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Fund not yet transfered to county treasurer BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529

OREGON – Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn told some County Board members Monday that his department would resume collecting the controversial administrative tow fee.

In an email to seven County Board members and State’s Attorney Mike Rock, Harn said he “will be implementing the fee as it was before.” He also apologized for any confusion that was caused by his internal memo April 1. In that memo, the sheriff told

his department that it would continue to “tow vehicles subsequent to arrest” but that it wouldn’t “distribute the vehicle seizure paperwork, nor require owners to remit the $350 impound fee.” COLLECTIONS CONTINUED ON A4

Zoning panel nixes apartment project Neighbors say they fear low-income development

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BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5525

DIXON – On an inherited property, a couple wants to convert an old farmhouse into a duplex and build another house to become a rental. But neighbors told Lee County’s zoning board that they feared it would attract low-income people, with one saying he moved to the country to get away from such development. The board rejected the couple’s request to change the property’s zoning from agricultural to multifamily residential, which would have paved the way for their development. But the board used different reasoning from the residents. Today, the issue will go before the full Lee County Board. At a zoning board meeting this month, Paul and Lynn Roe of Grand Detour said they wanted the project at 1518 Atkinson Road to generate income. Her mother died a few years ago, and they inherited the property. NIXES CONTINUED ON A4

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Savoring bittersweet times

Mayor: Loose hogs concern city

YWCA of the Sauk Valley preschool closing after 50 years

Farmer says he’ll remove pigs in a couple of weeks

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Izzy, a preschooler at YWCA of the Sauk Valley in Sterling, takes a pause from coloring to tell at story during class time. The YWCA will end the program at the end of the school year because of teacher retirements, budget concerns, and increasing regulation.

BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5525

STERLING – Sixteen exuberant 4- and 5-year-olds worked their way around the various activity stations at the YWCA of the Sauk Valley preschool class, switching from steely focus to bubbly conversation modes in a heartbeat. The first hour of the class is usually devoted to small group activities. On Wednesday last week, some were making ornate ducks, complete with feathers, while others worked on small umbrellas in recognition of the week’s featured letter, U. Micah was locked in on cutting Play-Doh into small pieces. After they dropped into a large plastic mixing bowl, he periodically stopped to stir the contents. “I’m making cookies,” he said matter-of-factly. “This is sugar that I’m putting in now.” He said he was making M&M cookies – the kind he makes at home with his mom.

STERLING – Loose pigs have attracted the notice of City Hall. On April 3, a pig was spotted two times near the Mobil convenience store at East Lincolnway and Polo Road. A photo, printed in Sauk Valley Media, showed a man on a car apparently trying to get away from the staring hog. Last Friday, Mayor Skip Lee met with officials at City Hall about pigs that have escaped from a farm near Sterling’s retail district on East Lincolnway. With him were representatives of the Mobil station and the sheriff’s and police departments. The farmer, Norm Koster, said Monday that he expects to remove the hogs from the farm in a couple of weeks, because he plans to plant corn there this year. He suspects that female pigs have escaped because they were in heat and looking for male companions. When it rains, the hogs tend to root around in the soil and then put wet dirt against the electric fence, which shorts it out, Koster said.

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Vino and Carter carefully cut out shapes last Wednesday morning at the YWCA preschool program.

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Firefighter charged with sexual assault City says he is on paid leave BY DAVID GIULIANI DGIULIANI SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

STERLING – A Sterling firefighter was being held Monday on a $300,000 bond after being arrested on a sexual assault charge involving a victim younger than 18. Philip Johannsen, 36, was in the Whiteside County jail on a felony charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was arrested Wednesday. According to a news release from the city of Sterling, a school resource police officer became aware of an allegation of sexual abuse from a student on April 8. After a preliminary investigation determined the suspect was a Sterling firefighter, Illinois State Police were called in to investigate. Johannsen is on paid leave pending the state police inquiry, said Gary Cook, chief of the Twin City Joint Fire Command. The city is conducting an internal investigation pursuant to the state Firemen’s Disciplinary Act, the news release said. On the same day Johannsen was taken into custody, a woman obtained an emergency order of protection against him, according

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records state. On a regular basis, the state police release reports to the media, but the agency revealed nothing about Johannsen’s arrest. A state police official declined comment on the case Monday. Sauk Valley Media got a tip from a resident about the arrest. When asked about it Monday, Cook issued an alreadydrafted news release a few minutes later that was labeled “for release upon inquiry.� In 2012, Johannsen was quoted in a story on Quad Cities TV station KWQC, which addressed the issue about whether the Rock Falls and Sterling departments should consolidate. “We don’t see consolidation as being viable,� Johannsen, then a union secretary and treasurer, told the station. Sterling’s fire crews, he said, already were understaffed. And he said the departments’ shared fire chief was stretched thin, according to the KWQC story. The departments have since combined their command structures.

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Sterling Centers back on auction block Minimum bid dropped to $100K for Thursday sale BY PAM EGGEMEIER PEGGEMEIER SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

STERLING – The former Frantz Manufacturing building, now known as Sterling Centers, will be back on the auction block Thursday. The building will be up for sale at 10 a.m. at the site, 301 W. Third St., by Mel Foster Co. Auction Services. This will be the third such auction since 2008, but the minimum bid has dropped dramatically. Gabler Family Corp.,

led by local businessman Jim Gabler, bought the building at auction for $225,000 in 2008. Gabler hoped to convert the space into a technology center that would create up to 500 jobs. The nation, however, was in the throes of a recession, and after putting a great deal of money into the project, Gabler unsuccessfully put the building up for auction in June 2010, with a minimum bid of $900,000. The starting bid will be $100,000 at Thursday’s auction, said D. Herb Burns, auctioneer for Mel Foster. Burns said he hopes to find a buyer this time at what he calls a “giveway price.�

Up for auction -EL&OSTER#O!UC TION3ERVICESWILLOFFER THE3TERLING#ENTERS BUILDINGFORSALEAT AM4HURSDAYAT 74HIRD3T4HESTART INGBIDIS  “There have been some nibbles at it, and we’ve done a few showings,� Burns said. “I would sure think we could get that minimum bid. It will take someone with a little vision, but this is a great price.� The seller is now Helping Hands of America, a nonprofit organization to which Gabler gave the building late last year. That deal closed Dec. 31,

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and the building was then put back on the market. Heather Sotelo, executive director at Greater Sterling Development Corp., said officials have shown the building many times over the years, but that the sheer size of the building – 480,000 square feet – can be daunting. The three-floor building includes 30,000 square feet of office space and 18 loading docks. “It’s a difficult building to fill,� Sotelo said. “It’s very large, and most of it has only 10-foot ceilings.� Many years ago, the building was used for warehousing and shipping. Businesses now look for ceilings in the

36-foot range for stacking boxes in storage. “At this point, I think it would probably be best suited for use as a call center or possibly multiple uses,� Sotelo said. Burns agreed that the size of the building has scared off some potential buyers. “If this building were 100,000 square feet, people would be lined up to buy it,� Burns said. “But at 480,000, people are wondering what they’d do with all that space.� Another possibility is for a group of people to buy the massive structure and parcel it off for different uses, Burns said. “There is so much opportunity there,�

Burns said. “If everybody isn’t afraid of their own shadow, there are a lot of years of life in that building.� Sotelo said she knew no one who is currently interested in the building, but she hopes someone with vision steps up. “Hopefully, someone will make a bid,� she said. “We’d love to have someone take it.� Taxes on the building are estimated at $4,200 a year. If the building is not sold at auction Thursday, it would likely go back on the market with the real estate agency, Burns said. Jim King Jr. of RE/MAX Sauk Valley is the listing agent.

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City gets site to fulfill grant requirement BY PAM EGGEMEIER PEGGEMEIER SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

STERLING – The city acquired the deed to the first property it secured for demolition almost 5 years ago through its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The property is now a vacant half-block lot at 608-620 E. Third St., across from the Manahan Home. One small commercial building and eight residential units were razed. The apartments were foreclosed on in November 2009, and in June 2010, the City Council voted to tear them down. The deed was transferred Monday during a meeting of the Sterling Industrial Development Commission. A grant requirement made the property transfer necessary, said Mike Wolber, the city’s former building and zoning coordinator who leads the program. “We had an opportunity to secure this property before we received the grant money,� Wolber said. “SIDC bought it for $1,000, and it became the program’s first demolition project.� The problem was that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the grant’s administrator, didn’t recognize SIDC as a city entity within the parameters of the grant requirements. “HUD just needs to see that it’s owned by the city of Sterling,� Wolber said. The city became involved in the housing program in 2010, receiving nearly $2.8 million from a federal grant. The money is used to buy and rehab foreclosed or abandoned properties, which are then sold to low- and moderateincome families. In the program’s first phase, the city bought 17 foreclosed homes, and the second phase called for the purchase of eight homes to be demolished and rebuilt. Thus far, 16 of the homes have been sold. The cost of rehabbing or rebuilding the homes is much higher than the

sale price, and the city is required to sell the properties within 85 percent of market value. “We just take whatever we can recoup with the sale of the houses,� Sterling City Manager Scott Shumard said. The program objective of revitalizing at-risk neighborhoods is being met, Shumard says. “People living in these neighborhoods really appreciate what’s being done,� he said. “It’s also helped the council refocus its efforts on demolitions and other housing issues.� Under the terms of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, buyers must have a household income of not more than 120 percent of the area’s median income, which in Whiteside County is $56,000 for a family of four. Assistance with down payments of up to $30,000 is available. Buyers can’t currently be homeowners. They need not be first-time homebuyers or residents of Sterling to apply. Applicants must complete an 8-hour Department of Housing and Urban Development counseling and training session. For applications and more information, call the city’s Code Enforcement office at 815-632-6624.

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William ‘Bill’ Florschuetz SUBLETTE – William “Bill� Florschuetz, 96, of Sublette, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Mendota Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Compton to William and Lena (Schmidt) Florschuetz. He married Lucille Brucker on April 29, 1948, in Mendota. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Mendota, where he taught seventh-grade Sunday school and was in the church choir for more than 60 years. He also was a member of the Lee County 4-H Fair Beef Committee, Farm Bureau, Lee Farm Service Board, and the Resource Conservation and Development Council. He was a member of the Mendota Lutheran Home Board, and was active with Green Wing Bible Camp. He and his wife loved to dance to music of big bands, including the Johnny Kaye Orchestra. He was a lifetime farmer in the Sublette area. He and his wife were named the Lee County Conservation Family of the

Year in 1969. They also won the same award in regional competition among eight farm families. He is survived by one son, Steve (Susan) Florschuetz of Sublette; two daughters, Luanne (Stan) Urban of Prophetstown and Mary Lee Twidell of Princeton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Becker of Hudson, Wis. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 22, 2003; one brother, Edgar; and five sisters, Elva, Amanda, Gladys, Olga, and Mildred. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Mendota. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Mendota. Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church and the Lee County Extension Foundation.

W. Jane Ommen STERLING – W. Jane Ommen, 85, of Sterling, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Jane was born June 13, 1928, in Alabama, the daughter of Wesley and Lula (Mott) Higginbotham. She married Lloyd Ommen on Oct. 21, 1942, in Alabama. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling. Survivors include two daughters, Jan (John) Tarner of Barefoot Bay, Fla., and Deena (Mike) Bushaw of Dandridge,

Tenn.; and six grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, and one grandson. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, with the Rev. Brandon Nelson of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling officiating. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Lila Dawson STERLING – Lila Dawson, 92, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion. Further arrangements are being handled by Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling.

