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Jury pool given a stir Of 40 prospective jurors, only three asked to return BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Construction on the splash pad at Ashton-Franklin Center High School in Ashton continues. Volunteers have stepped up to the plate to make the park a reality.

Water play area under construction on campus of high school BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5525

ASHTON – Summer is expected to start with a splash in Ashton. In April, construction began on a splash pad on the campus of Ashton-Franklin Center High School. “This is a great opportunity for our community,” said Andrew Kida, a former village trustee who supported the project. “It’s one of those things you don’t often see in small communities. A lot of people put in hard work for this. We’re hoping for a long, hot summer for the kids to enjoy it.” For every person who is opposed to the project, he said, two others back it.

ROCK ISLAND – Seven hours after attorneys began questioning prospective jurors for the murder trial of Nicholas Sheley, none have been formally accepted, though that’s not to say they didn’t come close. Forty prospective jurors were brought Judge Jeffrey into the Rock O’Connor Island County Justice CenOnline ter on MonFollow day, but only 15 made it to Sauk Valley Media reportquestioning. Of t h o s e er Christi questioned, 10 Warren on were dismissed Twitter for live for cause, and courtroom two were dis- updates: missed without @SeaWarren cause – one each by the defense and prosecution. Each side is allowed to dismiss seven people without cause. Judge Jeffrey O’Connor can approve an unlimited number of dismissals for cause. The three remaining prospective jurors, two women and one man, were asked to return today.

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YWCA of the Sauk Valley plans tribute to preschool Community invited to celebrate 50 years of program at open house BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

STERLING – The YWCA of the Sauk Valley has planned an event for the community to reminisce and celebrate 50 years of the organization’s preschool program. The public is invited to an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the YWCA, 412 First Ave. The theme will be “50 Years of Shining Starts.” Memorabilia will be on display dating back to the launch of the program in 1964, with its first teacher, Marjorie Kontos. The preschool will close at the end of this school year. The program now includes two classes of

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‘50 Years of Shining Starts’ What: Open house to mark 50 years of YWCA preschool program When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 23 Where: The YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling 2-year-olds, one of 3-year-olds, and one section of 4- and 5-yearolds. The decision to close was made in March. It was based on several factors, including economics, teacher retirements, and ever-increasing state requirements, said Carol

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Fitzgerald, executive director of YWCA of the Sauk Valley. 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, it cost about $77,000 to run the program. The open house will feature 50 years of scrapbooks, photos of classes, teachers and fields trips. Guests will be able to contribute their favorite preschool memories for posting. Large display boards will be set up in the auditorium. Tours of the preschool classes and refreshments will be offered. TRIBUTE CONTINUED ON A5

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Abby plays with a doll and her YWCA preschool classmates Mary Margaret (left), Tynlee and Megan April 9 at the school. The program will shut down at the end of the school year. The public is invited to an open house from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the YWCA in Sterling.

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Construction on the splash pad at Ashton-Franklin Center High School in Ashton continues. According to the Ashton Gazette, the construction project was expected to last 4 weeks.

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school site said it would require no land acquisition. They also said the visibility would make Ashton a more attractive place to live. In July 2012, the village trustees voted 4-3 to seek Blum Foundation money. Without the foundation’s money, Kida and others said at the time, the village would have to turn down the state grant. Ashton officials planned a more intricate splash pad than the Dixon Park District’s, which opened a few years ago at a cost of $27,000. Dixon’s park, which is next to the former Memorial Pool on Custer Avenue, features water shooting up from the ground. According to the weekly Ashton Gazette, the construction project was expected to last 4 weeks.

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In 2012, the village received $117,500 from the state Department of Natural Resources for the pad, which is an area for water play that has no standing water. Ashton also got a matching grant from the local Blum Foundation, set up after the death of Ashton resident Marilyn Blum in 2003. The project underwent much debate. At a public forum in 2011, Trustee Dave Balch held a public forum on the issue. He and others recommended Griffith Park on the village’s north side, which, officials said, would require land acquisition. Supporters of the high

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CHAMPAIGN (AP) – A mother knows how fast kids outgrow their clothes, and Carolyn Morris is a mom who’s found a use for a lot of those clothes. The founder of a new Christian organization, His Kid’s Closet, she has been collecting used children’s clothing by the bagful through schools and churches and redistributing it to kids in need throughout the community. For Morris, this just makes sense. People have so much clothing, so why not share? “If everybody keeps donating, people will have what they need, when they need it,� she said. A 30-year-old Champaign mother of three, Morris spent 10 years in the Marines (including a year in Iraq) before she began clothing kids in need. She and her husband, also a Marine, moved to Champaign last June from North Carolina so he could attend the University of Illinois. Morris said she came up with the idea for His Kid’s Closet as she started life in Champaign as a Marine Corps Reserve unit member and stayat-home mom to three small children. “I was just sort of looking at what I could do with what I have,� she recalled. That turned out to be a desire to get surplus clothes to kids, plus a garage at her house that has a 400-square-foot temperature-controlled storage space. Here’s how His Kid’s Closet works: Donation boxes have been placed

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Carolyn Morris, founder of the new Christian organization His Kid’s Closet, sorts clothing for free distribution to clients April 22 at the Women, Infants, and Children supplemental nutrition program at the Champaign County Health Department. Morris has been collecting used children’s clothing by the bagful through schools and churches and redistributing it to kids in need. Morris said she came up with the idea for His Kid’s Closet, as she started life in Champaign as a Marine Corps Reserve unit member and stay-at-home mom to three small children. to leave your gently used, clean kids’ clothing at 11 Champaign locations – eight public schools, one private school and two churches – plus two University of Illinois campus buildings. The organization then works with school social workers to get the donated clothes to children who need them. So far, drop boxes are only at certain Champaign schools, but Morris said she will fill orders for kids at other Champaign County schools without drop boxes. Ideally, though, she would like to see those other schools add drop boxes, at least temporarily, to help make the program selfsustaining. Over the summer, Morris said she plans to shift drop boxes to day care centers and more churches, while the schools are closed.

Clothing donations also come in from the local consignment store, All Things Kids, and the seasonal kids’ usedmerchandise sale, One Week Boutique, and a clothing distribution is done once a week at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to clients in the Women, Infants, and Children supplemental nutrition program. The WIC clothing giveaway is done with the help of volunteers, and Morris said more are needed to expand this service to twice a week. She will also need volunteers to replace many of the UI student volunteers who will be gone during the summer, she said. This organization runs on all-volunteer labor, and without a money source other than what its own founder kicks in.

Morris said she added to the clothing donations by buying some coats and shoes with her own money to give away. “There is no money coming in,� she said. “I’m donating a little money to an account I have opened for it, so we can do basic necessities.� Morris has registered her organization with the state as a nonprofit and filed an application with the IRS to make His Kid’s Closet a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. But while her application with the IRS is pending, His Kid’s Closet is operating under a link with the nonprofit PTA at Kenwood Elementary School. Donations can be made to the PTA with His Kid’s Closet in the memo line, and the group will receive the money, PTA President Terra Larsen said.

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DIXON – The 2014 Dixon Petunia Festival buttons are now available. The buttons date back to the first year – 1964 – when the Beta Sigma Phi sorority was given permission by the festival board to produce the official button. The Petunia Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with music, food and events July 2-6.

This year’s button was designed by Sandy Schuler of Dixon, who works at Dezine 99. The design includes a picture of the Dixon arch, fireworks and the words, “Fifty Years of Memories.� Buttons cost $3 and are available to the Dixon Welcome Center, the Northwest Territory Historic Center or by calling Helen Bothe at 815284-7626. The sorority has used previous proceeds to buy books for the Dixon Public Library, given food to a local food pantry and donated money to Granny Rose Animal Shelter, among other things.

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STERLING – Police arrested a Sterling man Sunday in connection with attempted armed robberies outside of Dairy Queen and the BP service station. After an investigation, police arrested Jordan L. Wyatt, 19, who was charged with two counts each of attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, and aggravated assault. The first robbery happened at Dairy Queen shortly before 9 p.m. and the other about 15 min-

utes later, Sterling Police Detective J.D. Sanders said. Wyatt w a s Jordan L. arrested Wyatt s o o n after. Wyatt attempted to rob a man outside Dairy Queen and two women outside BP, Sanders said. Wyatt wasn’t able to get anything from the victims, the detective said. Police declined to say what type of weapon Sanders used. They said they were not looking for other suspects. Wyatt was taken to the Whiteside County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond.

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OBITUARIES Ray D. Forney ASHTON – Ray J. Forney, 84, of Ashton, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home. Ray was born May 24, 1929, in Ogle County, the son of Ruben and Cora (Bogard) Forney. He served in the Army during World War II. Ray married Alvera D. Partington on Jan. 1, 1950, in Dixon. She preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2013. He owned and operated Ray J. Forney Trucking. He was the mayor of Ashton for 28 years, serving from 1977 to 2005. He was a member of Ashton United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 345, a life member of Ashton Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Freeport – Tebala Shrine, and a past director of the Honda Patrol. He also was past president of the Illinois Municipal League, Northern Illinois Mayor Association, and Rock River Development.

Ray is survived by his three grandchildren, Kyle (Janna) Mahaffey and Megan (Clinton) Keene, both of Ashton, and Kirsten Mahaffey of Rock Falls; two sisters, Hazel Stein of Byron and Violet (Roger) Kleffel of Rockford; and four great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita J. Mahaffey; brother, Albert Forney; and sister, Dorothy Todd. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ashton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sang Hun Han, pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Ashton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of Ashton. Visit ungerhorner. com to send condolences.

Walter T. Hinrichs ROCK FALLS – Walter T. Hinrichs, 82, of Rock Falls, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Rock Falls Rehabilitation Center. Walter was born May 24, 1931, in rural Sterling, the son of Henry F. and Alma (Heilener) Hinrichs. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Following his term in the service, Walter farmed around the Sterling-Rock Falls area. In 1996, he retired from Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. after 31 years of service. He was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling. On Feb. 14, 1954, he married Betty Rhodes in Rock Falls. She survives him. Together, they were blessed with three children, Diane Yoeckle of Sterling, Marcia (Tom) Rucker of Rock Falls, and Gary (Cathy) Hinrichs of Prophetstown. Walter was very proud of his five grandchil-

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dren, Nathaniel (Betsy) Rucker of Sumner, Iowa, Erin Rucker of Rock Falls, Patrick Hinrichs of Prophetstown, Sarah (Chris) Vacanti of Omaha, Nebraska, and Staci (Nic Lenox) Hinrichs of Galesburg. His six great-grandchildren also brought much joy to his life. Walter also is survived by two sisters, Lucille (Merle) Wolfley and Nancy Riesselman, both of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, LeRoy, Ben, Arthur, and Paul; four sisters, Edna, Anna, Betty, and Jean; and a son-inlaw, Craig Yoeckle. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial will be established.

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of Menifee, California.; one son, Jack (Tammy) Duncan of Rock Falls; 13 grandchildren, Michelle Reynolds, Spencer Burnop, Aaron Kobbeman, Nahshon Garza, Kirstie Milne, Joseph Deets, Angela Rice, Timothy Garza, Nichole Devers, Lucas Brainerd, Kenneth Courtright, Caleb Brainerd, and Christopher Duncan; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William “Willie� Duncan and James Duncan; and three sisters, Eula Harmon, Mary Frances “Tuttie� Duncan, and his twin sister, Alice May Dowell. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, with the Rev Roger Carlson officiating. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Unity Hospice. Visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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STERLING – Charles Raymond “Bubbie� Duncan, 81, of Sterling, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. Charles was born June 8, 1932, in Chilhowie, Virginia, to Brack and Lockie (Bailey) Duncan. He married Helen Kathleen Porter on Aug. 25, 1951. Charles worked for 31 years as a machine operator at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co., and for 20 years with Lee Wayne Co. in Sterling as a handyman and groundskeeper, before his retirement. He enjoyed carpentry. He was an avid gardener, and loved spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Helen; six daughters, Janet (James) Burnop of League City, Texas, Diana (Richard) Hammer of Dixon, Phyllis (Raul) Garza of Rock Falls, Dreama (Robert) Brainerd of Lost Nation, Bonnie (William) Turner of Dry Ridge, Kentucky., and Sarah Duncan (Martin Ramirez)

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DEKALB – Gary Rodger Tripp, 72, of DeKalb, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at his home. He was born May 25, 1941, in Jonesboro, the son of Carl S. and Christena (Baker) Tripp. Gary married Kay F. Strawbridge on Oct. 25, 1962. He worked for 41 years at Swift & Co. Gary was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a member of Sycamore Sportsman’s Club. Gary loved college basketball, especially during March Madness, and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs. He is survived by his

wife, Kay; children, Jim (Cynthia) Tripp of Deer Island, Oregon, and Sandra (Michael) Shoemaker of Eldena; 12 grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Anderson Funeral Home Crematory in DeKalb is handling arrangements. A memorial will be established to KishHealth System Hospice. Visit andersonfuneralhomeltd.com to send condolences.

Michael Bates DIXON – Michael Bates, 49, of Dixon, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.

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Overtreating Medicare patients might costs billions Findings are in an analysis of claims data for 1.3 million patients in 2009 CHICAGO (AP) – A new study suggests that in a single year, up to 42 percent of Medicare patients got at least one medical procedure they didn’t need – overtreatment that cost as much as $8 billion. The treatments included prostate cancer screening for men beyond the age most experts recommend, and imaging tests in older

women for osteoporosis at too frequent intervals. The treatments also included invasive heart and kidney procedures that research has shown are no better than medicine, and potentially more risky. The findings are in an analysis of Medicare claims data for 1.3 million patients in 2009. The researchers devised a list

of 26 “low-value� procedures they determined reflect likely overuse. The list was compiled from research evidence and recommendations from several medical groups. Lead author Aaron Schwartz of Harvard Medical School’s health care policy department and colleagues acknowledged that Medicare claims may lack details about patients that might justify some procedures. But using more conser-

vative criteria, they still found that 25 percent of patients received at least one wasteful service, totaling almost $2 billion. The results, published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, are only a snapshot and the researchers said there are likely many other procedures that are sometimes performed with little benefit for Medicare patients. “We hope that development of better measures of low-value care will

ultimately spur development of interventions to reduce unnecessary care,� the journal editors wrote in an editorial. A 2012 Institute of Medicine report on overall U.S. health spending concluded that about 30 percent, or $750 billion, reflects overtreatment, excessive costs and other problems. The new study also follows the government’s release last month of Medicare billing records for 880,000 physicians

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Presentation of evidence is expected to begin at the end of this week in Sheley’s third murder trial.

Donalee Harms 1/20/26 - 5/12/02 You’re up in Heaven now, up there with Dad and Jennifer, 12 years of wishing we had the chance to bring us all back together again. Joan, Dennis, Shannon P.S. - Give Dad, Grandpa and Jennifer a hug for us.

The 34-year-old Sterling man is charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder for the June 28, 2008, deaths of Brock Branson, 29; his fiancĂŠe, Kilynna Blake, 20; her 2-year-old son, Dayan; and Kenneth

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Ulve, 25. Their bodies were found in their Rock Falls apartment 2 days after their deaths. Though a murder weapon has never been recovered, prosecutors say he killed the four

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with a hammer. Sheley already is serving two life sentences for the murders of Ronald Randall, 65, of Galesburg, and Russell Reed, 93, of Sterling; and is charged in the deaths of Arkansas

couple Jill and Tom Estes, both 54, who were killed in Festus, Missouri. Prosecutors say the string of deaths occurred during a weeklong, drug- and alcohol-fueled killing spree during the summer of 2008.

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and other health care providers, data that consumer advocates and others said might indicate whether some doctors are providing quality cost-effective care or ordering needless services. That data revealed vast differences in Medicare payments, and an agency administrator said Medicare would look into doctors and others who received huge reimbursements, which could suggest overtreatment.

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IDOT hires had political clout Minor flooding on the Mississippi; more rain a worry

More than half had connections SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dozens of state jobs involved in a dispute over whether they should be free of politics were filled by Gov. Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration with candidates who were politically connected or gave campaign money to the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party, an Associated Press review of state documents shows. In a review of government emails provided by Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, the AP found that more than half of 45 hires at the Department of Transportation had connections. For instance, four held jobs in Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office or worked for another Democrat before moving to IDOT; nine are relatives of officeholders, party officials, union representatives or others who are politically connected; seven are politically active, either as officeholders or party officials; three have donated to campaign committees; and two have served on campaign payrolls, including for legislators. They were hired for posts in a process closed to the public, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear whether they all adhered to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lays out strict rules against improperly giving taxpayer-funded jobs to people based on political connections. The Quinn administration says the jobs should be exempt from the ruling because they are sensitive policy-making positions, but one of the jobs was pre-screening the hire of highway maintenance workers. The AP review is the first to publicly reveal the identities and connections of some of the people hired by IDOT under Quinn as part of a hiring process that is being challenged in federal court and has drawn scrutiny from the state inspector general and lawmakers. The program also has become an issue in Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign for re-election, as Republican rival Bruce Rauner attempts to undermine

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider are shown in October 2012 at the official opening of a section of Illinois Highway 255 in Godfrey. An Associated Press review shows dozens of state jobs that a federal lawsuit claims should have been free of politics were filled by people who were politically connected or gave money to Gov. Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party. Among those Illinois Department of Transportation hires were Democratic county committeemen and their relatives, campaign workers and a former Chicago alderman. the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assertion that he has cleaned up Illinois government after two predecessors were sentenced to prison. Michael Shakman, a Chicago attorney and anti-patronage activist who asked a federal judge last month to order an investigation into hiring under Quinn, said the APâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s findings were not surprising, given the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is consistent with what we thought was going on,â&#x20AC;? Shakman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we need to get an independent monitor to sort through some of this.â&#x20AC;? Quinn repeatedly says he has â&#x20AC;&#x153;zero toleranceâ&#x20AC;? for any wrongdoing and has cracked down on hiring procedures since taking over in 2009 for now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a position reiterated by his spokeswoman, Brooke Anderson, when presented with the AP findings. IDOT Spokesman Guy Tridgell said the department follows the rules. He said the agency was allowed to make the hires under an exemption from state rules thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reserved for policy makers or other members of a governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner circle.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The credentials of prospective employees are reviewed and if they are a good fit and can provide good service to the agency, they are considered for employment,â&#x20AC;? Tridgell said in an emailed statement. At issue is whether the jobs were properly publicized to allow anyone to apply, regardless of whether the successful candidate was competent. The Better Government Association reported last summer that as many as 200 jobs categorized as â&#x20AC;&#x153;staff assistantsâ&#x20AC;? were improperly filled under both Blagojevich and Quinn based on â&#x20AC;&#x153;clout instead of competence.â&#x20AC;? IDOT says state officials reviewed the roster of remaining staff assistants and found that 48 of 60 indeed should have been protected by the Supreme Courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rutan ruling, meaning their jobs should not have been given to employees based on connections or loyalty. But state officials say it could cost millions of dollars in court expenses, if they tried to reopen hiring for those posts. Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office has not detailed which of those 60 jobs were reclassified, but provided the

AP with 137 pages of emails between IDOT supervisors and the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office addressing both staff assistants and other positions. Listed were about 45 people hired mostly in 2011 and deemed exempt from Rutan rules by the administration. As part of its reporting, the AP attempted to contact each person, but among roughly two dozen reached, all either did not return phone messages, declined to comment or referred AP to IDOT. Among the 45 hires was Kathleen Vehovic, the daughter of former Sangamon County Democratic party chairman Todd Renfrow. Vehovic was hired to a $39,000-a-year post after serving repeatedly filling emergency positions. One email said Vehovic â&#x20AC;&#x153;performed exceptionallyâ&#x20AC;? and was â&#x20AC;&#x153;criticalâ&#x20AC;? to bureau operations because she coordinates pre-employment screening for snow removal and highway maintenance workers. Shakman said the job â&#x20AC;&#x153;obviouslyâ&#x20AC;? should not have been exempt from state hiring rules. Vehovic did not respond to requests for comment left by phone and during a visit to her home.

ST. LOUIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Mississippi River is creeping up again, flooding some low-lying roads and agricultural land in parts of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Flood watchers say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all typical spring flooding, but with rain in the forecast, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not taking anything for granted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have chances of rain pretty much throughout the next week,â&#x20AC;? National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;None of them look heavy, but that could change if you get the right kind of nuance in the atmosphere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be cautiously aware of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in the next 7 days.â&#x20AC;? The National Weather Service reported that the

river is generally a foot or two above technical flood stage from southern Iowa south to near St. Louis. The river is well within its banks from St. Louis and south. Very little damage occurs with flooding at this level, but some roads in areas unprotected by levees are closed. A few buildings were threatened in the small Iowa towns of Montrose and Niota. In Missouri, a small park near Clarksville was starting to flood. Clarksville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the few towns without a levee or floodwall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was not threatened. A state road near Elsberry was wet and several acres of farmland were under water. Since the 1993 flood, governments have extended levees, built floodwalls and bought out property in the flood plain. As a result, the impact of flooding has been lessened.

Executive director: Open house meant for entire community TRIBUTE

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Compiling a half-centuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of history was no small task. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fortunate we kept scrapbooks and old newspaper clippings,â&#x20AC;? Rebecca Munoz-Ripley, YWCA director of marketing and community services, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The clippings go back to the first year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fascinating to go back and look at everything.â&#x20AC;? The final class days are Thursday for the 2- and 3-year-olds, and Friday for the 4-year-olds. The school year officially ends with class picnics May 19 and 20. Fitzgerald said the open house is meant for the entire community,

because so many people played roles in serving so many children over the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to celebrate every special child, every amazing teacher, and all of the generous contributions from our community that have sustained us over the years,â&#x20AC;? Fitzgerald said. Munoz-Ripley said the preschool program has touched just about every segment of the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what gives this event so much meaning,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Businesses have given us tours, people have made donation, and so many have come to preschool to speak. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that everyone feels this tribute is for them.â&#x20AC;?

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uring his first term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, a Republican from suburban Winfield who was elected in 2010, represented Lee County and parts of Whiteside and Bureau counties in the former 14th House District. Sauk Valley issues on a congressmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s radar traditionally include agriculture, manufacturing, education, energy, and the economy in general. After the 14th District was redrawn into a mainly suburban district, Hultgren, who was re-elected in 2012, has taken on a much different but very noble cause â&#x20AC;&#x201C; combating human trafficking. Hultgren, who calls human trafficking â&#x20AC;&#x153;a modern form of slavery,â&#x20AC;? said it plagues our nation and the world, with an estimated 21 million people worldwide â&#x20AC;&#x201C; men, women and children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; exploited through forced prostitution or forced labor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hear of girls in Africa being sold into slavery, but this problem extends even to our own backyards,â&#x20AC;? Hultgren said last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cannot turn a

Human trafficking is a problem, not just elsewhere in the world but also in Illinois, according to a congressman who formerly represented the Sauk Valley. Kudos to U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren for combating this insidious modern form of slavery.

blind eye to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going tice, Hultgren said he on in the shadows, and has made it a priority what is at the root cause to combat human trafof it,â&#x20AC;? he said. ficking. The root causes He has worked to include an bring awareness to increased demand the issue by speakfor prostitution ing out against it and pornography, on various occaand governmentsions. Last week, sanctioned prostiHultgren hosted tution, according a presentation for U.S. Rep. to Laila Mickelwait members of ConRandy of Exodus Cry, an gress and their Hultgren international antistaffs at the U.S. R-14th human trafficking Capitol about the District group. As a member root causes that In Illinois, fuel sex slavery, of the human trafficking Congressional and what can Human arrests are cenbe done to stop Trafficking tered on Chicago human trafficking. Caucus, and Cook County, Last summer, he Hultgren is involved in the hosted a screenHultgren wrote fight against in a recent newsing in Washington modern paper column. of a documentary slavery. But 10 percent about human trafof human trafficking ficking and sex slavery. arrests happen in the He joined the Congrescollar counties. sional Human TraffickIt is not too much of a ing Caucus and was stretch to believe that its chosen as a member victims pass through our of the Congressional region. Human Trafficking Task Angered by the injusForce. Its goal is to pro-

duce legislation to fight the scourge at home and abroad, as well as help the victims. Hultgren encourages people to be vigilant and look for red flags that might indicate that someone is a human trafficking victim. Those red flags: Are people that you know afraid to freely leave their homes or workplaces? Do they appear scared, submissive, or coached on what to say? Do they lack personal possessions or a stable living situation? Are there any signs of physical or mental abuse? Hultgren encourages people who notice such signs to take them seriously and contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 888-373-7888. It remains to be seen whether Hultgrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts can make a dent in what he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;a fastgrowing global criminal enterprise that generates $32 billion annually and entraps millions of victims.â&#x20AC;? But we are pleased to salute our regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former congressman for taking up such an important cause.

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Great activities at the library, senior center ANNA A. HATZIPANAGIOTIS Mount Morris

I would like to thank the Mount Morris Library and the Rock River Center in Oregon for the free activities available to all of us, sort of whatever â&#x20AC;&#x153;trips your trigger.â&#x20AC;? Once a month, the library offers a timely presentation. This month, two presentations were available: one was a very fine program on autism, since this is Autism Awareness Month; the

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other will be May 18 by the author Abbie Reese, who wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dedicated to God,â&#x20AC;? an oral history of cloistered nuns. The Rock River Center has many fine, free, regular programs such as carving, cards, bingo, making quilts and making cards; monthly birthday celebrations the second Tuesday; potluck with singing led by Margo Ackland prior to lunch; old news, book club, stump jumpers, etc. The various computer classes are offered free. One very fine program, Viking Ship, on a stormy Sunday evening, had a

What do you think? Let us know. Write your own letter to the editor and send it to: letters@saukvalley. com good turnout and was excellent. The ship sailed from Norway to Chicago for the 1893 Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Columbian Exposition via the ocean and Great Lakes. The May 3 Spelling Bee was fun, and the next round will be at the Rock River Center sometime in June. It is a very fine facility, the employees and volunteers are friendly and capable, with the

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space needed being available. Linda Duffy, activities director, also plans trips. One such trip is the Patty Waszak/White Fence Farm, which sounds great. On April 24, we enjoyed 10 arm-chair trips with the American Classic 2014 Tour preview. May 9 was Ladies Spa Day, a morning of fun and relaxation. So donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t isolate yourselves. Come on out for whatever you most enjoy. The library and the Rock River Center have ample parking, everyone is friendly and has a good time, and there is always coffee.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been assumed all along that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to spend $100 million to help build Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presidential library was designed to put the Republicans on the spot and perhaps provoke an over-the-top, maybe even racial response, which would help gin up Democratic turnout a bit this November. President Obama has put the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location out to bid, so Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal is ostensibly designed to help Chicago attract what will likely be a pretty big tourist destination. But politics is just about everything in Springfield these days. Democrats are hoping to crowd the November ballot with enough measures to help gin up their party base and get them out to vote. A constitutional amendment to forbid any voter discrimination along racial, ethnic, gender, etc., grounds was already approved for the ballot. A non-binding referendum on whether voters want to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour is being prepared. So, this was mainly seen as just another in a series of ploys to fire up the base. But the Republicans have so far played it quite well, publicly pledging their own support for the library and focusing on the cost. No Republican legislator has yet crossed the line. President Obama may not be all that popular elsewhere, but polling has consistently shown he remains popular here. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no sense attacking him and risking a backlash. