grove, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, is shown during a Feb. 6 interview with the editorial board at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights. RIGHT: Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-North Aurora, speaks with reporters in March 2013 at the state Capitol in Springfield. Oberweis, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, is being challenged in the March 18 primary by Truax. a crucial governor’s race that Republicans believe they can win after more than a decade of Democratic control. State Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove, whose family owns a chain of ice cream shops across Illinois, says he has the best chance to unseat Durbin, because the race requires someone whose name is recognizable to voters. The 67-year-old says he has learned from previous campaigns, when his remarks about “illegal aliens” and other issues got him into trouble. “Ten years ago, I was

politically inexperienced and I made some mistakes,” he said. “I think my primary opponent is a nice young man, but this is a serious race and it needs a serious, experienced candidate.” His opponent in the March 18 primary, Doug Truax of Downers Grove, argues he’s the kind of new face the GOP has been looking for, as it works to attract younger and more independent voters. The 43-year-old has the support of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, a Peoria

Republican who held a fundraiser for him last month. “The reality is, the Democrats in some form are going to wrap this gaffe-prone caricature of [Oberweis] around all of the Illinois Republican candidates, and Republicans nationally. It concerns a lot of people,” Truax said. “He’s not the greatest face for the Republican party.” Illinois GOP officials see the primary as an opportunity in their battle to remain relevant in a state in which Democrats hold almost all statewide

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Part of the negotiations for the contract occurred at a July 22, 2008, meeting in which one committee member was barred from entering and two others were kept in the dark about it, Van Weelden said. The result of the meeting, he said, was the “possibly illegal” exclusivity provision. “The 24-year exclusivity agreement with Republic was awarded under highly unusual and suspicious circumstances,” Van Weelden said. “County Board members were deceived.” Nothing in the meeting minutes for that day indicated it was closed; typically, when public bodies close their doors, they report doing so in their minutes. The meeting included five representatives from Republic and just two of the five members of the County Board’s solid waste committee, as well as two other County Board members and representatives from the county highway department and state’s attorney’s office. The circumstances surrounding the meeting, Van Weelden said, prompted the state’s attorney’s office to seek a ruling from Lee County Court on the contract. “Does this illegal meeting void the suspicious amendment?” he said. The court has yet to rule. Assistant State’s Attor-

ney Matt Klahn, who wasn’t with the state’s attorney’s office when the ruling was sought, said he understands that the office wanted only a declaratory judgment to evaluate the rights and responsibilities of the parties to the contract. He said he didn’t see anything in the record indicating that the July 2008 meeting prompted the request for a judgment. “I don’t have any evidence that there was an illegal meeting,” Klahn said.

Ketchum: Firm has lived up to deal In the summer of 2008, Van Weelden approached the county with two interested investors, he said. One of them offered to lend $5 million to the county to be used for engineering tests and other preliminary steps to establish a second landfill, with the county repaying the money over 7 years, he said. During the life of the landfill, Van Weelden said, the county would have received $4 million a year in fees. He questioned why the county would have passed up such an opportunity. Under the Republic contract, the county has been guaranteed $1.8 million a year in tipping fees. That provision expired at the end of 2013, which is expected to put the county in a financial bind. With the reduced level of trash, the county’s revenue is expected to drop

by $1 million a year. “Republic Services has not lived up to its agreement with local and county officials,” Van Weelden wrote. “Republic did not adhere to the agreement about the amount of tonnage brought to the Dixon landfill. Less tonnage than agreed to by Republic Services has been dumped.” County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum, D-Amboy, said Republic has lived up to the “black and white” of the agreement but that the company is “artificially shorting” the amount of trash that goes to the landfill. Ketchum, who wasn’t chairman until 2012, attended the solid waste committee meeting in question, but he said he didn’t remember its circumstances. He said he and other members were under the impression that the exclusivity provision would last only 5 years, like the $1.8 million-a-year guarantee. “I was wrong in thinking that,” he said. Vice Chairman John Nicholson, R-Franklin Grove, also said he thought the exclusivity provision would go away in 5 years. Whether Republic is “artificially shorting” the amount of trash is up for debate, Nicholson said. “They had contracts with other landfills. They wanted to honor those contracts,” he said. “I think we’ll lose money in the short-term, but it’ll come back to us eventually. Landfills in the Chi-

cago area are filling up. We have the capacity, and the landfill money will come back.” Ketchum said he favored a second landfill, although he conceded a certain number of members were “anti-anything.” In 2008, he said, the county received an offer from a “legitimate” investor, but the county passed it up because of the exclusivity provision.

Agent for the county On Aug. 15, 2011, thenCounty Board Chairman Jim Seeberg wrote a letter to Van Weelden that designated Van Weelden, a resident of suburban Elgin, to be the county’s agent for “preliminary arrangements and negotiations” for a second landfill. “I certainly authorize you to pursue a workable agreement on behalf of the county” with a waste management company, wrote Seeberg, who died last year. Ketchum sent a nearly identical letter on Dec. 3, 2012 – 2 days after succeeding Seeberg as chairman. The county is not paying Van Weelden. Rather, a winning landfill company would compensate him for his services. When he issued the statement on Monday, Van Weelden said he had no additional comment. Representatives of Republic Services couldn’t be reached for comment.

offices and majorities of the Legislature and congressional delegation. Of all the races on the November ballot, they see the governor’s office as their best shot at victory. Trying to defeat Durbin, or any sitting senator, is a formidable task. After 32 years in Washington, he has no primary opposition and a big war chest. He finished 2013 with $5.5 million in his campaign fund. Oberweis had about $590,000, while Truax had about $45,000. If Oberweis wins the

primary, GOP strategist Chris Robling said, there’s no doubt that Durbin will use some of that money “to say [Oberweis] is a right-wing radical and not right for Illinois.” Robling also said if millionaire businessman Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination for governor, Democrats could paint Republicans as “the white male millionaire party.” Rauner, a Winnetka venture capitalist considered the front-runner, is the only candidate in the four-way gubernatorial primary who hasn’t held public office. He has poured about $6 million into his own campaign. But Robling considers Oberweis to have the best chance of defeating Durbin, whom he says is vulnerable because he helped get President Barack Obama’s troubled health care program signed into law. He said Oberweis knows the importance of the race and is less likely to say whatever may cross his mind. “I believe that Jim Oberweis is 15 or 20 times the campaigner he was [in his earlier races],” Robling said.

EDUCATION

State superintendent: cuts ‘devastating’ SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The head of the Illinois State Board of Education says proposed cuts in education funding could be “devastating” to school districts, which need more – not less – money. State Superintendent Christopher Koch’s comments were reported by the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers and come as lawmakers consider a potential $1 billion funding decrease. ISBE had asked for a $1 billion increase. “That would be certainly devastating,” Koch said of the

decrease. “We have currently 22 percent of our school districts that have a hundred days’ cash or less on hand. We could have districts simply not make it through the school year.” Koch asked for another $1 billion in education funding last month. But a preliminary revenue blueprint released by lawmakers could leave schools with less money for the fiscal year that begins in July. The potential cuts come as state officials debate whether to change the school funding formula, which hasn’t been updated since the mid-1990s.

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Man’s last wish is to let his death give others life Dear Abby: I work in a palliative care unit in a local hospital, and I’m all too aware of how important it is to have one’s end-of-life wishes documented, notarized and on-hand in case of an emergency. I remember reading an essay that appeared in your column years ago; it eloquently described the desire of the writer that his body be used to allow others to live through organ donation. Is it part of your “Keepers” booklet? – Jynna in North Carolina Dear Jynna: Yes, it is included. And I’m printing it for you today,

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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, March 13 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. Blood pressure screenings, 8-9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Ogle County Educational Coop preschool screenings for Oregon School District, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 E. Brayton Road, Mount Morris. Appointments: 815-732-2911. Free blood pressure clinic, 8:30-9:30 a.m., The Eureka Inn, 110 E. Third St., Prophetstown. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Mary’s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Foot screenings, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Rules of the Road review course, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alzheimer’s 101 presentation, 10-11:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St.

First Steps and Beyond for Survivors meeting lunch, 11:30 a.m., Sunrise II Family Restaurant, 101 W. Second St., Byron. Reservations due by 10 a.m. Thursday: 815-732-2499. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Erie School District, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Erie Elementary School annex building, 616 Sixth Ave., Appointments: 309-6592239, ext. 2512. Caregiver Support and Education Group, noon, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-6267333, ext. 317. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Windows 8 overview class, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. KSB Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., second floor, Town Square Centre, 102 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Free Naturalization/Immigration Services, 3-5 p.m., Room

1E08, Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2, Dixon, 309-736-7727. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Eastland School District, 3-6 p.m., Lanark United Methodist Church, 405 E. Locust St. Appointments: 815-493-6301. Alzheimer’s Support Group, 3:30 p.m., Terrace Conference Room, Pinecrest Manor, 414 S. Wesley Ave., Mount Morris, 815734-9069. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Alzheimer’s Support Group, 5 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Whiteside County Chapter 31115, 5:30 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 21491 Hazel Road, Morrison. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Speak Boldly Toastmasters, 6 p.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., Sterling. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Ladies of the Elks, 6:15 p.m., Wagon Wheel, 1711 W. Fourth St., Sterling. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815- 625-0431. Sons of American Legion Post 12, 6:30 p.m., Legion Post, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-2842003. PEO Sisterhood Chapter KM, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Third St., Dixon. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John

COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, March 12 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Popcorn and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. March birthday party, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Reservations were required. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Fellowship dinner, noon, St. John Lutheran Church, 803 Paddock Ave., Ashton. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. 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. Book Club, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Second Wind Entertainers, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Annual chili supper, 4:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-2936. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838. Thursday, March 13 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815-456-3000. Zumba class, 10:30-11 a.m.,

Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. 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. Mexican Train Dominoes, 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. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. “Hand and Foot” card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Birthday party, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2882936. 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 p.m., Sterling Moose Club, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8220. Euchre, 1-3, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. 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.

Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Sterling Optimist Club, 7 p.m., Candlelight Inn, 2907 N. Locust St., Sterling. Whiteside County Natural Area Guardians, 7 p.m., Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St., Morrison, 815-772-3811. 40&8 Promenade, 7 p.m., Dixon American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., 815-284-2003. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Ala-Non, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Friday, March 14 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. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Sterling School District, 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Wallace Education Center gymnasium, 506 W. Fourth St. By appointment only:

815-625-5755. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Eastland School District, 8:30 a.m.-4p.m., Lanark United Methodist Church, 405 E. Locust St. Appointments: 815493-6301. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Erie School District, 8;30 a.m.-3 p.m., Erie Elementary School annex building, 616 Sixth Ave., Appointments: 309-6592239, ext. 2512. CAFE (Coffee and Friends Etc.) bereavement support group, 9-10 a.m., Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. state Route 2, Oregon. Call 815-7322499 before 4 p.m. Thursday. If no one calls, the meeting will be canceled. Sterling Hearing Aid Center representative, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bingo, 9:30-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Red Cross pherisis blood drive, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625-0382. Bath safety presentation, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m.,

open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, closed, It’s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, grapevine, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. 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, 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. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m., County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Medicare information class, 1 p.m. Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Register: 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 Addiction Abstinence Program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815-8572682. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll.

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t least once every winter, I need to make the “mixed boiled meats� of northern Italy, one of the easiest and most festive meals I know. I’ve had it in Modena served from elaborate silver carts in a posh restaurant, at my friend Elena’s house in Milan and, most memorably, in Piedmont, land of Barbaresco and Barolo – and also an extraordinary breed of cattle called razza Piemontese. That’s the 4-year-old “veal,� used to make the region’s famous carne cruda – raw meat hand-chopped and perfumed with just a thread of olive oil and maybe a drop of lemon or a shaving of white truffles. Every December, the market town of Carru is the site of the fiera di bue grasso (“fair of the fattened livestock�). It might be snowing, it might be bitter cold, but the proud owners bring out their beasts and parade them before the judges. “It’s like a beauty contest, almost like judging bodybuilding,� Emmanuella Currado Cordero, a local veterinarian, told me. Afterward, the winners, the mayor and the butchers convene at Ristorante Moderno to feast on boiled calf’s head, tongue, tail and various parts of the animal. The dining room has

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Because there’s very little fat and no heavy sauces, the winter dish of bollito misto is a lighter meal than one would think – regardless of the weather. travertine floors, plain wood wainscot and wooden chairs with rush seats. The sole decorations are framed menus from the 1920s and ‘30s and a collection of antique plates from the once-famous ceramic center of Mondovi. Once you sit down, a server will propose antipasti one by one. And then she’ll list the primi, perhaps a risotto or the famous tajarin (tagliatelle) of the region.

Go easy, because soon a cart will roll up to the table laden with the bollito misto, and you’ll be asked which meats you prefer – a little calf’s head, oxtail, short ribs, brisket, chicken, cotechino sausage – or tongue? A little of each is a good idea. And maybe some potato puree. The meat comes with several sauces, including a sharp, fragrant bagnet verd (a.k.a. salsa verde), some mostardo

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taste that can be a revelation. Those piquant sauces add just enough contrast to keep things interesting. Such a plain meal, too, shows off the gorgeous wines. And because there’s very little fat and no heavy sauces, bollito misto is a lighter meal than you’d think, a wonderful way to honor all the various parts of the animal. MEAT CONTINUED ON A10

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I like to think that I’m the kind of open-minded cook who loves all ingredients equally. But I’m not. There are two foods for which I have such a strong affection that we build family celebrations around them. The first is Dungeness crab, which starts the rainy season. The other is asparagus, which ends it. I’m not talking about just any asparagus but specifically the jumbo spears grown by Zuckerman’s Farm up by Stockton, Calif. They’re as big around as your thumb, available only a few weeks every year and, when cooked right, have an incomparably delicate flavor and a texture like asparagus mousse. When they first come in, I buy a pound of them per person, boil them or steam them as the mood strikes, being careful to push them just beyond the edge of culinary propriety – cooking them just until they sag when lifted. Then I dress them very simply with good olive oil, lemon juice and coarse salt. That will be dinner – well, some bread and butter to sop up the juices, and a glass of white wine (preferably Navarro Vineyard’s rose-scented Gewurztraminer, which

(preserved fruits with mustard) and a hazelnut and wild honey sauce, a house specialty. Usually, there’s also cugna, a grape conserve made from fresh grape must and pears cooked together with a cinnamon stick and a few cloves. Of course, you’re drinking Piedmontese wine – maybe a velvety Barbera from Vietti, an expressive Barbaresco from Gaja or Produttori del Bar-

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Shaved asparagus with mushrooms and Parmesan crumble is a favorite aspargus-inspired dish. takes to notoriously difficult asparagus like nothing else I’ve found). Especially for the first meal of the season, you want to prepare asparagus as simply as possible to best appreciate the sublime flavor and texture. After that, though, there are no limits. How else do I prepare asparagus? It really depends on what size of spears I have. For the really thick jumbos, I stay pretty close to the essentials (one hint: prepare them by cutting off the bases where they turn from pale to green, then peel from the tip down, starting with light pressure and finishing hard; this is how you avoid tough fibers and still get the most meat). If I’ve got wiry thin spears, I’ll use them as an ingredient – stir them into risotto

or pasta, maybe make a frittata with them. You don’t need to peel these, just cut off the bases. The spears that fall in the middle – those about as big around as your little finger – will work with either of those preparations. But I like to glaze these. Peel them as you would the thick spears (but very lightly!). Lay them flat in a skillet and add just enough water to barely cover the bottom of the pan and a healthy knob of butter or glug of olive oil. Cook, covered, over medium heat until the spears are almost tender (you’ll feel it when you poke them with a small, sharp knife). Remove the lid, raise the heat to high and cook until the liquid has reduced to an intensely asparagus-flavored sauce.

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Eastland’s Skylar Paulson shoots a hook shot over Mooseheart’s Makur Puou on Tuesday during the 1A DeKalb Supersectional at NIU’s Convocation Center. The Cougars fell to the Red Ramblers 59-41.

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DeKALB – The Eastland Cougars had their chances, thanks to hitting the boards hard and finding a little aggression. But they couldn’t capitalize on it early, and that cost them in the end. After trimming a 14-point deficit to eight heading into halftime, the Cougars found themselves on the wrong end of a Mooseheart run to open the second half in a 59-41 loss at the Class 1A DeKalb Supersectional on Tuesday night at NIU’s Convocation Center. “We had a lot of opportunities, especially after the first 4 minutes,” Eastland coach Tony Dunlap said, “but we missed out on them. They were long and very athletic, but I think we just missed shots more than they altered them. We weren’t mentally tough enough at the start, and that was my fault.” The start is what the Cougars (26-5) will lament when they look back. They trailed 8-1 after 6 minutes, fell behind 15-4 after the opening minute of the second quarter, and dug a 21-7 hole with 3:30 left before halftime.

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Mooseheart 59, Eastland 41 Star of the game: Makur Puou, Mooseheart, 24 points, 17 rebounds, 5 blocks Key performers: Skylar Paulson, Eastland, 17 points, 10 rebounds, Dalton Shaner, Eastland, 14 points, 7 rebounds; Mangisto Deng, Mooseheart, 15 points Mooseheart (27-3) did almost all of its damage with its size inside. The 6-foot-10 Makur Puou and the 6-7 Mangisto Deng combined for 10 points during that early surge, with none of their baskets coming from outside of 5 feet. “I thought we’d be the more experienced team out there, with us being here last year and it being their first time,” Dunlap said, “but both teams looked like they’d never played at the supersectional before. The first few minutes of the first two quarters made a big difference, and it was in their favor.” CHANCES CONTINUED ON B3

DEKALB – Remember the dribbledrive Memphis team powered by Derrick Rose that almost won a national championship in 2008? Newman got a poor man’s dose of that Tuesday night in the form of Bloomington Central Catholic. The Saints, powered by all-state guard Nick Norton, put on a display of fancy passing that bewildered the Comets, and the result was a 77-65 Saints victory at the Class 2A DeKalb Supersectional at the NIU Convocation Center. “They were the best team we played all year, from an all-around standpoint,” Newman senior A.J. Sharp said. “They had good up-front people, but at the same time, they kicked it out to role players, and they made their shots.” “They came out and played a great ballgame,” Newman sophomore Noah McCarty added. “They executed their offense, and we didn’t play as good of defense as we could have played. I give credit to them all the way.” Newman (29-3) allowed an average