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Ralph Perino ROCK FALLS – Ralph Perino, 93, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. He was born April 14, 1920, in Normandy, the son of Ralph and Catherine (Carchidi) Perino. He married the former Gloria Marshall. Ralph farmed for many years. He was involved in establishing the Whiteside County Airport, and in its development. An avid aviator, he earned his pilot’s license in 1935, and enjoyed flying for more than 50 years. Ralph was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; his sons, Gordon Perino of Chicago, Dean (Kim) Perino of Deer Grove, and Patrick (Amy) Perino of Sioux Falls, S.D.; his daughters, Corrine (Michael) Francis of Deer Grove and Michelle Perino of Eugene, Ore.; his brothers, Michael Perino of Quincy and John Perino

of Florida; his sisters, Connie Dominquez of San Jose, Calif., Dolorosa Bender of Dana Point, Calif., and Elizabeth Beelendorf of Naples, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and five brothers. Visitation will from 3 to 5 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 708 10th Ave., Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian of Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Monsignor Gerald Kobbeman, celebrant, officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Tampico. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St Andrew Parish Hall Building Fund. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

STERLING – Anthony Frank “Tony� Papoccia, 59, of Sterling, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Huntsville, Ark., while on a golfing vacation with friends. He retired in 2004 from UPS Inc. after 28 years. After his retirement, he managed and operated Moonlight Bay Marina until his death. Tony was born Jan. 22, 1955, in Sterling, to Tony and Helen (Conklin) Papoccia. He graduated from Newman High School in 1973, and attended Elmhurst College. Tony was an avid golfer, boater, Chicago Bears, and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Survivors include two sons, Nick (Shay) Papoccia of Lanark and Matt (Jennifer) Papoccia of Belvidere; friend, Harlene Hammett of Sterling; three sisters, Nancy (Gene) Hafner and Bobbi (Gary) Adams, both of Sterling, and Sue (David) Ely of Dixon; three brothers, Mike (Mary) Papoccia and Terry (Pam) Papoccia, both of Ster-

ling, and Mark (Noelle) Papoccia of Mokena; and six grandchildren that he cherished, Cora, Cecilia, Brooklyn, Molly, Oliver, and James Papoccia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Helen; his paternal grandparents, Peter and Cecelia Papoccia; his maternal grandmother, Nellie Conklin; and his great-grandparents, Ed and Dora Sheehan. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Visitation also will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and the Mass of the Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. James Keenan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling. Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Lois Lawrenz MORRISON – Lois Lawrenz, 79, of Morrison, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Four Seasons Living Center in Morrison. McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton is handling arrangements.

Gregory J. McIntyre DIXON – Gregory J. McIntyre, 66, of Dixon, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

Annalisa L. Green LANARK – Annalisa Lillian Green, 93, of Lake Carroll, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday, April 10, 2014. Law-Jones Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.

Susan K. Anderson DIXON – Susan Kay Anderson, 56, of Dixon, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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In Harn’s email to board members Monday, he said he spoke with his attorney and knows what he can do, but he wants the issue to go away. “I would like to explain briefly what I was attempting to do,� Harn said in the email. “In no way was I attempting to hurt the county or any one person. The feedback I was getting was just get away from the tow fund and let the next sheriff deal with it however they wish to deal with it!� Harn didn’t respond to a request for comment from Sauk Valley Media. A week after the memo, Ogle County Board Chairman Kim Gouker said suspension of the tow fund wasn’t a decision made by the county and that he would contact Rock to determine whether that action was within the sheriff’s authority. Both Gouker and Rock said Monday, before Harn’s email, that the County Board didn’t have the power to force the Sheriff’s Department to collect the fee. On April 8, Gouker told Sauk Valley Media he didn’t believe the Sheriff’s Department had a choice on whether to collect the fee, but said that was just his initial interpretation of the county ordinance. A county ordinance can’t override a state statute for the sheriff as an elected official, Gouker said Monday, adding that the sheriff is an autonomous elected official who answers to the voters. In February, the County

Board made changes to the tow fund, limiting how the money could be spent and transferring control of the fund to County Treasurer John Coffman. As of Monday morning, Coffman said, the fund hadn’t been transferred to his department’s control. The administrative tow fee was established by a county ordinance in 2011 and allows the Sheriff’s Department to collect a $350 administrative fee to tow vehicles, such as those resulting from a DUI arrest or driving with a suspended license. Between October 2011 and November 2013, $210,400 was deposited into the tow fund, which the ordinance allowed to be spent at the sheriff’s discretion. In December, Sauk Valley Media reported that Harn had used money from the tow fund to pay for repairs to department vehicles, a tent at the Ogle County Fair, a $4,000 management fee for the department’s Facebook page, and flowers for Secretary’s Day, among other expenses.

Transferring control Harn met with Gouker, Coffman and Ogle County Vice Chairman John Finfrock on April 8, the day of the county board’s committee meetings. During that meeting, Harn said the tow fund would be transferred to the treasurer that day, according to the County Security Committee meeting’s tentative minutes and interviews with Gouker and Coffman.

While Gouker said he wanted the transfer to happen last Tuesday, when Harn said it would be done, he hadn’t looked into what actions the County Board could take to force that transfer. “There probably aren’t many because elected officials are autonomous and they answer only to the voters,� Gouker said. “That’s just something that I don’t think we’ll have to find out.� Gouker said he would talk with Harn to see why there was a delay in making the transfer. Rock said he hadn’t looked into what legal options the County Board would have to make that transfer happen, adding that he thought Harn and the County Board would be able to work it out. To transfer the fund to the treasurer’s control, Harn would likely have to merely close out the account with the bank, Coffman said, and have a cashier’s check written for the remaining balance. There’s a resolution on the County Board agenda for today that would establish the tow fund and restrict its revenue to the $350 administrative fee. It would also add reporting oversight from the treasurer. In the March 18 Republican primary election, Harn lost a close three-way race to Brian VanVickle, a Rochelle police officer. The Democratic Party has no candidate yet for the general election on Nov. 4. Harn had no Democratic opponent in 2010. The new sheriff’s term will start Dec. 1.

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According to the board’s meeting minutes: The couple said they would rely on a self-policing mechanism, which they argued would be more effective in situations with more than two tenants, so as to avoid a “he-said, shesaid� dynamic among two tenants. The Roes said they would improve the rundown property, adding that they sought to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. They said that if they cared for the property, their tenants would, as well. The neighbors disagreed, saying they believed the housing could attract tenants who would use the property for crime.

The board agreed that the proposed use would be considered spot zoning, not consistent with uses of nearby properties. They determined that the project would bring no gain for the public because there is no “perceived� need for housing. Board members also found that the project was incompatible with Lee County’s comprehensive plan, which encourages development in areas next to existing developments in cities and villages, with the convenience of municipal services. The board had no debate over the development before voting to deny the Roes’ proposal. Chris Henkel, Lee County’s zoning administrator, said the zoning board followed due process standards. “Everyone has a right to speak in the process,� he said.

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That allows pigs to get under the wire and roam outside the farm. In a letter to the editor last week, Sterling resident Barb Ruiz objected to the loose pigs. “The same hog getting loose from its pen twice on the same day? Sounds like you aren’t too concerned about keeping your livestock inside the fences,� she wrote. “I dread the thought of what could happen if one of your hogs is roaming on Polo Road or state Route 2 in the dark of the night.� Lee said the city wanted to look into the matter. “We are talking with the state of Illinois to see that we can protect Mr. Koster’s rights to farm his

land and to ensure public safety,� the mayor said. “There is really no jurisdiction other than the state that can regulate farm animals.� Jeff Squibb, a spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture, said local law enforcement officials can impound animals that are running at large. If an owner doesn’t claim an impounded animal within 10 days, then the impounding agency can sell the animal, the proceeds of which can pay for the impounding. Last July, Koster moved pigs to his 120-acre farm, where he had grown corn and soybeans for more than 30 years. This winter, the farm had 2,400 pigs. He said he knows of three escapes that have happened. Since April 3, none of the pigs have gotten loose.


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Crews have been cold patching since January BY ALLISON RYAN .EWS 4RIBUNE

PERU (AP) – About the time you start to notice the “first robin of springtime,� other telltale signs of the season start to appear. When the mercury rises and the ice recedes, revealing miles of pothole-riddled road, local patching crews hit the streets with stop-gap efforts to make the lanes safer. By 7:45 a.m., Peru’s patch crews start their day with “hot box� trailers of warmed cold patch mix and a list of places where holes have caused blowouts, tripped residents or otherwise prompted complaint. Each of Peru’s trailers can hold about 2 tons of patch, and with two crews working, a busy day can mean laying 14 to 16 tons of patch into Peru’s roads, according to water department laborer John Birkenbeuel. They’ll have to wait for even warmer weather to make lasting repairs, according to La Salle public works director Jeff Bumgarner, but in the meantime, they do what they can to keep the roads drivable. “We obviously have a lot of potholes, and we’re making plans –

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Peru public works employees Andy Dellinger (left) and Ron Franklin patch potholes March 20 in Peru. When the mercury rises and the ice recedes, revealing miles of pothole-riddled road, local patching crews hit the streets with stopgap efforts to make the lanes safer. we’re basically going out and patching them as we find them,� Bumgarner said. In La Salle, repairs started more than a month ago, while winter maintained its icy grip on the city. Bumgarner explained how workers use a cold patch mix as a temporary repair. “It’s basically just a pliable asphalt that kind of stays viscous at warmer temperatures, and as it’s packed in, it kind of sets up,� he said. “The ideal is to get in when the weather improves and you can get actual hot mix asphalt, cut the

just one way to avoid potholes in the springtime: “Move to Arizona, where they don’t have frost,� joked Andy Dellinger, laborer with Peru public works department. IDOT crews have been cold patching state roads since January. In District 3, which includes La Salle County, that adds up to 4,000 miles of lanes. “It’s been a more brutal winter – we had more deep freezes, and so we’ve been doing more cold patching,� Schaefer said. “You’re getting complaints, and you have to fill the holes.�

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CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn’s tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping firsttime homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes. In four planned appearances, Quinn sought to promote his “Welcome Home Illinois� program, which would help firsttime homebuyers make down payments on homes and secure lower mortgage rates. In Chicago, the first event, Quinn said the program would “help families who don’t have political action committees, who don’t have lobbyists, who don’t have millions of dollars to buy more than one home.� It was a not-so-subtle reminder that his GOP challenger, Bruce Rauner, is wealthy venture capitalist who owns multiple homes. Before Quinn had stopped talking, Rauner’s campaign had responded

in a statement, dismissing the housing program as old news – the latest of three such programs that have been launched, another by Quinn and one by predecessor Rod Blagojevich. Rauner’s campaign also used Quinn’s speaking tour to raise questions about whether the governor might soon allow property taxes to be raised in Chicago and Gov. thus hurt Pat Quinn people he says he’s trying to help. The Illinois Legislature has sent the governor a bill that would allow the city to overhaul two city pension programs, partly through such a tax hike. “Will he break his promises again and again and allow Chicago property taxes to rise?� Rauner’s campaign statement asked. Quinn again Monday gave no hint whether he will sign or veto the bill, saying only that he is continuing to study it. Quinn has broadly railed against raising property taxes, and reiterated Monday his decades-long devotion to cutting property taxes.

