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DIXON | FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CASE

Wife’s killer gets 20 years Sigler gives a guilty plea in exchange for minimum sentence BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521 @SeaWarren

DIXON – A Dixon man was given the minimum prison sentence of 20 years on Tuesday for strangling his wife 2 years ago.

Brian C. Sigler, 36, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder after admitting that he killed his wife, Yolanda, in a fit of rage and left her body under a blanket on the living room couch in 2013. The sentence was part of a deal Sigler made with prosecutors in exchange for his guilty plea. He must serve the full 20 years in prison, then be under supervised release for 3 years. Family members, along with police officers and detectives involved in the case, filled the courtroom benches to hear the long-awaited sentence Sheriff John Simonton was also there.

Then a Dixon police officer, he and his son, Dixon Police Detective Aaron Simonton, were the first to respond to a 911 call made Jan. 12, 2013, by the Siglers’ then-10-year-old son. They found Brian Sigler Brian C. in an upstairs bathroom, Sigler bleeding from selfinflicted stab wounds. The fatal fight was sparked when Sigler found sexual text messages on Yolanda’s cellphone, he told police.

After Judge Ron Jacobson accepted Sigler’s guilty plea Tuesday, three of the victim’s family members made their way to the witness stand, one by one, to read victim impact statements. Not once during any of those statements did Sigler look up as he sat, handcuffed, next to his attorney, Jim Mertes. Yolanda Sigler’s cousin, Amanda Coleman, talked through tears about her own history with an abusive relationship, and how much Yolanda’s death affects her and her family every day. MURDER CONTINUED ON A7

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STOCKING UP FOR SPRING IN ROCK FALLS

A clean slate: Chalk it up to Rita Crundwell

Parent Jennifer Tompkins fished out a trout Tuesday morning to show to the preschoolers who stopped by to watch the pond being stocked at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. Most of the kids even took the chance to touch the slippery guy.

Election could bring a fresh start – and new challenges BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529 @MattMencarini

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Three and four-year-olds in Coloma Park District’s preschool program watch as trout are funneled into the pond. The Ilinois Department of Natural Resources stocked the pond with 1,900 pounds of the fish for trout season, which will begin April 4.

DIXON – Some people in Dixon want a fresh start – a whole new City Council come election time. If that happens, it would be one more step into new territory for the city that was thrust into the national spotlight when former comptroller Rita Crundwell stole more than $50 million. In November 2013, the city hired its first city administrator, David Nord. In November 2014, voters decided to change Dixon’s form of government from the commission form to the managerial form. DIXON CONTINUED ON A7

WASTEWATER PLANT

Morrison can’t afford to wait City will proceed with plan for new plant after EPA delay BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570 @pam_eggemeier

HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT

Attempted murder charges dropped Sterling police chief says new evidence points to other people BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521 @SeaWarren

MORRISON – Charges have been dropped against two Rock Falls men accused of critically injuring a Sterling man in a hit-and-run accident. Dayton J. Hicks, 19, and Jorden E. Johnson, 22, were arrested in July in Corpus Christi, Texas, on charges

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of attempted murder. Both pleaded not guilty. Whiteside County court documents filed March 13 and March 18 say the dismissals came after the Sterling Police Department learned of new evidence that led to further investigation. Chief Ron Potthoff said detectives were looking into information that came through the anonymous reward hotline, Crime Stoppers.

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“We’ve developed some information that points at, perhaps, other people,” he said. “There’s been some information developed that other people may have been responsible, or have been connected with the people who were in jail. ... In some sense, it seemed promising, so we’re just looking at it.”

MORRISON – The city is exploring alternatives to finance a new wastewater treatment plant after receiving disappointing news from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The clock is ticking on the city’s 1930s wastewater system, but the city last year delayed the costly project another year at the EPA’s recommendation. The regulatory agency had told the city it was instituting new financing rules that could make the project, which could come with a pricetag of more than $20 million, more manageable. Now the EPA says there has been a change in plans. “The EPA suggested a year ago that we wait a year because they could then offer us a 30-year loan instead of 20 years,” Mayor Everett Pannier said. “Now EPA says it’s not in a position to do the 30-year loan.”

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Dixon Police Jordan J. Heintzelman, 19, of Dixon; 5 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of South Hennepin Avenue; criminal damage to property; released with notice to appear in court.

Correction A graveside service for Reah A. “Toni” Travis will begin at noon Thursday at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden in Dixon, followed by a luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at Polo Senior Center. The day of the service was incorrect in Tuesday’s funeral listings. We regret the error.

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POLICE Sterling Police Robert J. Valdivia, 24, of Sterling; 12:21 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of West Third Street; Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear – resisting a peace officer; taken to Whiteside County Jail. Girl, 17, from Sterling; 12:36 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of West Third Street; possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia; released to a custodian. Jessica M. Rippy, 35, of Galt; 11:16 a.m. Monday at Lynn Boulevard and Freeport Road; speeding; released with promise to comply. Boy, 17, from Sterling; 11:18 a.m. Monday at Fourth Avenue and Miller Road; disobeyed stop sign; released with promise to comply. Timothy D. McLindsay, 51, of Sterling; 1:04 p.m. Monday at West Fourth Street and Woodburn Avenue; speeding; released with promise to comply. David A. Stolzoff, 64, of Sterling; 9:17 a.m. Monday in the 500 block alleyway between 19th and 20th avenues; improper backing; released with promise to comply. Karina Valdez, 32, of Sterling; 3:53 p.m. Monday at West 23rd Street and Avenue J; speeding; released with promise to comply. Christoper St. SimonsLange, 25, of Rock Falls; 5:10 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of West LeFevre Road; state Department of Corrections warrant for patrol violation; taken to Whiteside County Jail. Mitchell R. Wolf, 28, no permanent address; 7:06 p.m. Monday at 2301 Locust St.; Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear – burglary; taken to Whiteside County Jail. Melanie L. Seidel, 27, no permanent address; 7:06 p.m.

Janie S. MacLennan, 40, of Milledgeville; 2:53 a.m. March 16 in the 600 block of West Washington Street; driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol with blood alcohol content greater than .08, improper lane usage; given citation and taken to Ogle County Jail. Boy, 10, of Oregon; 5:30 p.m. March 17; runaway; released to his parent. Anthony B. Pro, 26, of Rockford; 5:30 p.m. March 18 at Franklin and Sixth streets; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; given citation. Theodore A. Arbogast, 77, of Oregon; 11:16 p.m. March 18 at Fourth and Washington streets; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage; given citations. Boy, 10, of Oregon; 11:30 p.m. March 18; runaway; released to a guardian. Trisha R. Rice, 27, of Rockford; 3:35 p.m. March 20 in the 300 block of Webster Street; operating uninsured motor vehicle; given citation. Michael W. Hellgren, 60, of Oregon; 7 p.m. March 21 ; telephone harassment; taken to Ogle County Jail. Brooke S. Hulvey, 19, of Mount Morris; 10:10 p.m. March 21 in the 1200 block of West Washington Street; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; given citation. Tyler J. Disch, 19, of Oregon; 9:30 p.m. Sunday; Lee County warrant for larceny; taken to Ogle County Jail.

State Police Candace M. Vietmeyer, 28, of Rock Falls; 8:15 a.m. Monday at state Route 2 and Prairieville Road in Whiteside County; driving too fast for conditions; given citation. Johnathan T. Bevill, 33, of DeKalb; 12:29 a.m. Monday on Interstate 39 in Ogle County; suspended driver’s license, speeding; given individual bond and notice to appear in court. Edward R. Ferguson, 32, of Clinton, Iowa; 7:49 p.m. Sunday at state Route 251 and Lee Road; aggravated driving under the influence, revoked driver’s license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, obstructing justice; held at Lee County Jail.

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One hurt Monday in two-vehicle crash OGLE COUNTY – An Esmond woman was injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 64 East near Blackhawk Road. Ogle County sheriff’s deputies responded at 7:53 a.m. They found that a Dodge Caravan driven by Bonnie Hagemeyer, 69, was westbound when it slid into the east lane after Hagemeyer lost control. Her vehicle then struck an eastbound GMC van taking students from the Polo School District. The GMC van’s driver, Janice Deets, 55, of Polo, and two juvenile students in the van were not injured. Hagemeyer was taken to SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford for treatment. Her condition was unavailable Tuesday.

Two hurt Monday in two-vehicle crash WHITESIDE COUNTY – Two women were injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Star Road, one-half mile west of Luther Road. State police responded to the scene at 7 a.m. They found that a sport utility vehicle driven by Robyn A. Moresi, 57, of Deer Grove was westbound on Star Road when Moresi lost control. Her vehicle began to slide on the snow-covered roadway and crossed the center line, striking a car driven by Rhonda A. Simmons, 48, of Tampico. Moresi and Simmons were taken to CGH Medical Center in Sterling, where their conditions were unavailable Tuesday. Moresi was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

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Jordanna Schauff, an RN at CGH Medical Center, shows visitors the features of the beds in the trauma center Tuesday evening during an open house for CGH’s new emergency department. Visitors took a tour of the $8.6 million expansion, which includes 25 private treatment rooms, two trauma rooms containing two additional beds, six patient Easy Care bays, three triage rooms, and a streamlined patient registration and triage process. The department isn’t open to the public yet, but that could happen by April, if all goes as planned. Sterling mayor Skip Lee (left) and John Larson play with the shower heads in the decontamination room Tuesday during an open house at the new emergency department at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

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Candidates share visions

Board will vote to cut three staff members

Professional government, infrastructure common themes at debate BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529 @MattMencarini

DIXON – Dixon’s mayoral candidates may not always see eyeto-eye, but they both have a vision for the city’s future – and they shared it during a nearly 90-minute debate Tuesday night, where they took questions from residents, and tried to win support for a goal they both share: becoming Dixon’s next mayor. The questions came during a debate sponsored by the Sauk Valley Tea Party. It was the second public debate between the two candidates and was held at the Loveland Community House ahead of the April election. In May, for the first time in 16 years, the city will have a new mayor. Mayor Jim Burke announced in December that he won’t seek a fifth term. Commissioner Jeff Kuhn, 63, and local businessman Liandro Arellano Jr., 34, once again made efforts to highlight the differences between them. Kuhn, who was elected in 2011, said he has the experience to lead the city forward, and led the effort to increase transparency in the wake of the Rita Crundwell scandal. Arellano said he’d be able to bring a fresh start to the city and use his business development experience as an asset to attract business to the city. He said infrastructure can be used as an incentive for businesses. Despite their differences, both candidates said they were the

District would save $142,000 with move BY JERMAINE PIGEE jpigee@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5525 @JPigee84

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Dixon mayoral candidate Liandro Arellano Jr. listens as his opponent, Jeff Kuhn, city commissioner, answers a question from an audience member Tuesday evening during a Sauk Valley Tea Party debate at Loveland Community House in Dixon.

Mayor Jim Burke listens as the candidates speak Tuesday evening during the debate. In May, for the first time in 16 years, the city will have a new mayor. Burke announced in December that he won’t seek a fifth term. best fits to be the next mayor. In his closing statement, Arellano said his background, which includes military experience and budgeting as a small business owner, makes him the perfect candidate for mayor. “We need to continue

professionalizing our city government, something I supported for a long time,” he said. “We need to have long-term budgeting and processes. And we need to have a vision that that budget is executing.” Kuhn laid out his vision for the city’s future, emphasizing the need to

continually improve and reinforce the city’s infrastructure and plan in advance where the city will go. “The city has got to maintain the momentum that we have,” he said. “We’re going very well right now. We don’t want to sit and stagnate. We have to keep going.” Residents asked about ways to streamline city services, possible uses of the remaining recovery money and whether the city using $160,000 for boat docks is a good investment. The effort to professionalize the city government was a common theme. Among others, debate questions came from Arellano’s brother, council candidate Josie Whaley and current Commissioner Dennis Considine, who’s also seeking re-election to the council.

STERLING – The Sterling School Board will vote Wednesday to terminate the contract of Mario Garnica Jr., a teacher jailed on four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Garnica is one of two probationary teachers the board will vote to terminate. The other is firstyear probationary teacher Aimee Ellis, a French teacher at Sterling High School. Garnica, 26, a bilingual first-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School who is in Lee County Jail on a $300,000 bond, is on unpaid general leave, which means he is not being paid and is not receiving benefits. He had previously been placed on paid administrative leave after his Feb. 3 arrest at the school. Garnica is also indicted on two counts of armed violence, four counts of aggravated domestic battery, and two counts of battery. He is accused of stabbing his 29-year-old boyfriend in the neck and beating him on the head, shoulders and arms with a metal pipe Jan. 19 in the boyfriend’s home. Because Garnica is in his third year of probationary teaching, the district must decide whether he will be offered a teaching contract for a fourth probationary year. Haven Schuldt, a certified teacher in the school district, has been placed in Garnica’s former classroom. March is usually the month when personnel cuts are made because staff must be given a

4 5 - d a y notice of termination, Superintendent Tad Everett said. Everett had Mario little to say Garnica Jr. about Ellis’ termination. “It’s not our practice, or custom, to publicly discuss the factors that we take into consideration when making a decision to non-renew a probationary teacher,” he said. Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the school board will vote to cut Beth Kukowski, a parttime pre-K teacher in the school district. The move comes as the school district faces a $711,000 budget deficit in the upcoming school year. Everett said Kukowski’s position is being cut as a reduction in force. Kukowski is the only non-probationary staff member whose job loss is the result of a budget cut. “This is the fourth year in a row we have made reductions in staff to maintain a balanced budget,” Everett said. If Garnica, Ellis and Kukowski are all terminated, the district would save $142,000, which includes salaries and benefits for the staff members. That total will go toward the budget deficit. Seven teachers will also retire from the district. Everett said some of those positions will be replaced and some will not. Everett said he will lay out more specific details on the budget cuts at Wednesday’s meeting. “We will look at program cuts and look at the program offerings that we have,” he said. “Our goal is to balance our education fund.”

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ROCK FALLS – A forum for Sterling and Rock Falls city and school board candidates will be held at 6 tonight at Rock Falls City Hall, 603 W. 10th St. The forum, sponsored by the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, also will be broadcast live on cable Channel 5. Those in races with more than one candidate will be asked questions submitted in advance by voters. Those running unopposed on April 7 will introduce themselves and explain why they are running. Contact the chamber at 815-625-4500, bland@ rockfallschamber or www. facebook.com/rockfalls. chamber for more information.

No April meeting for zoning board DIXON – The Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals April 2 meeting has been canceled. For more information, call

Fundraiser, art sale Saturday at mall STERLING – Rock n’ Stroll, a benefit for young artists at the YMCA of the Sauk Valley’s Community Learning Center, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway. Face painting, caricatures, photographs, airbrushing, music, and other activities will be available.

Student artwork will also be sold. Proceeds will help fund a trip to the Chicago Art Institute. Call 815-535-9622 for more information.

City OKs funding for street repairs MORRISON – The city will seek bids for repairs

to Orange Street now that funding has been approved. During its meeting Monday, the Morrison City Council approved a resolution to spend $160,000 from the city’s motor fuel tax allotment to repair Orange Street from Wall Street to U.S. Route 30. The project is expected to wrap up by fall.

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LeRoy J. Blatz ROCK FALLS – LeRoy J. Blatz, 89, of Rock Falls, died Monday, March 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in New Trier, Minnesota, the son of Edward and Suzanna (Bungert) Blatz. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Forces. He met the love of his life, Mary Anna White, in May 1950, and they were married Oct. 28, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa. They had 64 wonderful years together and were blessed with 13 loving children. LeRoy was employed for 34.5 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling, retiring as a wire drawer. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls; a third-degree Knight of Columbus; a life member of Rock Falls American Legion Post 902; a member of the 40&8; a member of the funeral honor guard; and a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul and PADS, both in Sterling. He also served as the past commander of Sterling Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was instrumental in establishing the high school scholarship program. LeRoy loved to do woodworking and enjoyed making many gifts for his family and friends. When the children were younger, he built an electric merry-go-round that still is enjoyed by all. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. Survivors include his

wife, Mary Anna; 12 children, Teresa (Mike) Carr of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Patricia Riesen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary (Tom DePasquale) Blatz of Sterling, Edward (Debra) Blatz of Aurora, Helen (Bob) Moore of Normal, Ernie (Kris) Blatz of The Dalles, Oregon, Roger (Kathy) Blatz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Regina Nance of Annawan, Gary (Kristi) Blatz of Navarre, Florida, Angela (Andy) Hampton of Rock Falls, Dennis (Julia) Blatz of Navarre, and Greg (Margo) Blatz of Brownsburg, Indiana; one brother, Alvin (Ferrell) Blatz of Stanchfield, Minnesota; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Blatz; eight sisters, Clara, Marie, Isabelle, Lucilla, Virginia, Lorraine, Dorothy, and Annella; and two brothers, Gilbert and Alcuin. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:45 p.m., Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. Memorials may be directed to the family, St. Vincent de Paul Society, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Keith Coats of Sterling, 11 a.m. at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Thursday visitations: Anne Bittorf Cox of Davenport, Iowa, 1-2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. Celia S. Ybarra of Sterling, 4-7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:45 p.m., at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Lois M. Ehlbeck of Freeport, 5-7 p.m. at Schwarz Park Blvd. Chapel in Freeport. Charles H. Formby of Oregon, 5-7 p.m. at FarrellHolland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. Thursday funerals: Dorothy Lillian Dykhuizen of Dixon, 10 a.m. at BosmaRenkes Funeral Home in Morrison. Paul F. Seidel of Rock Falls, 10 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

Today’s visitations: Keith Coats of Sterling, 10-11 a.m. at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Dorothy Lillian Dykhuizen of Dixon, 4-6 p.m. at BosmaRenkes Funeral Home in Morrison. Paul F. Seidel of Rock Falls, 4-7 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Max M. Johnson of Prophetstown, 5-7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 4:30 p.m., at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. Max M. Johnson of Prophetstown, 9:30-10:15 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Today’s funerals: Clarence M. Franks of Rock Falls, 10 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Max M. Johnson of Prophetstown, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.

Anne Bittorf Cox DAVENPORT, Iowa – Anne Bittorf Cox passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, peacefully with her family by her side at the Kahl Home in Davenport. She was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Sterling, to Joseph H. and Mary (Delaney) Bittorf. Anne married William R. McCabe and had six children. Later in life, she married William Robert Cox. Anne was a proud alum of St. Mary College at Notre Dame, and an avid fan of the Fighting Irish. A loving mother, she enjoyed every minute with her family and friends. Anne’s love spread throughout the United States. She had great friends and family in Bettendorf, Iowa, Sterling, Chicago, Gypsum, Colorado, and Bonita Springs, Florida. Anne is survived by her children, William R. (Mary Jo) McCabe Jr., Timothy B. McCabe, Patrick J. (Lisa) McCabe, John T.

