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Balancing budget big part of job All three candidates have experience – but it varies BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535

Managing a budget might have nothing to do directly with catching bad guys, but it’s still a major part of a sheriff’s duties. Voters in Tuesday’s primary would do well to consider a candidate’s skill and experience managing money. Incumbent Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn, 52, has been in office 3 years; as sheriff, he supervises 84

employees and oversees three budgets: the Sheriff’s Department, Corrections, and Buildings & Grounds. This year, budgeted expenditures for the three total close to $7 million. “It’s extremely important that we’re fiscally responsible. I’m the person who can do that,” Harn said in October 2009, when announcing his candidacy. He took office Dec. 1, 2010. As chief of police of the Rock Valley College Police Department for the last 17 years, challenger Joe Drought, 50,

also has plenty of budgeting experience. “I’ve gained an awful lot of experience with running a police department at Rock Valley, with developing and managing budgets in an appropriate manner,” Drought said. The other GOP candidate, 37-yearold Rochelle Police officer Brian VanVickle, comes from a private sector business background; his family owns an auto dealership. BUDGET CONTINUED ON A4

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Accusation against mayor to be aired? Alderwoman said she will talk about confrontation tonight BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

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ABOVE: Mike Lahey, 50, of Dixon, high-fives members of the crowd as the Lahey’s Irish Luck Dynasty float passes through downtown Dixon on Saturday during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. RIGHT: Duane Dickison, from Amboy, plays the bagpipes while lining up for the parade at Dixon High School. BELOW: Cookie the dog was one of many four-legged friends to strut their stuff through downtown Dixon. See more pictures of the festivities on A10.

AMBOY – Nothing looks out of the ordinary on tonight’s agenda for the Amboy City Council – approval of bills, discussion of street projects, consideration of the city’s investment policy, among other topics. But the meeting might veer far from the routine. Last week, Alderwoman Deanne Hoy said she would talk at the City Council meeting about a confrontation she had this month with Mayor Tom Nauman outside The Beef Amboy Mayor Hut restaurant, Tom Nauman which had no water service for Declined to about a month, comment on alderwoman’s a situation claim they blamed on a frorecently had a zen city line. confrontation According to that became the Lee County physical Sheriff’s Department, Hoy told deputies that the mayor got physical with her in the argument. They apparently were discussing the city’s water problems. The mayor declined to comment. In recent weeks, residents and business owners have gone to Hoy about how the city’s frozen lines have affected them. ACCUSATION CONTINUED ON A10

To attend The Amboy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Amboy Community Building, 280 W. Wasson Road. Call 815-857-3814 for more information.

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To all Ogle County residents: I would appreciate folks joining me in voting for Joe Drought for the Sheriff’s position in Ogle County. His experience with the Rock Valley College security management and his dedication to any task he undertakes has given him the qualifications needed at the office of Ogle County Sheriff. He is honest, hard working and dedicated to all tasks he undertakes. He has worked at the Ogle County sheriffs office, so is familiar with the local aspects of the work - is honest, hard working, thoughtful and considerate of others. He dedicates himself to his work, has a good work ethic, and shows his dedication to the Lord and others every day. He is an excellent example of the type of person we all admire. Thank you, Veda May Cole

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driven by people suspected of crimes such as DUI. It is levied even when the car owner isn’t the one being arrested, with some exceptions, such as when a car is stolen. Morrison Police Chief Brian Melton is proposing a fee of $200. As with other places, that would be on top of the tow company’s bill. “This is a user fee for those we arrest,� Melton said. Morrison’s proposal would be similar to those in other towns: Even if the driver is later found innocent, the tow fee would stand. In 2011, the Ogle County

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MORRISON – Morrison is considering an administrative tow fee, which is levied to the owners of cars seized during arrests. Such a fee has been in the news lately in Ogle County, where the county board diminished the sheriff’s control over what is known there as the “administrative tow fund.� Tow fees, which are assessed in many towns, are separate from criminal penalties, including fines. The fee is assessed when police arrange to tow cars

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Board gave Sheriff Michael Harn wide discretion over how to spend the newly created administrative tow fund. He spent it on things such as flowers for Secretaries Day, a tent at the county fair and $4,000 for management of the Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page. After Sauk Valley Media reported on the tow fund in December, a county board member called for a forensic audit of the fund.

Later, the board limited the fund’s expenditures to purchases of police cars, their maintenance and equipment, and fuel. Ogle County’s tow fund expenditures are now required to go through the county treasurer’s office. Before, the off-budget fund had no checks and balances. In Morrison, the tow fund would have oversight, Melton said. “All the money would go directly into the city administration, and they would deposit it,� he said. “The city will collect the fee and put the money in the police vehicle fund. The police chief won’t have the checkbook.� Melton said he plans to present the fee proposal soon to the City Council.

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Comets’ streak continues to state Newman wins round-robin sectional, reaches championship scores the most points, advances to state. In the first match of the day, Newman beat three-time Sectional champion Keith Country Day in a tie-breaker, 180-160. Newman was down by 70 points with three of the 24 questions to go when Ken Ellorando and Elliott Frankfother answered two of the last three toss ups correctly to give the team the opportunity to answer six 10-point bonus questions, Newman Coach Ann Propheter reported. The team correctly answered five of the six questions to force the tie-breaker.

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STERLING - The intellectual powerhouse that is Newman Central Catholic High School’s Scholastic Bowl team is on its way to Friday’s IHSA state competition in Peoria. The 11-member team won the Illinois High School Association sectional held Saturday at Keith Country Day School in Rockford. The sectional uses a round-robin format, with the winners of the four feed-in regionals all playing each other. The team that wins the most matches, or, in the case of a three-way tie,

Senior Todd Nelson answered the tie-break question and one part of the bonus, which gave the Comets their 20-point advantage to win the match, Propheter said. Newman then faced its Three Rivers Conference rival and past state qualifier, Morrison, and won 330-100. The team’s last match was against Galena; it won handily, 350-150. At state, the eight Class A sectional winners will be divided into two pools (as will the the AA winners). Each team will play three matches, and the winners and runnersup in the two pools

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OBITUARIES Richard B. Hubbard STERLING – Richard B. “Dick� Hubbard, 61, of Sterling died Friday, March 14, 2014, at his home. He was born on Oct. 30, 1952, in Sterling, the son of Keith Garwick and Tommie Jean (Hood) Hubbard. He attended Sterling schools. He was employed as a welder/ fabricator at Sterling Rail Inc. until his illness. He was a past member of the Brother’s Motorcycle club. He enjoyed working on his cars and going to the race track. Surviving is his significant other, Cynthia “Tuttie� Rodriguez of Sterling;

a son, Allan Richard Hubbard; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Miller of Seaside, Ore.; his siblings, Scott Hubbard (Nelda Hubbard) of Sterling, Lori Hubbard (Bill Parker) of Rock Falls, Kristi Myers of Sterling and Jim (Tracy) Hubbard of Sterling; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave. in Sterling. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Scott Porter officiating.

V. Marietha Lenear STERLING – V. Marietha Lenear, 94, beloved mother and grandmother, of Heritage Woods of Sterling, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Mrs. Lenear was born Jan. 31, 1920, in Princeton, Ind., the daughter of Jerry and Ruth (Crowder) Wilkins. She married Howard Lenear on Sept. 12, 1936, in Mount Carroll. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1989. Marietha was a member of Foursquare Church in Dixon. Survivors include four sons, Donald (Linda) Lenear of Dixon, John Lenear of Dixon, Steve (Connie) Lenear of Rock Falls, and Jack (Stepha-

nie) Lenear of Dewey, Ariz.; one daughter, Paula Lenear of Sterling; a special niece, Bonnie (Jerry) Miller of Bowling Green, Ky.; and numerous grandchildren. Marietha was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Wilson, pastor of Foursquare Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. A memorial has been established. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

George J. Bass ROCK FALLS – George J. Bass, 78, of Rock Falls died Friday, March 14, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on Dec. 18, 1935, in Centralia, the son of Archie M. and Opal (Case) Bass. He married Virginia VanHorn on Aug. 8, 1954, in Rock Falls. George worked for 18 years and retired from Laborers Union Local 727. Surviving is his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Cindy (Wes) Henson of Sterling and Tammy (Gary) Payne of Geneseo; four sons, Jeff (Diane) Bass of Carthage, Mo., Brian Bass of Sterling, and Todd Bass and Brad Bass, both of Rock Falls;

three sisters, Marietta (Ralph) Simmons of Mason, Beverly (Paul) Schrader of Lake George, Minn. and Linda (Jerry) Babb of Freeport; two brothers, Murrell Bass of Sterling and Raymond (Martha) Bass of Tampico; 16 grandchildren and 30 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave. in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery.

Keith M. Beveroth MORRISON – Keith M. Beveroth, 55, of Morrison, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center in Silvis. Arrangements are pending at Bosma-Renkes Funeral home in Morrison.

Kathleen Jo Hummel DIXON – The funeral service for Kathleen Jo Hummel, 62, of Dixon, who died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, has been moved. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., today at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon, but the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dixon Church of the Brethren. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Harn, who cites among his major accomplishments his ability to run his department efficiently despite being underfunded, has come under fire recently over his use of the sheriff’s department tow fund, revenues for which are supposed to come from the administrative fees charged to people when their vehicles are towed. The fund was established in 2011; the fee is $350 per incident. About $70,000 – nearly a third of the $210,000 deposited into the tow fund account – came from other sources, however, and expenditures have included purchasing a new vehicle, flowers for Secretaries Day, a tent at the county fair, and $4,000 to manage the department’s Facebook page. Harn also has been criticized for the department’s credit card use, which included paying for thousands of dollars in “training� meals at local restaurants, alterations to credit card bills, and personal purchases on county cards reimbursed directly to the credit card company. Harn blames the timing of the brouhaha, which arose in December, on VanVickle, Drought and their supporters. He said the board’s revision of the ordinance came at his request that members “better define the guidelines for the tow fund due to the recent uproar initiated during a campaign cycle by both of my opponents.� Harn describes himself as “a true fiscal conservative.� He touts his cost-cutting measures as one of his biggest accomplishments as sheriff, noting that he is operating on a budget rolled back

to near-2007 levels and that he has spent $1.3 million less than he was budgeted over the last 3 years – without laying off a single worker. According to the county treasurer’s office, in the past 2 years, Harn has left unspent more than $1 million – $766,000 in his budget last fiscal year and $572,000 the previous year. Last fiscal year, the county board allocated $6.7 million for Harn’s departments, and he spent $5.8 million. The year before, $6.4 million was budgeted, with $5.8 million spent. In the 2013 budget, the unspent money included $350,000 for repairs and maintenance of buildings, including redoing the heating and cooling system for a county building. Still, “our buildings and grounds have never looked better, with the beautification we have accomplished, and we’ve done this for less money than the previous sheriff spent,� Harn said. Board member Ron Colson agrees that Harn has saved the county some money, although maybe not as much as he is claiming, since a lot of it simply has come from putting off projects such as tuck-pointing at the courthouse and HVAC work at the judicial center. “There’s a little bit of smoke and mirrors there,� Colson said, noting that eventually, the money will be spent, not saved. He’s also not happy with Harn’s handling of the tow fund. Given the wording of the ordinance, none of Harn’s actions were illegal, but he should have known better, Colson said. There was “enough stupid and enough unethical to go around,� he said.

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In a guest editorial for Sauk Valley Media, Harn also noted that over his tenure, he has “cut an unfunded liability of approximately $950,000 from comp time and vacation time ... to approximately $230,000 today.� Gouker noted that Harn also has saved money for the county by working to get favorable contracts for natural gas and electricity for county buildings and by having patrol cars fill up at countyowned gas pumps. As RVC’s chief of police, Drought develops and manages budgets; negotiates union contracts; directs daily patrol operations; manages and directs criminal investigations; develops and implements emergency preparedness plans; works cooperatively with a board of trustees; all while managing a staff of 25 in a 24-7 police operation. Because of that, he’s got plenty of budgeting experience under his belt, and he, too, is used to “doing more with less.� He said he finds Harn’s use of the tow fund and county credit card unacceptable. “The credit card expenses were out of control,� Drought said, adding that “you shouldn’t have to have a policy to say that’s wrong or not allowed; that’s common sense.� In any event, the state constitution requires that all funds collected by the sheriff’s office be deposited with the county treasurer, a practice he said he will employ immediately. He’s also not impressed with the budget savings Harn is claiming. “If he’s turning back money to the county board, I think that’s improper. If you can turn back over $700,000 in a

year, you didn’t do what you said you were going to do,� Drought said. “He’s not using the overtime budget, which is there for when deputies are taking vacation, personal or sick time. I see that as mismanagement in many respects. “I’m not saying you have to spend every dime in the budget every year, but you should be on track with what you said you were going to do during the year.� VanVickle’s administrative qualifications include a degree in business, and a soon-to-beobtained second degree in public administration, with a minor in emergency management. He cites 13 years of management experience in the private sector, with his family’s business, Krahenbuhl Chrysler Jeep, where his responsibilities included budgeting, inventory controls, scheduling, personnel and training. He’s also a member of the Rochelle High School Board of Education, where he helps oversee a budget of more than $14 million. He said Harn’s handling of “discretionary� expenditures “is of significant concern to me, and to the taxpayers in general.� “I do not believe the taxpayers are being served in an efficient and effective manner by spending our tax dollars on ‘business’ lunches ... with the limited resources the county has, I believe the focus should be using those resources to provide better safety for our citizens,� VanVickle said. He said he plans “to apply principles any business would use to stay in business ... I will also bring a level of transparency to the office not provided by the current administration.�

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ELECTION 2014 | GOVERNOR’S RACE

Working holiday: Hopefuls make pre-primary push Even Quinn sheds low profile over weekend CHICAGO (AP) – From St. Patrick’s Day parades to statewide tours by plane, the candidates running for Illinois governor made their final appeals to voters ahead of this week’s primary election. Three of the four Republicans – businessman Bruce Rauner and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady – were making last-minute rounds by plane and bus Sunday to drum up participation for what’s traditionally a low-turnout election. The primary is Tuesday. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago, Democrat is seeking re-election. Dillard kicked off his 2-day fly-around Sunday in Chicago with his onetime boss: Former Gov. Jim Edgar. Dillard was once Edgar’s chief of staff. “We can’t afford a governor who has to learn on the job,� Edgar said. The comments were a reference to Rauner. The Winnetka venture capitalist, leading in the polls and fundraising, is seeking public office for the first time. Dillard, of Hinsdale, called on voters to “save the state� by pulling a GOP ballot on Tuesday. He had stops planned Sunday in Rockford, Peoria, Quincy and Springfield. Rauner – in the midst of a similar statewide tour – had plans to “crisscross the state� through today. He had visits scheduled by plane and bus on Sunday to Quincy, Decatur and Champaign. “To beat Pat Quinn, you have to do well in every corner of the state,� Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf said. State Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington made an appearance Sunday at Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade on Sunday

before embarking on his own tour with stops Sunday in Moline and Rockford, along with a town hall meeting on Facebook. Quinn, seeking a second full term, also appeared at Sunday’s parade, as did his lesser-known Democratic challenger Tio Hardiman. The governor, a Chicago Democrat, hasn’t been campaigning much and has also kept a low public profile on official business. His challenger hasn’t raised much money and doesn’t have statewide name recognition. Hardiman of Hillside said he met more than 1,000 people at Sunday’s event, which comes a day after a downtown parade where the Chicago River is dyed green. Quinn, who has refused to debate his challenger, said last week that his approach to the campaign has just been to do his job. Meanwhile, Republican state Treasurer Dan Rutherford took a lower key approach by hitting the phones. “He’s doing a series of targeted personal phone calls and personal calls with the top supporters,� spokesman Brian Sterling said. Rutherford has recently avoided the spotlight, a change for the Chenoa Republican who’s had an active social media presence and not been camera-shy. He announced last week that reporters won’t be allowed to his Election night party, saying he’ll instead deliver a statement at a different location in Pontiac just after the polls close. Last week, during the final televised GOP candidate debate, Rutherford said the last 6 weeks of his campaign have been “pretty rough.� A former employee filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and political coercion. Rutherford has denied wrongdoing.


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ELECTION 2014 | OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S RACE

How candidates plan to fight crime Revenue generation’s rank on priority list among contested issues BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com    EXT

Incumbent Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn and challengers Joe Drought and Brian VanVickle face off in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Here’s a look at how they see the role of the county’s top crime fighter: All three candidates have battlefield experience; in fact, Harn and Drought have been in law enforcement for three decades. Specifically, Harn, 52, of Forreston, has nearly 30 years with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, the past 3 as sheriff. Drought, 50, of Rochelle, has been chief of police at Rock Valley College in Rockford for 17 years; he has been in law enforcement the past 32 years. VanVickle, 37, also of Rochelle, has been an officer with the Rochelle Police Department since 2009. As is the case in most other counties, burglaries and thefts are far and away the most oftcommitted crimes in Ogle County, according to data reported to and compiled by the Illinois State Police. Meanwhile, countywide, drug arrests by all agencies dropped dramatically, from 2008 to 2011, from 301 to 153. Harn cites his ability to make arrests while managing a greatly reduced

budget and bringing in revenue; his opponents say too much emphasis is placed on making money and not enough on fighting actual crimes. There’s no arguing that managing the sheriff’s budget has been uppermost on the sheriff’s mind, but Harn says his main focus “was, is, and always will be public safety first.� “Following a reorganization of the entire sheriff’s office I initiated on Day 1, we have reduced major crimes by being proactive in enforcement, and aggressive with arresting criminals,� Harn said. He also cites his decision to redeploy deputies to create “a high-profile road presence� and make aggressive traffic stops, an approach he calls “proactive policing.� (Deputies patrol 757 square miles, which include Interstate 39 on the east side of the county.) “Overall, arrests are up by over four times, which is a major deterrent to criminals, and major crimes have decreased,� Harn said, adding that deputies might be on the road, but they still assist detectives with a cases that include drug deals and burglaries. “Proactive policing has led to an annual increase of four times in our arrests, with warrant

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arrests increased annually by over 50 percent,� Harn said. “Burglaries in the last 3 years have been cleared at a rate of 72 percent versus a national average of just 12 percent.� The jail holds 30 percent more detainees than when Harn took over as sheriff, including federal prisoners who bring nearly $1 million a year into the county through fees charged for their room and board, he said. When it comes to crime fighting, though, both of his opponents say Harn is too focused on raising money, and does not pay enough attention to boots-on-the-ground community policing. Deputies, they say, spend too much time issuing tickets and not enough time patrolling neighborhoods. Both also cite a need to form or strengthen cooperative relationships with other agencies. As Rock Valley’s chief of police, Drought says he’s handled all kinds of crime, most commonly theft, but also domestic violence, auto theft,

vehicle burglaries, even kidnappings. He says he’s suspicious of Harn’s numbers, especially the claim that the sheriff’s department clears 72 percent of the county’s burglaries. “An increase in warrant arrests? There’s a game that’s being played there, as well. If other agencies make the arrest, he counts it as his, because they were processed at the jail by his officers,� Drought said. Drought wants to refocus uniform patrols on “crime prevention in the areas where our people live.� “If you have three units in I-39 running traffic enforcement, who’s responding to calls?� Drought said. “The number one crime prevention tool is having those deputies in the community. I want officers out and visible and moving around all the time. “I’m not opposed to generating revenue, but not at the expense of having those uniformed officers in our community.� Part of that effort is getting deputies out from behind the desk, he said. “We need to straighten out the command structure,� Drought said. “There are too many people getting commandlevel pay who aren’t doing command-level work.� Ogle County Board

member Ron Colson agrees. He’s said he’s not sure how the department can justify having 60 or 70 deputies, but only three or four on the road at any given time. “They [Drought and VanVickle] have a vaild point in calling for more community policing and less emphasis on I-39,� a process Colson said started with Sheriff Mel Messer and was perpetuated by Sheriff Greg Beitel, and now Harn. “I think it’s a bad thing that’s just been perpetuated.� VanVickle has said that he doesn’t think Harn’s crime-fighting methods “are anything but reactionary.� He, too, says the sheriff is too focused on raising money through traffic tickets and the like. “I believe the taxpayers would better served to have deputies in our community, as opposed to sitting on I-39. “While enforcing traffic laws and generating revenue is one of the important jobs of the office, it should not be the primary focus of the deputies,� VanVickle said. “Combatting and preventing drug use and sales, burglaries and thefts should be the primary focus.� To that end, he promises to form a drug-taskforce-plus: The “Countywide Street Crimes Unit� would be used to develop working relationships with all county

and regional law enforcement agencies – which VanVickle says has not been a concern of Harn’s – as well as battle street crime. “This group of highly motivated deputies and officers will be our front line in combating drug use, drug sales, gang crimes and property crimes related to these issues,� VanVickle said. He also wants to create a school liaison officer program. Drought also pledges to strengthen the department’s relationships with emergency response and management agencies, and to work more closely with the State Police. Harn makes no apologies for his methods. “We will continue to be proactive on patrol, and aggressively pursue criminals who make the mistake of preying on our citizens,� he said. “We have elements from outside the county who come here to deal drugs. We have formed interagency alliances with municipal police and the State Police to combat this problem aggressively. Drugs lead to other problems, such as theft, burglary and so on. “The way to stop criminals from preying on our residents is by making a statement: Not in our county.�

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26

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EDITORIALS FROM YESTERYEAR | 1914

From our archives: Runaway horses expose flaws in bridge What we thought: 100 years ago

Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The fol- and the occupants are in lowing items appeared in danger of their lives. the Telegraph on March A smooth concrete wall 16 and 17, 1914. would be less of a death trap for the protruding 7IDERBRIDGE parts of the vehicle flung SUGGESTED against it. – March 16, t has been suggest- 1914 ed that the Galena #LEANUPCAMPAIGN avenue wagon ISINORDER bridge be widened as a measure of safety. The Spring is the natural recent runaway on the time to get on the Sunbridge, in which several day clothes. It is in the rigs were smashed up blood. We inherit it, all because the driver of the of us, from the maternal runaway team lacked side of the house, we room in which to guide suppose, for since the his frantic team past, has dawn of time, spring again brought up the has been that period of matter of more bridge unrest and rug beating, room. beds covered with bricThere are many who a-brac and hair brushes, still believe that the and all spots of refuge, street car company such as “comfy� chairs should never have been and including that same granted the use of the bed, are shrouded in bridge, which is nargloomily looking sheets row enough at the best, that hide dangerous but as that has been pitfalls for the tired husdone, the only remedy band, for if he attempts is another bridge, or the to sit down, like as not widening of the present he’ll smash his derby hat one by additional piers. or a picture frame. The style of construcBut it can’t be helped, tion of the present and the best way to bear bridge, combined with it is to get in the game its narrow passageway, and get the agony over makes it doubly danger- with. ous, for a wagon dragged While mother is tearby runaway horses, or a ing things to pieces in skidding automobile, is her resolute search for almost bound to come the shrinking cobweb to grief if it gets close to and the grain of dust, is a the iron girders along the good time for the man of sides. the house to be limberThe hubs and wheels, ing up his paint brush, when they catch in the sowing grass seed, nailiron uprights, are sure ing up the fence, burning to wreck the vehicle, the rubbish, etc.

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Old Dutch Cleanser, famed for “chasing dirt,� was a popular cleaning product 100 years ago. A Telegraph editorial from March 17, 1914, sang the praises of spring cleaning, both inside and outside the home. The outdoor exercise will do you good if your occupation keeps you indoors, and if it does not, well, you will be used to it anyway. After all, our homes are all there is in this world for us. We work all day to get back to them at night, and the wife has to stay there day and night, and the better and nicer the home is, the more real enjoyment we can get out of life. A good citizen does his level best to keep his house and yard a credit to his city. A city “cleanup day� is the popular thing all over the country. It is getting to be about that time. – March 17, 1914

A week of boat races on Rock river at Dixon this summer would hold a great deal of interest for not only the residents of Dixon and vicinity, but for river sport enthusiasts all over this section of the country. They hold very successful ones in Burlington, Peoria, Oshkosh and many other cities, and they have no better waters for their activities than we have above the Dixon dam. There is a ten-mile stretch between Dixon and the upper river where the entire river is of good depth, and the places along the river for seeing the races are numerous and ideal. The Assembly park and Lowell park would both furnish perfect views of portions of the races, and, in fact, the riverbank on both sizes for almost the entire distance is adaptable. ... The interest that would be created in Dixon and the river would be of no inconsiderable value to the city from an advertising point of view, and many of these things that make living in Dixon more worthwhile, that add to the pleasure in the lives of the citizens of this community, are desirable. This is a proposition that the men of Dixon who are interested in the river sports, motorboating, canoeing, etc., could get through. – March 17, 1914

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In praise of businessman for ‘fair’ wages JIM MOOREHEAD Rock Falls

Greetings, everyone. I have a short response to Mr. Bill Burkardt’s

letter [“Owners pay fair wages and keep country going,� The Reader’s Voice, March 7] and his response to Mr. Bork’s letter. Mr. Burkardt, you profess to have started your business 39 years ago at $3.75 an hour. I have absolutely no problem

with your figures. It’s safe to say that $3.75 an hour in 1975 is equal to $16.30 an hour today. (Source: http://inflationdata.com/Inflation/ Inflation_Calculators/ Inflation_Rate_Calculator.asp) While I wasn’t able to read Mr. Bork’s letter,

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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.

and judging from your own words, you must feel $16.30 an hour is a fair minimum wage in today’s market. For that, I thank you, Mr. Burkardt. It’s great to know you don’t have your head in the sand as you professed Mr. Bork does.

This is in response to the Saturday, March 8, SV Weekend paper’s frontpage headline, “Were residents notified?� What happened to common sense? People have let water drip during cold weather for decades. In 2014, it is Mayor Nauman’s fault for not warning people? Let’s get real here. Alderwoman Hoy is on the city council to represent Amboy people. Now, she’s all gung ho (after the fact) to blame the mayor. It’s time to lay the blame at the right doors, instead of pointing the finger at someone else.

Opportunity to volunteer for old ‘geezers’ RONALD J. NOVAK Sterling

During the first week of school this year, a little first-grade girl was reading a book for me. She was naturally shy so early in the year and was reading very quietly. Since I don’t hear so well anyway, I said to her, “Honey, can you read a little louder for grandpa because I can’t hear what you’re reading?� She replied, “I know why you can’t hear me.� I said, “Oh, really, why is that?� She said, “Because you have hair in your ears.� Moments like these make this “job� the best and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. Yet, out of almost 90 volunteer foster grandparents, there are only a couple of other men who have volunteered during the 7 years I’ve been in the program. Are all you other old “geezers� happy doing nothing in your old age? Come and join me. You’ll be glad you did. You can volunteer as little as 15 hours weekly, and the children benefit as much as you will. Get off your keister and call the Tri-County Opportunities Council for more information or for an interview, at 815-6257830, ext. 30 or ext. 40.

Thanks, Sauk women, for a special season JOYCE DEAN STOGENTIN Grand Detour

Congratulations to the Sauk Valley Community College women’s basketball team for an outstanding season. This talented team created something special to cheer about during this long and dreary winter. Jed Johnson coached a fine group of young women to a 23-6 season. The regional championship win over KennedyKing was a total team effort and the first region title since 2008. An exciting game highlighted the improvement of these dedicated ath-

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letes since the beginning of the season. Three members were named to the All-Tournament team, including the tournament’s MVP. Sauk’s next challenge involved an 800-mile bus trip to meet Lake Region State College in balmy North Dakota. Lake Region is a scoring machine, averaging a 26-point margin of victory throughout the season. They scored at least 100 points in four games, winning one game by 73 points. (Really ‌ was that necessary?) Sauk started slowly and could have easily given up after trailing by 18 points. The team showed great character in making several scoring runs during the game. They trimmed the lead to five points with less than 2 minutes to go. Sadly, their season ended that day. These young ladies are tough, talented, and a class act. They showed great sportsmanship and proved themselves to be wonderful representatives of our community. More fan support would be awesome. Plan to be there in November. Best wishes to the graduating class in your future endeavors. With the returning talent, another exciting season is on the horizon. Thanks for the memories.

Pays tribute to trailblazing Illinois women PAULA H. HOLDERMAN Chicago

As our nation celebrates Women’s History Month in March, we should remember the extraordinary, trailblazing efforts of women who overcame tremendous obstacles to enter and succeed in the workforce. One of those women was Illinois resident Myra Bradwell, considered by many to be America’s first woman lawyer. In 1869, Bradwell was denied admission to the bar on the grounds that she was a married woman. She challenged the ruling and went on, with the help of two other women lawyers, to draft and pass Illinois legislation prohibiting gender-based employment exclusion. It was the first anti-sex discrimination law in the country. Since that time, women have come a long way. In the legal field, the number of women lawyers has grown from five in 1870 to some 330,000 today. One out of three lawyers is female, and female enrollment in U.S. law schools is almost 50 percent. Simultaneously, women in all fields have made tremendous advances. We all owe a debt of gratitude, not only to those first Illinois women lawyers who shaped the course of history, but also to women “pioneers� everywhere whose courageous actions helped paved the way for the opportunities we now enjoy. Note to readers: Paula H. Holderman is president of the Illinois State Bar Association.

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Daughter growing up too fast Dear Abby: My 11-yearold daughter, “Gwen,� just started middle school. She makes good grades, but she’s strongwilled. Do kids grow up instantly when they start middle school? She wants to know if she can have a boyfriend. I told her not until she’s 15. Now she’s flirting with girls who ask her out. I told her to stay away from them, not because they are lesbians, but because they are not good girls. They are always in trouble. Gwen says I’m too strict, and if I don’t stop, she will run away. I adopted her at birth (it was an open adoption), and she recently asked me if I am going to place her for adoption. She was worried that I would. I am very concerned that she is hanging out with the wrong crowd. Any advice? – San Antonio Mom Dear Mom: People do

Dear Upset: If someone says you look good, dearABBY respond as you would Abigail Van to any other compliBuren’s ment – say thank you. (Jeanne When someone offers a Phillips) column suggestion about how appears you can “cure� yourself, during the you’ll save yourself a lot week through of frustration if you keep Universal Press Dear Abby: I am a in mind that the person Syndicate. 29-year-old woman who cares enough about you has just been diagnosed to try to be helpful. All with multiple sclerosis. you need to do is smile not grow up “instantly.� I It has been a rough road, and say firmly that you know individuals who are and I’m lucky to have are under a doctor’s care immature at 50, and I’m such a supportive group. and are satisfied with the sure if you think about it, My issue is, when people treatment you are receivso do you. From what you find out, I get comments ing. have told me about your such as, “Wow, you look And, heaven forbid, if daughter, it’s clear that so GOOD!� or suggestions another individual tells she is far from the grown- on how I should “cure� you that your MS is “all up she thinks she is. my MS. The most hurtful in your head,� remember If you do not to want one was that it’s all in my that just because a jackass Gwen to date until she is head. brays does not mean you older, that is your prerogWhile I appreciate that have to pay attention. ative as her parent. The folks care and want to Dear Abby is written by gender of the person isn’t offer help, I find their Abigail Van Buren, also the issue. comments offensive and known as Jeanne Phillips, Because you think she hurtful. How do I respond and was founded by her is hanging out with the tactfully, but also convey mother, Pauline Phillips. wrong crowd, my advice that they should think Write Dear Abby at www. is to make sure she is so twice before they say DearAbby.com or P.O. Box busy she doesn’t have these things? 69440, Los Angeles, CA time to spend with them. – Upset in Ohio 90069. Involve her in activities outside of school – sports, scouting, music or art. And be sure she knows that you are her forever mother and that nothing she could ever do will lessen your love for her.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Monday, March 17 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, 815288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Situation Room, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3251. 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, 815-622-9230. St. Patrick’s Day dinner, 11:30 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Res-

ervations were required. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Friendly Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Bingo, Dixon Elks Lodge No. 779, 4:30 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. kitchen opens and 6:30 p.m. bingo begins, 1279 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815-288-3557. No computers. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, March 18 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, and late clinics for family planning, family case management, WIC, and immunizations, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Morrison School District, Headstart, 11429 Ward Road. Appointments: 815-7722153. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:457:45 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815-4994866. Ogle County Educational Coop preschool screenings for Meridian School District, 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Stillman Valley Fire Department, 200 S. Rural St. Appointments: 815-645-8188. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9 a.m.-noon, Kroger, 2301 Locust St., Sterling, 815-626-3467. Weight Watchers, 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m., Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. La Leche League, 10 a.m., Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., No. 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Free blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Commodities, 10 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Veterans employment representative, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673.

Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, women’s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sterling Rotary Club, noon-1 p.m., YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Lunch and Learn, noon, Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Caring and Sharing Widows Group, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Caregivers Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Franklin Street Room, Polo Area Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., Polo. Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, 2 p.m., 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Bureau Valley Area Hospice Grief and Loss Support Group, 2:30 p.m., Perry Memorial Hospital chapel, 530 Park Ave. E., No. 201, Princeton, 815-876-4482. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 88, 2:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, state Route 38, Dixon. Kids Coping with Cancer, 3:30 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., Eells meeting room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-8321. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:307:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mothers’ Breast-feeding Group, 6 p.m., lower level conference room, Perry Memorial Hos-

pital, 530 Park Ave., E., Princeton, 815-876-2282. Parents and Grandparents Grief Support Group, 6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-990-7066 or 815-625-2634. Sauk Valley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-251-1441. Group Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder, 6-7:30 p.m., Sinnissippi Center, 326 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-5900822. Carroll County Democrats, 7 p.m., York Township Library, 1225 West St., Thomson, 815244-8975. TOPS 253, 6-7:30 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815-622-2820. School Of Love In Deliverance Substance Abuse Group, 6:30 p.m., closed, The Worship Center, 403 N. Ottawa, Dixon, 815-284-1340. Stroke Support Group, 6:30 p.m., White Oak classroom, Perry Memorial Hospital, 530 Park Ave. E., No. 201, Princeton, 815-8764449. Big Bureau Creek Watershed, 7 p.m., United States Department of Agriculture Service Center meeting room, 312 E. Backbone Road, Princeton, 815-875-8732, ext. 3. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., Fulton, 563243-7621 before noon. Buddy Bags meeting, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-5412122. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 606 Brown Ave., Ashton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners, 7 p.m., 8 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anony-

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mous Group, 7 p.m., open, As Bill Sees It, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. Al-Anon/Alateen, 8 p.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Wednesday, March 19 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. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. The Breakfast Club, 8:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Serenity Hospice & Home: 815-732-2499. Whiteside County Senior Center Outreach caseworker, 9-10 a.m., Erie Public Library, 802 Eighth Ave., Erie. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Rules of the Road class, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., 815-288-6563. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., women’s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Representative from Rock River Center in Oregon, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. Sharing Life’s Memories Program, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure

clinic, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sullivan’s Foods, 300 N. Madison St., Morrison, 815-772-4213. Blood pressure checks, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. -noon, Dixon Food Center – Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. Ogle County Educational Coop preschool screenings for Meridian School District, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Stillman Valley Fire Department, 200 S. Rural St. Appointments: 815-645-8188. BorgWarner retiree lunch, 11:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; 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. Lunch and Learn, noon, The Post House, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Countryside Manor, 625 Countryside Lane, Dixon. Free blood pressure checks, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. American Red Cross blood

drive, 3-7 p.m., Abiding Word Church, 806 E. Lynn Blvd., Sterling. Appointments: 800-7332767. Free blood pressure clinic, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, Odell Library, 307 S. Madison, Morrison. Women’s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815541-2122. YWCA sexual abuse survivors women’s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St., Dixon, bbraid@ywsauk.or or 815625-0333. Walnut Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., Walnut Public Library, 101 Heaton St., 815-379-2159. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Special Needs Parent Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m., conference room, Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Men’s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. American Legion Post 12, 7 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Dixon Area Detachment Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin.


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aige Himes, 17, of Nachusa, is Dixon High School’s January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Timothy and Darcy Himes, and she has a sister, Brooke, 14. Favorite class: Spanish. For me, learning the language has been the most interesting and rewarding part of my high school career. I plan to continue studying Spanish in college and hope to someday be fluent. Top teacher: Michelle Bally, who teaches Publications and freshman and junior English. Mrs. Bally has been a major part of my success in high school, because she has taken the time to get to know me for more than just a student, and has always helped me with and given me opportunities to improve my writing skills. Extracurriculars: I have been involved in Publications for 4 years, and served as a Dixini editor and the editor-in-chief of the yearbook for the past 2 years. I also have been a member of the girls bowling team for 2 years and a BLIND leader for 4. I have participated in National Honors Society for 2 years and Scholastic Bowl and Jazz Choir for a year each. After graduation: I hope to attend either the

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Dixon senior Paige Himes is the high school’s January Student of the Month. As the Dixini editor and the editor-in-chief of the yearbook for the past 2 years, she’s a stickler for proper grammar. University of Wisconracing down waterslides Favorite movie and TV sin-Madison or Loyola together in the summer show: The five movies University in Chicago to or simply watching movof the Twilight Saga are study English education. ies in our pajamas, every my favorites. Something I’m undecided, though, moment I spend with about the love Bella and as I have also been Brooke is always filled Edward share has always accepted to the Univerwith fun and laughter. She caught my fancy. When it sity of Illinois at Urbanatruly brings out the best in comes to TV shows, “Glee� Champaign and Illinois me, and I couldn’t ask for and “American Idol.� State. a truer friend. Hobbies: Listening to Best friend: Brooke Favorite musical music, spending time in group: The Summer Set. Chicago, going on all-day Himes, my little sister. I shopping sprees, sipcan’t thank her enough for My obsession began 3 years ago when I fell in ping on Chai tea lattes at all of the things she does Starbucks, and going to for me, from going to bas- love with them at a We The Kings concert. concerts. ketball games with me to standing by my side every Favorite actor: MatFavorite outdoor activday. No matter if we’re thew McConaughey ity: Swimming. During

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the summer, I soak up a lot of sun while spending a week on the beach of Lake Michigan and another week splashing at The Wilderness resort in Wisconsin Dells. Favorite food: Fettuccine alfredo. Being quite an extraordinary chef, my mom has the best alfredo sauce recipe to ever exist. Biggest fear: Ever since I can remember, my biggest fear has always been losing my family. My parents and little sister have always played a huge part in my life; I cannot imagine even going to college more than 2 hours away from them. Least favorite class: Gym. I would rather fill 45 minutes of my day learning something new than jogging a few laps around the track or throwing a football around. What makes your blood boil? Bad grammar. When people incorrectly use their, there, and they’re, all I can do is shake my head and pray for their future. Survival guide: Find a reason to look forward to every day. Instead of walking into school Monday morning wishing it were Friday, find a reason to enjoy every day, and high school will be a lot more fun.

I’m in the dictionary next to: Perfectionist. From ensuring that my room is always clean to punctuating Facebook statuses, I strive to make everything I do perfect. Personal trivia: I make and edit memes for an online business called ConcertWeirdos, which has a Twitter account with more than 50,000 followers. It also has a Facebook page where all my photo edits can be found in the “Original ConcertWeirdos Memes� album. Dream job: Besides being an English teacher, my dream job is to be an acclaimed journalist for one of the nation’s most prominent newspapers, such as the New York Times or the Chicago Tribune. Trading spaces: If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Disney World. I’m a huge Disney fan and a self-proclaimed Mickey Mouse fanatic, so spending a day among everything Disney would be pretty cool. Shout out to: I’d like to thank Nate Steder for being the coolest and funniest person I know. Ever since I met him last year, he’s always been there for me, known just how to make me laugh, and taught me how to relax and have some fun.

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More than 11K ready to cast Man loses legs, Illinois is 20th state to allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries PALATINE (AP) – As a high school senior in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, Kira Swearingen’s weeks are packed with schoolwork, baby-sitting, interning at a local elementary school and coaching cheerleading. Yet, the Fremd High School student is also carving out time to research the campaigns of Illinois primary candidates – reading articles, scrolling through their Facebook pages and campaign websites and talking out the issues at her family dinner table. Swearingen is one of more than 11,000 17-yearold students across the state who registered to vote in the primary under a new state law, an opportunity many newly christened voters say is more about the experience than any political allegiance as they head to their local polling place for the first time. “I think it’s good to see what it’s like to go in there and vote before next November,� Swearingen said. The number of freshly registered teens is a small fraction of the more than 7.4 million total voters

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Fremd High School social studies teacher Jason Spoor poses March with his students who have all registered to vote in Tuesday’s Illinois primary election in Palatine. registered across the state, Sente of Vernon Hills and according to the state Republican Rep. Ed Sulboard of elections. Advo- livan of Mundelein, the cates of the new law say measure passed with the change will result in broad bipartisan support making more teens life- in both the state House long, civic-minded voters. and Senate. Signed into “I stress rigor, relevance law last summer by Gov. and relationships,� Paul Pat Quinn on Stevenson’s Houston, global studies football field in Lincolndepartment chair at Lyons shire, Illinois became the Township High School in 20th state to allow 17-yearLaGrange, said. “This real- olds to vote in primaries, ly gets to the relevance. provided they are 18 by Why are we teaching kids the November election. all of this stuff, if it doesn’t Stevenson government relate to them?� teacher Andrew Conneen The law change was had pushed for the legspurred by a proposal islation for more than a from Stevenson High decade. School students and civic “Despite the long jourteachers. Sponsored by ney of the bill, we always Democratic Rep. Carol knew the heavy lifting

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He believes regulation on small farms would curb unsafe practices CHAMPAIGN (AP) – A former farmer who lost both of his legs in a hay baling accident more than 35 years ago now uses his experience to help others. Robert “Chip� Petrea is a principal research specialist at the University of Illinois focusing on agriculture safety and health. He studies why farm injuries happen and helps injured farmers adapt, The News-Gazette reported Sunday. He said many farmers want to continue farming right away after an injury. “As far as people continuing on, farmers farm because they want to,� Petrea said.

Petrea lost both of his legs above the knee while baling hay in south-central Illinois in 1978. He went on to earn both his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. Part of his job includes evaluating the national Teaching Ag Safety to Kids program, and he has worked with the Illinois AgrAbility Unlimited program for disabled farmers. He also has led a W.K. Kellogg Foundation community development program. Petrea said he thinks increasing regulation on smaller farms would help eliminate unsafe farming practices.

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William Arthur Ward, who coined many inspirational maxims, said, “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths.” A bridge player with a weak hand can sometimes do well by sounding strong. Look at today’s South hand. North opens one diamond. What should South do? The textbooks tell South that without six points, he should pass. However, he has two five-card majors – and we love majors. He ought to bid one spade. Yes, it is not without risk, but he has a reasonable chance to improve the contract. Here, North will raise to four spades. That would perhaps give South momentary pause, but when he sees the dum-

my, it will ease his concerns. After West leads the club queen, how should declarer plan the play? If South had passed over one diamond and West had

passed also, that contract would probably have gone down one. But maybe West would have balanced with two clubs or (better) a takeout double. Then, though, North-South would have had a second chance to find their spade fit.South has three top losers: two hearts and one club. He needs to establish his heart suit. And usually, in this situation, declarer should immediately play on that suit. So, South wins with dummy’s club ace and leads a heart to, say, his nine and West’s jack. West cashes the club jack, then shifts to the diamond 10. Declarer wins with dummy’s ace and plays another heart. South trumps the next diamond and ruffs a heart high. When they split 3-3, he draws trumps ending in his hand and cashes his hearts. © 2014 UFS


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‘All right, good night’ Final words spoken after system shutdown KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – When someone at the controls calmly said the last words heard from the missing Malaysian jetliner, one of the Boeing 777’s communications systems had already been disabled, authorities said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in disappearance of the flight. Investigators also examined a flight simulator confiscated from the home of one of the pilots and dug through the background of all 239 people on board, as well as the ground crew that serviced the plane. The Malaysia Airlines jet took off from Kuala Lumpur in the wee hours of March 8, headed to Beijing. On Saturday, the Malay-

sian government announced findings that strongly suggested the plane was deliberately diverted and may have flown as far north as Central Asia or south into the vast reaches of the Indian Ocean. Authorities have said someone on board the plane first disabled one of its communications systems – the Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS – about 40 minutes after takeoff. The ACARS equipment sends information about the jet’s engines and other data to the airline. Around 14 minutes later, the transponder that identifies the plane to commercial radar systems was also shut down. The fact that both systems went

dark separately offered strong evidence that the plane’s disappearance was deliberate. On Sunday, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference that that the final, reassuring words from the cockpit – “All right, good night� – were spoken to air traffic controllers after the ACARS system was shut off. Whoever spoke did not mention any trouble on board. Air force Maj. Gen. Affendi Buang told reporters he did not know whether it was the pilot or co-pilot who spoke to air traffic controllers. Given the expanse of land and water that might need to be searched, finding the wreckage could take months or longer.

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A man writes a message Sunday at a shopping mall near Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Or it might never be located. Establishing what happened with any degree of certainty will probably require evidence from cockpit voice recordings and the plane’s flight-data recorders. The search area now includes 11 countries the plane might

have flown over, Hishammuddin said, adding that the number of countries involved in the operation had increased from 14 to 25. “The search was already a highly complex, multinational effort,� he said. “It has now become even more difficult.�

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – When he was growing up in Colombia, Jose Quintana didn’t dream early that he would be a baseball player. Soccer is a bigger sport in his homeland and on the minds of many children there, Quintana included. Then a crowded youth soccer team pushed him to baseball. “They didn’t have space for me, and I needed to continue my sport,� Quintana said. “I played baseball after that. It’s my passion.� It was the first of two times that Quintana has been squeezed out by a group, and in a broadpicture sense both have led the left-hander to where he sits with the White Sox entering the 2014 season – a potential bargain 200-inning pitcher who would love to lock up a future contract in Chicago with another successful season. “I love this team,� said Quintana, 25, who will make $550,000 in his third season with the Sox. “It’s a good team. It has good coaches. I want to stay here for a long time.� Sox left-hander Chris Sale

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LAS VEGAS — In an offseason move that went unnoticed, the Cubs quietly let go of their team psychologist, who had been working with minor leaguers since 2009 and with the major league team since 2010. That’s usually not the kind of personnel move that’s considered newsworthy, but Marc Strickland was no ordinary team shrink. Not only was Strickland available for consultation with players, the specialist in sports psychology had his own locker at home and on the road, dressed in team workout gear and played catch and shagged balls before games during batting practice. Early in his first year in the majors, Strickland even stood in the dugout tunnel at Wrigley Field after victories, bumping fists with players as though he was part of the team. Former general manager Jim Hendry put an end to that, but he couldn’t get rid of Strickland,

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Chicago Cubs’s Anthony Rizzo reaches for a throw during a spring training game this spring. Rizzo, who hit two home runs on Saturday, knows that some players need to vent to psychologists. versations about psychology and baseball.� First baseman whom the new owners you [with the organizaAnthony Rizzo said the wanted around. tion],� Schierholtz said. concept of a team psyBut hiring a team psy- “I like reading a lot of chologist is fine, though chologist and pretendbaseball psychology ing he was part of the books, so I think it would he didn’t feel the need to talk to Strickland. team turned out to be be interesting to talk to “Everyone has a differa divisive move. Outsomebody. fielder Nate Schierholtz “But between my stays ent opinion on it,� Rizzo questioned the notion in San Francisco, Philly said. “If a guy needs help they can go get it, of a psychologist meld- and here, I’ve never ing into the clubhouse, really worked with any- whether it’s here in the clubhouse or sometraditionally a sanctuary one on the mental side where else. Everybody for players and coaches. of baseball or any psyhas somebody he likes “Some players would chologist. [Strickland] to talk to, maybe vent to balk at a person like that, didn’t really work with a little bit. I mean, you telling him too much, guys. He was just kind have to vent a little bit because you don’t want of around, watching in this game to let stuff to get into too much of over people. You never your personal stuff when spoke to him, or had out. It’s such a game of you think it might hurt any real in-depth confailure.�

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WEEKEND SCOREBOARD Men’s basketball NJCAA Region IV Division I First team !LVIN "RADDOCK +ANKAKEE $EMARCO (ENRY (IGHLAND *OVANY !USTIN -ALCOLM 8-ARVIN*ONES (IGHLAND$EON!NDREWS Highland Second team 7ILL -ARTINEZ -ALCOLM 8$EVONTE 3MITH +ANKAKEE&RANK7ILLIAMS +ENNEDY+ING #HARLES 'EORGE +ENNEDY +ING *ACOBY Posley, Sauk Valley All-Tournament (ENRY (IGHLAND*AMES"OONE (IGHLAND *ONES (IGHLAND "RADDOCK +ANKAKEE 'EORGE +ENNEDY +ING *OHN -URPHY Sauk Valley MVP – Henry

Boys basketball Saturday’s results State tournament at Carver Arena, Peoria Class 1A State championship

MOOSEHEART 63, HEYWORTH 47 MOOSEHEART (29-3) -AKUR0UOU   !KIM.YANG     &REDDY /KITO      (AMEED /DUNEWU      -AGISTO $ENG     2AMIRO   *OSHUA'OR DON   0ETER+UROWSKI   *OSH4UCKER   **/DUNSI   2. Totals: 21-40 19-31 63. HEYWORTH (26-8) +ALEB -ARR      +YLE 3CHULTZ      *USTIN 7ITTEN      $ALLAS ,EE      7ESLEY      !DAM 7ICKENHAUSER   (AYDEN"OYD    ,OGAN*OHNSON   2YAN 4OMLIN      *ACOB $AY      "OBBY 2EWEERTS      *ACOB /MA HANA   #OLTEN2EEVES   Totals: 17-73 7-9 47. -OOSEHEART     ˆ  (EYWORTH     ˆ  3s – -OOSEHEART   $ENG   /KITO   (EYWORTH 7ICKENHAUSER  7ITTEN   "OYD   -ARR   3CHULTZ   $AY   2EWERTS    Rebounds –-OOSEHEART0UOU $ENG (EY WORTH-ARR 3CHULTZ 7ICKENHAUSER  "OYD   Assists – -OOSEHEART  0UOU  $ENG  (EYWORTH  7ITTEN  3CHULTZ Blocks –-OOSEHEART0UOU  .YANG  (EYWORTH  -ARR  Steals –-OOSEHEART/KITO /DUNSI (EY WORTH3CHULTZ 7ITTEN Turnovers – -OOSEHEART  (EYWORTH  Fouls – -OOSEHEART (EYWORTH-ARROUT  Third place

MENDON UNITY 59, SESSER-VALIER 43 MENDON UNITY (21-12) ,ANE$AVIS   !DAM$ONLEY    $YLAN3HAFFER   7ILL+LUS MEYER   !LEX"LICKHAN    -ARK*ANSEN   3ETH"RUENGER    #LAYTON4HOMPSON   4HOMAS&IELDING   #ORY-ILLER    $AWSON-OORE   .ICK$OR ETHY   "RENNAN"EGEMAN   0. Totals: 19-58 18-23 59. SESSER-VALIER (22-12) *ORDAN'UNTER   .ICK-C#ARTY    ,OGAN"ARRETT   .ICK -ARLO      4YLER "AXTER      $YLON+ELLY   *AKE6ANWEY    #LAYTON(OFFARD   *OHN'AL LOWAY   ,UKE4HOMPSON    *AKE3TYVE   .ATHAN7HITE    :ACH"RYANT   +ALEB-ILLER   Totals: 15-51 9-14 43. -ENDON5NITY     ˆ  3ESSER 6ALIER     ˆ  3s – -ENDON 5NITY   +LUSMEYER   "LICKHAN  -OORE  $ONLEY  3HAF FER  *ANSEN  -ILLER  3ESSER 6ALIER  'UNTER  4HOMPSON  6ANWEY   "AXTER  -ARLO  Rebounds – -ENDON 5NITY  $AVIS  3ESSER 6ALIER 'UNTER Assists –-ENDON5NITY +LUSMEYER  3ESSER 6ALIER  'UNTER  "ARRETT -ARLO Blocks – -ENDON5NITY $AVIS 3ESSER 6ALIER-C#ARTY 6AN WEY  Steals –-ENDON5NITY"LICKHAN  3ESSER 6ALIER"ARRETT -ARLO "AXTER  Turnovers –-ENDON5NITY 3ESSER Valier 24. CLASS 2A State championship

BLOOMINGTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC 76, NASHVILLE 62, 3OT BLOOMINGTON C.C. (27-6) %LLIOT (OERDEMANN      "RAXTON #OFFMAN      !USTIN (OLMAN      *AKE 2EINHART      .ICK .ORTON      -ITCH ,A4ULIP     -ICHAEL"ILLINGTON   +ELLIN 2OLLINS   0ARKER'OODLICK    *OHN2AVE   *AKE"AUGHMAN    *OHN(ESTER  Totals: 22-64 18-30 76. NASHVILLE (27-8) $YLAN-UELLER   2OYCE.EWMAN      #LINT *OHANNES      $ANIEL 4HORSON      +EEGAN !NDERSON      7ALKER *OHNSON      (AYDEN (EGGEMEIER      "RADY"ULTMAN   *ARIS$ALMAN    +YLE*ASPER   'ARRETT 'UEST   4ROY0EDTKE   #HRIS-EIER   (UNTER"EETLEY    (UNTER#OOPER  Totals: 21-63 18-24 62. "LOOMINGTON   ˆ  .ASHVILLE   ˆ  3s – "LOOMINGTON ##   .ORTON   'OODLICK   2EINHART   (OERDEMANN   (OLMAN  .ASHVILLE -UELLER  *OHANNES  4HORSON  !NERSON  "ULT MAN  0EDTKE  "EETLEY  Rebounds – "LOOMINGTON ##  (ESTER  (OLMAN  .ASHVILLE  .EWMAN  *OHANNES   Assists – "LOOMINGTON ##  .ORTON  .ASHVILLE  !NDERSON Blocks – "LOOM INGTON##(OLMAN .ASHVILLE.EWMAN *OHANNES  Steals – "LOOMINGTON ##  .ORTON (OLMAN .ASHVILLE!NDERSON  Turnovers –"LOOMINGTON## .ASHVILLE 15. Fouls –"LOOMINGTON## .ASHVILLE .EWMANOUT  Third place

PROVIDENCE ST. MEL 71, PORTA 36 PROVIDENCE ST. MEL (26-7) 4YLER4URNER   4EVIN+ING    +ALIND.ASH   "ERNARD,ILLY*R    *OSHUAN-C.EAL   %MANUAL 7ILLIAMS      #OREY !LLEN      -ICHAEL *OHNSON      -AURICE(ATCH   4REMAINE'ALLION    %DDIE"URNETT   *OSEPH "RUTON   *ALEN'ARRISON   #ARL'ARNER   !NTON3ANDERS   Totals: 28-50 8-10 71. PORTA (26-7) -ITCH-ULLER   -ICHAEL-C#URDY    .ATE(OPPER   -ATT -ULLER   .IC3INCLAIR   #URTIS"RIGHT   'ARRETT(EYEN    $ALTON-ILLIRON   -AX-ULLER      #OLE 7YNN      %THAN "RUE      "RANDON "ETTIS      3ETH2EBBE   .ICK!TTERBERRY    +YLER7ALLE  Totals: 13-55 7-10 36. 3T-EL     ˆ  0/24!     ˆ  3s – 3T-EL ,ILLY  -C.EAL  (ATCH  "URNETT  +ING  0/24!   -ILLIRON   (OPPER   3INCLAIR   -C#URDY  -ATT-ULLER  7YNN   "RUE   "ETTIS   2EBBE    Rebounds –3T-EL+ING -C.EAL  0/24!  (OPPER   Assists – 3T -EL+ING 0/24!-ATT-ULLER  Blocks – 3T -EL  +ING  0/24!  -ILLIRON -AX-ULLER Steals –3T-EL +ING 0/24!-ITCH-ULLER (OPPER  3INCLAIR 2EBBE Turnovers –3T -EL  0/24!  Fouls – 3T -EL  0/24!

Boys track Saturday’s results First Chance Meet at Westwood High jump – ! ,OGAN :EMAN ,A3ALLE 0ERU   " #OVARRUBIAS ,A3ALLE 0ERU   # !NTHONY "RAVATA 'ENESEO   Pole vault –!6AUGHN(OBART0ONTAIC

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Girls track Saturday’s results First Chance Meet at Westwood High jump –!*ENA!RGUBRIGHT,A3AL LE 0ERU   " !LESKA ,ADD &IELDCREST   #-EGAN'EIGER3TERLING  Pole vault – !2ACHEL(ARRIDINE(ARLEM   " !ALIYAH &ORSELL (ARLEM   # !PRIL ,EWIS(ARLEM  Long jump –!"RT TINEY 0ATRICK $E+ALB    " *ANET !LFANO 'ALESBURG    # 3HAY 3CHERI,A3ALLE 0ERU  Triple jump – !-AGGIE"USHMAN$IXON   " -EGAN*ACKSON(ARLEM   #"RITTANI ,ARSEN(ARLEM  Shot put – !#OLBI 3CHERTZ0RINCETON   "!UDRIANA .ICHOL (ARLEM   # "RITTANY "ODNAR (ARLEM    3,200 relay – 1. 'ALESBURG 'ENESEO  2OCK &ALLS  60 – ! 2AYNE "ODEEN 'ENESEO  " #HAMBERLAIN 3TERLING  # (ENDERSON (ARLEM  60 hurdles – A. Savannah Long $E+ALB  " (OLLY "AKER $E+ALB  # -ATZNICK 3TERLING  800 relay –'ALESBURG 3TERLING   'ENESEO  800 – A. :OE-EAD0RINCETON  "-EGAN +ROLAK,A3ALLE 0ERU  #-ORGAN +ELLY'ENESEO 400 –!4ESSA (OLLAND &IELDCREST  " 'RACE -ADIGAN 'ENESEO  # 'ABBY &ORSELL(ARLEM  1,600 –!+ELSEY 3CHRADER$E+ALB  "-ONICA9ORK $E+ALB  #3AM,E"LANC$E+ALB  200 – ! !NISA 4ALIC (ARLEM  "#INDY,ADNER'ALESBURG  # !LEXIS 7AGNER (ARLEM  1,600 relay – 'ALEBSURG (ARLEM  &IELDCREST

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BLACKHAWKS 4, RED WINGS 1 $ETROIT    ˆ #HICAGO    ˆ First Period–.ONE0ENALTIESn3HARP #HI HOOKING  3HEAHAN $ET HOOKING  Second Period–1, Chicago, Leddy 7 (OSSA "E3MITH  PP   $ETROIT .YQUIST  !LFREDSSON +RONWALL  PP  #HICAGO "E3MITH+EITH +ANE 0ENALTIESn4ATAR $ETINTERFERENCE 0ULKKINEN $ETTRIPPING +ANE #HIHOOKING "ICKELL #HIHOOKING  Third Period–4, Chicago, Hossa 25 3HARP +EITH  #HICAGO 4OEWS (OSSA SH 0ENALTIESn'LENDENING $ETINTERFERENCE 3HAW #HIROUGH ING +EITH #HIHIGH STICKING  Shots on Goal –$ETROIT  n#HI CAGO  n Power-play opportunities–$ETROITOF #HICAGOOF Goalies–$ETROIT (OWARD     SHOTS  SAVES  #HICAGO #RAWFORD     

Auto racing Sunday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses)  #ARL%DWARDS &ORD LAPS  RATING POINTS     2ICKY 3TENHOUSE *R &ORD       !RIC!LMIROLA &ORD       4ONY3TEWART #HEVROLET       -ARCOS!MBROSE &ORD       $ENNY(AMLIN 4OYOTA        *EFF 'ORDON #HEVROLET        +ASEY +AHNE #HEVROLET       "RIAN6ICKERS 4OYOTA        +YLE ,ARSON #HEVROLET       !USTIN$ILLON #HEVROLET        'REG "IFFLE &ORD       -ATT+ENSETH 4OYOTA        "RAD +ESELOWSKI &ORD       #LINT"OWYER 4OYOTA        2YAN .EWMAN #HEVROLET        *USTIN !LLGAIER #HEVROLET        $ANICA 0ATRICK #HEVROLET       *IMMIE*OHNSON #HEVROLET       *OEY,OGANO &ORD       0AUL-ENARD #HEVROLET       $AVID'ILLILAND &ORD       *OSH7ISE #HEVROLET       $ALE%ARNHARDT*R #HEVROLET       !*!LLMENDINGER #HEVROLET        -ICHAEL !NNETT #HEVROLET        #ASEY -EARS #HEVROLET        2EED 3ORENSON #HEVROLET       +YLE"USCH 4OYOTA        ,ANDON #ASSILL #HEVROLET       $AVID2AGAN &ORD       !LEX"OWMAN 4OYOTA       4RAVIS+VAPIL &ORD        0ARKER +LIGERMAN 4OYOTA       +URT"USCH #HEVROLET       -ARTIN4RUEX*R #HEVROLET        -ICHAEL -C$OWELL &ORD       *AMIE-C-URRAY #HEVROLET ACCI DENT       +EVIN(ARVICK #HEVROLET ACCIDENT        #OLE 7HITT 4OYOTA       *OE.EMECHEK 4OYOTA REARGEAR       2YAN4RUEX 4OYOTA ACCIDENT        4IMMY (ILL #HEVROLET ACCIDENT      Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: MPH Time of Race: HOURS MINUTES  seconds. Margin of Victory:5NDER#AUTION Caution Flags:FORLAPS Lead Changes: 20 among 12 drivers. Lap Leaders:$(AMLIN"+ESELOWSKI  *,OGANO **OHNSON  -+ENSETH   +U"USCH  -+ENSETH   +U"USCH   *-C-URRAY   +U"USCH  #"OWYER   +Y"USCH   ++AHNE $(AMLIN++AHNE   -+ENSETH   $(AMLIN  -+ENSETH   $(AMLIN  +(ARVICK #%DWARDS  Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led):-+ENSETH TIMESFOR LAPS#%DWARDS TIMEFORLAPS +Y"USCH TIMEFORLAPS**OHNSON  TIME FOR  LAPS "+ESELOWSKI  TIME FORLAPS+U"USCH TIMESFORLAPS +(ARVICK  TIME FOR  LAPS ++AHNE  TIMES FOR  LAPS *,OGANO  TIME FOR  LAPS *-C-URRAY  TIME FOR  LAPS #"OWYER  TIME FOR  LAPS $(AMLIN  TIMESFORLAPS Wins: $%ARNHARDT *R  #%DWARDS  +(ARVICK "RA+ESELOWSKI  Top 12 in Points:  "RA+ESELOWSKI $%ARNHARDT*R #%DWARDS *'ORDON **OHNSON   *,OGANO   $(AMLIN   -+ENSETH   2.EWMAN   23TENHOUSE*R ++AHNE  '"IFFLE 

Golf Sunday Valspar Championship+ At Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Copperhead Course Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,340; Par: 71 Final *OHN3ENDEN    ˆ  +EVIN.A    ˆ  3COTT,ANGLEY    ˆ  ,UKE$ONALD    ˆ  2OBERT'ARRIGUS    ˆ  7ILL-AC+ENZIE    ˆ  'EORGE-C.EILL    ˆ  'RAHAM$E,AET    ˆ  -ATT%VERY    ˆ  $AVID(EARN    ˆ  -ATTEO-ANASSERO    ˆ  *USTIN2OSE    ˆ  'ARY7OODLAND    ˆ  3ANG -OON"AE    ˆ  *ASON$UFNER    ˆ  "ILL(AAS    ˆ  #HESSON(ADLEY    ˆ  #HARLES(OWELL)))    ˆ  *ASON+OKRAK    ˆ  *IM&URYK    ˆ %

Caution when needed Edwards tames celebration after rainy race BY JENNA FRYER !03PORTS7RITER

BRISTOL, Tenn. – After two rain delays lasting more than 5 hours, a slick race track wasn’t going to stop Carl Edwards from celebrating his first win of the season. He pulled his car to the start/finish line at Bristol Motor Speedway, climbed out to his window ledge and prepared for his celebratory backflip. Then, Edwards had a brief moment of clarity. “Oh, man, I thought, ‘This is stupid. I shouldn’t do this ... It’s awfully glossy. It might be slick,’� he said. “I didn’t want to stick it perfectly and have my feet go that way and break my arm on the concrete. That would have been terrible. I was actually really nervous about that.� But on this rain-soaked Sunday night, Edwards was going for the big finish to another long day for NASCAR. The start was delayed by almost 2 hours, racing began and the field got to Lap 124 before the sky opened again, and the race was stropped for another 3 hours, 18 minutes. Much like the seasonopening Daytona 500, which was stopped by rain for almost 6 hours, the threat of more bad weather bringing a sudden halt to the race forced the drivers to go hard every single lap. So when a caution with

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Driver Carl Edwards celebrates at the finish line Sunday after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol. Rain delayed the race twice. 77 laps remaining sent most of the field to pit road, Edwards’ crew chief, Jimmy Fennig, made the call to leave his driver on the track. The move gave Edwards the lead on the restart with 70 laps remaining. “I thought when Jimmy said we’re going to stay out, I thought, ‘Well, that’s a good idea,’� Edwards said. “And then nobody stayed out around us, and I thought, ‘Oh boy, that might not be the greatest thing.’ It turned out to be perfect.� He had no trouble pulling out to an easy lead and had victory in sight when the yellow caution lights came out right before the scheduled

white flag lap. No one was sure what the caution was for, and Fennig even wondered if water damage might have inadvertently caused the lights to turn on. Then the sky suddenly opened and NASCAR had no choice but to declare the race over. NASCAR said after the race that someone in the flag-stand accidentally leaned on a switch to trigger the lights. NASCAR was forced to issue a full caution “because operation of the lights was comprised.� “No harm, no foul, let’s act like it just didn’t happen,� Edwards told NASCAR vice president Robin Pemberton.

BOYS BASKETBALL | 1A/2A STATE ROUNDUP

Working three overtimes Saints capture 2A crown in classic with Nashville BY BOB NARANG #HICAGO4RIBUNE

PEORIA — Nick Norton became a big part of Bloomington Central Catholic history in a short time. Norton, who transferred from Missouri before the start of his senior season, scored eight of his gamehigh 25 points in the third overtime to lead Bloomington Central Catholic to a 76-62 victory against Nashville in the Class 2A state title game on Saturday at Carver Arena. The Saints (27-6) never had placed at state in four previous state appearances. “I couldn’t have asked for a better year,� Norton said. “These guys accepted me, and we went through some ups and downs, and we came out state champs.� Norton attempted just four shots and had two points at halftime, but he made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help bring his team back from a 48-37 deficit. Norton made five 3-pointers, shot 8-for-10 from the free-throw line and racked up five assists and four steals. The Saints connected on 14 of 44 3-point attempts, with Jake Reinhart (19 points) and Parker Goodlick (15 points) both making four 3s.

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Bloomington Central Catholic guard Jake Reinhart reacts after scoring in overtime during Saturday’s Class 2A state championship game at Carver Arena. The Saints beat Nashville, 76-62 in three overtimes. Sophomore Royce Newman led Nashville (27-8) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Class 1A

Mooseheart 63, Heyworth 47: On a team

with a college-sized frontcourt, every player on Mooseheart looks up to 5-foot-8 sophomore point guard Freddy Okito. After he missed nearly 5 minutes of the third quarter with a nose injury Saturday during the Class 1A boys basketball state final against Heyworth, Okito helped ignite a

15-0 run that propelled Mooseheart to its first team state title. A year after winning the program’s first regional title, the Red Ramblers (29-3) won their last 10 games this season to earn a special place in the lore of a school that opened in 1913. Six-foot-7 Mooseheart senior guard Mangisto Deng culminated a big weekend with a game-high 27 points, and 6-10 senior Makur Puou collected 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks.

Lineup changes help Hawks HOSSA CONTINUED FROM B1 Smith had a big night after being moved from wing on the fourth line to center on the second line with wingers Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell. Smith had a hand in the first two Hawks scores, and they both came from gritty plays in front of the net. The first came

when he set up shop in front and screened goalie Jimmy Howard on a long shot from Leddy. After Nyquist was credited with the tying goal, Smith put the Hawks in front when he banged in a rebound off a Keith shot in the waning moments of the second period. “That’s how you have to score goals in this league any night,� Smith said.

“You try to get to the net, take away his eyes [and] find rebounds.� In the third, Hossa took a nice feed from Patrick Sharp and beat Howard off the rush with a snipe past the goalie’s stick. Hossa then helped the Hawks seal things late in the third, while short-handed when he scooped up the puck in the neutral zone and fed Toews.


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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Monday, March 17, 2014

AT A GLANCE

Midwest region loaded with four top teams

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First Round Tuesday’s games Robert Morris (21-13) at St. John’s (20-12), 6 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast (22-12) at Florida State (19-13), 6 p.m. West Virginia (17-15) at Georgetown (1714), 6 p.m. Belmont (24-9) at Wisconsin-Green Bay (24-6), 7:15 p.m. High Point (16-14) at Minnesota (20-13), 7:15 p.m. Georgia State (25-8) at Clemson (20-12), 8 p.m. Indiana State (23-10) at Arkansas (21-11), 8 p.m. Davidson (20-12) at Missouri (22-11), 8 p.m. Utah (21-11) at St. Mary’s (CA), 10 p.m.

BURDEN

Carolina State and Xavier, who play in the First Four on Tuesday, and 11thseeded Iowa and TennesThe people above them see, who play Wednesday. in the Midwest region, Left out of the tournawhich shapes up as the ment was SMU of the toughest, include topAAC – a team almost all seeded and undefeated the experts had securely Wichita State, No. 2 in the bracket. Michigan and No. 3 Duke. But not the folks in the Yes, that’s three of last conference room, who year’s Final Four teams. couldn’t overcome the The national semifinals Mustangs’ strength of are April 5 in Arlington, schedule: 129. Texas. “When I saw Louisville, On the ‘1’ line in the I kind of figured that West was Arizona, which they didn’t have a lot of stayed there despite fallrespect for our confering in the Pac-12 title ence,” said coach Larry game to UCLA. The Brown. “But we only can Bruins are a ‘4,’ same blame ourselves, that’s as Michigan State and the way I look at it.” Louisville – their fellow The committee handed power-conference chamout only seven at-large pions. bids to mid-majors after “They pass everyone’s they took 11 in each of the ‘eye test,’” Wellman said. last two seasons. “They’re playing as well The Big 12 led all conright now as anyone in ferences with seven the country. If you look at the last 3 or 4 weeks, they teams, though winning the conference didn’t probably would’ve been seeded differently. When move Iowa State past the ‘3’ line. you look at the entire In the West, Arizona’s season, then it’s a little bit second game could come different.” against eighth-seeded Of course, the numbers Gonzaga, which lost its are just that – numbers. second game as a No. 1 In an era of one-andseed last year, or No. 9 done, superstar coaches Oklahoma State, which and unending parity, the real drama starts after the has one of the nation’s best players in Marcus brackets are out. That’s Smart. The nation’s top why Warren Buffett had scorer, Doug McDermott no problem paying the (26.9 points per game), insurance premium against a $1 billion payoff is on the other side of for anyone who fills out a that bracket with No. 3 Creighton. perfect bracket. On Virginia’s side of “There’s more good the East bracket is one teams and less great team nobody wants to teams,” said coach Bill play come tournament Self of second-seeded time – No. 4 Michigan Kansas. “The difference State, which hadn’t won between a 2 seed and a 7 back-to-back games since or 8 seed is as narrow as late January, but strung it’s ever been.” three together to win the The last four bubble nation’s second-toughest teams in this year’s draw conference. were 12th-seeded North CONTINUED FROM B1

Wednesday’s games Illinois (19-14) at Boston U. (24-10), 6 p.m. Iona (22-10) at Louisiana Tech (27-7), 6:30 p.m. Vermont (22-10) at Georgia (19-13), 7 p.m. Toledo (27-6) at Southern Miss (27-6), 7:30 p.m. UC Irvine (23-11) at SMU (23-9), 8 p.m. LSU (19-13) at San Francisco (21-11), 9 p.m. Utah Valley (20-11) at California (19-13), 9:30 p.m.

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Michigan’s Derrick Walton Jr. passes the ball around the Michigan St. defense during Sunday’s Big Ten tournament championship game in Indianapolis. The Wolverines’ loss cost them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

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The Spartans (26-8) put on the type of display Sunday that Izzo had hoped to see more consistently throughout an injury-plagued regular season. “We’re starting to feel the rhythm again,” Izzo said. “We will be very well prepared for the NCAA tournament. Whether that gets us where I want to go, I don’t know.” Michigan State led by as many as 11 points in the first half, before settling for a 38-29 lead as Harris delivered an emphatic one-handed dunk at the buzzer. The lead swelled to 18 at one point in the second half. Michigan coach John Beilein tried to mini-

Second Round Thursday, March 20Monday, March 24 Robert Morris-St. John’s winner vs. Belmont-Wisconsin-Green Bay winner Florida Gulf Coast-Florida State winner vs. West Virginia-Georgetown winner High Point-Minnesota winner vs. Utah-St. Mary’s (CA) winner Georgia State-Clemson winner vs. IllinoisBoston U. winner Indiana State-Arkansas winner vs. Utah Valley-California winner Davidson-Missouri winner vs. ToledoSouthern Miss winner Iona-Louisiana Tech winner vs. VermontGeorgia winner UC Irvine-SMU winner vs. LSU-San Francisco winner

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mize the importance of his team’s NCAA seeding immediately after Sunday’s loss. “I’ve never seen so much wasted energy on who is seeded where,” Beilein said. “I mean, it’s incredible. If you asked 99 percent of the … maybe I’m just stupid, but tell me the difference between a 14, 15, 16 seed. Or a 1, 2 and 3. We’re talking about 12 teams – the last 12 in and the first 12 in … playing them anywhere. It doesn’t make a difference.” Meanwhile the Spartans played with the type of energy, passion and skill that should make any NCAA tournament opponent concerned. MSU scored 18 points off turnovers, compared with the Wolverines’ two. And the Spartans picked

up 16 fast-break points while Michigan had only three. “Their defense was really good,” Beilein said. “Their steals in the first half and their offensive rebounding just took possessions from us.” Michigan was led by Big Ten player of the year Nik Stauskas with 17 points and Derrick Walton Jr. with 11. But the Wolverines shot just 31.5 percent from the field (17 of 54) while getting outrebounded 38-28. “We kind of didn’t have an identity this year,” Izzo said. “We didn’t rebound as well to get our running game going. ... I think you saw some of that identity today. We are pretty good defensively, we’re a pretty rebounding team.”

Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 25Wednesday, March 26

At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals Tuesday, April 1 Semifinal, 6 p.m. Semifinal, 8:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 3 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. CIT First Round Today’s game Holy Cross (19-13) at Brown (15-13), 6 p.m. Tuesday’s games VMI (19-12) at Canisius (20-12), 6 p.m. Wright State (20-14) at East Carolina (1716), 6 p.m. Norfolk State (19-14) at Eastern Michigan (21-14), 6 p.m Chattanooga (18-14) at ETSU (18-15), 6 p.m. Columbia (19-12) at Valparaiso (18-15), 6:05 p.m. Alabama State (19-12) at Sam Houston State (23-10), TBA Portland State (17-14) at San Diego (1616), TBA Wednesday’s games Quinnipiac (20-11) at Yale (15-13), 6 p.m. Towson (23-10) at S.C. Upstate (19-14), 6 p.m. Cleveland State (21-11) at Ohio (23-11), 6 p.m. Akron (21-12) at IPFW (24-10), 6 p.m. Murray State (18-11) at Missouri State (2012), 7:05 p.m. North Dakota (17-16) at Nebraska-Omaha (16-14), 7:07 p.m. Pacific (15-15) at Grand Canyon (15-14), 9 p.m. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (17-15) at Northern Colorado (18-13), TBA


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY MORRISON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS DEBBIE SWANSON; KEITH SWANSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 59 212 AVENUE D ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on January 8, 2014, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on May 1, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, 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: TAX NO. 11-27-126-015 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 212 AVENUE D ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 1.5 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $96,948.15. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1304192 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. March 17, 24, 31, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 30, 2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County will at 10:00 AM on May 1, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, 3rd floor lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, IL, 61270, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1606 ALBANY STREET, Erie, IL 61250 Property Index No. 20-06-178-002 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $151,271.11. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. , 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 13-2222-21193. March 17, 24, 31, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ELIZABETH N. WILSEY AKA ELIZABETH WILSEY and JAMES E. WILSEY AKA JAMES WILSEY, Defendants 13-CH-143 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 207 EAST 7TH ST. ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on January 8, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 11-27-311-014 Commonly known as: 207 East 7th St., Rock Falls, IL 61071

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13 CH 00071 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 07-08-05-479-001 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1002 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-19010. March 10, 17, 24, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ESEQUIEL TRUJILLO AKA ZEKE TRUJILLO, LISA TRUJILLO AKA LISA LYNN TRUJILLO, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC. and SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC., Defendants. 13 CH 131 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 912 4TH AVE. STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 11, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit:

will be offered for sale and sold at public venue on May 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois.

Permanent Index Number: 11-21-285-001 Commonly known as: 912 4th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois.

The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $90,463.45.

The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $57,620.72.

Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.

Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC March 17, 24, 31, 2014

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC March 10, 17, 24, 2014


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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on January 8, 2014 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 15 in Block 12 in Arey's Addition to the City of Rock Falls, in Whiteside County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 11-27-311-014 Commonly known as: 207 East 7th St., Rock Falls, IL 61071 will be offered for sale and sold at public venue on May 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $90,463.45. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney.

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DARREN P. DEWITT, et al Defendants

13 CH 92 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 30, 2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County will at 10:00 AM on May 1, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, 3rd floor lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, IL, 61270, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 4 IN HEYVAERT'S SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 19 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 30, 1969 AS DOCUMENT NO. 339139 IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1606 ALBANY STREET, Erie, IL 61250 Property Index No. 20-06-178-002 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $151,271.11. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. , 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 13-2222-21193. March 17, 24, 31, 2014

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IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ESEQUIEL TRUJILLO AKA ZEKE TRUJILLO, LISA TRUJILLO AKA LISA LYNN TRUJILLO, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC. and SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC., Defendants. 13 CH 131 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 912 4TH AVE. STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 11, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 12 in Block 4 in Elias D. LeFevre's Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 31. Permanent Index Number: 11-21-285-001 Commonly known as: 912 4th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $57,620.72. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC March 10, 17, 24, 2014

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13 CH 00071 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT FIVE (5) OF MABEL N. WHITMORE'S SUBDIVISION BEING A PART OF BLOCK ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN (117) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DIXON, RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN BOOK "C" OF PLATS, PAGE 7, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 07-08-05-479-001 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1002 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-19010. March 10, 17, 24, 2014

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS DEBBIE SWANSON; KEITH SWANSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 59 212 AVENUE D ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on January 8, 2014, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on May 1, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, 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: THE SOUTH 100 FEET OF LOT 3 IN BLOCK "D" IN THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 11-27-126-015 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 212 AVENUE D ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 1.5 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $96,948.15. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% 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. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1304192 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. March 17, 24, 31, 2014

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ELIZABETH N. WILSEY AKA ELIZABETH WILSEY and JAMES E. WILSEY AKA JAMES WILSEY, Defendants 13-CH-143 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 207 EAST 7TH ST. ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE

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Eikenberry Sheet Metal 412 E. 3rd, Sterling Service work heating & cooling; gas, electric. Free estimates. Accept Visa & MC on all new installations.

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Appliances

TELEVISION IN HOME REPAIR All Types Brands & Models SERVING THE SAUK VALLEY Call Ron for a free quote at 815-561-0011

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PAUL’S HANDYMAN SERVICE “Anything Your Husband Won’t Do!�  xperience On All Manner of Home Repairs & Maintenance since 1986 (815)625-2607

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

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SHEET METAL APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITY Sheet Metal Workers' Local 219 is accepting applications from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at 3316 Publishers Drive, Rockford, IL 61109 Requirements: Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. MUST FURNISH on the day of application your high school transcripts and GED test scores (if applicable), a copy of your birth certificate, and a $25.00 nonrefundable administration fee. All applications will be considered if basic qualifications are met. Equal employment opportunity – Minorities & Females are encouraged to apply.

Whiteside County Sheriff's Merit Commission Is accepting applications for 9-1-1 Dispatcher through March 25th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be picked up in person at the Whiteside County Law Enforcement Center, 400 N. Cherry St., Morrison, Illinois. For more information or to print an application, please visit www.whiteside.org under Documents & Forms.

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NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Being too outspoken will lead to trouble. Take extra care when dealing with colleagues. An innocuous comment on your part may be seen as an insult.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You will have to take bold steps if you want to move forward. You might need to enlist your friends and relatives to aid you. Their assistance will help you excel.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- An issue that you thought was settled will resurface. Do whatever it takes to improve on your past performance and make a favorable impression on those involved.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -You are in a terrific upswing right now. Hesitation at this point will only hold you back. If you keep a positive attitude, you will be able to accomplish everything you set out to do. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It’s a great day to try something new. Shake out the cobwebs, step out of your comfort zone and investigate some different yet appealing activities. Take on a physical or mental challenge.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Diligence, not speed, will be the order of the day. Despite your enthusiasm for the task ahead, you should proceed slowly and carefully to avoid a costly mistake.

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