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DEKALB – Thousands of high school junior students are preparing for this year’s ACT, as Illinois lawmakers consider whether to continue paying for them to take the college readiness exam. Nearly 143,000 Illinois juniors took the test last year, which is given to students each April for free as part of 2-day testing that’s been a graduation require-

ment from the state since 2002. But state education officials are now debating whether to pass along the $52.50 exam fees to students and their families as a way to save money. “It seems like the state is devaluing the ACT, while colleges see value in it,� said Joe Burgess, superintendent of GenoaKingston School District 424. “I feel like we’re caught in the middle.�

State board officials estimate it will cost $14 million for all high school juniors to take the ACT test next year, which they want to keep even though it is scheduled to be phased out with the implementation of other exams. But they are considering providing the test free only to low-income students and requiring other families to shoulder the $52.50 cost next year.

By keeping the ACT and adding new exams at the elementary and high school levels, the cost of state testing would total $54 million next year, double this year’s $27 million. Many college-bound students take the ACT separately out of school – for an existing fee – and use their scores on school applications, or to practice for the school-issued exam.

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or locate a photo that captures the essence of #SpiritOfClinton. Categories include landscape, people and activities, and art and architecture. Photos should have been taken since January 2013 and show scenes from spring, summer, fall and winter. The steps to submit a photo are: Choose Google+, Instagram, or Twitter, and set privacy settings to public. Then, type the hashtag #SpiritOfClinton, with

a description of the subject and where the photograph was taken into the subject line, and attach the photograph. Once completed, the photograph can be sent. They will be used to enhance Clinton’s Web presence on the websites of The Clinton Regional Development Corp., Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, and Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau. The best photo submit-

ted overall will be awarded the best in show prize, and $150 in River City Gold. Each category will have a first- and second-place winner, with $100 in River City Gold for first place and $50 for second. River City Gold can be spent in chamber-member businesses. A blue-ribbon panel of local media and marketing experts will evaluate photos. For more information, call the chamber at 563242-4536.


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ne reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a 5-year financial plan for the state. While that might merely have been an excuse to put off the speech until after the March 18 primary election, it is worth noting that other states have multiyear budgets. Three states that border Illinois – Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin – are among the 19 states that produce 2-year budgets, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Until 1970, Illinois did the same thing. Biennial budgeting requires longer-range planning and, as one would expect, provides greater financial certainty within state departments and agencies. Economic recessions and faulty estimates

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the second year, which would likely do them (and us) some good. Multiyear budgeting might be the What’s that other old ticket to get Illinois out of its financial rut. saying? Doing the same Three neighboring states approve 2-year thing over and over and expecting different budgets. Illinois ought to try it. results is the definition of insanity. tend to throw monkey write the budget, and Producing annual wrenches into such long- 24 months while it is in budgets year after year term spending plans, but effect. hasn’t solved Illinois’ they do the same with With all that work out financial problems, has annual budgets. of the way, the second it? It’s time to think difAnd, Illinois hasn’t had year of the budget is ferently – particularly such good luck lately when the Illinois General considering that today is with its annual budgets, Assembly and the public Tax Day. has it? could reap the benefits. Illinois is in the midst The state has had a Second-year legislaof its fourth, and supstring of deficit budgets, tive sessions could, and posedly last, year of even though the Illishould, be shorter. Our increased revenue from nois Constitution bans neighbor, Indiana, has the “temporary� income them. At last count, the a 60-day legislative sestax increase imposed state owed its vendors a sion the year the budget in January 2011. We whopping $7 billion, its is written and approved, believe that taxpayers credit rating was in the and a 30-day session the have not gotten enough toilet, and the $100 bilnext year. in return. lion unfunded pension What’s the old saying? Multiyear budgeting crisis remained in limbo. No one is truly safe when might just be the ticket to For states that engage the Legislature is in sesimpose stricter financial in biennial budgeting, sion. Well, under bienni- discipline on spending the process actually cov- al budgeting, lawmakers and steer the state out of ers about 30 months would not have to be in its financial rut. Illinois – 6 months to plan and session so often during ought to give it a try.

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Old TV shows were true family entertainment JEANNIE EICHELBERGER Rock Falls

Remember the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, Howdy Doody, Clarabell the Clown honking his horn, Buffalo Bob, and Speedy, the little AlkaSeltzer boy? Remember Betty Boop with her “Boop-Oop-ADoop,� Popeye and his spinach, Bluto the bully, skinny Olive Oyl, and Wimpy, who would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today? Remember Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger, Gabby Hayes with his scruffy beard, and the Little Rascals with Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa, Froggy and all of the gang? “Wagon Train,� “Rawhide,� “The Riflemen,� “The Lone Ranger� and “Rin Tin Tin� were my

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Cast members from the early years of “Wagon Train,� a TV series that was broadcast from 1957 until 1965, included Robert Horton (left) as Flint McCullough, the scout, and Ward Bond as Seth Adams, the wagon master. Bond died in 1960; Horton, born in 1924, is still alive. favorite westerns. Can’t forget the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly, and sometimes Shemp; they got on my nerves, but then, I’m a

girl); “Queen for a Day� (I always wanted my grandma to win); “The Loretta Young Show� (she twirled across the floor in a beauti-

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ful, flowing dress each week, and I can still see her twirling, so beautiful); George Burns and ditzy Gracie Allen; Milton Berle (I liked it when Uncle Miltie wore a dress and lipstick); and Jack Benny and Rochester, his butler. Red Skelton was hilarious. Dinah Shore sang “See the U.S.A .in your Chevrolet� each week. “Father Knows Best� was the near perfect family image. Those were the days of TV that you could watch with your family and not have to worry about foul language or nudity. It was a time of good family entertainment – something we have lost on cable TV today. We do have the Hallmark Channel, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and Star Network. The latter two are Christian programing, and some of Hallmark’s movies are faith-based, which is refreshing these days.

A long time ago, I asked Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan why he never golfed at his golf outing fundraisers. Madigan explained that he was a terrible golfer (he’s since improved, I’m told). If people saw him embarrassing himself badly on the golf course, they might take a dimmer view of him as a leader. He has applied this lesson to just about everything he does. He examines every angle before he acts. He hates mistakes and almost never acts precipitously or impetuously. For example, Madigan and his staff gather a few times each week to read through every bill and every amendment to those bills to look for flaws and hidden agendas, or to discuss strategies. He always wants to be as prepared as possible. As a result, he rarely fails. But something else has been happening over the past year or so. Madigan has become a media hound. The speaker has never really sought media attention. He does what he does, and then he goes home, or, more likely, back to his office. A Republican friend of mine calls him “James Bond.� But after getting royally hammered by the Chicago media over how he asked Metra to give one of his loyal patronage workers a raise, he’s seemed to change. Nowadays, he seeks publicity and credit. It started after the House approved the gay marriage bill. It wasn’t an easy task, by any means, and Madigan publicly took the credit for its passage. A few months later, he took the lion’s share of the credit for approving the long-sought pension reform bill. THEN, EARLIER THIS year, out of the blue, he proposed a 50 percent cut in the corporate income tax rate. He got a ton of media coverage, but he hasn’t yet followed up on it. It looked like a “press release bill� – legislation unveiled merely to generate media interest. It might yet resurface, but as of now, it has disappeared into the ether. Madigan was also working behind the scenes this spring with the Senate Democrats on a constitutional amendment to impose a 3 percent surcharge on income over a million dollars. But then Madigan went ahead with his own announcement of the proposal. It was referred to in pretty much all media reports as “Madigan’s millionaire tax.� At the time of the unveiling, Madigan said he’d

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done his homework and had talked to his members before announcing his proposal. The constitutional amendment required a three-fifths super majority, so Madigan would need every single one of his Democrats if he couldn’t lock down any House Republican votes. State Rep. Jack Franks, a Democrat who prides himself on never voting for tax hikes, offered tenHouse Speaker tative early Michael support, but Madigan his support Powerful was tied to Chicago allowing the Democrat 2011 income has become a “media tax hike to hound,� expire. Just according days later, to columnist Madigan Rich Miller. publicly supported keeping the tax hike permanent. FRANKS SAYS HE TOLD the speaker a couple of weeks ago that he couldn’t back the proposed constitutional amendment. Madigan asked for time to try to find GOP votes. In the meantime, other Democrats went off the reservation, including Rep. Scott Drury, who issued a press release last week announcing his opposition. The momentum was going too fast the other way, so the plug was pulled. Madigan, through a spokesman, blamed the Republicans for the proposal’s defeat. But Madigan had surprised the Republicans with his plan’s unveiling, instead of finding some GOP support in advance. As it turns out, Madigan simply bit off more than he could chew. His proposal failed, but he sure got a lot of publicity about it, much of it favorable. And, hey, lemons into lemonade. Pro-business groups such as Americans for Prosperity Illinois offered up praise for Rep. Drury, who faces a Republican opponent in November. And the proposal put Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in a difficult spot. Rauner flatly opposed the tax, while leaving open the possibility that he could favor taxing retirement income and services. It didn’t make him look good. Maybe this is all part of some grand scheme. But right now, it sure looks like James Bond has gone tabloid.

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Signs of an abuser apply to women too Dear Abby: I read your Jan. 8 column about the warning signs of an abuser. Would you use your influence to say that men are also victims of abuse? My son was in a 3-year relationship with a woman who scored 15 out of 15 on your list. We knew it was a toxic relationship, but he couldn’t see that. The night he came to us for help, battered and bloody, I finally took a stand. It took 6 months to get her out of his life. My son was ashamed to be a battered man, and she had told him that men who call 911 go to jail. It kept him from calling. Please, Abby, help to change that. If you use this, please keep me anonymous. He thinks I’m an “interfering mom,” but at

Dear Abby: Thank you for including both “he dearABBY and she” in the warning Abigail Van signs of abusers. Buren’s My second marriage (Jeanne was a sad and unhealthy Phillips) column rebound affair. My ex appears was attractive, talented during the and host to multiple week through addictions – risky sexual Universal Press encounters with men and Syndicate. women, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana. I became aware of her blackouts least he’s not being abused and outrageous behavior anymore. I love him and just before our wedding. miss him terribly. I finally left after 2 years – Interfering Mom to avoid committing a crime in response to her Dear Mom: I’m glad you physical abuse, chronic wrote so I can emphasize infidelities, psychological that abusers can be mem- cruelty and pathological bers of both sexes, from intoxication. Please urge every economic level men to report their abusand sexual orientation. ers, file charges and flee I received a TON of mail bad situations! I had no about this: way of knowing what lay

ahead for me back then. Do you have advice for other men contemplating marriage to a pretty party girl? Today, I’m happily married to a deeply beautiful and noble woman, and grateful to have found her. – Set Free in North Carolina

munity, too. I have gay and lesbian friends who were involved with abusers. Gay and lesbian centers offer counseling for this. LGBT people face the same problems as straights do. – Mike in Daytona

Dear Abby: I spent 4 years in a relationship Dear Set Free: I think before I realized I was you’ve stated it well. All I being abused. My lady can add is that men who friend pushed for a lifesuffer physical abuse at long commitment within the hands of a partner a month of our meeting, should go to an emerwas jealous and controlgency room for treatment ling, shut my friends out, so their injuries can be cursed and hit me on documented, then file a more than one occasion formal complaint and end and, when I protested, the relationship. she’d say she was “just trying to get my attenDear Abby: Gay people tion,” or “I only got what I need to read those warndeserved.” When I finally ing signs, because abusers told her I was leaving, she abound in the gay comthreatened to kill me.