(Lisa Penn) McCabe, Katie (Sean) McCabe Paxson, and Colin M. McCabe; grandchildren, Michael, Thomas, Ryan, Lauren, Kristian, Delaney, Caroline, and Conner; and her sister, Barb (Dr. L.A). Brennan. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Cox; William R. McCabe, the father of her children; her parents; and her brothers, Joe D. Bittorf and William Bittorf. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave. Sterling. A Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2224 Avenue J, Sterling. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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SEBRING, Florida – Ronald L. “Ron” Klausen, 59, of Sebring, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Ron was born Nov. 3, 1955, in Amboy. He graduated in 1977 from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Ron was the administrator of Mapleside Manor Nursing Home in Amboy for 16 years, before moving in July 1998 to Florida to enjoy the Sunshine State. He was a tax professional, with the distinction of Master Tax Adviser Enrolled Agent while working with H&R Block in Sebring. Ron was very surprised and honored to receive the National Henry W. Block Excellence in Client Service Award on July 24, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. Working always was Ron’s passion. However, equally, he loved to spend time at any Disney park. Epcot was his personal favorite, but he really enjoyed being the “park adviser” for family and friends, especially his many younger nieces and nephews. Ron maintained his Illinois roots by being an avid Chicago sports fan. He leaves a memorable impression

on all the many lives he touched. Survivors include his brothers, David Klausen of Sebring, and John (Janice) Klausen of Amboy; nephews, nieces, and their families, Jason, Alison, Keri, Dalton, Noah, and Caden Wittenauer of Amboy, Jeramey, Theresa, Westin, and Jaron Wittenauer of Amboy, Joshua, Heather, Margaret, David, and Joe Wittenauer of Dixon, and Jessica and Jersey Wittenauer of Amboy; and an uncle, Anker Klausen of Lee Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Shirley Klausen; and his brother, Robert Klausen. A memorial celebration of life will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shady Oaks Country Club, 577 U.S. Highway 52, Amboy. Cremation rites have been accorded. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. A special thank-you to the dedicated care professionals, Carlos Roebuck, Tim Newsom, and Paul Colletti. Memorials may be designated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (website: secure.mdusa. org/Donate), 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60606.

Reah A. “Toni” Travis of Polo, noon graveside service at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden in Dixon. Anne Bittorf Cox of Davenport, Iowa, 2 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Friday visitations: Charles H. Formby of Oregon, 9-9:45 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris. Doris Michael of Mount Morris, 10-11 a.m. at Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris. Ronald W. VanDusen of Sterling, 10-11 a.m. at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. LeRoy J. Blatz of Rock Falls, 4-7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:45 p.m., at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Samuel L. Metzler of Sterling, 6-7 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling.

Friday funerals: Lois M. Ehlbeck of Freeport, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Freeport. Charles H. Formby of Oregon, 10 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris. Doris Michael of Mount Morris, 11 a.m. at Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris. Sharon J. Klocke Miranti, formerly of Rock Falls, 11 a.m. memorial service at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Ronald W. VanDusen of Sterling, 11 a.m. at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Saturday funeral: LeRoy J. Blatz of Rock Falls, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Sunday funeral: Ronald L. “Ron” Klausen of Sebring, Florida, memorial celebration of life, 2-6 p.m. at Shady Oaks Country Club in Amboy.

Lois M. Ehlbeck FREEPORT – Lois M. Ehlbeck, 94, of Freeport, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was born March 31, 1920, in Bancroft, Iowa, the daughter of William and Julia (Schemmel) Saunders. She married Kenneth T. Ehlbeck on Nov. 23, 1944, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. He died Aug. 18, 2000. She was a homemaker. After her children finished high school, she taught at Jeanne’s Day Care Center for more than 20 years. She especially enjoyed her Red Hats outings during the last few years. Lois and Kenneth were strong supporters of the Aquin Catholic schools. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Freeport, and active in many parish activities, including the Marian Society and Ladies societies. She is survived by her sister, Janet Saunders of Freeport, formerly of Dixon; daughter, Penel-

ope (Philip) Symes of Madison, Wisconsin; sons, Michael Ehlbeck of Greenville, North Carolina, and Stephen (Margaret) Ehlbeck of Freeport; grandchildren, Jason (Stephanie) Symes and Sarah Symes, both of Madison, and Kathleen, Clare, and Johanna Ehlbeck of Freeport; and great-grandchildren, Owen, Grady, and Deegan Symes of Madison. She also was preceded in death by her parents and daughter-in-law, Lora (Michael) Ehlbeck. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Schwarz Park Blvd. Chapel, 608 S. Park Blvd., in Freeport. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Timothy Barr officiating. A memorial fund has been established to Aquin schools and St. Joseph Church. Visit schwarzfh.com to send condolences.

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Celia S. Ybarra STERLING – Celia S. Ybarra, 76, of Sterling, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1938, in San Francisco, Del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico, the daughter of Jose and Juanita (Garcia) Sanchez. She married Raymond D. Ybarra Sr. on Jan. 4, 1957. Celia’s first job was working for Lupita’s Tortilla in Sterling. Later, she worked for 12 years in housekeeping at CGH Medical Center in Sterling before her retirement. She loved to cook for family and friends, and looked forward to those Sunday family gatherings at her home. She loved to do gardening, canning to create her famous hot sauce. Celia found great joy in working with others and assisted in language translation at the hospital. She was a greeter and member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Attending her children’s, and later her grandchildren’s, school and sporting events was her true love. Survivors include her husband, Raymond

Sr.; her children, Raymond (Kathy) Ybarra Jr. and John (Donelle) Ybarra, both of Sterling, Nancy (Andy) Trancoso of Rock Falls, Arthur Ybarra of Orlando, Florida, and Robert (Cindy) Ybarra of Montgomery; her 10 grandchildren: Joshua, Amanda, Jakob, Aubrey, Sydney, Gabriel, Tia, Shaun, Nicole, and Anthony; five greatgrandchildren; and her siblings, Angelina, Rosa, Chela, Ernestina Martha, and Pepe, all of Mexico. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Roberto, Ruben, and Malena, and her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:45 p.m., Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave. in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. Memorials have been established to St. Mary Church, Sacred Heart Church, and Gaffey Hospice.

STERLING – Samuel L. Metzler, 77, of Sterling, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Samuel was born Oct. 29, 1937, in Tekamah, Nebraska, the son of Everett Metzler Sr. and Bernettie Hefner-Perry. He married Bonnie Chambers on April 25, 1978, in Amboy. He was a successful businessman who enjoyed owning and watching his racehorses, football, golfing, bowling, playing blackjack and craps, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals with his beloved wife of 37 years. Most of all, he loved his family. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Sterling; four daughters, Audra (Chris) Coers of Sterling, Sandra Edfors of Clinton, Iowa, Jennifer (Brent) Olin of Sterling, and Kymberly Miller of

Davenport, Iowa; two sons, Bret (Lori) Metzler of Sterling, and Dennis (Brenda) Miller of Rock Falls; six grandchildren, Samantha, Max, Kali, Alex, Shelby, and Jacob; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and River. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Everett Metzler Jr.; twin sisters, Arline McKinnis and Pauline Holder; and one brother-in-law, Bill McKinnis. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday and the memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling, with the Rev. Brian Vickers officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences,

Lois L. Long MORRISON – Lois Lillian Long, 93, of Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, formerly of Morrison and Hemet, California, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the society. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements.

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OBITUARIES Ronald W. VanDusen STERLING – Ronald W. VanDusen, 77, of Sterling, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his home. He owned and operated Advanced Roofing Co. Ronald was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Nelson, the son of Delbert Wayne and Evelyn Irene (Collier) VanDusen. He served in the Marine Corps. He married Linda Clark on Feb. 14, 1987. Survivors include his wife, Linda of Sterling; three sons; one daughter; and two sisters, Debbie Chapman of Sterling, and Jean Decker of Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Geraldine “Sis” Zinke; and one brother, Delbert “Van” VanDusen. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. David Schmitt, minister of 16th Avenue Church of Christ in Sterling, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Patricia A. Dawson DIXON – Patricia Anne Dawson, 68, of Dixon, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at her home. She was an office worker at KSB Hospital in Dixon for 23 years before her retirement in October 2013. Patricia was born March 17, 1947, in Chicago, the daughter of Kenneth and Hazel (Lewis) Kernes. She married Richard Dawson on Dec. 14, 1979, in Dixon. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Franklin (Christy) Schmall and Brett (Jackie) Schmall, four grandchildren, Patrick (Tammy) Schmall, Ashley Schmall, A.J. Schmall, and Aidan Schmall, and one great-grandson, all

of Dixon; one brother, Kenneth (Edna) Kernes of Syracuse, New York; and one sister, Karla Stallings of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sharon Jurechka. There will be no services. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Preston-Schilling Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses. Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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Man charged with shooting teen in head CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago man accused of shooting a 16-year-old in the head has been charged with first-degree murder. A police statement says 21-year-old Antwan Elliott has been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of firearm without a valid FOID card. It was not immediately clear if he already had an attorney who could comment on the case. Police say the victim, Giovanni Matos, was walking with friends in the Portage Park neighborhood on March 15 when a car pulled up and an argument ensued. According to police, Elliott got out of the car and opened fire. Matos was hit and died at a hospital. His friends ran and were not injured.

Both sides knew about tanks Officials agree underground storage tanks were disclosed BY VINDE WELLS vwells@shawnews.com Shaw Media

OREGON – Both the seller and the buyer agree that the existence of underground storage tanks was disclosed when the Ogle County Board bought a former gas station almost 2 years ago. John Spoor of Oregon said last week that he made it clear to county officials that gasoline tanks still were in the ground at 501 W. Washington St. before he sold them the property, most recently home to Jackass BBQ, in June 2013. County board Chairman Kim Gouker confirmed that. “They disclosed everything,” Gouker said. “John was very up front. He told us the tanks were there.” The question of disclosure came up at the March 17 County Board meeting, when architect Guy Gehlhausen told the

Man charged with starting 5-acre fire WOODSTOCK (AP) – A man accused of starting a fire that burned five acres in a wetland area in northern Illinois has been charged with reckless conduct. Woodstock police say 50-year-old David N. Ashley of Johnsburg was arrested at a campsite where he told officers he was burning garbage and that the fire had gotten out of hand. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Monday’s blaze burned about five acres of land. No residential property was damaged. Ashley’s bond was set at $1,500. A phone number listed for Ashley was disconnected and he could not be reached for comment. It was not clear whether he already had an attorney who could comment on the case.

dren, Valerie Larson and Matthew (Christina) Larson, both of Rock Falls, Michael (Melissa) Black of Bloomington, Douglas (Amanda) Black of Normal, Jaime (Joshua) Peters of Bloomington, and Heather (Seann) Berrocales of Normal; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. Lloyd (Rebecca) Hoffman of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and two sisters, Betty Coffman of Las Vegas, and Donna Lohse of Issaquah, Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris, with the Rev. Josh Ehrler officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Morris. Memorials have been established to Trinity Lutheran Church and Serenity Hospice & Home.

Son sentenced in stabbing death WHEATON (AP) – A suburban Chicago man found guilty of stabbing his father to death at a Westmont hotel has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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John Spoor of Oregon said last week that he made it clear to Ogle County officials that gasoline tanks still were in the ground at 501 W. Washington St. before he sold them the property, most recently home to Jackass BBQ, in June 2013. of what it would cost to demolish the building and pave the property for parking. The project will cost about $186,000, plus $5,000 to remove each tank, plus $250 per cubic yard to remove and replace contaminated soil. If the building contains asbestos, removing it would cost $10,000 to $15,000 more, he said. According to Spoor, two underground tanks remain. After the gas station closed in 1969 or 1970, his grandmother,

Kathryn Spoor, who then owned the property, had them pumped out and filled with sand, he said. “There were no regulations then,” he said. “What was done was compliant at the time.” Gouker said he thinks the IEPA will require the tanks to be removed, and “I would feel more comfortable removing them.” Underground tanks are regulated by the state fire marshal, while the IEPA deals with soil contamination.

William Clifford was sentenced Monday in connection with the May 2011 death of 63-yearold William Clifford Jr. of Aurora. Prosecutors contended the father and son argued during the father’s visit to an extended-stay hotel where his son lived. A witness reported screaming and saw the son stabbing his father. Police found the father bleeding from stab wounds. He died shortly afterward. The son fled, but returned to

the scene, where he was taken into custody wearing a bloody T-shirt. DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney Helen Kapas said the

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CANDIDATES’ VOICES | ROCK FALLS CITY COUNCIL, WARD 3 SAUK VALLEY MEDIA presents a series of guest columns by candidates in contested races. Candidates were invited to write up to 400 words about why voters should support them. Columns are placed top to bottom in alphabetical order.

WHERE? City of Rock Falls, Ward 3; three candidates are running for one council seat. ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, April 7; polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

‘Our city has come a long way’ DAVID J. HAND Rock Falls

It has been an honor and a privilege to represent the residents of the city of Rock Falls 3rd Ward over the past two decades. I pledge to continue my passion of serving your needs. My commitment is to always put the best interest of our community first. It is my hope that you will support my reelection by voting for David J. Hand on April 7. I have vast experience, having served on the following city council committees: Finance, Public Works, Personnel, Police/Fire, Public Property, and Ordinance. During my tenure as chairman of the Finance Committee, our multimillion-dollar budget was always balanced. Our strong fiscal management enabled us to restructure our utility bonds, resulting in a savings of approximately $2 million. The savings, combined

David J. Hand Age: 64 Experience: Rock Falls alderman since 1991; Finance Committee chairman, 8 years; also chaired Electric and Ordinance committees, served on three other committees; Sterling High School graduate; attended Sauk Valley Community College; assistant manager for Neimann Foods Inc.; was president of Fall Fest on the Rock, Sterling Noon Lions, Rock Falls Community Building; vice president of YMCA; chairman of Salvation Army with interest earned on high-yield investments, was used to pay off bonds 5 years early on the hydroelectric plant, saving even more taxpayers’ money. Anticipating future needs, we worked closely with the Illinois Municipal Broadband Cable Association and Northern Illinois University to secure a $45 million grant to bring high-speed fiber-optic cable to Rock Falls. This long-range infrastructure project has resulted in city-owned 45 miles of high-speed

fiber-optic cable within city limits. As a result of this investment, we now provide high-speed Internet access to CGH Medical Center, KSB Hospital, local libraries, and school districts. Our continued development of our fiber-optic infrastructure will help attract hightech and manufacturing companies and the jobs they would create. Clearly our city has come a long way, and we are continuing that progress with the Rock

Falls Community Economic Development Corp., a public-private partnership whose goal is to “transform the Rock Falls area into an ever more vibrant, globally competitive community by proactively leveraging and effectively focusing scarce resources into diverse economic opportunities and jobs.” This collective effort has led to the redevelopment of the old RB&W Reliant plant. In just 2 years, working with state and federal EPA agencies, we secured a $1 million grant to clean up the site, which has now attracted the investment necessary to build a new Holiday Inn & Suites along with further beautification efforts of our river frontage. Thank you for your continued support! I am always available to hear your comments and concerns. You can call me at 815-626-1023, or email, drhand4@gmail.com, or www.facebook.com/ giverockfallsahand.

‘Work to improve government’ ROD KLECKLER Rock Falls

I want to give the voters of the 3rd Ward a voice, a choice, and a chance to change Rock Falls city government. Please ask yourself the following questions. 1) Are you satisfied with the operation of Rock Falls government? 2) The condition of the roads? 3) The elimination of private water wells in Rock Falls? 4) The failure of the city-financed multimillion-dollar state of Illinois office complex at the burned-out RB&W site? 5) The unresolved (pending court action) conflict with the Tourism Board over the spending

Rod Kleckler Age: 60 Experience: Employment in city and state government, private companies, self-employed; federal licensed firearms dealer, Illinois certified police officer, EMT, paramedic; Sauk Valley Landlord Association, director and president; American Red Cross, director; graduate of Newman High School, Western Illinois University, U of I Police Training Institute of tourism funds? 6) The city-subsidized construction of a motel on the East Second Street riverfront, a threat to our present motels? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then vote for your present alderman. If you answered “no” to any of these questions,

then vote for Rod Kleckler. I will work to improve city government. Here is my Top 10 list. 1) I believe in God, the Constitution, and open government. 2) It will be my honor to be your alderman. I will work without pay and return my wages for 3rd Ward projects.

3) I will provide you with timely ward reports and project updates. 4) I will work for improved roads and for greater funding. 5) I will impose term limits on myself. 6) You will be able to contact me about city problems and get answers. 7) I will work to reduce waste in the city operation. 8) I have worked for city and state government, private business, and have been selfemployed. I know how to get things done. 9) I will ask the question why, and I will vote for the good of the 3rd Ward. 10) I will respect you and your opinions.

‘Search out solutions to fix roads’ LINDA PENNELL Rock Falls

My name is Linda Pennell. I was the alderwoman-at-large for Sterling; at that time, I was Linda Marley. I served from 2009 to 2013, after which I moved to Rock Falls and married Dennis Pennell. I knew that when I moved to Rock Falls, I was going to find a way to get involved in politics again. It is in my blood; what can I say? The first thing I did was to get reacquainted with the Rock Falls Chamber. I had been an ambassador years ago, and had been on the board. So when I was elected to the board, I was excited. Then I got involved in the Whiteside County Republican Party organization, and I got elected precinct committeewoman for Precinct 5. I

Linda Pennell Age: 65 Experience: Former alderwoman-at-large for city of Sterling, 2009-13; Rock Falls High School graduate, class of 1967; has associate’s degree; has earned 38 hours toward a bachelor’s degree; licensed paraprofessional; substituted at Thome and Sterling schools; Rock Falls Chamber Board member decided to run for Whiteside County Board, and it was a great experience, but needless to say, I lost. I did not give up. Now I am running for alderwoman of Ward 3 in Rock Falls. As a former councilwoman, I learned many things. The first thing I learned is that you have to be committed to your community. There are times when you have to say and do things that you

Calling all candidates In the run-up to the April 7 election, Sauk Valley Media will accept one Reader’s Voice letter to the editor from candidates. The maximum length is 300 words. The submission deadline is noon March 31.

may not feel comfortable doing. I would have to say that is where dedication comes in, and you stand up for what you believe, no matter what other people think or say. I am a people person, and I love people, no matter what. Another thing is to make myself known to my constituents in my ward. I would like to have a question-and-answer time, once a month, to

just get the people out, and see that they are getting their questions and concerns answered. One thing that is not good in our area is our roads. People who do not even live here talk about our roads. If elected, I would search out possible solutions to fix our road situation. Another thing would be, Why are taxes going up? Maybe there would be a way to expand our tax base, by bringing in more jobs. I believe that as a candidate for Ward 3, I am capable of handling any type of situation that I may face. If I can handle a whole town, I can definitely reassure you, that I can be a great alderwoman for Ward 3. I am asking for your vote on April 7, knowing that I can do the job.

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Vote Stone for Oregon mayor JIM BARNES Oregon

I want to endorse and support Tom Stone for mayor of Oregon. I spent 24 years serving the city of Oregon, 3 1⁄ 2 years as commissioner and 201⁄2 as mayor. Being mayor isn’t always what people think it is; you have to make decisions that aren’t always popular but you feel are in the city’s best interest. You make some folks happy, others very unhappy. The unhappy make the most noise. I speak from experience. Remember, we are all human, and mistakes are made by folks who try; those who make no mistakes do not try. I’m sure I made plenty, and I’m sure Tom has made some he wishes were different. As I look back on Tom’s record, I think he has served the city of Oregon well as our mayor and should be voted in for another term. I hear about empty store buildings. We were in business for 30 years in Oregon. A small business can’t compete against the big box stores. But just remember, Oregon is a great place to live, and the people here are wonderful. I would not want to live anywhere else. I ask you to join me in casting your vote for Tom Stone for our mayor.

Elect Kuhn mayor of Dixon DON KNIGHT Dixon

Having interviewed Jeff Kuhn a few weeks back, I find that Jeff has great knowledge of what this city needs. Being retired, he will have the time needed to keep a handle on what goes on with the departments of the city. Having been on the city council, he will have the knowledge of how the city works. I think he will make all department heads accountable for their spending so the city doesn’t have another misfortune. Please vote Jeff Kuhn for mayor, the right choice.

Vote Venier for city council MARILYN COFFEY Dixon

I am writing in support of Mike Venier’s candidacy for the Dixon City Council. The fact that Mike is a downtown businessman and has been actively engaged with the Main Street organization makes him well aware of many of the challenges faced by the city. Mike is a positive and energetic person who has served the Dixon community through his participation in a variety of activities and organizations. Although all elections

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are important, I believe this one is especially critical as we will be electing the council members who will set the tone for this new chapter in Dixon’s history. Mike is exactly who we need at this time. He was one of the early supporters of the campaign to change the form of city government, and I believe he will help provide the leadership necessary to make the transition as smooth as possible. I urge citizens to vote on April 7 for Mike Venier.

Vote Gibler and clean house TONI MONTGOMERY Dixon

Bob Gibler has a real love for Dixon. His character speaks of a man who will always roll up his sleeves and help someone in need. He’ll bring integrity, discernment, transparency, and fiscal responsibility to Dixon’s new city council. In his election attempt for mayor 4 years ago, Mr. Gibler had the foresight of knowing Dixon needed a city manager. That was laughed upon. Also, during that time, Mr. Gibler discovered the massive debt of the city of Dixon. Then came the Rita Crundwell era. The current administration started to make the changes so it wouldn’t ever happen again. A city administrator was hired. They promised more transparency with a new website. I’d love to see a current statement of expenditures. The one on the website is from January 2013. What good is that? I’d love to see where all the money is going, wouldn’t you? According to Paula Meyer, in the proposed budget, if Dixon continues on its current spending plan, we’ll be taking in less and spending more by 2019. Now’s the time to clean house because old habits die hard. That’s why I support Bob Gibler for our new city government. Vote Gibler for a new beginning.

Facility was ‘kind, caring’ JOHN E. MORLEY Jr. Dixon

This letter is about the Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center under the direction of Kathy Clark in Franklin Grove. I recently spent 10 days recovering from a hospital stay at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. We did not get a lot of information from the high-powered doctors at Rush, so we returned to Franklin Grove to stay and convalesce. Everyone there was kind and very caring to my special needs. I would recommend this facility for care and therapy. Thank you to the Telegraph for giving me this opportunity.

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All-new city council would have plenty to brush up on DIXON

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Those changes, and the desire of some people for a completely new council, are the result of Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million over 2 decades, a crime that came to light in 2012. The current council had three new members when it was elected in 2011. They are the only current council members on the April 7 ballot. Commissioners Colleen Brechon, 65, and Dennis Considine, 70, are seeking re-election to council seats. Commissioner Jeff Kuhn, 63, is running for mayor against Liandro Arellano Jr., 34, a local businessman. In fact, according to Sauk Valley Media records, the city has not had a completely new council since adopting the commission form of government in 1911. If the council slate is wiped clean next month, the work required by a single new council member to get versed in city government policies and procedures will be multiplied by five. And the new council, almost immediately, will have some important tasks at hand.

Kuhn said starting with five new council members isn’t a good idea Jeff because Kuhn experience is needed to lead the city forward and hire a city manager. A completely new council would spend a considerable amount of time just getting situated, he said. “I think the city would spin its wheels for a long time,” he predicted. Arellano said he could work with a completely new council or with a blend of new and returning members. It’s a role, he said, that will be important for the mayor on the next council. And although a completely new council might help in the city’s healing process, Arellano said, members would have to put in extra work early on, not only to learn the ropes but also to handle the important tasks. Such a challenge would be a concern and something to pay attention to, he said, but it would not be insurmountable. During one governmental task force meeting that ultimately led to the change in form of government, Kuhn and

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Brechon told the task force they wished they had received more training after they were elected in 2011. The new council will have to hire Dixon’s first city manager to complete the transition from the commission form of government to the managerial form. That process likely will take 3 to 6 months and include taking applications and interviewing candidates. The new council will be seated in May. At the end of that month, City Administrator David Nord’s contract will expire. The council will have to decide on an acting city administrator to fill in until a city manager is hired. That could be Nord, or it could be someone else. Candidates for council seats and for mayor have said Nord has done a good job as city administrator and will be considered for city manager; some even have said he has the inside track. But

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the new council still is likely to open the process to new applicants. And before council members get too far into their terms and start that process, they’ll have to get up to speed on how city government works and laws regarding open meetings and public documents. Their orientation packets from the city will include: • Brief reports from each department to explain what it does • A copy of the strategic planning final summary and rankings • Information on the roles of the mayor, council and city manager in the managerial form of government • A copy of the city’s Personnel Policy Manual • A zoning map of the city showing its current boundaries Nord, who is putting together the packets, said more material could be added along with materials from the Illinois Municipal League.

ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE

Bipartisan budget deal in Senate hands SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between a Republican governor and Democratic-led Legislature over authority to transfer funds as money runs out for social programs such as subsidized day care. Legislation proposed by Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and backed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner passed the House early Tuesday afternoon with bipartisan support, including 46 of the chamber’s 47 Republicans. The Senate discussed the proposal later that day, with at least one key Democrat expressing optimism it would pass. The bills would authorize Rauner to transfer $1.3 billion from programs such as roads, parks and conservation, to those deemed more of a priority for the last three months of the fiscal year. The rest would come from a 2.25 percent across-the-board budget cut as well as giving the

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The bills are HB317 and HB318. Online: www.ilga.gov governor the authority to distribute $97 million to needy schools less able to absorb the reduction. The plan also gives the governor discretion over an additional $90 million in case of unanticipated budget problems. Heather Steans, a Senate Democratic appropriations chair, expressed optimism that it could pass with fewer than half of Democrats supporting it and most Republicans. Senate Democrats had resisted for weeks Rauner’s request for authority to move what he calls “nonessential” funds, as Democrats feared he would take the money from programs they support. The money is desperately needed to avoid child care, prisons and court reporter programs running out of money. At issue is the $35.7 billion budget lawmakers passed last spring that didn’t allocate enough money for expenses, leaving the $1.6 billion gap.

Attorney: ‘In this Two other locals also charged in case case, no one wins’ CHARGES

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Court documents filed by State’s Attorney Trish Joyce say that, in the interest of justice, it was not appropriate to keep Hicks in jail. At the time of his arrest, Johnson was taken to prison for violating his probation. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, he is still in custody.

“We presented the case to a grand jury, and we showed them the parts that were favorable and the parts that were not, based on the police investigation,” Joyce said. “And they chose to indict. Then, several months passed and police received some new information, so they followed up on those leads and it led them in a different direction.” Jacob Carr, 20, was

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found critically injured, lying in the 300 block of West Fifth Street in Sterling about 12:30 a.m. April 2. Police were not sure how long he had been there, but

have said it could have been as long as an hour before he was found and flown to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was released a few weeks later. Two other Whiteside County residents also are charged in the case. Kristin L. Alumbaugh, 21, of Sterling, and Dylan Goodell, 21, of Rock Falls, are charged with obstruction of justice.

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“Her fate could have been mine, and my future could have been hers,” Coleman said. “Every day is a struggle now ... [because of] what happened to my old friend, my fill-in big sister, my cousin.” Sigler declined to make a statement before sentencing. “In this case, no one

wins,” State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller said. “Their son is without a mother, and now his father is going to prison for 20 years. It’s a horrible tragedy for everyone concerned. “But, considering the circumstances and the fact that he doesn’t have any prior history, the 20 years on the first-degree murder is what we felt is justice for Yolanda.”

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The revolving loan uses federal EPA funds that are distributed through state agencies. The EPA told the city a 30-year loan could be available later this year, but it made no promises. Pannier said that although the city’s wastewater system has not had overage problems for about 18 months, the city can’t afford to wait any longer. “We need to get the bids out so we can nail down the costs for other loan applications,” Pannier said. “We are going to proceed, just assuming we have to get a 20-year loan.” Other financing options include a loan through the Rural Development program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; a second loan to

supplement the 20-year EPA loan; or refinancing the 20-year loan with the EPA when the longer financing period becomes available. “We just sent inquiries to USDA, but that program tends to work with smaller towns than Morrison,” Pannier said. “They do have 40-year loans there, but we wouldn’t be able to do the entire thing with them.” Pannier said selling bonds to pay for the work might not be a viable option because bond payments are still being made on previous projects. At the end of the day, ratepayers will end up with the lion’s share of the cost. Despite a substantial increase in base rates for water and sewer that was approved by the council in October, ratepayers can expect to see more rate hikes. The sewer

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base rate, the part of the bill that pays for capital improvements, jumped 60 percent, while the base rate for water increased by about 18 percent. “We’re looking at another rate increase that would be effective on May 1,” City Administrator Barry Dykhuizen said. “We’re not sure what the numbers will be yet, but it will be on the council agenda in April.” More rate increases are likely through the next 5 or 6 years, Pannier said. The city had hoped for a zero-percent interest rate on an EPA loan, but Dykhuizen said that won’t be the case. “The 20-year loan would have a fixed rate of 2.21 percent,” Dykhuizen said, “and if the 30-year option returns, the interest rate could be 1 percent if the city receives a hardship classification.” Dykhuizen said the EPA uses a complex formula

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When officials decided to delay the project, the city worked with engineers to downsize the $23 million project without compromising future compliance. The scale and capacity were reduced by about 30 percent, but inflation has kept the new price tag between $21 million and $22 million. In 2009, the city instituted graduated increases for water and sewer rates to pay for a $10 million upgrade to address environmental concerns at the plant. That action

pushed the average monthly bill for sewer and water users to $70, up from $40. In 2011, rate increases were put on hold when the city realized that fixing the old plant was no longer an option. The EPA issued a citation for the city’s wastewater system in 2012 and told officials to replace it within 3 years. Significant storms would sometimes cause overflow at the treatment plant, allowing untreated wastewater to escape.

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Daughter-in-law who flashes should cover up Dear Abby, My fiance, “Jerry,” has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body. At a recent gathering, she went down to the floor 2 feet away from where Jerry was sitting and gave us both a full view up her dress. Abby, she did it deliberately! I thought the time one of her breasts popped out of her blouse was a “wardrobe malfunction.” I no longer feel that way. Jerry is a pushover. He doesn’t say anything; he just runs away from it. I’m afraid things will only get worse. She must be trying to run me off. I can’t think of any other reason for her behavior.

dearABBY Abigail Van Buren’s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.

We have decided to not go on vacation with them this year because of this. Jerry is doing what he can for us to avoid being around her, but he has his 1-year-old granddaughter he adores to consider. What do you think is going on? – Covering My Eyes in Texas

Dear Covering, I think the daughterin-law either has no sense of modesty or she’s an exhibitionist who enjoys shocking people. Because it bothers you and embarrasses your fiance, he should tell his son and explain how it makes the both of you feel. If the son delivers the message to his wife, it shouldn’t cause a family rift. Dear Abby, A few years ago, I broke up with a guy who was emotionally and sexually abusive. We had been seeing each other for 8 months. We weren’t living together, but I still was scared to break up with him because of what

he might do to me. He would often call me bad names if I disagreed with what he wanted to do, and have angry outbursts during which he would throw things. I have looked up how to safely exit an abusive relationship, but everything I find deals with what to do if you are living with the abuser. They don’t teach us in high school how to safely drop an abuser; they just tell us to drop him. How do you safely break up with an abuser when moving to the other side of the country is impractical? – Recovering in the USA Dear Recovering, Here is what I recommend: If you have

mutual friends, tell them why you ended the relationship with him. In addition, stop going places where you know he hangs out. If he continues to call you, tell him to stop and hang up. Then screen your calls. If he emails, delete his messages without looking at them. However, if he follows or continues to pursue you, make a police report. Dear Abby, Last year my unmarried 30ish niece became a mother. Never once at family gatherings has there been any mention of a father. I am more than a little bit curious. A one-night stand? A fertility clinic? A do-it-

yourself turkey-baster job? Would I be wrong to bring up the subject? – Curious Uncle in Oregon Dear Uncle, Yes, you would. I can 100 percent guarantee that a male was involved at some point in the conception of that child. And if the father’s identity was any of your business, you would already know the answer to that question. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES Thursday, March 26 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Office of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., open, 9 a.m-4 p.m., 212 Third Ave., Sterling. Computer classes, 9 and 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Mary’s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Foot clinic, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle. Appointments: 815-562-5050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m.,

YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Living & Rehab Center, 811 S. 10th St. ‘57 Girls, 11:30 a.m., Angelo’s III, 800 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Caregiver Support and Education Group, noon, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815626-7333, ext. 317. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815973-6150. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Wood-

lawn Road, Sterling, 815-625-0013. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Speak Boldly Toastmasters, 6 p.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., Sterling. Affliction of Addiction Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-3487. Downstairs, west door. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Sterling Optimist Club, 7 p.m., Candlelight Inn, 2907 N. Locust St., Sterling. Al-Anon-Alateen, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-Anon-Alateen, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m., 1409 Eighth Ave., Rock

Falls, 815-946-4340. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-441-5327. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Friday, March 27 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Tampico students, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m., Tampico Elementary School, 304 E. Kimball St. Appointments: 815-438-2255. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Sterling students, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., gymnasium, Wallace

Education Center, 506 W. Fourth St. Appointments: Roxanne at 815-622-2093. Electronic recycling day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., south end, Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department building, 909 Pines Road, Oregon. List of accepted items: 815-732-4020. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Living & Rehab Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure check, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m., County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m. closed; 7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candle-

light, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, closed, it’s your meeting; 8 p.m., open, Grapevine, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Affliction of Addiction Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-3487. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open; 7 p.m., Al-Anon-Alateen, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Abstinence Program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815-857-2682. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll.

River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bingo, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Wii Bowling and cards, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Storytime for children 3-5 years, “”Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” 10-10;30 a.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., 815-625-1370. Line dancing, 11 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Card games, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave.,

Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mexican Train dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside 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, 815288-2117. Movie, “Forrest Gump,” 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St. Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Fish dinner fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Teen Turf, 235 W. Main St., Amboy. Fish or steak fry dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815284-2003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, March 25 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a,m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Wii Bowling and card games, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Card games, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815589-3925.. Bridge and bingo, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Second Wind Entertainers, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3253. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9

p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838. Thursday, March 26 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Cards and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815-456-3000. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236.

Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Hand & Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafts and quilts, 12:30 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. “Hand and Foot” card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m. Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre/500 games, 1-2 p.m.,

Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6228220. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center andTransit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., Tampico, 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Friday, March 27 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock

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Spice it up in the Sauk Valley Eat right with spicy chicken salad, and a little bad with chili BY LUCAS PAULEY lpauley@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5576 @LucasJayPauley

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ood and I, we have a complicated relationship. A little more than a year ago, I was sitting at around 350 pounds. I constantly felt sluggish and was generally not the happiest individual. My weight had gone up and down over the years. I’d been a heavier person for the majority of my life. I lost a significant amount of weight in high school, and maintained that weight for a few years, until college caught up with me. From about 2007 to 2013, I had managed to gain back all the weight I had lost, and then some. I probably peaked somewhere closer to 375 pounds. Lucky for me, my supervisor, Christopher Heimerman, night news editor here at Sauk Valley Media, asked me to join him in a weight-loss challenge in January 2014. Through 2014, I managed to lose more than 100 pounds. Throughout the year, I shared my journey on Facebook and Twitter, and to anyone who would listen, really. It has become increasingly important for me to share my journey, in hopes that I can help someone in the shoes I used to be in. But, I’ll be honest with you; I still have some work to do to hit my goals. Also, I come from the mindset that you need to have your “cheat days” when it comes to nutrition. I’m not going to sit here and tell you to eat a perfect diet every day of your life. For most people, it’s not realistic. However, finally breaking through the wall in 2014 did require some hard work and significant changes in my daily routines and habits. Still, in the spirit of being realistic, I am going to offer you two recipes. One is a healthy, simple Spicy Chicken Salad with Sriracha that I make quite a bit, especially when the weather gets nicer. The other? What will be my not-so-healthy legacy when generations look back in history: my Three-Meat Heat So Sweet Chili. Why? The journey to a better you should be enjoyable. Allow yourself some bad meals here and there. Just don’t forget to get back on the horse.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Sriracha For chicken: 6 oz chicken breast red pepper flakes garlic powder chili powder 1 tbsp diced yellow onions For rest of salad: 1 cup lettuce Handful of fresh spinach

Photos by Lucas Pauley/lpauley@saukvalley.com

This simple salad features lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, spicy chicken, ranch dressing, and sriracha. It’s a perfect lunch as the weather warms up.

Have you changed your life? Have you, or someone you know, lost a significant amount of weight? Are you just trying to lose a few pounds? Whatever the reason behind the lifestyle change, I would like to ½ carrot, shredded 2 green onions, diced ½ cucumber, diced 2 tbsp ranch dressing 1 tsp Sriracha Directions: 1. Bake or grill chicken topped with seasonings, onions. Can serve cold or hot with salad. This is where meal-prepping and cooking chicken in bulk can come in handy. 2. Shred lettuce, spinach and place in bowl. 3. Shred carrots, dice cucumbers and green onions, and place in bowl. 4. Cut chicken into smaller pieces, and add them to salad. 5. Drizzle sriracha and dressing over the salad. 6. Mix and enjoy.

Three-Meat Heat So Sweet Chili 1 pound mild ground Italian sausage 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground turkey 2 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes 2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes 2 10 oz cans of Chili Fixin’s Rotel 1 12 oz jar of chili sauce 2 15 oz cans of Joan of Arc spicy chili beans 3 yellow and/or orange peppers 3 jalapeno peppers 3 gloves of garlic 1 medium yellow onion 2 tbsp natural honey 1 7 oz can of chipotle sauce To taste: red pepper flakes, pepper, salt, chili powder and garlic powder. Directions: 1. Empty cans of crushed tomatoes, chipotle sauce and jar of

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Green with possibility: How to mix up salsa verde BY AMY SCATTERGOOD Tribune News Service

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f the myriad dishes that sound better in languages other than English – tonkotsu for pig broth, xiaolongbao for soup dumplings – you might want to add salsa verde. Because green sauce, although plain and serviceable, sounds about as appetizing as a bowl of your kid’s kindergarten paint. Call it what you like, salsa verde can be one of the most versatile and lovely sauces in any cook’s repertoire. It’s easy, as you just throw a bunch of green stuff in a food processor (or a blender, or a mortar and pestle). It’s seasonally adjustable; the green stuff can be whatever you find at the farmers market – or languishing in your refrigerator. And you can tailor it to what you feel like cooking. Historically, salsa verde has been many things to many people. In general, it’s defined as a sauce of herbs, some sort of acid (vinegar, citrus), olive oil (or mayonnaise) and perhaps dairy. You can add anchovies and capers or make it with or without tomatillos, garlic, onions and, of course, chiles. In the Middle East or Africa, you might throw cardamom, caraway and chiles in with your parsley and cilantro and call it zhoug. In Germany, you might add eggs and serve the stuff with schnitzel. Goethe apparently put it on everything, or at least his mother said he did. If parsley or cilantro

is your baseline, add or substitute a handful of mint or basil or chervil. Instead of spinach, use a bunch of arugula or even raw kale. (Just make sure that the greens you use are fresh and tender and that you’ve pulled off any thick stems.) Maybe (please) think of it as an alternative to juicing. You can also get more creative and throw some fresh kaffir lime leaves into the blender or experiment with the spectrum of your favorite chiles (if not a slice of jalapeno, then a few serranos or Fresno chiles). When you add citrus (use a splash of cider vinegar if you’re bereft of fresh lemons or limes), the zest adds another level of flavor that you can move up or down depending on your fondness for, well, flavor. And then there are all the spices in your cabinet that can torque up the sauce even further. Throw in some ground Sichuan peppercorns, or add some minced fresh ginger. As for what exactly to do with a Mason jar of this stuff when you’re done, think of it as a dipping sauce, a condiment – a salad in a cup. Not unlike gremolata or pistou, it’s good spooned onto grilled meat, fish and chicken, or into soups. Stir plenty of it into a big bowl of brown rice or a somewhat smaller bowl of ricotta. Dip your bread into it, or use it as a sauce for tacos or savory crepes. Since it’s spun herbs and spinach, you can use it for an easy dose of greenery if you’re

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If it’s winter, oven-roasted, even slightly charred Brussels sprouts are my jam. But as we transition to warmer weather, my thoughts turn to spring and summer slaws. Although slaw is most typically made from cabbage, just about any sturdy vegetable that can be torn, shaved or sliced into a culinary confetti will work. The key to Brussels Sprouts Slaw With Walnuts and Pomegranate is to shave the finest shreds possible. A culinary mandoline is a cutting tool often used by chefs to produce uniformly thin slices for a potato gratin or an apple tart. The mandoline is a handoperated cutting device with an inset metal blade. A guide holds the item to be sliced and helps keep fingers and thumbs out of the way. Although professional versions can be costprohibitive, less expensive mandolines have always been available at Asian

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A fairly common household disaster is flooding of the laundry area due to a split hose on a washing machine. Also vulnerable to a similar disaster is your car. A bulging radiator hose, carrying hot water (coolant) under pressure, can rupture. Cooling system neglect is cited as a principal reason for mechanical failure of a vehicle. In addition to the danger and inconvenience of a breakdown, the damage to the engine and transmission can add up to thousands of dollars. Discovering a leaking radiator, hose connection, a sticking thermostat or other cooling system component that’s on “borrowed time” can save the life of one’s engine. To underscore the importance of proper care of the cooling system, the Car Care Council offers this multiplechoice quiz: See how much you know about this vital engine system. Cooling System Quiz 1. For maximum freeze protection antifreeze mixture should be: A. half anti-freeze and half water; B. pure antifreeze; C. 70% anti-freeze, 30% water. 2. In the cooling system the thermostat: A. controls engine temperature;

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April showers bring risks Car Care News Service

With spring comes rain, and that means there’s a good chance that you’ll drive through high water that could damage your vehicle. Even though your vehicle may not have been flooded or completely covered in water, the Car Care Council recommends that motorists follow these guidelines to check for damage due to water intrusion or contamination: Check interior carpets, upholstery and door and trim panels for dampness. If they are wet, then the vehicle will need professional attention. If you simply let the carpet dry, it will quickly grow mildew and give off nasty odors. Seat brackets, motors and modules should also be checked for rust and proper operation. Pull the engine oil and transmission fluid dipsticks and differential plug. If the fluid appears milky, diluted, is no longer its original color or is beige in color, then it is likely the pans contain water. The vehicle should be towed to your ASE-certified technician or repair shop. Driving the vehicle with water present may damage the internal parts and require extensive overhaul or repairs. The council reminds motorists that some new synthetic differential fluids may appear to be milky but are not water contaminated. When in doubt, a professional automotive technician should make the evaluation. Check the air filter for water. If it is wet, replace the air filter and change the oil. Check the undercarriage, bum-

Your tires and wipers are key to safe driving Car Care News Service

Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of spring. Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up on the roadway, according to the Car Care Council. Deep tread accommodates accumulated water; thin tread does not. Thin tread causes the tire to hydroplane – ride up on a film of water, losing contact with the pavement, similar to driving on ice. The simplest way to check tire tread depth is with a penny. Insert the penny into the grooves pers, radiator area and frame for mud, grass, dirt, debris and rust. If any of these are present, the vehicle should be washed and cleaned as soon as possible. Have the brake system checked by a professional automotive technician. Check the exterior lights for moisture and water. Replace headlights and bulbs that contain water. Listen for abnormal noises while the engine is running. Make a note of where the noise is coming from and take the vehicle to a professional automotive technician as soon as possible. Pay particular attention to the alternator, serpentine belt, starter, power steering unit, air conditioner and wheel bearings. Inspect the sus-

of the tread. If you are able to see all of Lincoln’s head, the tire needs replacement. Rainy weather also affects driver visibility. Because 90 percent of driving decisions depend on good vision, a clean windshield is imperative. Streaking and smearing impair vision and are caused by worn windshield blades. One out of every five vehicles that went through the Car Care Council’s check lanes had worn wiper blades. “Replacing worn wiper blades is easy and inexpensive,” said Rich White of the Car Care Council. “Why put it off until there’s a downpour and your blades are chattering and smearing the windshield?” pension joints and lubricate as necessary. Many newer vehicles are lubricated at the factory for life; however, these joints should be checked for rust. “It all comes down to how much water the vehicle took in and where it reached,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By being car care aware and following these simple guidelines, you can help minimize the potential for damage to your vehicle.” The Car Care News Service is a news content provider that has operated continuously, since 1964, as a leading vehicle care information resource. More information is available at www.carcarenewsservice.org/

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The Car Care Council’s short Gas Saving 101 Quiz is a reminder to all motorists that the number of miles per gallon (mpg) a car gets is directly related to driving behavior and vehicle maintenance. “Motorists can very easily save money on gas by driving smarter, and keeping an eye on a few of the vehicle components that affect fuel economy,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. True or false Q. – Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage? A. – True. When tires are not properly inflated, fuel costs can be as much as three to five cents higher per gallon. Tire pressure should be checked at least monthly, including the spare. Q. – Aggressive driving and jackrabbit starts do not affect fuel economy? A. – False. Aggressive driving and rapid acceleration can reduce gas mileage as much as 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent on city streets. When a vehicle is left idling, it wastes gas and gets zero mpg. Q. – Speeding has little effect on gas mileage. A. 3 – False. In speeds above 60 mph, gas mileage usually decreases rapidly. For maximum fuel economy, stay below 60 mph.

Q. – It’s no big deal if the gas cap gets lost or cracked? A. – False. Approximately 17 percent of vehicles on the road have loose, damaged or missing gas caps, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year. Q. – Extra weight in the car causes an increase in gas usage? A. – True. Items that are not needed weigh down the vehicle, causing an increase in gas usage and unnecessary wear and tear on the car. Get the stuff out of the car and trunk but remember to keep important emergency items, such as a spare tire, flares and a first-aid kit. In addition, air filters can become clogged with dirt, dust or bugs, which choke off the air and create a “rich” mixture that wastes gas and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. The air filter should be inspected at each oil change. The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

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Taco Bell’s waffle taco folds Biscuit taco next big breakfast item? NEW YORK (AP) – The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco. Taco Bell is launching a “biscuit taco” this week and ditching its “waffle taco,” which got widespread attention last year when it was included in the rollout of the chain’s breakfast menu. The swap comes as the chain tries to build on its year-old breakfast business by once again going after the dominant player in the mornings: McDonald’s. In a new ad campaign, Taco Bell plans to paint

Egg McMuffins as boring, routine food for the brainwashed. In New York and Los Angeles, it is putting up propaganda-like posters for a place called “Routine Republic,” with one featuring a demonic clown holding what looks like an Egg McMuffin with the words “Routine Rules.” National TV ads will feature testimonials from real-life “defectors” saying things like “I admit I used to be a McDonald’s fan.” It’s a continuation of an ad campaign last year that featured real-life people named Ronald McDonald professing their love for Taco Bell offerings. At one point, McDonald’s responded by tweeting a

photo of Ronald McDonald kneeling down to pet a frail Chihuahua, which was once the mascot for Taco Bell. Some referred to the back-and-forth as “the breakfast wars.” Whether the biscuit taco has more staying power than the waffle taco remains to be seen. Despite the attention the waffle taco initially generated because of its novelty in the fastfood space, there were early signs it might not last. Not long after it was rolled out, Taco Bell Chief Marketing Officer Chris Brandt noted that “some of the things on our menu might run out of gas.”

MONEY & MARKETS The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott..................................47.04 Alcoa....................................13.08 AltriaCorp............................51.16 Autonation..........................62.97 American Express...............81.42 Arris-Group.........................30.12 Apple.................................126.75 ADM....................................47.01 AT&T...................................33.12 Bank of America..................15.61 Boeing................................151.58 BorgWarner.........................60.01 BP........................................39.50 Casey’s.................................89.12 Caterpillar...........................80.52 CenturyLink........................35.23 Chevron.............................104.26 Cisco....................................28.04 Citigroup..............................51.96 CNW....................................45.44 CocaCola.............................40.48

ConAgra...............................34.63 Dean....................................16.46 Deere & Co..........................88.45 Disney................................107.18 Donaldson...........................37.53 DuPont................................73.61 Exxon...................................84.53 Ford.....................................16.56 Exelon..................................33.23 GE........................................25.29 FifthThird............................19.20 HawaiianElectric................32.84 Hewlett Packard.................33.31 HomeDepot......................116.24 Intel Corp............................30.79 IBM....................................163.03 IntlPaper..............................54.61 JCPenney...............................8.04 JohnsonControls.................49.86 Johnson&Johnson............101.96 JPMorgan Chase.................60.50 Kraft.....................................61.32 Kroger..................................77.22 Leggett&Platt......................46.32 Manpower...........................86.39 McDonald’s.........................99.35 Merck&Co...........................58.65 Microsoft.............................42.94

3M......................................166.45 Monsanto..........................113.56 Newell..................................39.37 AGL......................................49.36 Nike...................................100.72 Parker-Han........................119.62 Pfizer....................................34.56 Pepsico................................95.87 Procter&Gamble.................83.90 RaymondJames...................57.40 Republic..............................41.27 Sears Hldg...........................41.65 SensientTech.......................65.81 Sprint.....................................4.97 Staples..................................16.90 TheTravelers.....................109.23 UnitedContinental.............67.56 UnitedTech.......................118.85 USBancorp..........................44.24 USSteel................................24.70 Verizon.................................49.45 Walgreen..............................88.06 WalMartStores....................83.15 WalMartMexico..................25.26 WasteMgt............................54.60 Wendy’s...............................11.22

Commodities The following quotations are provided as a community service by Sterling Futures: Corn: May 3.93 1⁄4; July 4.011⁄4; Dec. 4.171⁄4 Soybeans: May 9.81 1⁄2; July 9.861⁄2; Nov. 9.621⁄2 Soybean oil: May 31.11; Dec 31.54

Soybean meal: May Lean hogs: April 58.60; 320.30; Dec 317.70 June 74.67; Oct 67.80 Wheat: May 5.231⁄2; July Sugar: May 12.45 5.281⁄4 Cotton: May 63.91 Oats: March 2.82; July T-Bonds: June 1655⁄16 2.821⁄4 Silver: May 16.95 Live cattle: April 162.00; Gold: April 1192.00 June 153.05; Aug. 150.32 Copper: March 2.8140 Feeder cattle: April Crude: April 47.47 218.92; May 217.87 Dollar Index: June 97.41

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Numbers game That’s how many games this season Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has with at least 25 points and 10 rebounds. No other player has more than eight.

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Dixon soccer captains Katie Provo (left) and Kirsten DeArvil have been friends for 10 years, and have been named captains for the soccer season. Dixon won 15 games last season, which was the most in program history, and is looking to break that mark.

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PHOENIX – The Chicago Bears have taken another step toward fortifying their defensive front, agreeing to terms on a deal with defensive end Ray McDonald. Bears general manager Ryan Pace confirmed the move Tuesday afternoon from the NFL owners meetings. And the 1-year deal McDonald received from the Bears will reunite him with new Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. The pair spent four seasons together with the San Francisco 49ers. McDonald’s arrival will not come without controversy. He was arrested last August in California under suspicion of domestic violence after an argument with his fiancé. No charges, however, were filed in that case. LEAP CONTINUED ON B6

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Seeing each other every day about 10 years ago in the first-grade classroom at St. Anne School, Kirsten DeArvil and Katie Provo went from being classmates to best friends. Over the years, the two found out they had a similar love for the game of soccer. The two spent many pleasant days at The Meadows or at Reagan Middle School working on their game, as well as through youth clubs and the YMCA. In fact, the Dixon soccer players are still regular fixtures at The Meadows. “We always challenge each other,” DeArvil said. “We’re really good competition for each other. We have that mindset of where each other was, which was really good.”

2015 Dixon Duchesses Captains: Kirsten DeArvil and Katie Provo Number of players: 21 Number of seniors: 1 (Tamara Ortega) “We knew where each other wanted the ball,” Provo added. “If you’re friends off the field. It’s easy to be friends on the field and build the chemistry.” Come their junior year of high school, their work on the soccer pitches paid off. On Tuesday, Duchesses head coach Mahmoud Etemadi named DeArvil, a defender, and Provo, a forward, captains for this season – one that could rewrite the history books not long after

the ink dried on last year’s recordbreaking season. The Duchesses went 15-5 last year, setting a record for most wins in a season. However, they went one-and-done in the postseason with a 4-1 loss to United Township in the 2A Geneseo Regional semifinal round. Losing early after a breakout season was enough motivation for putting in more time to perhaps make this season much better. And the pair of besties will look to teach their talent to a group of incoming freshmen that Etemadi has high praise for. “The reason why I picked them as captains was due to the commitment in the offseason, and due to work ethic during the season,” Etemadi said. RESULTS CONTINUED ON B6

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Toughness not quite there Illinois’ Groce reflects, wants more competitiveness BY SHANNON RYAN Chicago Tribune

Illinois coach John Groce has preached the mantra “toughness and togetherness” since arriving in Champaign three seasons ago. But it was the lack of those two qualities that caused the end-of-season collapse, he said. Groce reflected on the Illini’s season Monday, a week after they were eliminated by Alabama in the first round of the AP NIT. “The greatest thing about getIllinois coach John Groce’s team didn’t have the proper toughness or togetherness throughout the season, which led to ting to the spring is the chance to hit the reset button,” he said. a poor finish and a first-round exit in the NIT.

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“Everyone has to look themselves in the mirror.” Illinois ended its season 19-14, losing three straight games. A loss at Purdue due to a second-half meltdown and a blowout to Michigan in the Big Ten tournament likely cost the Illini a chance for an NCAA tournament bid. Groce said one of his assistants,

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Dustin Ford, told him “we were 20 minutes at Purdue away.” Next week, Groce will meet with seniors for so-called exit interviews and also meet with current players for evaluations. His main points will be to emphasize “competitiveness and selflessness.” “It takes sacrifice,” he said. “Play for the I. Not the I meaning me, but the I that stands for Illinois on the jersey.” Why that was lacking, he said, was unclear. “It’s a choice,” he said. TOUGHNESS CONTINUED ON B3

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TV star? Pau Gasol Bulls center traded his jersey for a whistle, educating Sesame Street character Abby Cadabby on coaching and dribbling a basketball.

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Sauk’s Matson to sign letter of intent Skyhawks women’s basketball guard Sarah Matson will continue her basketball career at Judson University in Elgin. The Sauk sophmore and AFC graduate will sign with Judson on Monday in Elgin. She is the second area player to sign with the Eagles this year, as Oregon senior Emy Wright signed earlier this month. MEN’S BASKETBALL

ASU eyes Duke assistant On Tuesday, Arizona State relieved Herb Sendek of his head coaching duties. Duke assistant Jeff Capel has been contacted by Arizona State and is the guy they have targeted. Capel has been an assistant at Duke the past four seasons. Prior to Duke, Capel served as the head coach at Oklahoma and VCU. During his nine seasons as a head coach, Capel has a record of 175-110. NBA

Clippers’ Griffin has charges dropped Battery allegations have been hanging over Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin’s head since November, but the five-time NBA All-Star can now focus solely on basketball as the case was dismissed Tuesday. The 26-year-old power forward was accused of slapping a man and grabbing his cellphone at a Las Vegas nightclub in October. Prosecutors dropped the charges, however, due to a lack of proof. MLB

Astros affiliate to give away WS rings The Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies announced plans for a promotion for an Aug. 15 game that will include 2017 World Series rings for their parent club, the Houston Astros, as a giveaway. The Astros made a Sports Illustrated cover last June, which labeled them as “your 2017 World Series champs.” Houston went 70-92 last season. NFL

Most rule change proposals shot down NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings Tuesday, while approving six safety rule changes. Of the 13 replay alterations proposed, including extending the number of coaches’ challenges and letting them challenge all officiating calls, the only one passed will allow officials to use replay for clock issues at the end of a half, game or overtime if more than 1 second remains. Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was disappointed the Patriots’ proposal that virtually anything be challengeable was not passed. OLYMPICS

Voters could decide if Boston is host city A hotly debated campaign to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston could now end up in the hands of Massachusetts voters. Boston 2024 organizers said Tuesday they will help gather signatures to put the issue on the November 2016 state ballot.

Philip Rivers Chargers QB’s contract expires after the 2015 season, and said he doesn’t want to play for team if they move to Los Angeles.

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PEORIA, Ariz. – White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Monday he intends to let the battle for second base play out through the remainder of spring training, but he likes the fire he has seen from prospects Micah Johnson and Carlos Sanchez as they try to win the job. “Both of those guys come to play,” Ventura said. “When you’re young and in a competitive position battle like this, it’s good not only for them but for everybody else to see it.” Johnson has caught attention at the plate, going 15-for-33 with a double, triple, home run, six RBIs and two stolen bases over 13 games. Sanchez, who started at second against the Padres on Monday, is 9-for-26 with four RBIs in 16 games. The concern surrounding Johnson was whether his defense was up to speed, and he had a rough game Sunday against the Brewers. He committed his first fielding error and also misplayed another ball. Ventura said “those days are going to happen” to a young player. “Even some of the best defensive players have those days, and you have to put it behind you [and] come out here in the morning and maybe figure out what happened,” Ventura said. “The game’s a little bit faster up here, and he’s getting a taste of that on occasion.” Sale’s up: Sox left-hander Chris Sale is expected to pitch in a simulated game Friday as he continues his comeback from a fractured right foot and sprained ankle. Sale was back in a Sox uniform Monday morning testing

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Tuesday’s White Sox highlights Jose Abreu connected for his first spring homer, but White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera committed two errors in Colorado’s sixrun fifth inning, and the Rockies went on to a 7-6 win. Cabrera, who signed a $42 million, 3-year contract with Chicago over the winter, misplayed Matt McBride’s single, allowing the Rockies to tie it at 5. Then he dropped Rafael Ynoa’s fly ball near the line for a two-base error as McBride scored. out his foot with running. “Just to get him back out is good for his psyche, to get back out here in uniform with everybody,” Ventura said. Ventura said the Sox will remain cautious so that Sale doesn’t overexert himself. Sale said Saturday he wanted to pitch in a Cac-

tus League game before the Sox left spring training, but Ventura wouldn’t commit to that. “[You need to] make sure he’s strong enough to go out there and compete,” Ventura said. “Once the adrenaline starts going, he’s going to forget about that, and you want to protect him a bit.”

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• Cubs vs, Mariners, at Peoria, Ariz., CSN

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There’s a strong chance that Jon Lester won’t pitch in another exhibition game this month. But the Chicago Cubs want to make sure their prized left-hander builds up enough arm strength in a controlled setting in preparation for their April 5 opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. Lester, who missed his last start Saturday because of a “dead” arm period, will make his next appearance Thursday in a minor league game. Lester is expected to throw at least 60 pitches, and he could make his next appearance in another minor league game March 31 with a target of 80 pitches. That might not seem like enough time to get stretched out for the opener, but manager Joe Maddon isn’t looking for Lester to throw 120 pitches on April 5 and said would be satisfied with 80 pitches in his final spring outing. “That would depend on how pitch efficient he would be regarding going how deep into the first game,” Maddon said Tuesday before the Cubs played the Oakland Athletics. “But if you go 80, theoretically you would like to be in the mid-90s to 100 for that first game. He might be somewhat restricted regarding length in that first game.” After throwing 50 pitches off a mound

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Cubs ace starting pitcher Jon Lester might not throw in another spring game this season, while recovering from a “dead arm.” Monday, Lester expressed optimism that he would remain on target for the April 5 opener against the Cardinals. “We still got a long way to go,” Lester said 2 hours after pitching for the first time since experiencing a “dead” arm that heightened concerns among Cubs fans regarding their $155 million free-agent signee. “But I don’t think there’s any question mark for it [opening night]. There’s no worry in my mind for it.” But those who are obsessed with radar gun readings might be disappointed for the first 2 months. Lester said he traditionally doesn’t feel at full strength until well into the season, and

skipping his last start on Saturday because of the lifeless feeling in his arm makes his task of building strength a little more challenging. “We’re still in the process of building arm strength and arm speed and all that stuff,” said Lester, who has pitched 8 1/3 innings this spring. “That will come as the innings get higher. I’ve always felt it takes me a little bit longer to be – maybe toward the end of May – where you start feeling strong, feeling good and going through that fifth day throwing 100-something pitches where you built that up. “It takes some time to get where you’re consistent with everything – velocity, breaking ball, all that stuff. I found

Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run of the spring, but the Oakland Athletics roughed up a late-arriving Edwin Jackson in a 14-2 win. Billy Butler and Stephen Vogt each hit two-run homers for Oakland. Jackson was scratched from his start when he drove to the A’s old spring training home and then was stuck in traffic. He arrived in time to pitch second and allowed nine hits – six for extra bases – and eight runs in 1 2/3 innings. over the years that’s kind of been where it’s at for me. So as of now, I’m not worried about velocity. I’m just more worried about building my arm strength and making sure you’re healthy in between [starts] and make the next one.” As an example, Lester said teammate Jason Hammel’s fastball was clocked earlier at 90 mph but jumped to 94 on Sunday, when he struck out nine Padres in five innings. “There was no worry there,” Lester said of the one week between competitive throwing. “It’s just something where we needed to step back and take a break. Let things run their course and get back to the normal five days.”

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TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD Boys track & field Tuesday’s results Sterling triangular indoor meet at Westwood, Sterling Team scores 1. Sterling 62.5; 2. Rochelle 48.5; 3. Freeport 34 High jump – 1. Andrew Myers (Rochelle) 5-8; Pole vault – 1. Michael Drendel (Rochelle) 10-6; Long jump – 1. Daniel Winemiller (Rochelle) 20-4 1/4; Triple jump – 1. Javier Quiroz (Sterling) 39-4; Shot put – 1. Joe Brouilette (Sterling) 46-1 3/4; 3,200 relay – 1. Sterling 9:25.67; 60 – 1. Kaprion Felton (Freeport) 7.32; 60 hurdles – 1. Leon Ishmon (Freeport) 9.15; 800 relay – 1. Freeport 1:36.87; 800 – 1. Ethan Rocha (Sterling) 2:05.68; 400 – 1. Terrance Bruce (Sterling) 55.25; 1,600 – 1. Jonathon Landis (Sterling) 4:45.53; 200 – 1. Colfay Pointer (Rochelle) 24.05; 1,600 relay – 1. Sterling 3:41.15

Girls track & field Tuesday’s results Sterling triangular indoor meet at Westwood, Sterling Team scores 1. Erie-Prophetstown 56; 2. Freeport 46; 3. Sterling 43 High jump – 1. Kruthoff (Erie-Prophetstown) 5-0; Pole vault – 1. Ashlynn Steel (Erie-Prophetstown) 7-6; Long jump – 1. Alyese Kleckler (Freeport) 15-6 3/4; Triple jump – 1. Rachel Cobert (Erie-Prophetstown) 34-11 1/4; Shot put – 1. Kyliah Hughes (Freeport) 39-9 1/2; 3,200 relay – 1. Sterling 10:26.70; 60 – 1. Rachel Cobert (Erie-Prophetstown) 8.30; 60 hurdles – 1. Shaunise Reese (Freeport) 10.64; 800 relay – 1. Sterling 1:55.32; 800 – 1. Corrie Reiley (Erie-Prophetstown) 2:30.79; 400 – 1. Rachel Cobert (Erie-Prophetstown) 1:00.96; 1,600 – 1. Cassie Hood (Freeport) 6:17.94; 200 – 1. Rachel Cobert (Erie-Prophetstown) 27.74; 1,600 relay – 1. Erie-Prophetstown 4:25.25.

Men’s basketball EAST REGIONAL At The Carrier Dome Syracuse, N.Y. Regional Semifinals Friday’s games N.C. State (22-13) vs. Louisville (26-8), 6:37 p.m. Michigan State (25-11) vs. Oklahoma (2410), 9:07 p.m. SOUTH REGIONAL At NRG Stadium Houston Regional Semifinals Friday’s games UCLA (22-13) vs. Gonzaga (34-2), 6:15 p.m. Duke (31-4) vs. Utah (26-8), 8:45 p.m. MIDWEST REGIONAL At Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland Regional Semifinals Thursday’s games Wichita State (30-4) vs. Notre Dame (31-5), 6:15 p.m. Kentucky (36-0) vs. West Virginia (29-6), 8:45 p.m. WEST REGIONAL At The Staples Center Los Angeles Regional Semifinals Thursday’s games Wisconsin (33-3) vs. North Carolina (2611), 6:47 p.m. Arizona (33-3) vs. Xavier (23-13), 9:17 p.m. NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT Monday’s results Louisiana Tech 84, Texas A&M 72 Old Dominion 50, Illinois State 49 Murray State 83, Tulsa 62 Quarterfinals Tuesday’s results Miami 63, Richmond 61 Stanford 78, Vanderbilt 75 Today’s games Murray State (29-5) vs. Old Dominion (267), 6 p.m. Louisiana Tech (27-8), at Temple (25-10), 8 p.m. College Basketball Invitational Quarterfinals Monday’s results Louisiana-Monroe 71, Mercer 69 Vermont 78, Radford 71 Loyola of Chicago 86, Oral Roberts 78 Seattle 72, Colorado 65 Semifinals Today’s games Seattle (18-15) vs. Loyola of Chicago (2113), 7 p.m. Vermont (20-13) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (2312), 7 p.m. Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, March 30: TBD Wednesday, April 1: TBD Friday, April 3: TBD

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Today’s games Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New York, 6 p.m. Miami at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 8 p.m. Portland at Utah, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Thursday’s game Indiana at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Monday’s box score

BULLS 98, HORNETS 86 CHARLOTTE (86) Kidd-Gilchrist 2-8 3-4 7, Ma.Williams 2-2 3-4 9, Jefferson 1-7 1-2 3, Walker 11-24 5-5 29, Henderson 3-12 5-6 11, Maxiell 0-4 0-0 0, M. Williams 4-16 4-5 15, Biyombo 0-2 1-2 1, Stephenson 4-5 0-0 9, Vonleh 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-81 22-28 86. CHICAGO (98) Dunleavy 1-4 0-0 2, Gibson 1-5 2-2 4, Gasol 11-19 4-6 27, Brooks 6-10 1-1 13, Butler 6-20 7-10 19, Mirotic 10-19 7-10 28, Snell 0-1 0-0 0, Hinrich 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 37-82 21-29 98. Charlotte 26 23 20 17 – 86 Chicago 28 20 26 24 – 98 3-Point Goals–Charlotte 8-20 (M. Williams 3-9, Ma.Williams 2-2, Walker 2-7, Stephenson 1-1, Henderson 0-1), Chicago 3-16 (Gasol 1-1, Hinrich 1-2, Mirotic 1-6, Snell 0-1, Butler 0-2, Dunleavy 0-2, Brooks 0-2). Fouled Out–Maxiell. Rebounds–Charlotte 60 (Henderson, Kidd-Gilchrist 9), Chicago 52 (Gasol 12). Assists–Charlotte 11 (M. Williams 5), Chicago 21 (Brooks 10). Total Fouls–Charlotte 25, Chicago 20. Technicals–Charlotte defensive three second.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE GP d-Montreal 74 d-N.Y. Rangers 72 Tampa Bay 74 N.Y. Islanders 74 Pittsburgh 73 Detroit 72 Washington 73 Ottawa 72 Boston 73 Florida 73 Philadelphia 74 New Jersey 73 Columbus 73 Carolina 72 Toronto 74 Buffalo 73

W 46 46 46 44 40 39 39 37 36 33 29 31 34 26 27 20

L 20 19 21 25 22 21 24 24 25 26 29 31 35 36 41 46

OT Pts 8 100 7 99 7 99 5 93 11 91 12 90 10 88 11 85 12 84 14 80 16 74 11 73 4 72 10 62 6 60 7 47

Thursday’s game Evansville (21-12) at Louisiana-Lafayette (22-13), 7:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-St. Louis 74 46 21 7 99 226 182 d-Anaheim 75 46 22 7 99 219 211 Nashville 74 45 21 8 98 211 178 Vancouver 72 42 26 4 88 206 193 Chicago 72 44 22 6 94 206 163 Calgary 73 40 27 6 86 214 191 Minnesota 74 42 25 7 91 211 183 Winnipeg 73 38 23 12 88 205 190 Los Angeles 73 36 23 14 86 196 182 Dallas 73 35 28 10 80 228 233 Colorado 72 33 27 12 78 193 201 San Jose 73 35 30 8 78 201 206 Edmonton 73 20 40 13 53 173 251 Arizona 74 22 44 8 52 154 246 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader Monday’s results Los Angeles 3, New Jersey 1 Chicago 3, Carolina 1 Minnesota 2, Toronto 1 Ottawa 5, San Jose 2 Dallas 4, Buffalo 3 Calgary 3, Colorado 2 Winnipeg 4, Edmonton 1 Tuesday’s results Minnesota 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, SO Los Angeles 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Columbus 5, Anaheim 3 Arizona 5, Detroit 4, OT Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3 Nashville 3, Montreal 2, OT Winnipeg at Vancouver, late Today’s games Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m. Thursday’s games Anaheim at Boston, 6 p.m. Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6 p.m. Florida at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Chicago 2 0 1 – 3 Carolina 0 1 0 – 1 First Period–1, Chicago, Shaw 11 (Kruger, Sharp), 7:48. 2, Chicago, Sharp 13 (Hossa, Hjalmarsson), 9:07. Penalties– Kruger, Chi (holding), 1:39. Second Period–3, Carolina, Rask 11 (E.Staal, Liles), 3:54. Penalties–None. Third Period–4, Chicago, Shaw 12 (Nordstrom, Toews), 19:20 (en). Penalties–None. Shots on Goal–Chicago 9-6-10–25. Carolina 10-19-15–44. Power-play opportunities–Chicago 0 of 0; Carolina 0 of 1. Goalies–Chicago, Crawford 30-15-5 (44 shots43 saves). Carolina, Khudobin 8-15-5 (24-22).

Friday’s game Kent State (23-11) at Northern Arizona (2114), 9 p.m.

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Saturday’s game Canisius (18-14) at NJIT (20-11), 7:30 p.m.

Spring training AMERICAN LEAGUE

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE GB — 10½ 12 24½ 28 GB — 13½ 21 22½ 32 GB — 3 10½ 15 18½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-Memphis 50 21 .704 Houston 47 23 .671 San Antonio 44 26 .629 Dallas 45 27 .625 New Orleans 37 33 .529 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 44 24 .647 Oklahoma City 41 30 .577 Utah 31 39 .443 Denver 27 44 .380 Minnesota 16 54 .229 Pacific Division W L Pct x-Golden State 57 13 .814 L.A. Clippers 46 25 .648 Phoenix 38 33 .535 Sacramento 24 45 .348 L.A. Lakers 18 51 .261 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Monday’s results Houston 110, Indiana 100 Boston 110, Brooklyn 91 Memphis 103, New York 82 Chicago 98, Charlotte 86 Minnesota 106, Utah 104, OT Golden State 107, Washington 76 Tuesday’s results Detroit 108, Toronto 104 Oklahoma City 127, L.A. Lakers 117 Dallas 101, San Antonio 94 Milwaukee 89, Miami 88 Philadelphia at Sacramento, late Golden State at Portland, late

GA 162 167 191 205 181 195 180 190 190 201 215 186 228 199 237 245

Monday’s box score

Quarterfinals Today’s game UT-Martin (20-12) at Eastern Kentucky (2111), 6 p.m.

Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 42 29 .592 Boston 31 39 .443 Brooklyn 29 40 .420 Philadelphia 17 53 .243 New York 14 57 .197 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Atlanta 53 17 .757 Washington 40 31 .563 Miami 32 38 .457 Charlotte 30 39 .435 Orlando 22 50 .306 Central Division W L Pct x-Cleveland 46 26 .639 x-Chicago 43 29 .597 Milwaukee 35 36 .493 Indiana 30 40 .429 Detroit 27 44 .380

GF 195 219 242 226 202 208 212 212 193 180 192 164 198 165 193 138

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Collegeinsider.com Tournament Monday’s results NJIT 80, Cleveland State 77 Evansville 83, Eastern Illinois 68 Kent State 69, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 65

GB — 2½ 5½ 5½ 12½ GB — 4½ 14 18½ 29 GB — 11½ 19½ 32½ 38½

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L 8 9 9 8 9 8 9 9 10 10 11 10 13 11 15

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NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Los Angeles 11 6 .647 Arizona 12 9 .571 Colorado 12 9 .571 St. Louis 9 7 .563 Miami 11 9 .550 New York 12 10 .545 Pittsburgh 10 9 .526 Philadelphia 11 10 .524 San Diego 11 10 .524 Cincinnati 9 9 .500 Washington 9 9 .500 Chicago 9 12 .429 Milwaukee 8 11 .421 Atlanta 9 13 .409 San Francisco 6 16 .273 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday’s results Pittsburgh 7, Tampa Bay 6 Atlanta 14, Houston 10 N.Y. Mets 12, Miami 3 Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 0 Washington 7, N.Y. Yankees 6 St. Louis vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., ccd., Unplayable conditions L.A. Dodgers 7, Arizona 4 San Diego 10, Chicago White Sox 4 San Francisco 8, Kansas City 3 Cleveland 8, Oakland 3 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 0 Colorado 5, Milwaukee 1 Texas 6, Cincinnati 6, tie, 10 innings Tuesday’s results Minnesota 6, Toronto 5 Baltimore 9, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 3 Miami 9, Boston 4 Houston 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Colorado 7, Chicago White Sox 6 Texas 15, L.A. Angels 8 San Diego 6, Seattle 4 Oakland 14, Chicago Cubs 2 N.Y. Yankees 9, Detroit 8 Milwaukee vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., late San Francisco vs. Cleveland, late

Today’s games Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. San Francisco vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 8:05 p.m. Texas vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.

Sterling boys win triangular

Thursday’s games Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:07 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 5:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 8:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.

Erie-Prophetstown cruises to win: Rachel

Golf PGA Tour stats Through March 22 FedExCup Season Points 1, Jimmy Walker, 1,150.000. 2, Bubba Watson, 1,087.833. 3, Patrick Reed, 1,075.500. 4, Dustin Johnson, 910.000. 5, Robert Streb, 902.733. 6, Jason Day, 899.500. 7, Brandt Snedeker, 890.820. 8, Ryan Moore, 876.500. 9, Jordan Spieth, 863.917. 10, Sangmoon Bae, 861.500. Scoring Average 1, Henrik Stenson, 69.301. 2, Bubba Watson, 69.368. 3, Dustin Johnson, 69.691. 4, Ryan Palmer, 69.721. 5, Webb Simpson, 69.766. 6, Jordan Spieth, 69.827. 7, Sergio Garcia, 69.884. 8, Brooks Koepka, 69.901. 9, Jim Furyk, 69.906. 10, Harris English, 69.911. Driving Distance 1, Dustin Johnson, 317.3. 2 (tie), Adam Scott and Bubba Watson, 309.0. 4, Tony Finau, 308.0. 5, Brooks Koepka, 307.8. 6, Charlie Beljan, 307.3. 7, Ryan Palmer, 307.2. 8, Gary Woodland, 306.3. 9, Patrick Rodgers, 305.2. 10, Jason Day, 305.1. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Francesco Molinari, 76.67%. 2, David Toms, 75.90%. 3, Steven Alker, 75.73%. 4, Heath Slocum, 72.46%. 5, Chez Reavie, 72.37%. 6, Tim Clark, 71.78%. 7, Colt Knost, 71.35%. 8, Jim Furyk, 71.23%. 9, Justin Hicks, 70.90%. 10, Brian Stuard, 70.88%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Adam Scott, 73.93%. 2, Stewart Cink, 73.17%. 3 (tie), Jim Furyk and Henrik Stenson, 72.92%. 5, Jim Herman, 72.37%. 6, Jason Day, 72.22%. 7, Lucas Glover, 71.78%. 8, Martin Laird, 71.72%. 9, Johnson Wagner, 71.60%. 10, Michael Putnam, 71.49%. Total Driving 1, Hideki Matsuyama, 70. 2, Charlie Beljan, 73. 3, Billy Horschel, 77. 4, Davis Love III, 79. 5, Jim Herman, 91. 6, Chez Reavie, 92. 7, Graham DeLaet, 97. 8, Hudson Swafford, 102. 9, Will Wilcox, 103. 10, Adam Scott, 105. Strokes Gained-Putting 1, Vaughn Taylor, 1.289. 2, Henrik Stenson, 1.004. 3, Aaron Baddeley, .915. 4, Troy Merritt, .904. 5, Freddie Jacobson, .841. 6, Scott McCarron, .810. 7, Tommy Gainey, .797. 8, Bryce Molder, .760. 9, Jimmy Walker, .726. 10, John Rollins, .720. Birdie Average 1 (tie), Vaughn Taylor and Jason Day, 4.63. 3, Jimmy Walker, 4.61. 4, Matt Jones, 4.34. 5, Dustin Johnson, 4.31. 6, J.B. Holmes, 4.28. 7, Bubba Watson, 4.25. 8 (tie), Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth, 4.23. 10, Tim Clark, 4.21. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Louis Oosthuizen, 50.4. 2, Bubba Watson, 60.0. 3, Jarrod Lyle, 67.5. 4, Brooks Koepka, 69.4. 5, Hideki Matsuyama, 73.8. 6 (tie), Scott McCarron and Aaron Baddeley, 84.0. 8, James Hahn, 85.5. 9, Lee Westwood, 86.4. 10, Gary Woodland, 90.0. Sand Save Percentage 1, Chad Collins, 75.44%. 2, Joost Luiten, 73.91%. 3, Matt Kuchar, 72.00%. 4, Brendon Todd, 71.67%. 5, Patrick Reed, 69.77%. 6, Jason Day, 68.18%. 7, Luke Donald, 67.27%. 8, Kevin Na, 66.13%. 9, Jamie Donaldson, 66.00%. 10, S.J. Park, 65.67%. All-Around Ranking 1, Jason Day, 229. 2, Shawn Stefani, 305. 3, Webb Simpson, 317. 4, Hideki Matsuyama, 358. 5, Bubba Watson, 379. 6, Jimmy Walker, 394. 7, Brendan Steele, 399. 8, Ryan Palmer, 402. 9, Adam Scott, 412. 10, Justin Thomas, 418.

Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned INF Leury Garcia, LHP Onelki Garcia and INF Andy Wilkins to Charlotte (IL) and RHP Frankie Montas to Birmingham (SL). Reassigned RHP Logan Kensing, RHP Nolan Sanburn and LHP Joe Savery to minor league camp. DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Kyle Lobstein, RHP Alex Wilson and RHP Josh Zeid to Toledo (IL). Assigned RHP Alberto Cabrera to minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with 2B Brian Dozier on a four-year contract. Optioned RHP A.J. Achter to Rochester (IL). Reassigned C Tyler Grimes, INFs James Beresford and Jose Martinez, and OFs Eric Farris and Danny Ortiz to minor league camp. TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned INF Hanser Alberto to Round Rock (PCL). Assigned RHPs Alex Gonzalez and Ross Wolf to minor league camp. National League MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned RHP Carter Capps to New Orleans (PCL). Reassigned RHP Vin Mazzaro, RHP Ryan Chaffee, LHP Pat Misch, LHP Pat Urckfitz and C Vinny Rottino to minor league camp. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Assigned INF Pete Orr and OF Bryan Petersen to minor league camp. NEW YORK METS — Optioned LHP Jack Leathersich to minor league camp. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Re-assigned G Russ Smith to Iowa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with DT Ray McDonald and DE Jarvis Jenkins on one-year contracts. HOUSTON TEXANS — Re-signed LB Akeem Dent. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Agreed to terms with LB Casey Matthews and S Taylor Mays. NEW YORK JETS — Signed DEs Stephen Bowen and Kevin Vickerson and OT Corey Hilliard. HOCKEY National Hockey League NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled F Kevin Fiala from Milwaukee (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Signed D Chris Tanev to a five-year contract extension.

Warriors take seven events in victory at Westwood By SVM Sports Staff

The Sterling boys track & field team won seven events en route to a blowout win at its triangular indoor meet at Westwood in Sterling. The Golden Warriors scored 62.5 points, ahead of Rochelle (48.5) and Freeport (34). Javier Quiroz won the triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 4 inches, while teammate Joe Brouilette won the shot put with a throw of 46-1 3/4.

Warriors’ Ethan Rocha won the 800meter in 2:05.68, Terrance Bruce (55.25) won the 400, and Jonathon Landis (4:45.53) won the 1,600. Sterling also won both the 3,200 and 1,600 relay events. Girls track & field

Cobert led Erie-Prophetstown to a win at the Sterling triangular indoor meet at West-

wood in Sterling. Cobert won four events, taking the triple jump (34-11 1/4), 60 (8.30), 200 (27.74) and the 400 (1:00.96). Teammate Corrie Reiley won the 800 in 2:30.79. The Panthers also won the 1,600 relay. Sterling won the 3,200 relay and the 800 relay, and finished third with 43 points. E-P won the meet with 56 points, while Freeport (46) was second.

NBA | BULLS

Cavalry arrives Butler’s return first of Bulls’ reinforcements BY K.C. JOHNSON Chicago Tribune

With two answers, one short and one strong, Joakim Noah summarized the state of the Bulls, who clinched their seventh straight playoff berth Monday with a 98-86 victory over the Hornets. “No,” Noah said, when asked if the Bulls’ defense is where it needs to be. Expanding on why, Noah cited a need for more toughness. And then he dropped the kicker. “I still think we’re the toughest team to beat in a seven-game series,” he said. Would anybody be surprised if this season ended with either an NBA Finals appearance or a first-round exit? That’s how up-anddown it has been, with moments of brilliance and buffoonery. The Bulls remain 15-4 in the mere 19 games their starters have been intact. In a perfect microcosm of this season, one of those injured starters returned, with Jimmy Butler posting 19 points and nine rebounds in 39 minutes, 30 seconds after missing 11 games to a left elbow injury. But Noah was a late scratch with what the team called “general soreness” but in truth was a precautionary move tied to his offseason left knee surgery. That’s how this season has been: One player returns, another is removed. Monday marked their 21st different starting lineup. “We have to work on our chemistry,” Noah said. They also need to work on defense and showed progress against the Hornets, holding them to 34.6 percent shooting. The Bulls entered allowing 98.8 points per game, 12th in the league and 5.9 points more than any previous average under Tom Thibodeau. Their opponents’ fieldgoal percentage of .440 ranked eighth, similar

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The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler gets fouled during Monday’s win over the Hornets at the United Center in Chicago. It was Butler’s first game back from injury. to the .443 that finished ninth in 2012-13. Part of the slippage is the revolving door that has been the rotation because of all the injuries. The Bulls also are scoring more, leading to more possessions. And they’ve incorporated more offensive-minded players than previous, grind-it-out seasons. “We’ve never had as many missed games, missed practices,” Thibodeau said. “But that’s our reality. Our challenge is we have enough time, so we have to figure it out.” Noah, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, is hopeful that the Bulls can. “Thibs’ defense is predicated on five guys moving on both sides of the ball. Live and die by the contested two. That’s our philosophy,” he said. “Hopefully we can get our defense to a higher level.” Jimmy Butler’s return will help. Beyond his huge offensive jump this season, he remains a critical cog at the other end. In short, he’ll be drawing LeBron James should the

Bulls and Cavaliers meet in the postseason. “He’s probably our best two-way player,” Thibodeau said. “Anytime you get a guy like that back, it helps in all areas.” Butler connected on just 6 of 20 shots, but he got to the line 10 times and moved well throughout. “I felt good,” Butler said. “My rhythm was off. I missed stuff I don’t normally miss. But my teammates kept telling me to be aggressive. “I’m glad to be back. But I have to get better. I felt I hurt us in a lot of ways. I made a lot of mental mistakes and that can’t happen.” When Butler is in selfflagellation mode, that’s a good sign for the Bulls. “It was great to have him back,” Thibodeau said. “His timing – he had a bunch of bunnies that he always makes – wasn’t quite there. But he started getting into a rhythm and drawing contact on his drives, getting to the line. I think he surprised himself. It’s one of his strengths. He can score so many different ways.”

Abrams should give Illini boost TOUGHNESS

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While the final three games were disturbing to fans, Groce emphasized some positives from the season, noting that despite injuries and lineup changes, the Illini earned impressive victories against Maryland and at Michigan State. But Illinois experienced hiccups adjusting to life without injured guard Rayvonte Rice and then readjusting when he returned to the lineup. Groce pointed out that the Illini had to adapt other times

as well, such as when Aaron Cosby was out and when point guard Jaylon Tate was ill for two games. “That’s not completely on Ray,” Groce said of the leading scorer whose eligibility has expired. “It’s partly on Ray, partly on teammates, partly on everybody. It’s not fair to him. It’s not one guy.” Groce expects a more cohesive team next season with the return of point guard Tracy Abrams, who sat out the season with a knee injury. Abrams has not been cleared for practice yet, but Groce said he is improving at a faster rate than he expected.

Abrams will serve as the team’s leader, but Groce said others need to take a role in being more vocal and exemplifying strong leadership qualities. Redshirt forward Michael Finke will join the team, while forward Darius Paul returns to Champaign after serving a yearlong suspension and playing at a community college. Next season’s recruiting class features three four-star recruits in guard Jalen ColemanLands, guard Aaron Jordan and forward D.J. Williams. “We get to grow,” Groce said of the offseason. “We get to improve.”


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Quick response to ugly loss positive for Hawks Picking up two points in road victory could prove huge in playoff positioning BY CHRIS KUC Chicago Tribune

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RALEIGH, N.C. – With points at a premium during a torrid Central Division race that is coming down to the wire, how the Blackhawks responded after one of their worst efforts of the season figured to serve as a good barometer of their mindset. How does scoring goals on their first two shots sound? The Hawks came out like gangbusters and despite stumbling in the second period went on to defeat the Hurricanes 3-1 on Monday night at PNC Arena. Andrew Shaw and Patrick Sharp scored 1 minute, 19 seconds apart in the first period, and goaltender Corey Crawford made them stand up, as the Hawks won for the fifth time in six games. Shaw added an emptynet score set up by captain Jonathan Toews ‘ 500th career point. It was an adequate response for the Hawks, who were dreadful during a 4-0 loss to the Stars on Saturday in the second stop of a four-game trip. “That wasn’t our team in Dallas,” Crawford said. “You play

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The Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp celebrates his goal during Monday’s win over the Hurricanes in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a good bounce-back win for the Hawks after a 4-0 loss to the Stars over the weekend. so many games that you realize that after a game is done like that, there’s nothing really you can do about it. You just have to make sure it doesn’t affect your next one.” The drubbing in Dallas, during which Crawford yielded four goals on 29 shots, clearly didn’t affect him against the

Hurricanes. He was brilliant with 43 saves. “I was seeing the puck well, and guys were making sure the lane was open for me to see pucks,” he said. “I saw pretty much everything that came at me. “The first goals were key. You never want to get down on the road, and … tonight was a good

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game for us to win a tight game like that and keep a lead.” The victory moved the Hawks two points behind the secondplace Predators in the Central and three back of the pace-setting Blues with a game in hand on each. “It was obviously an important win for us,” said coach Joel Quenneville, who recorded his 750th career win. “We had an excellent first period, then what we did to them in the first, they did to us in the second. We hung on there in the third. Crawford was solid. We still have to be better than that, though.” Toews agreed the Hawks can be better – they were outshot 19-6 in the second period – but any road win is a good one.

“It’s our mentality that we’ll win ugly if we have to on the road, and we’ll do what we have to to win those tight games,” Toews said. “We know we could have played better and could have done some little things better to facilitate our effort, but sometimes you need two points like that. The main thought is we know we have to build off these last two games, and play a better team game, and sustain that pressure we came out in the first 20 [minutes].” The Hawks maintained all along that their dismal performance against the Stars was merely a hiccup and set out to prove that against the Hurricanes. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Hawks can’t afford any kind of extended skid. “The Dallas game really showed us they’re playing playoff hockey already, and we’ve got to answer back with the same kind of effort every single night,” Toews said. “It’s always about how we prepare and how we play, and we know that every point is big this time of year, and we can’t afford another effort like that.”

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Coach: Mahmoud Etemadi 2014: 15-5 (6-2 NIB-12 West) Postseason: Lost 4-1 to United Township in 2A Geneseo Regional semifinal Roster Makayla Anderson Sr. Yunhan Bi Fr. Tamy Ortega Sr. 1 Liz Provo So. K 3 Katie Provo Jr. F 5 Sydnie Swift Jr. D 9 Taylor Lohse So. D 10 Leah Drengenberg Fr. M 11 Madelyn Melvin Fr. M 12 Kirsten DeArvil Jr. D 13 Alexis Langloss Fr. F 16 Ashley Knopp So. D 17 Cassandra McClain Jr. M 21 Britney Pitzer Fr. D 22 Kylee Hermeyer Fr. M 23 Lauren Chacon So. F 24 Lauren Pollom Fr. M 26 Madeline Pleskovitch Fr. M 30 Emily Grim Jr. D 35 Natalie DeArvil Fr. D 37 Cristen Rozek Jr. M Outlook: The Duchesses had their best season in their history last year. With most starters coming back for this year, expectations for this group are very high – and perhaps for years to come. Chacon set the singleseason goals record last year as a freshman with 32.

Coach: Brian Cebula 2014: 8-15-1 (3-5 NIB-12 West) Postseason: Lost 4-3 in penalty kicks to Rock Island in 2A Geneseo Regional quarterfinal Roster 1 Candy Barrientos Sr. D/M 2 Sierra Sotelo Fr. M/F 3 Zoe Ward Fr. D/K 5 Mirna Barrientos Jr. M/F 6 Sonia Olivio-Barrientos So. D/M 7 Fatima Gallardo So. M/F 8 Chloe Halverson Fr. D 9 Jocy Magana Sr. D/M 11 Natalie Herrera So. M/F 14 Jazmin Hernandez Sr. M/F 18 Karina Hurachua Sr. K/D 23 Jennifer Contreras Jr. M 24 Ellen Reter Jr. D 25 Maura Scanlan Jr. D/F 27 Celeena Remmers Sr. F 31 Ale Olivas Sr. M/F 33 Alyssia Diaz Jr. D 34 Julia Diaz Jr. M/D 64 Katie Vazquez So. F Outlook: Last year saw a pinnacle for most wins in a season, with eight. The Golden Warriors have plenty of experienced players coming back to possibly rewrite that page in the history books.

Snow only thing slowing Duchesses so far RESULTS

“We never underestimate other teams,” Etemadi said. “This is a very competitive confer“Their work rate is real ence – a good tradition of high, and they always sports all around. We’re show great leadership. expecting to win conferThey know they have to ence, and at the same lead by example, and time, we have scheduled they know they have some big schools. big responsibilities as “The reason we schedjuniors, ule those is to prepare our Etemadi said. “I’m sure athletes for postseason they will live up to that.” competition. I think it’s Provo scored 14 goals going to be a good expeand tallied 17 assists rience for them. We are for the Duchesses last hoping to advance in the season. But the number postseason.” of goals was far behind According to Provo, Lauren Chacon’s recordplenty of positivity should setting collection of 32. help the Duchesses Chacon, a sophomore remain in contention of forward, will be back to their goals. They have perhaps make a run at the never won a regional title career goals scored mark. in its history. With just one senior – “We’ll need to keep our Tamara Ortega – on the hopes high and don’t get roster, and one more down on ourselves when year left out of the dual we mess up,” Provo said. captains, the future looks Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com “We’ll need to keep being bright for the Duchesses’ Dixon junior Kirsten DeArvil will play a key defensive positive also.” soccer program. Tuesday’s seasonrole for a Duchesses team that hopes to improve on “We will need to build opening match with their program-best 15 wins in 2014. our team chemistry a Lutheran has been lot, and just keep workteams. Stillman Valley, 6 years in 2A. This means rescheduled for April 24 ing hard.” DeArvil said. which went undefeated conference opponents due to a blanket of snow “We’ve been working in the BNC West last could be seen again come covering the Crusadhard over the summer, year, is a challenge that the postseason. Despite ers’ pitch, meaning the which is something we Etemadi singled out as a this, the Duchesses are Duchesses’ meeting with haven’t done in the past. barometer for how they’ll keeping a hold on several Mendota at A.C. Bowers “We definitely have a Field on Thursday will fare against not only the familiar nonconference lot of talent this season. Cardinals, but perennial opponents. Also included serve as the debut. I think we all really work DeAvril can’t wait for conference contenders in a tough schedule are well together, which is the snow to melt and Lutheran and Winneba2A Geneseo, 3A Moline, always a plus.” go, as well. arch rival Sterling, as well get out on the grass after With this being Dixon’s many sessions of indoor Due to a drop in enrollas 2A Burlington Central first year in the Big North- ment, the Duchesses will – perennially one of the practices. ern Conference, the “This weather can go be competing in Class 1A top teams in the BNC East schedule has many new away,” DeArvil remarked. this year after spending Division. CONTINUED FROM B1

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The Bears signed former 49er Ray McDonald on Tuesday to play end in their new 3-4 defense.

Management met with McDonald LEAP

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Then in December, McDonald had his contract with the 49ers terminated after he emerged as a suspect in a sexual assault investigation in San Jose. That case has not been closed to this point but no charges have been filed. Pace said he felt comfortable with the signing after consulting with Fangio and defensive backs coach Ed Donatell, another veteran of the 49ers’ staff. Pace said Bears chairman George McCaskey also signed off on the deal because it involved a “character” issue. “Some of the obvious things right off the bat is that we have coaches who have been with Ray for 4 years in Vic and Ed,” Pace said. “So I think that really helped us through this process. We’ve talked about it for a long time now. So this was a thorough and well-discussed decision.” In connection with McDonald’s exit from San Francisco, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke cited “a pattern of poor decision making” as a major factor in the team’s decision to let the talented defensive end go. That left the Bears to explain just how they evaluated McDonald’s off-field missteps and overall character, and felt comfortable enough to sign him. Pace said Fangio and Donatell detailed what kind of person, teammate and leader McDonald was. And the Bears did extensive research into McDonald’s ongoing legal situation, eventually feeling comfortable that the defensive end won’t face a conviction of any sorts. “Those things we’ve looked into,” Pace said.

“I can tell you this, we know those are ongoing. But we wouldn’t be where we’re at right now if we didn’t feel comfortable with where that’s at. So it’s been thorough.” Pace has talked for 2 months about his vision for building the Bears around high-character players, who exemplify toughness, intelligence, instincts and unselfishness. The Bears’ trade of Brandon Marshall earlier this month was heavily rooted in the team’s interest in distancing itself from a player whose moody temperament no longer made him a locker room fit under the new regime. McDonald’s signing opens the door for new questions on just how heavily the organization factors in character questions in its personnel moves. Pace said McDonald took it upon himself to fly to Chicago to meet with team chairman George McCaskey and ownership “to talk this out.” “So he came in on his own, on his own dime and met with George for 2-plus hours,” Pace said. “And he talked about this whole thing. He talked about everything. So we came out of that meeting and discussed it further and further and further. And going back to Vic and Ed’s background, with the combination of that, it helped us come to this conclusion.” On the field, McDonald figures to slot into a starting role at end in the Bears’ 3-4 defense and has the versatility to slide over and play tackle when Fangio deploys a fourman front. His signing comes on the same day that the Bears finalized a contract for former Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins.


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The real property consisting of a single family residence located at 920 W/ 4th Street, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, Tax Code Number 07-08-05-180-001, will be sold by the Lee County Sheriff at the Lee County Courthouse, Original Court Building, 112 E. 2nd Street, 1 st Floor, Dixon, Illinois, at a Sheriff's Sale on April 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Information concerning this sale is as follows: 1. The person to contact for information of the real estate prior to the sale is: Hewitt & Wagner, 1124 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, Illinois, 815-5622704. The real estate may not be inspected prior to the sale. 2. The terms of sale are payment of 10 percent by cash, cashier's check or certified funds on the date of sale with the balance to be paid in full within 14 days after sale. 3. The is pursuant to the court case, No. 14-CH-89. Lee County, Illinois, in which a foreclosure was filed. March 25, April 1, 8, 2015

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Judge Daniel A. Fish NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on June 17, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office will on April 16, 2015, at the hour of 10:00AM at the Lee County Courthouse, 309 South Galena Avenue Suite 320 Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate:

The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-036515.

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JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Andrew Thomas; Wendy Thomas; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 11 CH 11 Property Address: 117 South Walnut Street, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on April 10, 2012, I, Sheriff, John R. Varga of Lee County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 16, 2015 , commencing at 10AM , at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, towit: Commonly known as: 117 South Walnut Street, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031 P.I.N.: 06-09-01-158-011 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $161796.19 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507 (c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Lee County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) March 11, 18, 25, 2015

Commonly known as 112 Logan Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Parcel Number(s): 07-08-06-282-006

Alan S. Kaufman MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6289893

F11010426 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY- DIXON, ILLINOIS

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in Community State Bank of Rock FallsDixon v. Kenneth R. Burnell a/k/a Kenneth Burnell a/k/a Ken Burnell; AMCORE Investment Group, N.A., its successor or successors, as Trustee under a Trust Agreement dated March 17, 2008, known as Trust Number 15960; City Of Dixon, Illinois; Citibank (South Dakota) N.A.; Unknown Owners; and Non-Record Claimants, Case No. 14 CH 98, Lee County, Illinois, on March 12, 2015, the properties hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder in separate sales. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Glen S. Hughes, President, Community State Bank of Rock Falls-Dixon, 1021 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, Illinois 61021, (815) 284-8500. (B) Both the legal descriptions of the real estate and the common addresses are as follows: Parcel 1: The Westerly Forty-five (45) feet of Lot Number One (1) in Block Number Thirty-nine (39) in the Town (now City) of Dixon, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 312 W. Third St., Dixon, IL 61021 Parcel 2: The East Half (E 1/2) of the West Half (W 1/2) of the North Two-thirds (N 2/3) of Lot Number One (1) in Block Eightysix (86) in the Original Town, now City, of Dixon, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 508 W. Seventh St., Dixon, IL 61021 (D) The improvements on the real estate are residences. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to the sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: The Lee County Old Courthouse, 112 East Second St., Dixon, IL 61021, at 10:00 a.m. on April 30, 2015. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS-DIXON, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC By Douglas E. Lee Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com March 25, April 1, 8, 2015

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Division 00-Procedural & Contracting Requirements Section 001113 Advertisement For Bids March 25, 2015

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Window Treatment Installation Project at Various Schools for Sterling CUSA #5

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Sterling High School 1508 4th Avenue Sterling, Illinois 61081

Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. 4703 Charles Street. Rockford, Illinois 61108 (815) 398-1231 (815) 398-1280 Bids shall be submitted for a single contract for all

Date Due: Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the office of the Sterling CUSD #5 School District and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. Pre-Bid Meeting: All prospective Contractors are urged to attend a pre-bid meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Central Service Building, 1707 4th Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081. Mandatory Pre-Bids Site Visit: Contractors are required to make a mandatory survey of the existing conditions prior to bidding. Access To Bidding Documents: Bidding Documents are on file for reference at the following locations: Office of the Architect Rockford, Illinois Bidding Documents mat be secured from the office of the Architect. Plans and Specifications are available for download at www.rljarch.com under “Contractors”. Deposit Required: Bidders may secure up to two (2) 2 sets of bidding documents by submitting a non-refundable check for $50.00 per set, or $60.00 per set if documents are to be mailed. Bid Form: Bids shall be submitted in duplicate on forms issued by the Architect. PERFORMANCE BOND: A performance and payment bond for the full amount of the Contract will be required of the successful bidder. All costs associated with the bond shall be included in the bid amount, BID SECURITY: Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 5% of the total amount of the base bid and all additive alternate bids. This may be in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, bank draft or bid bond, payable to the Owner as a guarantee that should the bidder be awarded the Work, the bidder will enter into a contract with the Owner and will furnish the proper performance and payment bond within the time limit set by the Owner. Bid securities will be returned to all other bidders when the successful bidder files a proper performance and payment bond and the contract is executed by the Owner. If the successful bidder fails to file such contract and performance and payment bond, the amount of his bid security shall be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages. WAGE RULES: The general prevailing rate of wages in the locality in which the work is to be preformed for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the contract will adhere to all Federal Laws and Laws of the State, and to all local ordinances and regulations applicable to the work hereunder, and having force of law. RIGHTS RESERVED BY OWNER: The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularities and/or reject any or all bids when, in the opinion of the Owner, such action will serve the best interests of the Owner. WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS: No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of bids without written consent of the Owner. By order of the Board of Education for Sterling CUSD #5. March 25, 2015

Dated the 16th day of March, 2015. Jason Penman Secretary, Board of Education, Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois March 25, 2015

Bids shall be submitted for a single contract for all

Pre-Bid Meeting: All prospective Contractors are urged to attend a pre-bid meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Central Service Building, 1707 4th Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081.

Sterling CUSD #5 410 East LeFevre Road Sterling, Illinois 61081

By order of the President of the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois.

Sterling CUSD #5 410 East LeFevre Road Sterling, Illinois 61081

Date Due: Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the office of the Sterling CUSD #5 School District and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time.

Franklin Elementary School 1501 E. 25th St. Sterling, Illinois 61081

Public Notice is Hereby Given that Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois (the ”District”), will hold a public hearing on the 20th day of April, 2015, at 7:00 o'clock P.M. The hearing will be held at the High School Media Center, 511 Chapman Street, Paw Paw, Illinois. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds of the District in the amount of $1,000,000 for the purpose of paying claims against the District.

New Ticket Booth Building at Sterling High School for Sterling CUSD #5

Scope: Work.

Washington Elementary School 815 W. LeFevre Rd. Sterling, Illinois 61081

Notice of Public Hearing Concerning the Intent of the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois to Sell $1,000,000 Funding Bonds

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Architect: Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. 4703 Charles Street Rockford, Illinois 61108 (815)398-1231 (815)398-1280 FAX

Lincoln Elementary School 1501 E. 6th Ave. Sterling, Illinois 61081

Scope: Work.

March 25, 2015

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Jefferson Elementary School 806 E. LeFevre Rd. Sterling, Illinois 61081

Architect:

Date:

Location: Sterling High School 1508 4th Avenue Sterling, Illinois 61081

Challand Middle School 1700 6th Ave. Sterling, Illinois 61081

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Division 00- Procedural & Contracting Requirements Section 001113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FILING NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS COMPANY d/b/a Nicor Gas Company hereby gives notice to the public that it has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission on March 13, 2015, testimony and exhibits for Docket No. 15-0034 setting forth a reconciliation of the Company’s Environmental revenues and incurred costs for 2014. Further information with respect thereto may be obtained either directly from this Company or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission at Springfield, Illinois 62701. A copy of this filing may be inspected by an interested party at any business office of this Company. Northern Illinois Gas Company d/b/a Nicor Gas Company Elizabeth W. Reese, President, Nicor Gas Environmental Rev. Notice: ENV

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Mandatory Pre-Bids Site Visit: Contractors are required to make a mandatory survey of the existing conditions prior to bidding. Access To Bidding Documents: Bidding Documents are on file for reference at the following locations: Office of the Architect Rockford, Illinois Bidding Documents mat be secured from the office of the Architect. Plans and Specifications are available for download at www.rljarch.com under “Contractors”. Deposit Required: Bidders may secure up to two (2) 2 sets of bidding documents by submitting a non-refundable check for $50.00 per set, or $60.00 per set if documents are to be mailed. Bid Form: Bids shall be submitted in duplicate on forms issued by the Architect. PERFORMANCE BOND: A performance and payment bond for the full amount of the Contract will be required of the successful bidder. All costs associated with the bond shall be included in the bid amount, BID SECURITY: Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 5% of the total amount of the base bid and all additive alternate bids. This may be in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, bank draft or bid bond, payable to the Owner as a guarantee that should the bidder be awarded the Work, the bidder will enter into a contract with the Owner and will furnish the proper performance and payment bond within the time limit set by the Owner. Bid securities will be returned to all other bidders when the successful bidder files a proper performance and payment bond and the contract is executed by the Owner. If the successful bidder fails to file such contract and performance and payment bond, the amount of his bid security shall be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages. WAGE RULES: The general prevailing rate of wages in the locality in which the work is to be preformed for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the contract will adhere to all Federal Laws and Laws of the State, and to all local ordinances and regulations applicable to the work hereunder, and having force of law. RIGHTS RESERVED BY OWNER: The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularities and/or reject any or all bids when, in the opinion of the Owner, such action will serve the best interests of the Owner. WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS: No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of bids without written consent of the Owner. By order of the Board of Education for Sterling CUSD #5. March 25, 2015 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Alissa M. Hall, AKA Alissa Lance; Jeff Lance Defendants.

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112 Logan Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Judge Daniel A. Fish NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on June 17, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office will on April 16, 2015, at the hour of 10:00AM at the Lee County Courthouse, 309 South Galena Avenue Suite 320 Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: The South Fifty (50) feet of the Westerly Half of Lot Four (4) in Block Thirty-five (35) in the Town of West Dixon, now in the City of Dixon, according to the plat of said Town of West Dixon recorded in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, said premises being situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. Commonly known as 112 Logan Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Parcel Number(s): 07-08-06-282-006 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13036515. Alan S. Kaufman MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6289893

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

COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS-DIXON, Plaintiff, v. KENNETH R. BURNELL a/k/a KENNETH BURNELL a/k/a KEN BURNELL; AMCORE INVESTMENT GROUP, N.A., its successor or successors, as Trustee under a Trust Agreement dated March 17, 2008, known as Trust Number 15960; CITY OF DIXON, ILLINOIS; CITIBANK (South Dakota) N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS; and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 14 CH 98 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in Community State Bank of Rock Falls-Dixon v. Kenneth R. Burnell a/k/a Kenneth Burnell a/k/a Ken Burnell; AMCORE Investment Group, N.A., its successor or successors, as Trustee under a Trust Agreement dated March 17, 2008, known as Trust Number 15960; City Of Dixon, Illinois; Citibank (South Dakota) N.A.; Unknown Owners; and Non-Record Claimants, Case No. 14 CH 98, Lee County, Illinois, on March 12, 2015, the properties hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder in separate sales. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Glen S. Hughes, President, Community State Bank of Rock FallsDixon, 1021 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, Illinois 61021, (815) 2848500. (B) Both the legal descriptions of the real estate and the common addresses are as follows: Parcel 1: The Westerly Forty-five (45) feet of Lot Number One (1) in Block Number Thirty-nine (39) in the Town (now City) of Dixon, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 312 W. Third St., Dixon, IL 61021 Parcel 2: The East Half (E 1/2) of the West Half (W 1/2) of the North Twothirds (N 2/3) of Lot Number One (1) in Block Eighty-six (86) in the Original Town, now City, of Dixon, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 508 W. Seventh St., Dixon, IL 61021 (D) The improvements on the real estate are residences. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to the sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: The Lee County Old Courthouse, 112 East Second St., Dixon, IL 61021, at 10:00 a.m. on April 30, 2015. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS-DIXON, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com

By Douglas E. Lee

March 25, April 1, 8, 2015

To: Trahraeg Corporation; Orval L. Gearhart; Judith A. Gearhart; Stillman BancCorp N.A.; Trahraeg Holding Corporation; The First National Bank in Amboy; Diana Hammer; Richard Hammer; Occupant; Upasna Rathor; Amit Parmar; Occupant; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate. TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 7 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00068 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable) THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Permanent Index No. 07-02-30-403-014 - 1935 Plum Hollow Court, Dixon, Illinois Permanent Index Number 07-02-30-403-015 1933 Plum Hollow Court, Dixon, Illinois Legally Described as follows: Units 3 and 4 of Plum Hollow Condominiums, located in the South Half of Section 30, Township 22 North, Range 9 East of the 4th Principal Meridian, Lee County, Illinois, said Unit delineated on the Plat recorded June 15, 2010 in Record Book 1006, Page 1255 as Document No. 2010003265 and as created by Declaration of Condominium recorded June 15, 2010 in Record Book 1006 , page 1256 as Document No. 2010003266; as may be amended from time to time; together with its undivided percentage in the common elements as provided in said Declaration Property Index Nos . 07-02-30-403-015

07-02-30-403-014 and

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

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ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 3 A.D. 2015 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Garcia Carpet Cleaning located at 622 S. Peoria Ave. Apt. #1 Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 3rd day of March A.D. 2015. Cathy Myers by Gerianne Knack Deputy, County Clerk March 18, 25, April 1, 2015 The Whiteside Health County Department, 18929 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL will no 61270, longer participate in the Medicare program as a Home Health (HHA) Agency provider (Title XVIII of the Social Security Act) effective January 30, 2015. The agreement between the Whiteside County Health Department and the Secretary of Health and Human Services was terminated on January 30, 2015 in accordance with the provisions of the Social Security Act. No payment will be made by the Medicare program under this agreement for covered services furnished to patients who admitted on or after January 30, 2015. Beth Fiorini, Administrator Whiteside County Health Department March 25, 2015

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ALPINE BANK & TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. LYLE E. SCHILPP, JR., SONYA A. SCHILPP, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants. CASE NO. 15 CH 26 PUBLICATION NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE To: UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above-entitled cause, that the above suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Lee County, Illinois, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for foreclosure of a mortgage and other relief on the following described property in which you have or claim an interest: The East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 20 North, Range 8 East of the 4th P.M., Lee County, Illinois, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES: A part of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 20 North, Range 8 East of the 4th P.M. in Lee County, Illinois, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of said Section 30 which is North 00º 00'0” East (assumed bearings), 1593.13 feet from the Southeast corner thereof; thence South 86º 05'39” West, 360.34 feet; thence North 00º 56'38” West, 609.21 feet, thence North 90º 00'00” East, 369.84 feet to the said East line of Section 30; thence South 00º 00'00” West, 584.56 feet to the point of beginning. Property commonly known as Eakle Road, Harmon, IL 61042 Title Holder of Record: LYLE E. SCHILPP, JR. Identification of Mortgage: (1) Mortgage from Lyle E. Schilpp, Jr., to Alpine Bank & Trust Co., dated July 22, 2013, and recorded in the Lee County Recorder's Office on July 24, 2013, as Document No. 2013003837; P.I.N. Number: 10-13-30-400-003 Now, therefore, unless you, the said defendants, “Unknown Owners” and “NonRecord Claimants” file your answer in said suit or otherwise make your appearance there in in the said Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit, Lee County, Illinois, on or before May 4, 2015, default may be entered against you and each of you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Dated: March 19, 2015 WILLIAMSMcCARTHY LLP Thomas P. Sandquist Its Attorneys

Prepared by: Thomas P. Sandquist ARDC# 06198232 WILLIAMSMcCARTHY LLP 120 West State Street P.O. Box 219 Rockford, Illinois 61105 tsandquist@wilmac.com 815-987-8900 March 25, April 1, 8, 2015 Notice Of Intention Of Community Unit School District Number 271 Lee and Dekalb Counties, Illinois To issue $1,000,000 Funding Bonds PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on the 16th day of March, 2015, the Board of Education (the “Board”) of Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois (the “District”), adopted a resolution declaring its intention and determination to issue bonds in the aggregate amount of $1,000,000 for the purpose of paying presently outstanding and unpaid claims against the District, all of which unpaid claims have been heretofore authorized and allowed for proper school purposes and it is the intention of the Board to avail of the provisions of Article 19 (Sections 19-8 to 19-14, inclusive) of the School Code of the State of Illinois, and all laws amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, and to issue said bonds for the purpose of paying such unpaid claims. A petition may be filed with the Secretary of the Board (the “Secretary”) within thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, signed by not less than 97 voters of the District, said number of voters being equal to ten percent (10%) of the registered voters of the District, requesting that the proposition to issue said bonds as authorized by the provisions of said Article 19 be submitted to the voters of the District. If such petition is filed with the Secretary within thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice an election on the proposition to issue said bonds shall be held on the 15th day of March, 2016. The Circuit Court may declare that an emergency referendum should be held prior to said election date pursuant to the provisions of Section 2A-1.4 of the Election Code of the State of Illinois, as amended. If no such petition is filed within said thirty (30) day period, then the District shall thereafter be authorized to issue said bonds for the purpose hereinabove provided. By order of the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois. Dated this 16th day of March, 2015. Jason Penman Secretary, Board of Education, Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois David Lilja President, Board of Education, Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois March 25, 2015

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Notice of Intention of Community Unit School District Number 271 Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois To Issue $1,000,000 Working Cash Fund Bonds

To: The Woodhaven Association; Lester Betsinger; Jennifer Betsinger; Aqua Illinois Inc., f/k/a Consumer Illinois Water Company; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

To: The Woodhaven Association; Debbie Arcos; Aqua Illinois Inc., f/k/a Consumer Illinois Water Company; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on the 17th day of November, 2014, the Board of Education (the “Board”) of Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois (the “District”), adopted a resolution declaring its intention and determination to issue bonds in the aggregate amount of $1,000,000 for the purpose of increasing the Working Cash Fund of the District, and it is the intention of the Board to avail of the provisions of Article 20 of the School Code of the State of Illinois, and all laws amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, and to issue said bonds for the purpose of increasing said Working Cash Fund. Said Working Cash Fund is to be maintained in accordance with the provisions of said Article and shall be used for the purpose of enabling the District to have in its treasury at all time sufficient money to meet demands thereon for expenditures for corporate purposes.

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 8 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00173 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 19 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00367 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 189 in Section 17 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded September 11, 1974 in Book 'H' of Plats at pages 50-56, inclusive, as Document No . 397055 in the Recorder ' s Office of Lee County, Illinois, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-01-302-008

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 48 in Section 8 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded July 12, 1971 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 8 and 9 as Document No.375210 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-12-408-013

A petition may be filed with the Secretary of the Board (the “Secretary”) within thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, signed by not less than 97 voters of the District, said number of voters being equal to ten percent (10%) of the registered voters of the District, requesting that the proposition to issue said bonds as authorized by the provisions of said Article 20 be submitted to the voters of the District. If such petition is filed with the Secretary within thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, an election on the proposition to issue said bonds shall be held on the 15th day of March, 2016. The Circuit Court may declare that an emergency referendum should be held prior to said election date pursuant to the provisions of Section 2A-1.4 of the Election Code of the State of Illinois, as amended. If no such petition is filed within said thirty (30) day period, then the District shall thereafter be authorized to issue said bonds for the purpose hereinabove provided. By order of the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois. Dated this 17th day of November, 2014. Jason Penman Secretary, Board of Education, Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois David Lilja President, Board of Education, Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois March 25, 2015 STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF LEE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ROCHELLE, Plaintiff, vs. CINDY MALDONADO LOZADA, Defendant. NO. 14 CH 89 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or s0 much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. A. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Hewitt & Wagner, Attorneys for Plaintiff, 1124 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, Illinois, 61068, 815-562-2704. B. The common address of other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 920 W. 4th Street, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. C. The legal description of real estate is: Lot Nine (9) of the Resurvey and Subdivision of Block One (1) in Dement's Addition to the Town (now City) of Dixon, according to the Plat thereof recorded in the Recorder's Office of Lee County in Book B of Miscellaneous Records on Page 82, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. Tax Code No. 07-08-05-180-001 D. A description of the improvements on the real estate is: A single family residence. E. The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale. F. The time and place of the sale is: April 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. At the Lee County Courthouse, Original Court Building, 112 E. 2nd Street, 1st Floor, Dixon, Illinois. G. The terms of the sale are: 10 percent day of sale with balance due 14 days thereafter. H. The Judgment of Foreclosure amount is $64,317.65. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ROCHELLE, Plaintiff, By HEWITT & WAGNER, Its Attorneys By Brent A. Wagner

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309 Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. Purchaser or Assignee Dated 2/25/2015 March 24, 25, 26, 2015 To: The Woodhaven Association; Veronica Elena Montanez; Jose Luis Morales; Aqua Illinois Inc., f/k/a Consumer Illinois Water Company; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate. TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 14 25, 2015

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This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309 Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. Purchaser or Assignee Dated 2/25/2015 March 24, 25, 26, 2015

To: The Woodhaven Association; Santiago Torres; Yasmin M Torres; Milagras Melendez; Ruben Escobar; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00334 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 18 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00364 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 55 in Section 3 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded August 19, 1971 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 13, 14, and 15 as Document No.375776 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-12-276-054

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 246 in Section 3 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded August 19, 1971 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 13, 14, and 15 as Document No. 375776 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-12-405-024

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

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To: The Woodhaven Association; Joseph Tofel; Aqua Illinois, Inc.; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 11 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00257 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 9 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00179 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 172 in Section 24 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded January 10, 1975 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 80-85 as Document No. 402747 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-11-204-011

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 90 in Section 16 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded July 26, 1974 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 43-47, inclusive, as Document No. 396569 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-01-352-007

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk, address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

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Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. Purchaser or Assignee 312- 781-9510 Dated 2/25/2015 March 24, 25, 26, 2015

Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. Purchaser or Assignee Dated 2/25/2015 March 24, 25, 26, 2015

To: The Woodhaven Association; Shellie Rourke; Anthony Rathburn; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

To: The Woodhaven Association; Charles P. Gens; Anna M. Gens; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 12 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00281 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 10 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00189 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 11 in Section 19 as shown on a Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded January 9, 1975 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 61 and 62, as Document No. 399424 in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, Illinois, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-12-355-011

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 34 in Section 25 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded May 20, 1975 in Book 'H' of Plats at pages 77-79, inclusive, as Document No. 402360 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-11-405-009

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 75 in Section 6 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded June 26, 1974 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 38 and 39 as Document No.396216 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-01-377-008

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021 P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

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JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Andrew Thomas; Wendy Thomas; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 11 CH 11 Property Address: 117 South Walnut Street, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on April 10, 2012, I, Sheriff, John R. Varga of Lee County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 16, 2015 , commencing at 10AM , at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOTS 7 AND 8, IN BLOCK 4 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF FRANKLIN GROVE (NOW A PART OF THE VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE, ILL.) ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN BOOK "M" OF DEEDS, PAGE 178, ALL SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 117 South Walnut Street, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031 P.I.N.: 06-09-01-158-011 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $161796.19 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Lee County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) March 11, 18, 25, 2015 To: The Woodhaven Association; Myrna Fernandez; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate. TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 17 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00352 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

To: The Woodhaven Association; Ricardo A. Sanchez; Aqua Illinois Inc., f/k/a Consumer Illinois Water Company; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate. TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 15 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00339 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 91 in Section 13 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded July 10, 1974 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 40, 41, and 42 as Document No. 396376 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-12-328-043 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk, Address: 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon IL 61021, P.O. Box 329, Dixon IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 288-3309

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To: The Woodhaven Association; Maria Garcia; Aqua Illinois, Inc.; Santiago Family; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

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To: The Woodhaven Association; Francisco Trejo, Jr.; Socorro Trejo; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 16 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00346 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable)

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 42 in Section 20 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded January 9, 1975 in Book "H" of Plats at pages 63, 64, and 65, as Document No. 399242 in the Recorder's office of Lee County, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-12-353-022

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C NOTICES To: The Woodhaven Association; Mario Cepeda; Luis B. Cepeda; Aqua Illinois, Inc.; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate. TAX DEED NO. 2015 TX 13 Filed February 25, 2015 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold October 30, 2012 Certificate No. 2012-00305 Sold for General Taxes of 2011 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable) THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: Lot 6 in Section 13 as shown on the Plat of Woodhaven Lakes recorded July 10, 1974, in Book 'H' of Plats at pages 40, 41 and 42 as Document No. 396376 in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, Illinois, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois Property Index No. 13-21-12-176-044 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 24, 2015. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 24, 2015. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County, on September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courts Building, 309 South Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois in Courtroom 330. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 24, 2015 by applying to the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

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Specifications and proposals may be obtained at the office of the County Engineer at the above address. All proposals must be submitted on forms provided by Whiteside County Highway Department. No duplications of these forms will be allowed. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. (820 ILCS 130/112). The Public Works Committee, Clyde, Hahnaman, Portland, Prophetstown and Ustick Townships reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities and to accept the proposal which is most advantageous to Whiteside County. By Order of Russell L. Renner. P.E., S.E. County Engineer Whiteside County March 18 & 25th 2015 CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF MARIE A. THURBER Deceased. No. 15 P 25 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of MARIE A. THURBER. Letters of Office were issued to JULIE M. DIEDENHOFEN, 2039Norwich Drive, Bartlett, Illinois 60103, and ROBERT E. THURBER, 356 Cross Creek Lane, Lindenhurst, Illinois 60046. as independent Co-Representatives, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both, on or before September 11, 2015, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 5th day of March, 2015. Julie M. Diedenhofen and Robert E. Thurber Independent Co-Representatives Daniel C. Hawkins WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, IL 61081-0400 (815) 625-8200 March 11, 18, 25, 2015

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NOTICE Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 a.m., March 31, 2015 at the Whiteside County Highway Office, 18819 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL 61270, (815) 7727651 and at that time publicly opened and read for the following: Section #15-XX000-XX-GM Township Seal Coating Section consists of furnishing and applying Bituminous Prime Coat. Bituminous Seal Coat, Seal Coat Aggregate and other related items to Hahnaman & Prophetstown townships. Section #15-xx0000-XX-GM Township Calcium Chloride/Lignin Section consists of furnishing and applying Calcium Chloride or Lignin to various townships 2015 Pipe Liners Quotes Quotes to furnish pipe liners of various sizes to the Whiteside County Highway Department 2015 General County Bituminous Section consists of furnishing Bituminous Material Prime Coat and Bituminous Material Seal Coat to Whiteside County and various townships and municipalities.

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Tractors - Tillage - Planting - Forage - Wagons - Augers - Sprayers - Combine Pickers - Spreaders - Vehicles - Trailers - Lawn & Garden - Misc Partial listing!!! ‘48 IH Farmall H * IH 574 * IH 1206 D * IH 766 D, WF w/2250 ldr, joystick * IH 656 G, NF, solid bar, chains, wgts * IH 3414 Ind ldr * JD 4630, PS, 3 hyd * ‘81 JD 8640, 6659 hrs, 749 hrs on eng OH, PTO, duals 20.8x38, quick tach hitch, 3 SVC outlets * JD 8570 * ‘78 JD 4440, quad, duals, wgts * ‘01 JD 8110 MFWD, 5800 hrs, 18.4x46 * JD 4610 * JD 4440 * JD 4020, side console * JD 4440, PS, 18.4x38, duals, 3pt, PTO, DH * ‘78 JD 4240, CAH, 6840 hrs * JD 40, 50, 60, 70 * ‘02 JD 790 MFWD, 470 hrs * JD MT, NF * Ford 8600, open station * Ford 3400 TLB w/cab * Ford NAA w/ldr & blade * Ford 655 TLB w/ boom & 4 in 1 bucket * Ford 981 Select-O-Speed, WF, rear hyd * NH 545 D, 4x4, ldr * ‘08 NH L160, 800 hrs * ‘84 Case 2094, cab, axle duals, 3pt, DH, 5500 hrs * Case 1840 skid ldr, 135 hrs, 1 owner * Case 430 Standard * Case 1845C * Case 85XT skid ldr, cab, 4000 hrs * ‘00 Terrex SS636 telehandler, 3000 hrs * Takeuchi TB025 mini excavator * ‘04 Takeuchi TL150, C/H, new tracks, hyd QT * ‘41 AC WC, good shape * ‘47 AC C w/Woods belly mower * Oliver 66 row crop w/Woods belly mower * ‘78 JD 770 motor grader, 6800 hrs, 12’ moldboard, 12’ wing, tire chain * FMC Sidewinder HRD ditcher * ‘13 Kubota L3240, 75 hrs, C/H, w/LA724 ldr, QT bucket * Dynahoe 190 Series 3 TLB * Plows * Chisels * Finishers * Haying & Chopping Equipment * Trucks * Hopper Bottom Trailers * ATV’s * Lumber * Skid Loader Attachments * Fuel Tanks * * plus lots more! Another large listing of equipment! Something for everyone! Sale Order - 8:30 am - Rack items, followed by the second ring at 8:45 am with miscellaneous items on ground. A third ring with machinery at 9:00 am. If necessary a fourth ring & fifth will be added. Tractors will be mixed throughout the machinery. The lawn & garden will be sold at approx 12:00 noon and vehicles will be sold at approx 2:00 pm.

Location-Farm of Mrs. Sherwood Shank & Family 815-225-7730 (sale sight between 8am & 6pm) Auctioneers: Polo, IL 61064

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NEW TODAY AMBOY COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #272 IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO FILL A VACANCY ON IT'S BOARD OF EDUCATION. Application forms are available on the website: www.amboy.net or can be picked up from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the District Office, 11 E. Hawley St. Amboy. All completed applications should be turned in by April 13th. Anderson Plumbing & Heating in Rochelle is looking for an experienced HVAC Tech Full Time, 1st shift position with benefits. Some experience fixing or installing Furnaces and Air conditioners is a must. Please e-mail your Resume to aphc621@ yahoo.com Or Call us at 815.562.8784 Carpet Cleaning Technician Wanted Must have HS diploma, 2yrs work experience, exceptional customer service skills & a valid IL driver's license. Apply in person at Supreme Cleaners, Inc., 2015 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon M-F from 9-4pm. Training will be provided to qualified applicants. Pre-employment drug testing & criminal background check are required.

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Technician: Full-Time. Growing agricultural & truck repair shop is looking for a tech to join our team. Qualified applicant must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have good organizational skills and at least 5 years previous experience. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and a CDL. Applicant must have knowledge of the new computer systems. Applicant must have their own tools. Benefits include company uniforms with laundry service, health reimbursement and profit sharing. Please apply in person (by appointment only MondayFriday 7:30am 5pm) or send resume: Bryan's Repair Inc. 117 N Stanton St. Shannon, IL 61078 (815) 864-2497

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TRUCK DRIVERS Part Time for our Steward and Kirkland, IL locations. Also FT for Steward, IL CDL A or B license. FT position must have Hazmat. MIX ROOM OPERATOR FT for our Steward location. Duties include mixing fertilizers and loading trucks. CUSTOM APPLICATOR FT for our Steward location. Duties include applying fertilizer and pesticides. Maintenance of equipment, etc. Call 815-8242266 or apply in person at 1318 Steward Rd., Steward, IL or 4440 State Rte 72, Kirkland, IL. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. EEO/AA/M/F/ Disabled/Veteran

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Direct Support Person (DSP) Program Successful completion of program will certify an individual to work as a Developmental Disability Aide with listing on Illinois Healthcare Worker Registry. DSP Program consists of approximately 50 hours of on-line and classroom instruction and 80 hours on-job-training. Applicants must be at least16 years old, able to lift 50 lbs, no disqualifying conditions on IL Healthcare Background Check. Enrollment in program is not an offer of hire, but may lead to employment opportunities at ECTC. Apply in person at: Exceptional Care & Training Center 2601 Woodlawn Road Sterling, IL*EOE

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• Experience using a database system to prepare shipping/receiving documents • 2 years’ experience in a heavy industrial environment required • Experience operating manufacturing equipment • Experience driving a fork lift truck Resume must include your salary history or last/current rate of pay.

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NIPPON SHARYO MANUFACTURING Passenger railcar manufacturer in Rochelle, IL is seeking candidates for the following positions: • Electrical Quality Engineer • Car Move Operator • Mechanical Quality Engineer • Four Post Press Operator • Supplier Quality Engineer • Press Brake Operator • Lead Quality Inspector • Fabrication Welder • Quality Inspector • Setup Welder • Weld Shop Quality Inspector • Welding Technology Lab Assistant • Accounts Payable Specialist • Electrical Assembler • Human Resources Associate • Interior Assembler • Human Resources Generalist • Material Handler • Maintenance Coordinator • Mechanical Assembler • Purchasing Agent • Manufacturing Engineer

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DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A CAREER AS A ROCK FALLS POLICE OFFICER? The Rock Falls Board of Fire and Police Commissioners are seeking candidates for the posiition off Pollice Offificer and d wiill cond ductt enttrance examiinattions att the Rockk Fallls Middle School on Saturday, April 18th 2015. Physical Ability examination will be administered at 9:00 a.m. and the written exam will follow. Requirements: 1. Resident of the State of Illinois. 2. Valid driver’s license 3. Valid Firearms Owner Identification Card 4. Must be 21 years of age and not reached your 35th birthday 5. Have a high school diploma or equivalent 6. Must pass physical exam, skills evaluation, and written examination 7. Be of good moral character and pass an in-depth background check. Fringe benefits include: Good pension plan, medical insurance, paid vacation, overtime pay and uniform allowance. Application forms may be obtained at the Rock Falls Police Department located at 1013 7th Avenue, Rock Falls IL and must be completed no later than Friday, April 17th 2015 on or before 5:00 p.m. All applications submitted must include a copy of your driver’s license, High School Diploma or G.E.D. and your DD-214 (if applicable). THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Rock Falls Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

GRAPHIC DESIGNER SaukValley Media has a full-time opening for a Graphic Designer in our advertising department. Our Graphic Designers work in specialized teams withAccount Executives and Customer Service Representatives to create effective ad campaigns for area businesses. The ideal candidate should have experience with Macintosh computers, InDesign, and Photoshop, with creative design, layout ability and accurate typing skills. Must demonstrate initiative, independent decision making ability, be self directed, organized and skilled in multitasking and time management. If you are interested in joining our team, send resume to: Donna McDonald Advertising Operations Manager Sauk Valley Media P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 dmcdonald@saukvalley.com Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check Required Sauk Valley Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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