Bloomington C.C. 77, Newman 65 Star of the game: Jake Reinhart, Bloomington C.C., 24 points, 4 assists Key performers: A.J. Sharp, Newman, 21 points, 6 assists; Noah McCarty, Newman, 18 points, 15 rebounds; Nick Norton, Bloomington C.C. 19 points of 51 points per game entering the contest, but Bloomington Central Catholic (26-6) reached that total midway through the third quarter. Spearheading the Saints’ attack was Norton, a one-time Creighton recruit who had 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals, while committing just one turnover. Newman defensive ace Micah Trancoso tried his best to stick with Norton, who was impervious to pressure – not to mention far from the Saints’ only option. Jake Reinhart finished with 24 points, including a 5-for-11 display from 3-point range. DONE CONTINUED ON B3

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This season has been about growing up for Illinois and Indiana. Last season, the experienced and talented Hoosiers were a No. 1 seed in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. The Illini advanced to the second game of both tournaments. When Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo left for the NBA, the Hoosiers started over, folding in seven freshmen. When Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson exhausted their eligibility, it was an obvious rebuilding year for the Illini with seven newcomers. “From a newcomer standpoint, us and Indiana were the two youngest teams in the league at the outset of the season, by a landslide,� Illinois coach John Groce said. “They get to this time of year, you try to tell them you’re not freshmen anymore. You’re 30-plus games in.� Those matured players will be on display Thursday in Indianapolis, where the ninth-seeded Illini and eighth-seeded Hoosiers will kick off the Big Ten tournament. The winner will face No. 1 seed Michigan on Friday. For the Illini, freshmen Kendrick Nunn, Malcolm Hill and Maverick Morgan have seen their roles expand. Hill and Nunn have started the last eight games, providing a much-needed spark. Indiana’s freshmen also have taken on bigger roles, although forward Noah Vonleh has had an impact all season. The Big Ten freshman of the year leads the conference with 9.1 rebounds per game. Forward Troy Williams and guard Stanford Robinson have emerged lately. Williams averaged 17 points over the last two games, while Robinson scored 17 in a victory over Iowa on Feb. 27, and added 13 in Saturday’s loss at Michigan. And forward Devin Davis earned positive minutes while Vonleh sat out

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Illinois freshman Kendrick Nunn has scored 12.1 points per game since being inserted into the starting lineup. The Illini and their Big Ten tournament opponent, Indiana, have turned to freshmen to lead them this season.

Did you know? s)LLINOISHASWONTHE"IG4EN TOURNAMENTTWICE INAND 4HE)LLINIHAVEPLAYED INSIXOFTHECHAMPIONSHIP GAMES with a foot injury. “You can tell he’s getting more comfortable,� Groce said of Williams. “The last time we played in Indiana, I was impressed with Stanford Robinson’s improvement. Obviously Vonleh’s production and what he has done for them this year is welldocumented.� The same is true of Nunn and Hill. Nunn shoots 53.7 percent and averages 12.1 points as a starter,

including two 19-point performances. Hill has scored 6.1 per game since being inserted into the starting role, shooting 41 percent. Indiana coach Tom Crean seemed especially impressed with Nunn, whom he compared to Oladipo, the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft by the Magic, and a top rookie of the year candidate. Crean noted Nunn’s offensive game is better at this stage of his career than Oladipo’s was. “Nunn with more minutes provides a little bit more explosiveness to their game,â€? Crean said. “That creates things for other people. He’s a very high-energy player. ‌ People at the beginning of the season weren’t as locked into [him]. They are now.â€? That’s the case for both team’s freshmen.

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Handling head games Blackhawks’ Bickell dealing with confidence issues BY CHRIS KUC #HICAGO4RIBUNE

Talk to Bryan Bickell long enough, and the Blackhawks winger will eventually utter the word “confidence.� Either he has it, or he’s in search of it. Bickell, who turned 28 on Sunday, isn’t shy when it comes to discussing his psyche, how it affects his game, and what he does to combat lulls in confidence in his hockey skills. Often, the solution is right at his fingertips. “Sometimes when I’m down and I feel I need a little boost, I go on the Internet and check out video clips – it helps,� Bickell said. “I go on YouTube and check out the fans, and how much the Blackhawks mean to the city, and how they show the passion they have, and it kind of gets you into the game and emotionally fires you up.� Then there are meetings with James F. Gary, the Hawks’ mental skills coach who is a fixture at home and on the road. Gary has had Bickell listen to motivational tapes, and the two confer at times throughout the season. “I’ve talked to Dr. Gary a couple of times just for refreshment to know

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The Blackhawks’ Bryan Bickell has spent much of the 2013-14 season trying to find confidence after being slowed by a knee injury. He seems to have found some answers, having scored goals in two of the last five games. who I am as a person and a player, and to realize what I can do,� Bickell said. “It refreshes the things that work, and keeps me in the mindset of what I need to do every night.� While some players seemingly brim with confidence, whether they are producing on the ice or not, others need cajoling or a kick in the pants, usually from the head coach. “Every player is a little bit different with what you say, what you do,

whether you communicate by ice time or whether you verbally say things,� Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “Certain guys have a pretty good assessment of how they’re playing, and some guys need more visitations than others. “Bick is a guy you try to give him some confidence, and I think that’s the best way to get him going. We’ve been patient this year, [and] we’re starting to see him come along.�

The biggest confidence builder for Bickell is scoring goals, which he has done twice in the five games since the Olympic break. “My confidence in myself is getting better every day,â€? Bickell said. “And I think ‘Q’ is getting more confident in me. I just need to stick with it.â€? It has been a rollercoaster season for Bickell. After a stunning performance in the playoffs last season helped the Hawks win the Stanley Cup, he signed a 4-year, $16 million contract extension. That led to high expectations that haven’t been met. “You’re going to ‌ have hopefully more better nights than worse nights,â€? Bickell said. “For me, there have been a lot more worse than better, but for the last stretch of games going into the break and then coming out of it, I feel it’s getting better. I think my progress is where I need to be. If [Quenneville] believes in me and I believe in myself, I’ll get more minutes and play better.â€?

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EKALB – The spoils of success sometimes multiply the pangs of disappointment. Tony Dunlap essentially voiced that sentiment during the press conference in the bowels of NIU’s Convocation Center after Tuesday’s loss to Mooseheart in the Class 1A DeKalb Supersectional. “The bad thing is that we are at a school where getting to a supersectional isn’t good enough,� said Dunlap, in his usual matter-of-fact tone. He wasn’t bashing his Cougars club that had just lost 59-41 to a Mooseheart team that featured players who stood out in the DeKalb skyline as much as the eight dorm towers and NIU’s pencil-shaped student center. The players had the scars to prove that effort wasn’t the issue. Look at senior Dalton Shaner’s lip, which was split sometime late in the third quarter. He spent the rest of the game running to the sideline during dead balls to wipe off his mouth. He also kept his hand to his mouth a lot, in hopes of hiding any sign of blood to avoid being removed from the game. Look at fellow senior Skylar Paulson’s knees. There can’t be much skin

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Eastland’s Brighton Haverland gets fouled by Mooseheart’s Akim Nyang while shooting during Tuesday’s 1A DeKalb Supersectional at the Convocation Center on the campus of Northern Illinois University. Haverland, a freshman, gained tons of experience during a 59-41 loss. left there, either, as the McKendree Universitybound football player has a knack for diving and falling and plowing his way to the floor multiple times throughout every game. No, Tuesday’s loss wasn’t about effort, and there’s no shame about going 26-5, winning the NUIC West and going to the supersectional for the fourth time in 7 years.

The difference being that the last two supersectional trips have concluded with victories and trips to state. That’s two state trophies in 5 years. Not adding another trophy is a bummer for Dunlap, and for guys like Shaner and Paulson who have bled for the Cougars. “We didn’t start like a team that was mentally prepared,� Dunlap said. “I thought we’d have the

those are the moments he’ll learn from. danWOESSNER The same goes for 3PORTS%DITOR Brighton Haverland, a 2EACHHIMAT raw, 6-4 freshman, who DWOESSNER SAUKVALLEY missed some bunnies COMCOM like Janssen, but settled OR  in during the second  EXT half. Haverland finished  with seven points and six rebounds. “I was really, really nervous before the game,� experience to handle the Haverland said. “Their height was intimidating, pressure.� and they were really fast. There’s a reason that “But, after I got out Dunlap’s teams always there, I started to realize seem to be in the big that I could get my shot games in March. up, and that it was still One of them is Dunthe same game. It was lap. Another reason is intimidating all year for an experienced group of me being a freshman assistants. The other is playing against good that every time a Shaner teams, but I’ve learned a or Paulson or Ty Hartlot from it.� man or Tony Dunlap Jr. That was the same thing or Justin Witt leaves, the Dunlap said in his partnext set of stars step in. Tuesday was the end of ing words before heading back out to the gym to the Shaner era, one that watch the 2A supersecfeatured nifty layups, dramatic 3s and plenty of tional game. He was happy with style. And, it was the end how a kid like Haverland of the Paulson era that featured grit, defense and responded to adversity, and his thoughts on the unquestioned heart. But, Tuesday was also a future were simple. “That’s the idea,� Dunglimpse of the future. lap said. “You take someThere was Blake Jansthing from this and get sen, a 6-foot-5 sophomore center. He muscled better.� That’s what a successaround Mooseheart’s 7-1 ful program builds on, center, Akim Nyang. and that’s what makes Janssen had his moments, and a few he’d just getting to the supersectional not quite good like to forget – like the missed open layup at the enough for its players and coaches. buzzer before half. But,

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Elliot Hoerdemann (11 points) and Austin Holman (10 points) also reached double figures, with Hoerdemann also collecting 10 rebounds. “All season long, we’ve been trying to focus in on working the ball around, swinging it side-to-side, and when we do that, we get great shots,� Norton said. “I have confidence in every single one of them to knock those down.� Bloomington Central Catholic, which knocked off previously undefeated Rockridge at the Stanford Olympia Sectional final Friday, impressed Newman coach Ray Sharp. “They’re a great team,� coach Sharp said. “There’s a reason they beat Rockridge, and there’s a reason they beat us, and that’s because they’re a very, very good team. Their point guard

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[Norton] is tremendous, and whenever you helped to stop him, he’d find open shooters, and they knocked shots down.� The Saints built a 16-6 lead after the first quarter, as Newman was content to fire away from 3-point range early. The Comets were 0-for-8 from long distance in the first quarter, putting themselves in a hole they never dug out of. “That first quarter killed us,� A.J. Sharp said. “We took some tough shots, didn’t get it inside as much as we wanted to, and I take full blame for that. Coming out, we’ve got to know what our

strengths are, we’ve got to know where our advantages are, and we didn’t take advantage of the first quarter.� Newman’s deficit grew to 17 points (3821) by halftime, and the Saints’ largest lead was 20 points (57-37) after a basket from reserve center John Hester with 7:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Comets, however, didn’t pack it in. Thanks in part to some wayward free-throw shooting by the Saints, Newman climbed back to within 58-48 after a 3-pointer from A.J. Sharp with with 5 minutes to play. The Saints again had an answer. After Norton weaved his way through the Newman press, he found Reinhart in the corner, and he buried a 3 at the 4:46 mark to make it a 13-point margin. “They went on a little run, and I knew we needed a bucket,� Reinhart said. “I just had to be

confident, take the open shot, and they went down tonight.� Sharp hit three free throws at the 2:06 mark to again get Newman to within 10 points at 69-59, but that was as close as the Comets got. Sharp led the Comets with 21 points, six assists and three steals, while McCarty was solid inside with 18 points and 15 rebounds, despite being the focus of the Saints’ collapsing defense all night. Newman has now gone deep in the postseason 3 years in a row, with two sectional titles and a sectional final to its credit. It won 76 games in that span. “The ride was amazing,� A.J. Sharp said. “We had a great team, on and off the court. We hung out a lot off the court, and came ready to play every day. It’s not the way we wanted to go out, but looking back in the future, I’ll be thankful for the opportu-

nities we got.� The cupboard is hardly bare for the Comets. McCarty will return for his junior season, and top reserves Nolan McGinn and Trevor Bolin will be ready for expanded roles. “It’s been a good ride with these seniors,� McCarty said. “They accepted me as a sophomore coming up and starting for them, and I’m just so happy to be part of this team.� Bloomington Central Catholic, meanwhile, will be making its first state tournament appearance. The Saints will take on Providence St. Mel, a 50-46 winner against Hales Franciscan at the Joliet Supersectional, in a state tournament semifinal Friday in Peoria. “It’s crazy,� Reinhart said. “Words can’t really describe. Even through hard times, we pushed through it and kept this as our main goal, and we achieved it.�

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But Eastland wasn’t about to give in. Looking for their second straight trip to the state tournament, the Cougars battled back with the final six points of the second quarter – and it could’ve been more if a couple of missed layups would have fallen – to cut the halftime deficit to 21-13. “We finally got a little more aggressive. and it helped us get back in the game,� Eastland senior Skylar Paulson said. “We limited them to one shot, rebounded well and got some shots to go down on the other end. We got it a little closer a couple of times, but we just didn’t do enough.� The Red Ramblers took control in the third quarter, riding the hot hand of Puou. The senior big man scored Mooseheart’s first eight points of the second half for a 29-15 lead, and when Deng bookended a pair of post buckets

around Hameed Odunewu’s coast-to-coast layup, the Ramblers led 35-17 with 9½ minutes left in the game. “I was a little concerned at halftime, because we looked tired at the end of the first half,â€? Mooseheart coach Ron Ahrens said. “But we set a goal in the locker room to be up by 15 points at the end of the third quarter, and the guys really responded. We came out on fire, and played one of the better third quarters I’ve seen us play.â€? In addition to the offensive success, Mooseheart also dictated things defensively. Eastland didn’t score its first field goal until the 1:27 mark of the first quarter, and then missed its first 12 shots of the second half before Dalton Shaner’s up-andunder move on a baseline drive with 1:29 left in the third period. Knowing that Shaner was the Cougars’ go-to guy, the Ramblers marked him every time he moved through their 2-1-2 halfcourt zone, and made

sure he didn’t get any easy looks. The 6-foot senior guard finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, but was limited to 6-for-25 shooting from the floor – including 2-for11 from 3-point range. “They did a good job getting up in our faces,� Shaner said, “and even when we’d take them on the dribble and get past them, their length allowed them to still get a hand in our faces. They did a nice job staying with us, even off the drive, and it was tough to find good looks.� Eastland trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half, but rallied again thanks to some Mooseheart missed free throws. The Cougars extended the game by fouling over the final 4 minutes, and got to within 10 (48-38) on Shaner’s putback of his own miss with 2:33 to play. But J.J. Odunsi, who missed the front end of two 1-and-1 chances earlier in the quarter, hit four straight on the Ramblers’

next two possessions to push the lead back to 52-38. Puou, Deng and Freddy Okito 5 of 6 freethrow attempts over the next minute, then Puou answered Paulson’s 3 with a runout layup with 54.7 seconds left to empty both benches. “We felt like we left something out there tonight,� Paulson said. “Yeah, we got back to the supersectional, but we wanted to play two more games, and it feels like something’s missing to end this season.� Paulson led the Cougars with 17 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists, while freshman Brighton Haverland added seven points and six boards. Senior Valdet Seferi’s fourth-quarter 3 provided the only other points for Eastland. “I’m pretty proud of our defense, and this whole team and all my assistant coaches,� Dunlap said. “I’m not surprised with how hard we hit the boards, and when we

attacked their defense, good things happened. “We just didn’t play our best game today, and that’s why this loss has a little more bite to it.� Mooseheart, on the other hand, was walking on air after securing the first trip to the state tournament in the school’s 100-year history. Puou finished with 24 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks, and Deng added 15 points and two assists. Odunsi had nine points and six boards, Odunewu added six points, three steals and two assists, and Okito chipped in five points and three assists. “It broke our hearts when we fell short last year,� Ahrens said, of the Ramblers’ sectionmal semifinal loss on their home floor, “and this is such an incredible feeling. More than 1 million Moose members have helped to give these kids the opportunity to play basketball, and everyone gets to enjoy the experience of our first [state] trophy.�


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The Bears signed 28-year-old free agent Lamarr Houston to a 5-year contract on Tuesday. Houston is likely to be the biggest splash made by the team in free agency. His signing also signaled the end of Julius Peppers’ career in Chicago.

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Michael Bennett resigned with the Seahawks, and Michael Johnson joined Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers, but the Bears were not going to be left out of the race to sign a defensive end. At the start of free agency, the Bears signed former Raider Lamarr Houston to a 5-year contract worth a reported $35 million, with up to $15 million guaranteed. With the addition of a younger option at the position, the Bears felt comfortable using Tuesday to part ways with Julius Peppers. Houston, who turns 27 in June, played in all 64 games for the Raiders from 201013. He has 228 career tackles and 16 sacks, including

a career-high six last season. He also had two forced fumbles in 2013. Although he is not known for his passrush prowess, Houston notched 54 “stopsâ€? in 2013, according to Pro Football Focus, which is a tackle that constitutes an offensive failure. That led all 4-3 defensive ends. Bennett and Johnson have more sacks on their rĂŠsumĂŠs, and they signed bigger contracts. Houston is sure to be the Bears’ big splash of the 2014 offseason, and they got some extra cash to do so by cutting Peppers. The Bears cleared $9.8 million in cap space for 2014 with the move, although they eat more than $8.3 million in dead money for Peppers’ signing bonus.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – One lesson Jack Nicklaus imparted on Tiger Woods a decade ago in South Africa was to always be part of the conversation. They were talking that day about rivalries. The problem now for Woods is it’s hard to have any conversation about him without mentioning his health. The biggest rival for Woods at age 38 might be a body that, by his own account, appears to be breaking down. Woods was a big part of the conversation in back-to-back weeks on the Florida swing, and it had little to do with this golf. He withdrew from the Honda Classic after 13 holes in the final round with lower back pain, and what he said were spasms. He showed up 3 days later at Doral to walk a practice round on the new Blue Monster with wedges and a putter. He shot 73 in the wind on Friday (a very good score), and he shot 66 on Saturday (a great score) to get within three shots of the lead. And then his back flared up, and he had the worst Sunday score (78) of his professional career. His year is starting to sound like one big soap opera. Was he working out too much in the offseason? Was he playing too little? Should he have played Doral? Will he be at Bay Hill next week? Just how bad is his back? Is rest and treatment enough? What kind of shape will he be in when he gets to Augusta National? And the question that has yet to be asked – should he even play the Masters? No other player from his generation has spoken more to the media than Woods. Few have given up so little. Part of that – most of that – is his desire to keep what he considers private matters just that. And that includes his health. It’s painfully clear (no pun intended) that Woods does not want to divulge details when talking about injuries. Asked Sunday at Doral if it could

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Tiger Woods bows his head on the fourth green during the final round of the Cadillac Championship on Sunday in Doral, Fla. Woods made bogey on the hole, but back spasms ruined his final round. be something more than back spasms, Woods replied: “Well, it is back spasms, so we’ve done all the protocols, and it’s just a matter of keeping everything aligned so I don’t go into that.� That was followed by a simple question: Have you had an MRI? “As I’ve said, we’ve done all the protocols,� he replied. At times, it can be hard to ignore one part of Hank Haney’s book, “The Big Miss,� when talking about Woods’ fascination with injuries. Haney, his coach for 6 years, said Woods could have worsened the condition of his knee with heavy workouts and Navy SEAL activities. “But Tiger preferred that people see his injuries related to his sport, so that he could wear them as an athletic badge of honor,� Haney wrote. “To him, injuries were a way of being accepted

into the fraternity of superstars who played more physical sports than golf. For example, a couple of times when I knew he’d just gotten off the phone with Derek Jeter, I’d asked what they had talked about. Both times Tiger said the conversation was about injuries they were each dealing with.� Tiger said plenty last Wednesday when he said of his most recent injury, “A bad back is no joke.� It’s easy to connect dots with scores and injuries, especially when the bad back on the last two Sundays followed rounds of 65 and 66. But that would be ignoring the 2008 U.S. Open he won in 91 holes on a left leg so badly damaged that it required seasonending surgery 2 days later. Even with eight wins over the last 2 years, his future remains muddled by recurring injuries.

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Newman watches as Bloomington Central Catholic receives its supersectional plaque Tuesday after the Comets lost 77-65 at NIU’s Convocation Center.

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Eastland’s Eric Schaney proved his worth on the gridiron for the EPC Wildcatz last fall. On Tuesday, his toughness came in handy while the Cougars battled a tall Mooseheart team. Schaney made a nice contribution, but the Cougars lost 59-41.

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Eastland’s Blake Janssen and Mooseheart’s Peter Kurowski fight for a loose ball Tuesday during the 1A DeKalb Supersectional. The Cougars lost 59-41.

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Newman’s Nolan McGinn reaches for a loose ball during Tuesday’s 2A Supersectional game against Bloomington Central Catholic.

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In sociology, a mechanical society refers to a smaller, but closer-knit community, as opposed to an organic society, which is a large community that lacks social interaction amongst individuals. Newman closely resembles a mechanical society, which is why its team drew more interest than Bloomington’s organic tendency. Of the 24 sections in the Convocation Center that were occupied by fans, 15 of them were filled predominantly with Newman fans. Six were filled with Bloomington Central Catholic fans, while one was undistinguishable. Newman is a unique school, since students from various cities are allowed to enroll. The branches of the Comets extend into the reaches of these communities, one of them being Rock Falls. The Rockets have recently lost a fellow classmate, and the Newman cheerleaders showed their respect by wearing black-and-green ribbons in their hair to honor the Rock Falls community. Hot Potato: The Saints proved to be the epitome of what team basketball looks like in the first half. Every offensive possession involved at least four passes, and many of them resulted in points. The official stats claimed that only seven baskets were assisted

by the Saints, a number that most likely just came from an overwhelmed statistician. Bloomington Central Catholic built a 10-point lead after the first quarter, which closely resembled its final victory margin of 12 points.

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tral Catholic started off hot, shooting 43.8 percent from the field in the first half. The Comets shot 33.3 precent from the field. However, the Comets had trouble shooting from the outside, going only 10 percent from beyond the arc, compared to the Saints’ 39 percent from 3-point land in the opening half. Considering Newman was also plagued with eight turnovers in the first half, the 17-point lead that the Saints held was very understandable. Give the Comets credit, as they evened the playing field in the second half to cut the deficit to as few as 10 points with just over 2 minutes left to play.

Don’t be sad it’s over; be happy it’s happening: Nobody likes to lose.

From a player’s standpoint, losing is tough, knowing your athletic career, and success, is limited. But perhaps being a coach’s son is the worst role to fill in a loss. While fielding an interview, sophomore Noah McCarty had a little friend, who was an assistant coach’s son. Many of the players had a look of disappointment on their

faces. But the coach’s son looked like he had just been told that the world was going to end as he clung to McCarty’s waist. Little explanation was needed; he was just upset that he was going to have to wait another year to watch his favorite team play some ball. He won’t be disappointed next year, either. While the Comets have some big shoes to fill, the program is still on a large upswing. Two Elite 8s, and three Sweet 16s prove that. A couple key players will return, and many more will accept a larger role in which they are fully capable of flourishing. And it’s obvious that the seed has been planted that will motivate the youth – even if they are still in grade school – in the Newman community. Late bloomers: Both Mooseheart and Eastland came out showing some inexperience on the big stage. It took more than 3½ minutes for Mooseheart to score, while Eastland scored its first field goal with 1:29 left in the first quarter. In addition, the Red Ramblers featured four players taller than 6-foot4, something new to the Cougars. The Cougars missed a handful of open layups. They also went up against a unique defense, a 2-1-2 set that featured 6-foot-7 senior Mangisto Deng at the high post, which put a dent in Eastland’s offense. Some bad blood: Early in the fourth quarter, Dal-

ton Shaner headed to the bench with a bloody lip. He suffered it late in the third after taking an elbow driving to the basket, forcing him to miss some precious game time. Mooseheart fans then hounded the referees for not making Shaner sit out more, vocalizing their disdain as the Cougars played legal, physical, hard-nose defense. They even went as far as starting the chant “He’s still bleeding.� Shaner responded a razzle-dazzle spin move that he converted into a nice layup.

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land’s runs in the game was sparked by junior Eric Schaney, a muscular guard notorious for shredding defenses on the football field. His teammates followed his calm, fearless demeanor on the court to cut the deficit to single digits before the half. “Well, I told them all game long that we will be fine,� said Shaney. “Everyone was worried about their height. I said, ‘No, we can push through it.’ “I was going to leave everything I had out there for the seniors and everyone around. It’s what we do at Eastland – leave everything out on the court.� Eastland managed to outrebound Mooseheart by one. Schaney capped off his brave effort by taking a dive into media row for a rebound with 25 seconds left in the game.

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Eastland’s Dalton Shaner (left) and Devin Hartman embrace after the Cougars’ 59-41 loss to Mooseheart on Tuesday in the 1A DeKalb Supersectional at NIU’s Convocation Center.

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The Spurs Marco Belinelli (3) dribbles past the Bulls’ Joakim Noah (13) during the first half Tuesday at the United Center. The Bulls lost 104-96.

Bulls can’t keep up with Spurs Chicago’s early struggles lead to insurmountable deficit BY TEDDY GREENSTEIN #HICAGO4RIBUNE

It’s a good thing Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau declined to call this a benchmark game, saying before tipoff: “You don’t get extra points for beating someone who is perceived as an elite team.� OK, but this loss should count as two in the standings. Or 20. That’s how bad it was, at least before a furious late rally made the final score a respectable 104-96. The Bulls trailed 61-33 at the half – and that came after they closed with an 8-4 “run.� The 28-point spread was not the largest halftime deficit in Bulls history, but it was close. They trailed the Pistons 83-49 in 1969, only to lose 158-114. The play that typified Tuesday’s first half: A stumbling Kirk Hinrich barely managed to feed Taj Gibson, who backrimmed his slam dunk attempt, sending the ball

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David Cone, who pitched a perfect game for the Yankees in 1999, said, “I’m a finesse pitcher without the finesse.” That gives a good hint for today’s deal. South is in six spades. West leads the diamond ace: three, queen, two. West continues with a low diamond, which South ruffs. How should declarer continue? As a secondary issue, what was West’s more successful defense? North’s sequence, a twoover-one response followed by a jump in spades, showed exactly three-card spade support and game-forcing values. South then used Roman Key Card Blackwood to learn that his partner had two key cards (two aces, or one ace and the spade king) and

the spade queen. After ruffing the second diamond, declarer initially thought he would have to rely on the club finesse. But then, because North’s trumps were

so strong, he realized that if spades were 3-2 (mathematically more likely than the club finesse working), he could get home with a dummy reversal. South played a heart to dummy’s 10, ruffed another diamond, returned to dummy with a trump, ruffed the last diamond, drew trumps and claimed. Declarer took three spades on the board, five hearts, one club and three ruffs in his hand. West could have defeated the contract if he had shifted to a spade or heart at trick two, which would have killed the timing for the dummy reversal and forced South to take the club finesse. Afterward, North commented, “I never guessed that my heart 10 would be such a vital card.” © 2014 UFS


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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media Mother's Ring, gold band, colored stones, near 3rd St. dollar store, Dixon 815-440-5065

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

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Rochelle- Cozy 1 & 2 bedroom apartments AVAILABLE NOW for persons 62 years of age or older: handicapped/disabled individuals regardless of age. Rent includes all appliances and onsite laundry also includes a chair lift for person with difficulty in climbing stairs. Call today at 877-815-5557. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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FRANKLIN GROVE – 2 bedrooms Apartments AVAILABLE NOW! Rent is based on 30% of adjusted gross income and includes water, sewer, and garbage collection. There are laundry facilities at the property. Upon your second month of occupancy, you will get a $100 Wal-mart gift card for free! HURRY! To receive an application, or for more information, please call 1-800686-5538. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 2BR, laundry hookup. $500/mo. $500/dep. Call 815-632-9602. Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No dogs. 815-5379190, 815-4413999. Nice 2BR apt., $500/mo. + dep., 815-592-7826. THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

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Notice of Sale Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 19, 2013, foreclosure sale in Whiteside County, Illinois will be on March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate, mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Commonly Known As: 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Description of improvements; SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE The Judgment amount was $76,124.50 plus court costs and interest. Sale Terms: This is an “as is” sale for “Cash”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. For information: Pignatelli & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Tel. No. 815-626-0500. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. March 12, 19, 26, 2014

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Notice of Sale Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 1, 2013, and amended on January 6, 2014, foreclosure sale in Whiteside County, Illinois will on March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate, mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Commonly Known As: 309 E. 9th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Description of improvements; SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE The Judgment amount was $58,669.02 plus court costs and interest. Sale Terms: This is an “as is” sale for “Cash”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. For information: Pignatelli & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Tel. No. 815-626-0500. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. March 12, 19, 26, 2014

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Supervisor Annual Report for the State of Illinois, County of Whiteside Genesee Township Town Corporate Funds Revenue Summary:

Beginning Balance $94,690.24; Property Tax $87,749.52 Interest $217.96; Replacement funds $1,390.94 TOIRMA divided $1,179.00 Rental income #1,340.00 Grave spots sold, Mark graves $50.00 TOTAL REVENUE: $186,617.66 COMPENSATION SUMMARY: Range under $25,000.00: Lonnie Duden, Troy Capp, Vicki Jacobs, Marcy Shank, Mark Douglas, Nancy Reins, JoEllen Wetzell, Marshall Longanecker, Steve Elgin, Marcia Ratliff TOTAL COMPENSATION $38,132.91 EXPENDITURE SUMMARY: Insurance & Rish Management $8,072.00; G.A. $739.00 FICA & MC $2,702.47; Audit $3,750.00 Building & Yard Maintenance $323.10; Utilities $1,220.91 Training $217.00; Postage, Office, Operating & Misc. $742.34 Travel, Dues, Notices published $468.97; Telephone $30.77 Purchase & Maintenance of Equipment $400.73 Cemetery Mowing & Maintenance $8,638.78 TOTAL EXPENDITURES Summary $27,306.07 TOTAL EXPENSES: $65,438.98 ENDING BALANCE 12/31/13 $121, 178.68 By Vicki A. Jacobs Genesee Township Supervisor March 12, 13 & 15 2014

Great Garage Sales Call Now to Sell Your Items! 284-2222 COLOMA TOWNSHIP STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL AFFAIRS FISCAL YEAR ENDED: MARCH 31, 2013 TOWN FUND Beginning balance 5,412 Revenues 308,250 Property tax; 295,857 Replacement tax 11,215; Interest income 179; Misc. income 889; Transfer in 110; Total revenues 313,662 Total expenditures 109,343 Ending Balance 204,319 TOWN INSURANCE Beginning Balance 0 Revenues 6,065 Property tax 5300; Interest Income 3; TOIRMA dividend 762; Total Revenues 6,065 Expenditures 5,523 Ending Balance 542 TOWN SOCIAL SECURITY Beginning Balance 0 Revenues 4,292 Property tax 4291; Interest income 1. Total Revenues 4,292 Expenditures 2,000 Ending Balance 2,292 GENERAL ASSISTANCE Beginning Balance 62,429 Revenues 86,596 Property tax 86,586; Interest Income 10; Total Revenues 149,025 Expenditures 53,284 Less interfund adj 43,827 Ending Balance 51,914 GENERAL ROAD Beginning Balance 127,387 Revenues 182,973 Property tax 165,689 Replacement tax 10,194; Interest income 255; Misc. income 6,835; Total revenues 310,360 Expenditures 55,254 Less prior yr adj 10,287 Ending balance 244,819 ROAD INSURANCE FUND Beginning balance -0Revenues 5,690 Property tax 4,925; Interest income 3; TOIRMA dividend 762; Total revenues 5,690 Expenditures 5,098 Ending balance 592 ROAD SOCIAL SECURITY FUND Beginning Balance 5,212 Revenues 110 Property tax 105; Interest income 5 Total revenues 5,322 Expenditures 254 Ending balance 5,068 CEMETERY FUND Beginning Balance Perpetuity 157,011 and checkbook bal 14,004 Total 171,015 Revenues 58,967 Interest Income 367; Grave sales and fees 35,735; Town fund contribution 7,000; Perpetuity credit 14,391; Misc 1,474 Total revenues 229,982 Expenditures 55,410 Ending balance Perpetuity 171,528 3,044 Checkbook bal Total 174,572 Expenditures for all funds listed above: AT&T 3,866; East Coloma School 3,500; Illinois Dept of Revenue 5,972; Johnson Oil Co. 3,185; Nicor 3,005; North American Salt Co. 2,989; PeabudyÕs Inc 11,754; Professional Cleaning Service 2,760; Rock Falls Utilities 13,757; Internal Revenue Service 29,094; SBM 5,071;Thanksgiving Basket Program 5,000; TOIRMA Insurance 10,621; Whiteside Co. Housing Authority 6,322; Whiteside Co. Treasurer 17,487; Wilbert Vault 13,670; Total others less than $2500: $20, 816 Total Vendors: 158,869 Payroll: Under 20,001: Gaige A. Asbury-Ristau 417; Wayne A. Bauer 173; Mary L. Bowman 13,140; Devin Carlson 112; Irv Carlson 13,640; Tracey E. Coppotelli 264; Karen J. Crebo 5,934; Mary E. Crebo 18,000; Timothy Crabb 4,152; Larry DeGroot 2,366; Pamela A. Erby 3,700; Elden Fritsch 300; Eugene Jacoby 1,050; Michael H. Knorr 36; Richard L. Maes 1,565; Linda K. Martenson 13,448; Peggy McFadden 450; Patricia Murphy 4,478; Mary Ann Richardson 1,050; Ruthie E Rogers 15,000; Robert D. Sondgeroth 825; Connie L Willhite 6,093; Joseph A. Wittenauer 65; Robert Yeoward 239; From 20,001 to 29,999: Debra Burke 20,800 . Total Payroll: 127,297 I, Debra Burke, Supervisor of Coloma Township, Whiteside County, Illinois do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Annual Treasurer's Report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. March 12, 2014

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

NOTICE OF DIXON TOWNSHIP MEETINGS As per Chap. 5120/2.03, Illinois Compiled Statutes, the following is a list of the Dixon Township meeting dates, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014 and ending March 31, 2015.

STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF LEE

NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of February, 2014, a Petition for Change of Name was filed in the Circuit Court of Lee County, praying for the change of my name from Clint Allen Duncan, a/k/a Clint Allen Spratt, to that of Clint Allen Duncan, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided.

April 8, 2014 TOWN The requisite affi- ANNUAL davit for publica- MEETING @ 6:00 tion has been filed. P.M. Notice is hereby given to you, May 14, 2014 Joseph R. Nelson, June 11, 2014 that a petition has July 9, 2014 been filed in the Aug. 13, 2014 Dated, Dixon, Circuit Court of Sept. 10, 2014 Illinois, February, Whiteside County, Oct. 8, 2014 27, 2014 Illinois, Sterling Di- Nov. 12, 2014 vision, by the Peti- Dec. 10, 2014 CLINT ALLEN tioner, for a disso- Jan. 14, 2015 DUNCAN, lution of marriage; Feb. 11, 2015 a/k/a CLINT and that said suit is March 11, 2015 ALLEN SPRATT, now pending. Petitioner Now. Therefore, All meetings shall unless you, the convene at 4:30 March 11, 18, 25, said Responsent, P.M. with the ex- 2014 file your response ception of the April to said petition or 8, 2014 meeting, it otherwise make shall convene after your appearance the adjournment of therein, in the Of- the Annual Town fice of the Circuit Meeting. Meetings Clerk in Whiteside will be held at the Township County, Illinois, Dixon 101 East Third Building, 315 HighStreet, Sterling, on land Ave., Dixon. or before February Approved by the 10, 2014, default Board of Town may be held Trustees, February against you at any 11, 2014. Frances Slain time after that day, Dixon Township and a Judgment Clerk for Dissolution of Marriage in accor- March 12, 2014 dance with the prayer of said petition. Witness, Nov. 15, 2013 www. Susan E. Ottens saukvalley. Clerk of the Circuit Call Court. com 284-2222 Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION PETITION NO.___14-P-1494___ OF Paul and Lynn Roe 1518 Atkinson Road Dixon, Illinois 61021 PETITION: REZONE Your Petitioner___ Paul and Lynn Roe ___states as follows: 1. The Petitioner owns the real estate legally described as: #15-07-13-300-009 2. The Property is located at 1518 Atkinson Road. Property is located on the east side of Atkinson Road approximately ¾ of a mile south of Rock Island Road, Section 13, Nelson Township. The property is approximately 3.75 acres. 3. The property is presently zoned as: Ag-1 Agricultural District. 4. The petitioner desires that the property be rezoned to: R-4 Multi-Family Residential District. Petitioner is requesting the rezoning for converting existing dwelling into apartments. Petitioner may also construct future apartment structures. NULLIFY SPECIAL USES: In any case where a special use has not been established (substantially under way) within one year from date of granting thereof, then, without further action by the County Board, the special use or authorization thereof shall be null and void, unless in the opinion of the Lee County Zoning Administrator, circumstances beyond the control of the permittee indicate that establishment of the use has been impossible. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. 3rd floor, Boardroom, 112 East Second Street, Old Lee County Courthouse, Dixon, Illinois 61021 March 12, 2014

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Notice is given to Defendants, ARIF ALI KHAN, ANNE K. ALI KHAN, US BANK N.A., ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS of the following described real estate: The undersigned certifies that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure action was filed on February 25, 2014, and is now pending. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. 2. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. 3. The name of the title holders of record are Arif Ai Khan and Anne K. Ali Khan. 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: TRACT I: Lot 28, EXCEPT the East 48 feet thereof, and the East 56 feet of Lot 27, Swanson Acres, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian; situated in the City of Sterling, Whiteside County in the State of Illinois. TRACT II: Lot 87 in East Park Subdivision to the City of Sterling, Illinois, per Plat recorded in the County Recorder's Office of Whiteside County, Illinois, in Book 6 of Plats, Page 36, being a part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in the Township of Sterling, situated in the County Whiteside in the State of Illinois. 5. Common address or description of the location of real estate is as follows: 7107 E. 19th Street and 1214 E. 16th Street, Sterling, Illinois. 6. A. Name of Mortgagor: Arif Ali Khan and Anne K. Ali Kahn B. Name of Mortgagee: Kent Bank C. Date of Mortgage: September 29, 2006 D. Date of Recording: October 3, 2006 E. County where Recorded: Whiteside F. Recording Document Identification: #8457-2006 UNLESS you file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of the Circuit Clerk of this County on or before April 3, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. This Notice prepared by: STEPHEN S. SCHMELZLE Attorney for Plaintiff 208 W Stephenson Street, Suite 201 Freeport IL 61032 815-235-1188 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTION (15 USC 1692A) March 5, 12, 19, 2014

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ARIF ALI KHAN, ANNE K. ALI KHAN, US BANK N.A., ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS. NO. 14 CH 24 ST NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE

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saukvalley.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS EUREKA SAVINGS BANK, a corporation organized and doing business under and by virtue of the Illinois Savings Bank Act, Plaintiff, vs. BETH A. NELSON d/b/a Stone Creek Development, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. No. 14-CH-11 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE is hereby given to UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS of the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case on February 11, 2014, and that they are named Defendants in the above entitled case, and that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in said Court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is April 5, 2014, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: 1. The name of the Plaintiff and the case number are identified above. 2. The Court in which said action is brought is identified above. 3. The name of the title holder of record is: BETH A. NELSON d/b/a STONE CREEK DEVELOPMENT. 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Lot 43 in Fieldstone II, according to the Plat of said Subdivision recorded in Book “K” of Plats at page 35 in the Recorder's Office as recorded in Book 9603 at page 771 and amendment recorded February 19, 1997 in Book 9702 at page 1298; all in Lee County, Illinois. P.I.N.: 07-08-04-276-006 5. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: Lot 43 Countryside Lane, Dixon, IL 61021 An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Name of mortgagor: BETH A. NELSON d/b/a STONE CREEK DEVELOPMENT Name of mortgagee: EUREKA SAVINGS BANK Date of mortgage: November 22, 2006 Date of recording: November 27, 2006 County where recorded: LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Recording document identification: No. 2006007957 Denise A. McCaffrey, Clerk of the Circuit Court Attorney for Plaintiff: TODD L. MARTIN, Attorney at Law 812 Washington Street, P. O. Box 177 Mendota, IL 61342 Phone: (815) 539-3711 March 5, 12, 19, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICES SAUK VALLEY

The Board of Education of the Amboy CUSD #272 will consider proposals for the Property & Casualty Coverage along with Workers Compensation for the District. Specifications and other pertinent information can be obtained by contacting Mr. Jeff Thake, Superintendent of Amboy CUSD #272, or Administrative Assistance Jenny McCoy, located at 11 East Hawley St., Amboy, IL 61310, telephone 815-857-2164. Proposals must be submitted in a large envelope clearly marked “Insurance Coverage Proposal.� They must be submitted to the office of the Superintendent, 11 East Hawley, Amboy, Illinois, 61310, no later than 4PM on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Any proposal received after that time will be returned unopened to the sender. (FAX copies ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE) The superintendent will open proposals at this time. The process of reviewing the bid packets will begin with the superintendent asking coverage questions and asking for coverage comparisons from each bidder in regards to the carriers that they are submitting. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept any bid or reject any or all bids. March 12, 2014

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STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LEE ) TO THE LEE COUNTY BOARD IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION PETITION NO.___14-P-1492__ OF (David and Diana Gossage) (1398 U.S. Route 52) (Dixon, Illinois 61021) PETITION: VARIANCE Your Petitioner David and Diana Gossage states as follows: 1. The following described property is: Parcel number: 14-09-29-200-002. Location: Property is located in Nachusa Township, Section 29. Property is located on the North side of U.S. Route 52, approximately 1500 feet Northwest of Robbins Road. The property consists of approximately 3.68 acres. 2. The property is presently zoned as: Ag-1 Agricultural District. 3. The petitioner desires that a Variance be granted for the reconstruction of a nonconforming building (dwelling), which has been destroyed more than fifty percent by fire. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD: April 3, 2014 7:00 p.m. 3rd floor, Boardroom 112 East Second Street, Old Lee County Courthouse, Dixon, Illinois 61021 March 12, 2014

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

Community State Bank of Rock Falls, Plaintiff v. Richard J. McQuoid, Mary M. McQuoid., Non-record Claimants and Unknown Others, Defendants No. 2013 CH 81st NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) the common address of the real estate is 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, Il 61071. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot Three in Block eleven of Arey's Addition to the City of Rock Falls, in Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-307-003. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 March 12, 19, 26, 2014

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CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Lee County Courthouse, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 320, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the Representative, or both, on or before September 1, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. Stacie L. McCullough, Independent Representative Daniel C. Hawkins WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E 5Th Street Sterling IL 61081 815-625-8200 Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 2014 Supervisor Annual Report for the State of Illinois, County of Whiteside Genesee Township Road District Funds Revenue Summary: Beginning Balance $96,023.26; Property Tax $51,306.91; Motor Fuel funds $10,000.00 Replacement funds $1,352.93; Interest $169.56 Total Revenue $158,852.66 COMPENSATION OF Salaries SUMMARY: Range under $25,000.00; Steve Wetzell, Rick Osborn, Keith Jones Total Compensation $4,738.50 EXPENDITURE SUMMARY: Payroll taxes $383.91; Diesel, gas $11,280.34; Maint. Of Roads & Supplies $9,430.34 Drug test, phone, training, public notices, office supplies $1,121.70 Maint. of Equipment $5,107.58; Purchase of Equipment $17,830.64 Bridge Repairs (Yorktown) $11,847.05 Building Maint. $223.19; Utilities $2,441.81 Hopkins Road District (to cut brush) $1,040.00; Miscellaneous $14.00 Total Expenditure Summery $60,720.56 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $65,459.06 ENDING $93,393.60

BALANCE

12/31/13

Payments to Vendors Totaling more than $2500: Bank of America $18,750.56; Goldstar FS $10,923.04; Whiteside County Highway Dept. $17,675.99 By Vicki A. Jacobs Genesee Township Supervisor March 12, 13 and 15 2014

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APPLIANCES

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COMPUTERS

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WIFI antenna/wired amplifier, Cyfre brand, complete. $20 815-732-1492

FOOD PRODUCE

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Locally grown Beef. 1/4's, 1/2's & individual cuts. Windsweep Farm sheaffere@ yahoo.com 815-973-3224 PEEP INC. Order Your Pasture-Raised Whole or Half Hog Today! Individual cuts of Ham, Sausage, Bacon, Pork Chops & Brats Contact Julie at 815-677-0767

FURNITURE

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Beautiful dining room set4 straight chairs, 2 arm chars, 3 extra leaves, serving table, china hutch. Perfect condition. $1500. Call 815625-0355 Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350. Leather Sofa by Bernhardt, Great Condition. Pd. $2500 in 2000. See online pics. Yours for $950. Neg. 815631-2675 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477.

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ESTATE OF Patrick J. McCullough, Deceased. No. 14 P 13 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of PATRICK J. McCULLOUGH. Letters of Office were issued to STACIE L. McCULLOUGH, 915 S. Peoria Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5Th Street, Sterling, IL 61081.

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to announce Birthdays and graduations in Celebrations! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Community State Bank of Rock Falls, v. Plaintiff Larry D. Shipman, Jr., Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., Non-record Claimants and Unknown Others, Defendants No. 2013 CH 82st NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, and Amended Order for Entry of Default Judgment filed January 6, 2014 the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) the common address of the real estate is 309 E. 9th Street, Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 13 of the Resubdivision of Lot Q of Chamberlin Brothers Subdivision of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 21 North, Range 7 east of the 4th P.M., in the Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-355-024 (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 March 12, 19, 26, 2014

FURNITURE

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Moving Sale Dining room table w/ 6 chairs & 2 leaves, 3 yr. Sofa, 2 flat screen TV's/ stands, end tables, vintage chair. 779245-0265 (Sterling) Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 15 Gal. Aquarium with stand. $60 815-677-4492 AKC Registered Black Labrador puppies for sale. Championship Bloodlines. $600 815-499-5081. Found: Large orange/gold long haired cat, N. of Sterling. Call 6262600 Free male neutered & declawed cat to a good home. 815440-1941 JUST ANIMALS LOW COST

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Pet Supplies Plus Store in Sterling Tuesday, Mar. 18th ___3pm-7pm___ Tractor Supply Store in Dixon Tuesday, Mar. 25th ___3pm-7pm___ Cat & dog exams $10, Most vaccines $12 Heartworm test & Microchips $20. By appointment only:

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MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307 Yellow Lab Pups. $500. Shots & Wormed. 815-6256342

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

SNOWBLOWERS 782 Ariens snowblower 7hp, 24� cut. 2 stage. Self prop. $250. Call 815973-3223.

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

WANT TO BUY 795 1-18 diecast muscle cars, P/S, S/S, Sox & Martain, Landy, McCandless, Grotheer, Deswick, Grumpy Jenkins American Muscle, GMP, precision, Auto world & Greenlight. 309714-0787 Want to Buy: *silver & gold *silver coins *scrap gold *hunting guns 815-625-0966

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1995 Polaris special XLT 600. 1980 Artic Cat Jag 340 FS and Triton 2 place trailer. Like new! $2,450. Call 815-625-3214

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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Gaffey Health Service Inc. is need of LPN's and RN's to work in the home of a pediatric client in the Sycamore area. M-F, 10hr. Days, 7 days/week, 10 hr. overnights. Please call 815-625-5575 for more information.

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Chevrolet | Cadillac | Buick | GMC | Chrysler |

Dodge

|

RAM

| Jeep | Toyota | Nissan

928-1100 N. Galena a Dixon, IL 815-288-4455

09 CHEVROLET MALIBU

FRESH TRADE

08 CHEVROLET TAHOE

$

Stock# NE113A

9,495

$

*

10 CHEVROLET TAHOE

www.KenNelsonAuto.com nAut

05 GMC SIERRA

FRESH TRADE

Stock# CYD269A

22,132

*

$

Stock# XTA738A

13,995

11 CHEVROLET IMPALA

$

13 KIA OPTIMA

Stock# GE102A

38,904

10 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

$

Stock# CYE214A

15,995

*

11 CHEVROLET CAMARO

FRESH TRADE

$

Stock# GE100B

14,995

*

08 TOYOTA TUNDRA

Stock# IT8279

$

$

Stock# GE050A

27,995

25,995*

31,999

06 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Stock# VT9345A

$

8,995

*

$

4,995*

13 CHEVROLET SPARK

15,995* 07 FORD F-350

$

11,598

*

Stock# CYD199C

15,995*

$

15,995

08 TOYOTA TACOMA

$

$

Stock# DE029A

20,995

Stock# GD245B

19,993

13,995*

14,995

17,995

*

$

Stock# NE007A

20,995

$

*

$

04 TOYOTA CAMRY

FRESH TRADE

17,995*

$

09 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Stock# BD082A

20,760

*

$

Stock# GE094A

27,995*

$

6,995

*

7,995*

$

*

$

Stock# VTC318B

14,495* 10 GMC SIERRA

$

Stock# TE097A

$

Stock# CYD378A

*

$

15,632

18,995

*

02 CADILLAC ESCALADE

FRESH TRADE

$

18,851

$

$

Stock# CYE161A

25,498

*

$

04 GMC YUKON

*

$

8,995*

Mike Freeman General Mgr.

Stock# GE036C

13,995* 11 GMC YUKON

24,995

$

Stock# NE134A

28,995*

$

Stock# VTD342A

16,495

*

$

$

Stock# A

8,995

*

$

Stock# GD244A

38,638

23,995 *

07 CADILLAC STS

$

Stock# XT7684

11,495 *

06 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *

$

Stock# CYD379A

15,995*

05 BUICK LE SABRE

11 FORD ESCAPE

FRESH TRADE

Stock# DE014A

20,995*

$

17,995* 10 GMC ACADIA

FRESH TRADE

$

Stock# GE124A

$

7,995 *

05 DODGE DAKOTA

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *

Stock# XPC603E

Stock# VT93523A

11 GMC YUKON

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# CYE201A

25,995 *

33,995*

$

11 BUICK REGAL

09 MAZDA 3

$

9,495*

FRESH TRADE

Stock# XTA737A

18,995 *

$

Stock# NE137A

15,995* 12 CHEVY SILVERADO

12 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

$

Stock# VT6356A

9,995*

09 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

$

Stock# CYE206A

13,995* 11 TOYOTA COROLLA

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# CYE174A

21,995*

$

04 FORD EXPLORER

Stock# DE004A

9,995 *

$

Stock# XT6736A

44,995

10 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

$

Stock# GE104A

46,994

*

$

Stock# VPD354A

15,495* 11 FORD F-150

04 VOLVO S-60

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

12 NISSAN FRONTIER

07 NISSAN MURANO

Stock# DE035A

FRESH TRADE

33,995*

$

09 DODGE RAM 1500

$

Stock# DE034B

10,495

Stock# DE043A

22,995

*

$

D L O S

*

$

>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

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Craig Buchanan Sales Mgr.

Bob Pilling Sales Mgr.

Brett Simpson Business Mgr.

Steve Acree Sales

Carl Buehler Sales

Chad Conderman Sales

Stock# TE162A

9,995*

Mike Baker Sales

Jamie Curia Sales

Stock# DE041A

18,995*

05 NISSAN PATHFINDER

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# XTA753A

$

Stock# CYE089A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

17,715*

FRESH TRADE

*

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

11 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

Stock# XPB682

10 TOYOTA TUNDRA

Stock# GE053A

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# NE117A

23,135

04 CADILLAC ESCALADE

13 HYUNDAI GENESIS

Stock# CYE121A

*

11 TOYOTA CAMRY

*

04 FORD RANGER

*

FRESH TRADE

11 BUICK REGAL

$

Stock# XPC642A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

08 CHEVROLET IMPALA

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# XTD751A

19,991 *

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

12 TOYOTA PRIUS

12 KIA SOUL

FRESH TRADE

Stock# ND225A

Stock# VTA351

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

13 FORD EDGE

Stock# GE108A

$

FRESH TRADE

FRESH TRADE

09 GMC ACADIA

*

21,989

*

07 CADILLAC ESCALADE

10 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

12 CHEVROLET CRUZE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

7,995

Stock# CYE218A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

02 NISSAN FRONTIER

$

Stock# ND237A

FRESH TRADE

Stock# TE098A

Stock# CYE094B

FRESH TRADE

24,995*

04 GMC ENVOY

$

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

44,995*

Stock# TE172A

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

15,995

$

12 BUICK VERANO

Stock# CYF001A

09 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

$

$

*

07 NISSAN MURANO

Stock# GE118A

11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *

19,995*

Stock# JE057A

$

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

FRESH TRADE

$

16,664

16,797 *

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

FRESH TRADE

$

10 TOYOTA AVALON

FRESH TRADE

FRESH TRADE

Stock# CE006A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

Stock# TE014B

Stock# CYE009B

Stock# BE048A

12 CHEVROLET IMPALA

09 JEEP LIBERTY

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO Stock# GE086C

$

11 CHEVROLET COLORADO

Stock# ND214A

06 GMC SIERRA

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

12 HONDA CIVIC

$

FRESH TRADE

$

7,995

*

10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

FRESH TRADE

*

Stock# JE060A

$

08 CADILLAC STS

Stock# DE0015A

$

01 DODGE DAKOTA

00 CHEVROLET CAVALIER

$

9,995*

$

FRESH TRADE

Stock# CYE127A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *

17,495

Stock# XPB681A

*

04 DODGE STRATUS

FRESH TRADE

$

Stock# XTD686A

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO *

08 BUICK ENCLAVE

04 CHEVY SILVERADO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

*

FRESH TRADE

$

12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO

WE BUY VEHICLES! Call Chuck 815-973-0000

94 GMC JIMMY

$

Stock# TE100C

8,495*

12 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

$

Stock# DE040A

26,495 * 03 BUICK REGAL

FRESH TRADE

TOO NEW FOR PHOTO $

Stock# CYE093C

2,995*

$

Stock# DE042A

23,995*

Sara Martinez Sales

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$

Stock# VTB338A

7,495*

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*Plus tax, title, license and doc fee. Dealer not liable for pricing errors.

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