I have since learned that lots of men suffer psychological damage and physical danger from an abusive spouse or partner. Please inform your male readers they can get help from a skilled therapist or counselor by calling the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women at 888-7HELPLINE (888743-5754) in the U.S. and Canada. The website is DAHMW.org. – Professional Man in Atlanta Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Tuesday, April 15 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 doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252.

313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Books Are Fun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Line dancing, 10-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Community coffee and

doughnuts, 10 a.m. Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., 815-732-7994. 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. Euchre, 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. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Tran-

sit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Wii and Yoga, 1:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Wednesday, April 16 Women, infants and children clinic and family planning services, all by appointment only, and WIC nutritional, education, and coupon pickups, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. The Breakfast Club, 8:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Serenity Hospice & Home: 815-732-2499. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Rules of the Road class, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., 815-288-6563. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., women’s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 9-10 a.m., Erie Pubic Library, 802 Eighth Ave., Erie, 815-622-9230. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. Rock River Center representative, 9:30-11 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. American Red Cross blood drive, 9;30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., KSB Hospital conference room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointments: 800448-3543. Sharing Life’s Memories Program, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sullivan’s Foods, 300 N. Madison St., Morrison, 815-772-4213. Lee County Health Department blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Amboy Community Center, 280 W. Wasson Road, 815-284-3371. Blood pressure checks, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Whiteside

County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center – Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. BorgWarner retiree lunch, 11:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Countryside Manor, 625 Countryside Lane, Dixon. Basic Computing for Beginners 2 of 2, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Ohio High School, 103 Memorial St. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings, 1-7 p.m., Riverdale Preschool Center, 3505 Prophet Road, Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-5380. Free blood pressure checks, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Lee County Health Department blood pressure clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., McReynolds Towers, 1000 Washington Ave., 815-2843371. Knitting and Craft Club and Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30

p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Tornado awareness program, 1:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. Free blood pressure clinic, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Odell Library Community Room, 307 S. Madison, Morrison. Women’s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815541-2122. YWCA sexual abuse survivors women’s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St., Dixon, bbraid@ywsauk.or or 815625-0333. Walnut Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., Walnut Public Library, 101 Heaton St., 815-379-2159. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Special Needs Parent Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m., conference room, Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Men’s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. American Legion Post 12, 7 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Dixon Area Detachment Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyte-

rian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin. Thursday, April 17 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Free blood sugar screenings, 8-9 a.m., Community Health Services Department, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota. 815-539-7461, ext. 3291, weekdays. Tests can be fasting or 2 hours after eating. North Central Illinois Logistics Council, 8-9:30 a.m., Room CTC 124, Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave., Oglesby, 815-220-3425. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Senior intermediate computer class, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Senior advanced plus computer class, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Halo Branded Solutions, 1980 Industrial Drive, Sterling. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Free blood pressure checks, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Prairie State Legal representative, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 10-11

a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-622-9230. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Parish Nurse Networking meeting, noon, CGH Professional Building, 15 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-625-0400, ext. 5425. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30, open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Scrapbooking class, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Medication management and safety program, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Healthy Lifestyles Club, 1, 7 p.m., ground-floor conference room, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, 815-539-7461, ext. 5319. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Helping Understand Grief for Survivors (HUGS), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. state Route 2, Oregon. Call 815-732-2499 by noon Thursday. If no one calls, the meeting will be canceled. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Fibromyalgia Support Group, 6 p.m., Suite 215, Positive Changes Acupuncture, 609 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-499-5425.

Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Sauk Valley Gluten-Free Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815973-0537. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Lee County Democratic Central Committee, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Walton Tap, 906 Walton Road, Dixon, 815-288-9466. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Fulton Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., 815-499-5618. Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 7 p.m., VFW Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Dixon Area Garden Club, 7 p.m., Plum Creek Garden, 626 Palmyra Road, Dixon. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave, 815-625-9058. Sauk Valley Landlord Association meeting, 7 p.m., Coventry Living Center, 612 W. St. Mary’s Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-Anon, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Sterling Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113½ W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555.

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Questions linger year after Marathon bombs BOSTON (AP) – A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-yearold boy was killed when it exploded. A hand-scrawled confession condemning U.S. actions in Muslim coun-

tries was found on the inside wall of the boat where Tsarnaev was captured four frantic days later. A year after twin pressure-cooker bombs shattered the marathon and paralyzed the area for days, federal prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence ready to use against the surviving suspect, but

many questions remain. What roles did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, play in planning and orchestrating the attack? Would they really have launched a second attack in New York? Did federal authorities underreact to a warning from Russia that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was becoming radicalized?

With Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed in a police shootout days after the attack, some of those questions may never be fully answered. “The obvious one is the motivation, and how could two young men who were in a country that, from all appearances, was very good to them end up this radi-

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Micah finished his work in the kitchen and moved to the Lego station with some of his pals. It first appeared that Micah, Ethan and Dane were shooting for a landmark skyscraper, but it turned out to be strictly residential. “This is gonna be a giant house, and all three of us are gonna live in it,� Ethan announced. Unfortunately, the structure fell over and it was quickly declared a natural disaster. “Oh my gosh,� Dane said with feigned horror. “A tornado came and just blew our house over.� Meanwhile, Tynlee and Mary Margaret juggled several mini-projects, all the while engaging in some serious girl talk. “I’m putting clothes on my baby; she’s freezing cold,� Tynlee said, while struggling to get the doll’s appendages into its outfit. Mary Margaret, in her game-day Packers garb, smiled and offered to help. The program gives preschoolers enough freedom to be kids, but under the watchful eyes of staff and parents who rotate in every day to give plenty of direction and structure. These happy kids appear to thrive in the environment that is preparing them for next year’s leap into kindergarten. One would never guess that the kind, encouraging smiles that guide the children through their morning masks heavy hearts these days. After 50 years, the preschool will close its doors on May 20. Director of Marketing and Community Services Rebecca Munoz-Ripley, and teachers Stephanie Schrader and Kim Krabbenhoeft, along with parent Carlos Munoz, worked with the kids on this day, helping to fill in for Nancy Pitch. Schrader sat at a table where kids made crowns that went with the day’s Q word – queen. She and Pitch had decided to retire after this year, weighing into the timing of the closure. Schrader said the two teachers are kindred spirits. “Mrs. Pitch and I met in an early-education class at Sauk,� Schrader said. “When you think and teach alike, it’s really amazing.� After they started together at the preschool 13 years ago, they decided they would leave

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Abby plays with a doll and her YWCA preschool classmates Mary Margaret (left), Tynlee and Megan Wednesday morning at the school. The program will shut down at the end of the school year. together. “This is a wonderful program,� Schrader said. “Doing this was always in the back of my mind, but when my kids went through the program, I knew I wanted to get involved.� For Krabbenhoeft, the choice to leave was not her own. She worries about the 2-year-olds, because her classes were the only preschool option for that age group in four counties. I’ve been here 24 years, and this is my life,� she said. “I’ve watched these kids go to college, and I’ve seen so many success stories. This has been my dream job. I guess I’ll try being a full-time housewife now; I’ve never done that before.� This was the last day of many that Munoz had spent with the preschool classes. He and his wife, Munoz-Ripley, struggled at times to deal with the emotion. “This is my last helper day,� Munoz said. “We’ve had five kids go through this program, and it’s very sad to lose it.� The decision to end the program – which now includes two classes of 2-year-olds, one class of 3-year-olds, and one section of 4- and 5-year-olds – was made in March, Executive Director Carol Fitzgerald said. The decision was a difficult one, but one that made sense on several levels, Fitzgerald said. Economics, teacher retirements, and everincreasing state requirements conspired against the program. “We had been evaluating the program for several years,� Fitzgerald said. “We had been running at a deficit, and we had to ask ourselves if there was another community need

that we should be meeting instead.� The local preschool landscape has changed dramatically since the YWCA first started its program. “Fifty years ago we were the only ones doing this, and now there are so many ways to meet that need,� Fitzgerald said. “As much as families love it, there is so much competition.� While many preschools receive state and federal funding, the YWCA preschools must rely on parent fees, a small amount of United Way money, and donations. Last year, the program incurred $77,000 in expenses. The regulations have served only to intensify the financial pressures, Fitzgerald said. “We are licensed by the state, and the requirements have become increasingly out of reach,� she said.

History shows that when the YWCA steps in to fill an unmet need, many other entities follow suit, Fitzgerald said. Eventually, others may be better equipped to fill that need. “The Y began prenatal classes in the 1960s, offered the first LPN training, and typing training,� Fitzgerald said. An event to celebrate the history of the preschool will be held later this spring. Details will be available later. “We’re very proud of the program, and the wonderful teachers we’ve had over the years,� Fitzgerald said. The sound of children frolicking in the play area outside could be heard as Fitzgerald made her way back to her office. She stopped near the door to take it all in. “I’ll really miss hearing those little voices outside every day,� she said.

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Sauk Valley’s Kiara Kaleel delivers a pitch against Waubonsee last Friday at SVCC. The 2012 Amboy High School graduate has become a crucial piece to the Skyhawks’ attack, both when she’s pitching and when she’s hitting.

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Look no further for the key to the Sauk Valley Community College softball team than the player they call “Ki.� Kiara Kaleel, a sophomore pitcher from Amboy, is in the middle of just about everything the Skyhawks do, whether it be in the pitching circle or at the plate. “She is just so key for us, and how we go,� SVCC coach Bob Lowe said. Kaleel was a key cog in the Amboy softball team’s resurgence during her 4 years

with the Clippers, but she has upped her pitching game since. In order to get college hitters out, she had to be able to deliver more than a steady diet of fastballs. She has since expanded her repertoire, with impressive results. “She actually now knows how to throw a bunch of pitches,� Lowe said. “She’s always had a great curveball, especially when she comes inside on left-handers. We’ve worked a year-and-a-half on a dropball, and now she throws a dropball. KEY CONTINUED ON B4

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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it – and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The AP on Monday AP that Phelps is entered in Twenty-two time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps will come out of retirement three events – the 50- and and make a run at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Phelps is the most decorated 100-meter freestyles, and Olympian ever, winning 18 gold medals as a four-time member of Team USA. the 100 butterfly.

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“I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,� Bowman said by phone. “I wouldn’t say it’s a fullfledged comeback.� Phelps returned to training last fall and re-entered the U.S. drug-testing program. He has completed his 6-month waiting period by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to be eligible for competition. Bowman said Phelps is “pretty far� from being back in top form. He’s training Monday through Friday with Bowman’s team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club in his hometown.

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NEW YORK – The “Cubs Way� isn’t just a manual, it’s a way of life. In the midst of a long-term rebuild in July, the Cubs paid the Yankees nearly $18 million to take Alfonso Soriano off their hands. Three months later, their stealth interest in Joe Girardi helped the Yankees manager get a 4-year, $16 million extension. Now Soriano gets a chance to punish his old team, while Girardi matches wits against Rick Renteria, the eternal optimist who eventually got the Cubs’ job. The Cubs and Yankees square off today at Yankee Stadium, starting a two-game miniseries that’s not lacking for storylines. Both Soriano and Girardi were relaxed and smiling last weekend in New York, after the Yankees won three of four against the Red Sox. Leaning back in a comfy chair in the huge Yankees clubhouse, Soriano said he’s happier than he’s been in years. He’s just one of a dozen multimillionaires here, and enjoys blending into the background on a probable contender. “I just want to play baseball and win, and that was not happening with the Cubs,� he said. “I was happy, mostly, when I played for them. But when I saw they weren’t putting out a team to win, I was like, ‘Man, this is kind of like a job now.’ I’d go to the ballpark, work, do my job and go back home. “I didn’t enjoy it. Here, it’s different. Now I’m having fun.� Trading Soriano to the Yankees in July saved the Cubs only $6.8 million of the remaining $24.5 million on his contract, but it accomplished two objectives. It got them a talented low-level prospect in pitcher Corey Black – now in Double A after a sizzling debut at Class A Daytona – and ensured their record would be bad enough to merit a top-five draft pick in 2014. The Cubs were only 10 games under .500 when Soriano was traded. They went 21-41 afterward, earning that coveted No. 4 pick. While the Cubs’ lineup was lost without Soriano, hitting .228 with a .295 on-base percentage and .364 slugging percentage after the trade, he took off in New York, slugging 17 homers and driving in 50 runs in 58 games.

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Alfonso Soriano has found success since the Cubs traded him to the Yankees last season near the trading deadline. Soriano and former Cub Joe Girardi, New York’s manager, will face Chicago for a two-game series today and tomorrow.

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Girardi was the manager the Cubs hoped could take them to the finish line, and as soon as Dale Sveum was put on the hot seat last September, Girardi became the obvious choice as his successor. His contract was up, and the Cubs sought a manager they could market for the rebuild. Girardi not only was a popular former Cub. He also won a ring as a manager in 2009, and had that “Yankees cachĂŠ.â€? But the talks never happened, and a Cubs-Girardi reunion never got off the ground. “No, it never did,â€? he said. “I negotiated with the Yankees and I signed by [Oct. 9], and had really never gotten anywhere. ... I enjoy managing here, and with the opportunity they’ve given me, that’s why we stayed.â€?

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Unlike the dreaded Wings, the Blues have never won. Also unlike the dreaded Wings, the Blues have issues with poise. In other words, they can go stupid justlikethat. These aren’t the idiots who were coached by Davis Payne. That team played stupid for the sake of playing stupid. These Blues play with an edge, and easily could go over the edge, especially in the whitehot intensity of the postseason, when discipline is one of the four major food groups. Whatever the mental and emotional issues, the Blues also look physically hurt worse than the Hawks, missing half of their top 12 forwards to start the weekend. The Hawks still have to see how Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will return, but they are still Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, and the Blues players aren’t. In goal, Corey Crawford just won a Stanley Cup, while Ryan Miller barely won anything down the stretch. Miller rolled after the trade and looked like he was going to be the difference everyone said

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The past is what he was reduced to citing, apparently. When the Hawks smothered the Blues a couple Sundays ago, Hitchcock was asked about the Hawks’ winning two in a row over the crumbling Blues, to which the coach of the crumbling Blues could answer only that people should look at the season series. Lame answer, Hitch. Lame and desperate. The games the Blues won came when the Blues could play hockey. They stopped doing that once the Hawks beat Miller. The Blues have AP been shut out five times The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane (88), seen here in the last 14 games, checking the Predators’ Gabriel Bourque on including back-to-back March 14, will return to the lineup for Chicago to end the season. when the playoffs begin Thursday in St. Louis. It’s not the best team that wins a playoff he would be. His 7-0-1 covers almost the last series or the Stanley start backed up the month of the season. Cup, it’s the team that’s belief he was going to Hockey’s playoffs cerplaying the best, and win the Blues their first tainly can turn quickly. as wonky as the Hawks Cup, a futility streak That’s the randomness approaching half of of the sport. Miller could have played down the stretch, with and withwhere the Cubs stand. suddenly revert to the out their captain and But now, pffft. guy the Blues believed Starting with the game they were getting. But of another great offensive where the Hawks chased late, with a goals-against star, they are playing him in the second periaverage pushing 3.0 and better than the Blues. od, Miller has lost eight a save percentage under Geez, everybody is. The Blues, it would of 11 heading into the .900, Miller has looked appear, are pulling off the playoffs. He had given like a first-round out. magic act of simultaneup four goals in almost Not only have the ously gripping both their half of those games. Hawks beaten Miller, Excluding an empty-net they recently beat back- sticks and their throats too tightly at the wrong goal, he has allowed up goalie Brian Elliott. time. Which makes it the fewer than three goals What else you got? right time for the Hawks only three times in that Ken Hitchcock has to face them. the past, that’s what. 11-game stretch that

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Athletes of the Week

Brian Cavanaugh

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Polo senior won 2 events (high jump, triple jump) last Monday in Morrison, won 2 events (triple jump, 400) on Tuesday in Milledgeville, and took the triple jump Thursday in Hanover. He also had 4 runner-up finishes last week.

Destinee Oenes

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Amboy senior slugged two doubles and drove in a run in a 12-5 win over Bureau Valley last Monday. She also hit two home runs, including a walk-off shot, and had 3 RBIs in a 6-4 win over Newman on Thursday.


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Bulls forward Carlos Boozer dribbles past Magic forward Kyle O’Quinn during Monday’s game in Chicago. The Bulls won 108-95. down the Bobcats, they would grab the third seed and face the Bobcats, the Nets or, most likely, the Wizards. That would also mean a second-round matchup against the Heat if both teams advanced. The Wizards still can earn the fifth seed if the the Raptors and Bulls lose Nets lose their final two Wednesday. games to the Knicks and If the Raptors lose at Cavs, and the Wizards beat New York and the Bulls the Celtics on Wednesday. Star of the game: Mike Dunleavy, Bulls, 22 points Up next: Bulls at Bobcats, 6 p.m. Wednesday TV/Radio: CSN/1000 AM

“I think when you start doing that, you get into trouble,� Thibodeau said of aiming for matchups. “I want us to play as well as we can down the stretch and whatever happens happens.� Mike Dunleavy’s 22 points led six in double figures. The Bulls had nine turnovers, shot 50.6 percent, and scored 24 points off 20 Magic turnovers.

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“She throws a change for a strike – she never had those pitches, “Lowe added. “Now she’s a complete pitcher.� The key for Kaleel is to keep batters as offbalance as possible, and ideally, hit the ball to one of her infielders. “I have to work more to get the ball on the ground,� Kaleel said. “I don’t want to be giving up fly balls to really good hitters.� Kaleel has thrown 85 1/3 innings this season, nearly twice as many as the No. 2 pitcher on the staff, Brianna Shultz, Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com who is at 46 1/3 innings. Sauk Valley pitcher Kiara Kaleel has walked just 15 Kaleel is 11-4 with a 1.06 batters in 85 1/3 innings pitched so far this season. earned run average, with

72 strikeouts against just 15 walks. The strikeout total is within striking distance of the single-season record of 128 held by Taylor Byrd. At the plate, the lefthanded Kaleel is also a threat. She’s batting .339 (21-for-62) with five doubles, two triples and 10 RBIs. Two years at Sauk Valley may mark the end of Kaleel’s softball career. She’s taking mainly business classes, but has no plans to go on to a 4-year college. Instead, she plans on being part of the family T-shirt printing business. “I knew I didn’t want to go far away, and I knew Sauk had a good program,� Kaleel said. “It’s been a good fit for me.�

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“He’s in enough shape to swim competitively,� Bowman said. Besides Phelps, USA Swimming said Olympians Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky are among those expected to swim in the Arena Grand Prix at Skyline Aquatic Center. “I’m excited to see what he can do,� Ledecky told the AP by phone in between classes at her high school in Maryland. “Definitely, it’ll bring some more energy to swimming again.� Phelps turns 29 in June, and is the winningest and most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He captured 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall at the last three Summer Games. He broke Mark Spitz’s record for a single Olympics by winning eight gold medals at Beijing in 2008. If he comes back and doesn’t dominate, Bowman said it wouldn’t tarnish Phelps’ reputation. “His legacy is sealed,� the coach said. Ledecky agreed that Phelps has nothing to lose by diving back in.

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CHICAGO – Minds can change. And plenty of moving parts remain in place. But Tom Thibodeau might have offered an unsurprising sneak preview of how he will handle the Bulls’ regularseason finale Wednesday in Charlotte before Monday’s home finale, a 108-95 win over the Magic at the United Center. “You’re not going to sneak around people,� Thibodeau said. “If you’re going to be successful, you have to go through people.� In other words, all systems go and full speed ahead? This is known: The Heat rested LeBron James and Chris Bosh at Washington, and the Heat got drilled by the Wizards, handing the Eastern Conference’s top seed to the Pacers. Meanwhile, the Raptors won their home finale against the Bucks. That means if the Raptors win at the Knicks on Wednesday, the Bulls will finish fourth, and face either the Wizards or, most likely, the Nets in the first round. If they prevailed in that series, they would draw the Pacers-Hawks winner in the second round. It’s the same scenario if both

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Michael Phelps, seen here swimming in the 400 medley relay at the 2012 London Olympics, surprised the swimming community by announcing he wil return to competition later this month. “It’s just for his own personal kind of thing,� she said. “He’s already done so much. Whether he adds a couple more gold medals or not, what he’s done has been so incredible, whatever he does next should be accepted by all.� Phelps had vowed that he wouldn’t swim into his 30s. Since retiring less than 2 years ago, he has stayed busy with a chain of swim schools, a foundation focused on water safety, and appearances on behalf of his sponsors. He devoted lots of time to golf, and participated in a

reality show with famed coach Hank Haney. Five-time Olympian Dara Torres knows about comebacks. At 41, she made the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in her second return to the sport, and won three silver medals. At 33, she made the 2000 Olympics after 7 years in retirement. Torres said she came back twice because she missed competing. “Knowing how competitive Michael is, I’m sure that’s a big factor,� Torres said. “When you’re on top of your sport and

all of a sudden you’re not and you’re out there in life, you miss what you used to do. When you retire, nothing is structured; with swimming, it’s very structured. “I bet you’re going to see a little spark in him that you didn’t see in 2012.� Phelps’ camp is being low-key about the comeback, and he wasn’t made available to speak on Monday. “I think he’s just really enjoying it,� Bowman said. “He enjoys the training and being physically fit. He just kind of wants to see where he’s at. It’s more really for fun. It’s been nice for me to see him swim just for the joy of it really.� Olympian Jessica Hardy, who will compete in Mesa, said many swimmers were surprised by the news. “He kept it pretty much under wraps,� she said. “Even if he’s not at peak performance, it’s great for the sport and each athlete particularly to keep learning from him. I don’t think anyone wants to put pressure on him. He’s accomplished everything you pretty much can. It’s just great to see what else you can do.�

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Monday’s results Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 6 Washington 9, Miami 2 Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, susp., rain St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets at Arizona, late Colorado at San Diego, late Today’s games Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 2-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 1-1) at Miami (Koehler 1-1), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 0-2) at Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-0) at Arizona (Arroyo 1-0), 8:40 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 1-0) at San Diego (Erlin 1-0), 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Undecided) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1), 9:15 p.m. Wednesday’s games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 11:35 a.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 2:40 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. Monday’s box score

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Dallas vs. Anaheim Wednesday’s game: Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Friday’s game: Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Monday’s game: Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Anaheim at Dallas, 7 p.m. Los Angeles vs. San Jose Thursday’s game: Los Angeles at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s game: Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: San Jose at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24: San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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NHL Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Detroit vs. Boston Friday’s game: Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s game: Detroit at Boston, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m. Montreal vs Tampa Bay Wednesday’s game: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Friday’s game: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Sunday’s game: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 6 p.m. Columbus vs. Pittsburgh Wednesday’s game: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s game: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Monday’s game: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers Thursday’s game: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Sunday’s game: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Friday, April 25: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota vs. Colorado Thursday’s game: Minnesota at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game: Minnesota at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s game: Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Colorado at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

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BULLS 108, MAGIC 95 ORLANDO (95) O’Quinn 9-11 2-2 20, Harkless 1-3 0-0 3, Dedmon 1-4 4-4 6, Oladipo 3-8 3-4 10, Afflalo 5-7 2-2 13, Lamb 3-6 2-3 9, Nicholson 8-9 0-0 19, Harris 2-12 0-1 4, Price 2-6 2-2 6, Moore 2-6 1-1 5. Totals 36-72 16-19 95. CHICAGO (108) Dunleavy 8-11 3-4 22, Boozer 6-11 1-2 13, Noah 7-16 4-5 18, Hinrich 1-5 1-2 3, Butler 3-5 6-7 12, Fredette 7-14 2-2 17, Gibson 1-5 6-8 8, Mohammed 1-2 0-0 2, Snell 5-8 2-2 13, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Amundson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-77 25-32 108. Orlando 21 23 26 25 — 95 Chicago 26 31 24 27 —108 3-Point Goals–Orlando 7-15 (Nicholson 3-3, Afflalo 1-1, Lamb 1-2, Harkless 1-3, Oladipo 1-3, Moore 0-1, O’Quinn 0-1, Price 0-1), Chicago 5-13 (Dunleavy 3-4, Snell 1-2, Fredette 1-5, Hinrich 0-2). Fouled Out–Dedmon. Rebounds–Orlando 41 (Dedmon 9), Chicago 43 (Boozer 12). Assists–Orlando 26 (Price 11), Chicago 27 (Noah 8). Total Fouls–Orlando 27, Chicago 19. Technicals–Gibson. A–22,087 (20,917).

Transactions BASEBALL National League NEW YORK METS — Traded C Blake Forsythe to Oakland for future considerations. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Signed INF Jedd Gyorko to a six-year contract through the 2019 season. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Sacramento F Demarcus Cousins one game for receiving his 16th technical foul of the 2013-14 season in an April 13 game against Minnesota. CHICAGO BULLS — Waived F Tornike Shengelia. Signed F Greg Smith for the remainder of the season. DETROIT PISTONS — Announced the resignation of president of basketball operations Joe Dumars, who will remain as an advisor. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Philadelphia F Scott Hartnell $5,000 for spearing Carolina D Brett Bellemore during Sunday’s game. .!3(6),,% 02%$!4/23 ˆ !NNOUNCED they will not renew the contract of coach Barry Trotz. COLLEGE MICHIGAN STATE — Announced sophomore G Gary Harris will enter the NBA draft. OHIO STATE — Announced men’s basketball C Trevor Thompson is transferring from 6IRGINIA4ECH

Golf PGA Leaders Through April 13 Scoring Average 1, Sergio Garcia, 69.552. 2, Bubba Watson, 69.583. 3, Rory McIlroy, 69.618. 4, Will MacKenzie, 69.646. 5, Harris English, 69.735. 6, Matt Kuchar, 69.736. 7, Kevin Na, 69.752. 8, Matt Every, 69.794. 9, Graeme McDowell, 69.823. 10, Charles Howell III, 69.858. Driving Distance 1, Bubba Watson, 315.4. 2, Dustin Johnson, 309.1. 3, Scott Piercy, 307.0. 4, Nicolas Colsaerts, 306.9. 5 (tie), Jason Kokrak and Brooks Koepka, 305.5. 7, J.B. Holmes, 305.2. 8, Rory McIlroy, 304.9. 9, Robert Garrigus, 304.0. 10, Louis Oosthuizen, 303.8. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Fred Funk, 76.53%. 2, David Toms, 76.27%. 3, Tim Clark, 74.82%. 4, Mark Calcavecchia, 74.70%. 5, Joe Durant, 73.97%. 6, Zach Johnson, 72.66%. 7, Justin Hicks, 72.61%. 8, Heath Slocum, 71.99%. 9, Brian Davis, 71.05%. 10, Boo Weekley, 70.88%.


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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media Lost Large female cat, long-haired black/brown, very timid, around 10th St. and Hennepin St. Dixon 815-288-5030

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home seeks volunteer story tellers. If you love public speaking and can weave a story that inspires emotion within your audience, we need you! When you host guests in our visitors center or while touring the Reagan Home the stage is yours. Enhance your job and school applications while developing skills with hands on experience you gain as a volunteer! Visit reaganhome.org or call 815-2885176 to apply.

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DIXON WANTING TO DOWNSIZE? 2BR 1ba., very lg. kitchen, upstairs laundry rm., 1 car garage, (lot big enough to make a 2 car garage or larger) unfin. full basement, lg. front & backyard. Nice location, 1 mi. N. of Dixon, 616 Timber Creek Rd. Call Dan 815-440-8702.

FRANKLIN GROVE Price Reduced!! 136 S. State St. Spacious 4 BR, 1BA, 2,288 sq. ft., detached garage. Lease or cash, $750 down, $500 per month 855-664-8357

SUBLETTE A Great Community! 3BR Ranch, 1300 sq.ft. Low maintenance. Lg. lot, lg. garage. To walk through call Jerry Leffelman, Broker 815-849-5286.

LOTS / LAND 225 FOR SALE Near Amboy, 15 acres of Woods. Ideal hunting, has cabin. Beautiful to build your home on. Now is the time to buy! Contact Sublette Realty for tour. Jerry Leffelman, Broker 815-8495286

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4 cemetery lots for sale. In Oak Knoll in Sterling IL. 815626-6963

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AMBOY $200 off 1st mo/rent Nice 2BR w/ appls. $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123 First months rent $99! 1BR & 2BR very clean, all applcs. No Pets. Ref. & dep. Req. 815-849-5334

ASHTON ★★ 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.★

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1BR Upper, A/C, appl. & util. incl. $495/mo. Ref. & dep. req. No pets, No smoking. 815288-2710

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

2BR. $485 + dep No pets/ Smoking 815-590-3004 2BR. Stove & refrig. provided. Pay own utilities. Share garage. Lease & dep. Req. 815441-8652. Lg. 2BR, attached garage, C/A. $600mo/ +dep. Call 815-441-2357 Like New! 2BR, 1BA, 1 car, APTS, New paint, carpet, aplcs., full basement, no pets, no smoking, $550$575 + dep. Call 815-716-7653 Remodeled 2BR, attached garage, W/D, applcs., A/C 1yr. lease, no pets. 815-622-8829 Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

1BR upper, attached garage. Southside. Stove, refrig., A/C, garbage furn. No pets. Refs. & lease. $425/mo. $425/ dep. 815-652-2042 1BR upper, stove, refrig., garbage p/u Southside. No pets Refs., lease. $350/ mo. $350/ dep. 815-652-2042. 2BR, stove, refrig. Garage. $500/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-284-2921 DIXON MANOR APTS- 1BD CLEAN QUIET, WALK TO DOWNTOWN, ONSITE LAUNDRY, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, HEAT, WATER INCLUDED. CALL ERICK 815-739-5806 DIXON MANOR APTS- 1BR CLEAN QUIET, WALK TO DOWNTOWN, ONSITE LAUNDRY, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, HEAT, WATER INCLUDED. CALL ERICK 815-739-5806 Unique 2 BR Upper w/garage. All appl. incl. W/D, water furn. 417 1st Ave. $535 mo.Larry 815-440-3663

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

FULTON FULTON – Great 2 bedroom apartments available now starting at $462 a month! Rent includes water, sewer and garbage pickup. On-site laundry, major appliances, off street parking and air conditioning. Please call 1800-686-5165 or (608)822-7368. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.

HARMON 1st Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368

MT. MORRIS 1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345

POLO 2BR, A/C & appliances furnished, attached garage, no smoking and no pets. Deposit and references req. $495/mo. 815-9463191 after 5 pm.

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ROCK FALLS 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 701 10th Ave, 3BR, completely renovated, no pets, references required, $600 + dep. 815626-8338 Clean 1 BR apt., separate entrance. $450/mo. + dep. No pets, parties, or smoking. Also efficiency apt., $375/mo. + dep. Stove, refrig., & heat furn. For both apts. 213 5th Ave., RF. 815-625-5970 Nice 2BR apt., $475/mo. + dep., 815-592-7826.

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Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

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1 BR upper, water, sewer, trash, incl., $375 + dep. & ref., 709 Ave. D. 815718-5689. 1BR UPPER apt. hardwood floors, clean, spacious -new refrig. & stove. No pets, no smoking. Sec. dep. $450/mo. Call 815626-4048 1BR, stove, refrig. furnished. $350/ mo. Lease & dep. Req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815-625-7995 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261

WOOSUNG 1BR, $325 + dep. Applcs. 815-4414591.

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DIXON 1BR country home Appliances & W/D. No Pets. No Smoking. $525 mo. + ref. & dep. Call 815440-3874 3BR, 1BA 2 car garage, $650/mo + dep. 847-846-3226

FRANKLIN GROVE 2 BR., w/ sunroom & attached garage. all appl. furnished, $675 + dep. 630329-1776 Large lower 3 BR Duplex with full basement & 1 car garage All appl. furn. $650 + dep. 630-329-1776

ROCK FALLS 2BR, 1 bath 1 car detached garage, large yard. Pets negotiable. $675/ month + utilities. Rock Falls. Call (208) 995-9402

STERLING 2 BR., 1 bath. No garage NO PETS. $550 mo. + dep. 815-440-7985. 3BR Duplex, stove, refrig., dishwasher, garage, $650/mo. +dep. 815-441-8652 3BR Ranch, 2 car attached garage. Completely remodeled. Fit for an executive. Master suite, 2 baths. $1,200/mo. Call 563-212-1896 3BR, w/ garage $700 +dep. No pets. Call 815-4990338

★ NEW TODAY ★ 4BR 2 bath, 2000 sq. ft., 4 car garage, balcony deck, w/d hookups lg. fenced in yard, quiet area w/ access to river, no pets, $1000/mo. + $1000 dep. 815441-1983 RTO 2BR $49,900 $5,000 down.4413515.Agent owned.

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

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

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AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE BECOME AN AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECH. FAA APPROVED TRAINING. FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED - HOUSING AVAILABLE. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. CALL AIM 800-481-8312

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HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma. Get a Job! No Computer Needed. FREE Brochure. 1-800264-8330 Benjamin Franklin HS

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Brechon Farm Services, Inc. is looking for experienced people in the following areas: Electronic payroll in Quick Books, Mechanics and Farm help. Contractors Welcome. Send resumes to: 1270 IL. State Route 26 S. Dixon, IL 61021

Activity Director Walnut Manor is seeking a fun, outgoing, and creative person to manage the Activity Department. This position requires experience with planning, developing, and implementing activity programs for the geriatric population. The 36 hour Activity Director course is preferred. Written and oral communication skills are a must. Competitive wage and benefit package tailored to your experience. Please send resume to or apply in person: Walnut Manor 308 S Second St Walnut, IL 61376 www.Heritageof care.com All American Bar & Grill/ Days Inn Now Hiring all Positions. Servers, cooks and dish washers. Come in and apply at: 2105 1st Ave. Rock Falls IL. 61071 Automotive Sterling Chevrolet has an immediate opening for a Experienced Automotive Technician. Must have own tools and automotive work experience. Apply in person 1824 N. Locust St., Sterling IL Casey's General Stores Accepting Applications for a Store Manager in Morrison IL. Also hiring a Assistant Manager for Sterling IL. Apply within or www.caseys.com or send applications to P.O. Box 122 Thomson IL. 61285

Bright Beginnings Christian Daycare & Preschool is hiring for full time Teachers. Must have 60 credit hours with 6 in ECE. Bring resume and cover letter to: 1033 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. In the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judical Circuit Whitside County, Illinois Estate of No. 14 P 42 Eleanor Waterhouse, Deceased. Claim Notice Notice is given to creditors of the death of Eleanor Waterhouse. Letters of Office were issued on March 31, 2014 to Jeanne Crane, as independent executor, whose attorney of record is John E. Miller, of MILLER, LANCASTER & WALKER, P.C., 15 East Third Street, P.O. Box 535, Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk's office, Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the representative, or both on or before the 15th day of October, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date started in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and the the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed.

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Automotive The exciting world of automotive sales is changing and the need for Sales People is increasing. At Dixon Ford Lincoln VW Mazda we offer both the training and a fast paced and exciting atmosphere that can lead to a long, highly paid, rewarding career. Paid training & earning potential $30k-$80k/yr. Contact Kevin White at 815-2883366 for further details. Also hiring for full time Service Technician apply within at 489 IL Rt. 2 Dixon or contact Eric at Eric@dixon flmvm.com Daily Express needs Contractors for Stepdeck & Lowboy hauls! FREE TRAILERS! “New� Daily Expedited Fleet! Also Heavy Haul and Specialized Division available.

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Drive-away across the USA even if you don¥Çt own a car. 22 Pickup Locations. Call 866764-1601 or www.qualitydriveaway.com Farm Equipment Operator Full time position operating 4 wheel drive and tracked farm tractors. Maintenance work in the off season. M & R Farms, 815288-3136. Local Company looking for drivers/ waterer's/ laborers. Good starting wages no CDL required. Please call 815438-2220 to set up application and interview appointment.

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Experienced Wood Worker Able to read blueprints / CAD drawings for building and parts layout. Heavy lifting, forklift experience. Full time temporary can lead to permanent employment. Driver's license required. Fax resume to: 815-946-2460 or e-mail to: cfpinfo@cedar forestproducts. com Immediate Opening. FT Seasonal Help Wanted. CDL class B min. Paid overtime. Local delivery. Apply in person or call Crop Production Services 1793 Steward Rd, Steward, IL 60553 815-396-2248.

Job Fair 4-16-2014 10A.M.-2P.M. Accepting Applications /! * ssembly /or"!*Op(*or /elde() /eneralaborer /ac"!% / #(!ca# +)*able*o pass(Employ me%*creens  lena , !-&%  EOE

NOW HIRING DRIVERS Local 60 hour/ 7day company. Hourly pay, OT. Home nights. Health, 401K, paid vacation. Clean record a must. Hazmat a plus! Serious inquiries only. Schoff Farm Service, Inc. 815-379-2777

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W12-0569 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF LEE - DIXON, ILLINOIS

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-6 Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL E. KUYKENDALL; ANNETTE GROVER; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL. KUYKENDALL, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ANNETTE GROVER, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 85 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on September 12, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the hour of 2:00 p.m. in the office of Patrick E. Ward, Ward and Ward, 316 South Peoria, Dixon, Illinois 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 22 NORTH. RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 1686.64 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF CREST VIEW HEIGHTS UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN THE LEE COUNTY RECORDERS OFFICE, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 05 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID CREST VIEW HEIGHTS UNIT ONE, A DISTANCE OF 625.29 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST. A DISTANCE OF 690.46 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET: THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, DISTANCE OF 575.83 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 741.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ALSO, A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR ACCESS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST-QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 22 NORTH, RANCE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF CREST VIEW HEIGHTS UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN THE LEE COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE, THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 06 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID CREST VIEW HEIGHTS UNIT ONE A DISTANCE OF 625.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED ACCESS EASEMENT; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 1 DEGREE 05 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST. A DISTANCE OF 376.63 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 51 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 24.14 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID LINE BEING CURVED TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 133.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS, A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 26 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST, AND AN ARC DISTANCE OF 116.06 FEET TO THE TERMINATION OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 05 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 142.95 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF THE CURVE; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID LINE BEING CURVED TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 22 SECONDS A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 46 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST AND AN ARC DISTANCE OF 78.66 FEET TO THE TERMINATION OF SAID CURVE; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 574.18 FEET; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 13 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 13 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, DISTANCE OF 166.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 13 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF '690.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Commonly known as 1185 Bay Drive, Dixon, IL 61021. P.I.N. 07-02-25-400-024. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Law Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W12-0569. April 1, 8, 15, 2014 "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W13-1167 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation successor by merger to Fifth Third Bank, a Michigan Banking Corporation doing business as Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan); Plaintiff, VS. Elizabeth J. Rosenow a/k/a Elizabeth Rosenow; Defendants. 13 CH 95 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff of Whiteside, Illinois, will on May 1, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM at Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: LOT 21 OF STONEGATE ESTATES SUBDIVISION NO. 2 IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 18, 1969, AS DOCUMENT NO. 339356, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 30591 Woodside Drive, Rock Falls, IL

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The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W13-1167. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W13-1167 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com

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CLAIM NOTICE-UNKNOWN HEIRS Notice is hereby given of the death of RUTH ELIZABETH STRAW, of the City of Dixon, State of Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on April 1, 2014, to PAUL ELSEN, SR., independent executor, of 215 W. Soper Street, P.O. Box 113. Winnebago, Illinois, whose attorneys are shown below. Claims may be filed in this proceeding on or before October 16, 2014, in the office of the Lee County Courts Building, 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the Representative, or both. Any claims not filed within that period are barred. Copies of a claim filed within that period are barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Notice is further given to unknown heirs and to heirs whose address is not stated in the petition to admit the Will to probate, that an Order was entered by the Court on April 1, 2014, admitting the Will to probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order of Admission you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the Will by testimony of the witness to the Will in open Court or the other evidence, as provided in Section 621 of the Probate Act of 1975 (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1979, Ch. 110 ½, par. 6-21). You also have the right under section 8-1 of the Probate Act of 1975 (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1979, Ch. 110 ½, par. 8-1) to contest the validity of the Will by filing a petition with the Court within 6 months after admission of the Will to probate. Paul Elsen, SR. Independent Executor Laurence F. Johnson Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson P.C. Attorneys for the Estate 202 E. 5th Street April 15th, 22 & 29 2014 CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY,ILLINOIS ESTATE OF BETTE L. SHERMAN Deceased. No.14 P 38 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of BETTE L. SHERMAN. Letters of Office were issued to MIDLAND STATES BANK, Attm: Connie Bontz, 101 W. First Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, as Independent Representative, 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 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with a Representative, or both, on or before October 3, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (l0) days after it has been filed. Dated this 26th day of March, 2014. MIDLAND STATES BANK By Connie Bontz, Independent Representative Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 April 1, 8, 15, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF No. 14 P 34 SUZANNE ZIOLKOWSKI Deceased. Claim Notice Notice is given to creditors of the death of Suzanne Ziolkowski. Letters of Office were issued on March 7, 2014 to Michelle Phillips, as independent administrator, whose attorney of record is John E. Miller, of MILLER, LANCASTER & WALKER, P.C., 15 East Third Street, P.O. Box 535, Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk's office. Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the representative, or both on or before the 1st day of October, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 183 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Michelle Phillips, Independent Representative for the Estate John E. Miller MILLER, LANCASTER & WALKER, P.C. Attorneys for the Representative 15 E. Third Street, P.O. Box 535 Sterling, IL 61081 (815) 625-0600 April 1st 8th 15th, 2014

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Deceased. Claim Notice Notice is given of the death of DONNA RAYE OLSON. Letters of Office were issued to BRENDA R. MASINI, 1206 3rd Avenue, Sterling, Illinois, as Independent Representative, 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 October 16, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred, Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 9 day of April, 2014 th

BRENDA R. MASINI Independent Representative Laurence F. Johnson WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 April 14, 2014 TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00176

TO: Scott Demmer Spouse of Scott Demmer Occupant Chicago Title and Trust CNH Capital of America, LLC Transamerica Financial Services Adam Demmer Steven Demmer

Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of LEE County, Ill. as Case No. 14 TX .43 The property is located at: 174 Sheehan Rd., Ohio Permanent 100-002

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Said Property was sold on 11/1/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 8/26/14 at 11:00 a.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd., Petitioner April 15, 16, 17, 2014 TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00120

TO: Matthew Nelson Alicia Nelson Occupant Mortgage Electronic Registration System Inc. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.

The property is located at: 816 W. Second St., Dixon Number:

07-08-05-

Said Property was sold on 11/1/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 8/26/14 at 11:00 a.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd., Petitioner April 15, 16, 17, 2014 TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00067

TO: Trust for Kristen Spouse of Catherine J. Bell Occupant Catherine J. Bell Kristen L. Russi

A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of LEE County, Ill. as Case No. 14 TX .39 The property is located at: 629 High St., Dixon Index

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07-02-29-

Said Property was sold on 11/1/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 8/26/14 at 11:00 a.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd., Petitioner April 15, 16, 17, 2014

A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of LEE County, Ill. as Case No. 14 TX .42 The property is located at: 208 E. Fifth St., Dixon Permanent 281-007

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07-08-05-

Said Property was sold on 11/1/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 8/26/14 at 11:00 a.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd., Petitioner April 15, 16, 17, 2014 Notice to Bidders Notice is hereby given that the Sterling Park District, 1913 Third Ave., Sterling, IL 61081 will receive bids at the office of the Director of Recreation until Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM for Westwood Fitness & Sports Center building renovations and track equipment. All requirements and details are described and listed on the building renovation and equipment list. All proposals for equipment are to be the same or equivalent to the specifications on file in the office of the Director of Recreation, Sterling Park District, 1913 Third Ave., Sterling, IL 61081. Prospective bidders may obtain building renovation and equipment specifications from the office of the Director of Recreation, Sterling Park District, 1913 Third Ave., Sterling, IL 61081, phone 815-6226066. A pre-bid meeting will be held at Westwood Fitness & Sports Center on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM. The Sterling Park District reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive technicalities and to accept the proposal that the Sterling Park District Board of Commissioners believes to be in the best interest of the Sterling Park District. By order of: Marvin Reyes Sterling Park District Board of Commissioners TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00098

TO: James P. Wagner Spouse of James P. Wagner Occupant Rachel Rus

Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots.

Permanent 154-009

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07-08-04-

Said Property was sold on 11/1/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 8/26/14 at 11:00 a.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd., Petitioner April 15, 16, 17, 2014 TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00057

TO: Sharon F. Fore Spouse of Sharon F. Fore Occupant Holcomb State Bank

Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of LEE County, Ill. as Case No. 14 TX .38 The property is located at: 215 W. Hughes St., Franklin Grove

Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots.

Permanent 427-008

Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots.

The property is located at: 615 S. Dixon Ave., Dixon

A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of LEE County, Ill. as Case No. 14 TX .41

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TO: John Meeks Spouse of John Meeks Occupant Corinna Hall Nicole Vyas

A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of LEE County, Ill. as Case No. 14 TX .40

Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots.

Permanent 177-005

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2011-00133

Permanent 159-003

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06-09-01-

Said Property was sold on 11/1/2011 for Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and/or Special Assessments for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 8/15/2014. On 8/26/14 at 11:00 a.m. the Petitioner will make application to such Court in said County for an Order for Issuance of a Tax Deed. Realtax Developers, Ltd., Petitioner April 15, 16, 17, 2014

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AUTOMOTIVE

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1997 Chevrolet Suburban LT – $2,495 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab – $14,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT – $26,900 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

1998 Ford Ranger XLT – $4,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

WE BUY CARS!!! Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

2014 Chevrolet Equinox LT – $29,825 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring – $7,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS – $8,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

2000 Chevrolet Impala LS – $2,521 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2008 Dodge Caliber SXT – $7,786 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2004 Chevrolet S-10 LS – $7,791 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2007 Nissan Versa – $7,971 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS – $8,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

2005 Jeep Liberty Limited – $9,421 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2008 Ford Focus SE – $9,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS – $10,261 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring – $10,795 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort – $11,723 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL – $10,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2011 Ford Transit XLT – $12,495 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2004 Yamaha V Star Custom – $2,650 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES – $3,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

2012 Ford Fiesta SE – $11,993 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 011 Mazda Mazda2 Sport – $12,243 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium – $12,933 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2005 Jaguar XTYPE 3.0L – $6,995 Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt – $4,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT – $15,495 Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2000 Chevrolet Impala – $4,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

1998 Ford Ranger XLT – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS – $5,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS – $5,995 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE – $6,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS – $7,488 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2007 Buick LaCrosse CXL – $8,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2006 Chevrolet HHR LS – $9,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 WE BUY CARS!!! Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311 1997 Cadillac Deville Sedan – $5,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere – $8,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311 2006 Pontiac Torrent – $9,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311 WE LOCATE CARS!!! Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 – $9,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311 2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature – $10,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311 2009 Toyota Yaris – $11,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317 2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

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1993 Dodge D250 & W250 – $2,500 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

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2008 Buick LaCrosse CXS – $11,500 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

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1996 Chrysler Concorde – $2,490 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

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Clean, Sharp Car!! Low Miles!! Loaded, Leather, AM/FM/CD Player

2003 Ford Taurus SE – $5,400 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2001 Chrysler LHS – $4,990 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ – $19,500 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

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1992 Ford F-150 S – $ 5,400 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe LT – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT – $18,590 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Sedan – $3,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2004 Kia Sedona – $4,990 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

2014 Chevrolet Spark LT – $15,820 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport – $3,800 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS – CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ – $14,900 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

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2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT Local Trade, Low Miles, Clean, Sharp Minivan, Needs New Owner!!

2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Local Trade, 38,000 Miles, Power Seats, Woodgrain Interior Package, Clean, Sharp Car

2011 FORD FOCUS SE Sharp, Silver, 4 Door Sedan, Gas Saver, Gets Over 30 Miles Per Gallon, AM/FM/ CD Player, Bluetooth And Microsoft Sync System

2012 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S COUPE Clean, Sharp Car, Balance Of Full Factory Warranty, Gas Saver, AM/FM/CD Player, Needs New Owner!!

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Local manufacturer has an opening for receptionist/customer service rep. Duties include answering phones, taking and entering orders, and handling customer inquiries. Excellent phone etiquette required as well as the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment. Resumes must be submitted by April 16, 2014. Send resumes with salary history and references to: Champion Chisel Works, Inc 804 E 18th St. Rock Falls, IL 61071 or email: bschuldt@ championchisel. com Local manufacturer is seeking a detail-oriented Purchasing/ Inventory Manager with knowledge of manufacturing practices. Strong computer skills a must including knowledge of ERP operating system. Experience with Sage MAS90 accounting software, Word and Excel, would be a plus. Duties would include Purchase Order Entry/Processing, Inventory Management, Work Order Entry/Processing and Strategic Planning. Excellent phone etiquette required as well as the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment. Position is full time with benefits including health insurance and 401K. Resumes must be submitted by April 16, 2014. Send resumes with salary history and references to: Champion Chisel Works, Inc 804 E 18th St. Rock Falls, IL 61071 or e-mail: bschuldt@ championchisel. com

EMPLOYMENT

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Secretary needed part time, 20-30hrs per week. Organizational skills, customer service, computer and Quickbooks experience required. Mail resumes to Bellini's Custom Welding, 1577 Eldena Rd., Dixon, IL 61021 or by email to bellini@grics.net Spring Help Needed Drivers with CDL are encouraged to apply at: Crop Production Services, Rt. 40, Manlius, 8a.m.-5p.m. 815-445-6951 TanTara Transportation is now hiring OTR Company Flatbed Drivers and Owner Operators. Competitive Pay and Home Time. Call us @ 800-650-0292 or apply online at www.tantara.us Technician: Full-Time. Growing agricultural & truck repair shop is looking for an agricultural tech to join our team. Qualified applicant must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have good organizational skills and at least 3 years previous experience. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and prefer 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 Monday- Friday 7:30am 5pm) or send a resume to: Bryan's Repair Inc, 117 N Stanton St, Shannon, IL 61078 (815) 8642497.

EMPLOYMENT

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The Whiteside County Farm Bureau in Morrison is seeking an Administrative Assistant/ Communications Coordinator. The position is a regular part-time position that facilitates a variety of office management functions, writing for publications, creating/ maintaining web content, social media, and general communications. Pleasant manner and disposition in interacting with members and walk-in traffic. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Whiteside County Farm Bureau, 100 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270. Application deadline is April 21. TO OUR

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Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with companies with which you are not familiar.

CHILD CARE

512

Little Blessings Childcare has immediate daycare openings for infant-school age. 815-285-3811 Lic# 48927502

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

CLEANING SERVICES

514

Dependable house cleaning, reasonable rates, references provided upon requests. Call 815-441-6190

POSITION WANTED

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Experienced Nanny w/ Early Childhood degree. Will Nanny in your home. 625-8895

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 BIG Consignment Sale Wed. 9-6,Thurs. 9-6, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 9-4 Early Sales Starting Tuesday Bizarre Americana 609 W. Third St. By Steel Worker's Credit Union bottom Ave. G Bridge Beds- twin, full, queen, king. Elec. & gas dryers, elec. stove, recliner, sm. Desk, matching sofa & loveseat, sofa, dressers, love seat, micro. Stand, gun rack, 8” futon mattress, TV stand, new queen/ king box springs, office chair. Matching living room set, tan double rec. sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman. Like new washer, upright chest, chest freezer, coffee & end tables, Twin, full, queen headboards. Steel pantry cabinet, air cond., bicycle, table & chairs, sofa sleeper, TV's, Futon bed, toddler bed w/mattress, black leather loveseat, black gas stove like new, lg. entertainment center, double reclining sofa. Much more! Delivery available. 815-7184385.

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

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3 Tier oak wooden wheeled kitchen cart $30obo 815973-9324 4 new wrought iron wood counter stools. $150. 815499-5623 Burlington honey pine trestle dining table 2 leaves, 6 chairs, buffet and hutch. $900 815625-7618 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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Like new hospital chair! $650 obo 815-973-6922

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Bass guitar & Amp $150, 16channel mixer $200, Ludwig snare drum $100 815-994-0377 Spanish Folk Guitar $100 815-2883886 Zum Stage One pedal steel, 3 pedal, 4 lever, E 9th, Emmons set up. $800. Call 815622-8913

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 Free to a Good Home 8 wk. Old black and white kitten. Male, good with other animals, very friendly. 815632-3474 French Bulldog puppies male and female, shots, 11 wks., great colors. Papers and warranty $800 Email lakedwards2@aol. com 815-626-0244 MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-945-2371 Wanted: small adult chihuahua, female, spayed, housebroken, reasonably priced or free. 815-564-9022 after 1 pm. WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

LAWN MOWERS

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John Deer X320. 22 HP, 48” deck 235 hrs. Riding mower. $2,850 815-973-3478 Woods RM600 72” wide, 3 pt. hitch finished mower, $1000/obo 815438-2625 or 815213-1001

LAWN & GARDEN

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Ace Green Turf spreader with bag of Weed & feed. $25. 815-625-4268

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TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS Chicago Cubs tickets. All games reasonably priced. 815-978-2589 No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

TOOLS & MACHINERY

792

8” Crafsman table saw w/dado insert and 2 table ext. $95, 10” Crafsman table saw w/ orig. cloth stand $110 815-288-4330 “Jet” 7 in. x 12 in. horizontal-vertical band saw, new. Paid $1400. Asking $800 cash. 815915-3279 Dixon

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE (2) Raynor Garage doors, complete. 7x18 & 7x9. Insulated. $600 total 815-946-3572 *REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * Get a whole-home Satellite system installed at NO COST and programming Under $1 a day. FREE HD/DVR Upgrades. CALL NOW 877-381-8006 140 sq. ft. engineered hardwood flooring. Handscraped Potomac Plank Birch, ½ ”x5” planks, $400 815772-2226 2000 oak kitchen cabinets Carpet 69¢sq/ft Builder Discount 626-4561 2006 E-Z-GO gas golf cart. Built for campground. Lights, windshield, rear bench seat, Horn roof. Mint Condition. $2,700. 815-225-7896 2007 Shoreline hot tub, 7 person. Exc. cond. $1800, you haul. Call 815772-7042. Blacktop Seal Coating Early Order Discounts Fritz Asphalt 815-499-2940 Chapel Hill- 6 lots. $400/ea. Or $350 / ea. buy all 6. Plus transfer fee. 815718-3164 If you need Gravel hauled call 815499-7195 Invacare Storm Series Powerchair, many extras, only driven 20-30 mi., 815-499-1513 Lg. stack of Rough Sawn hardwood lumber, oak, walnut cherry, good for projects. $1,500 815-288-3301 Nice Lazy Boy recliner, $70. Call 815-718-4385. Older Hoover Pwr. Drive Vacuum bag, Runs well! $15 815-288-7882 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS


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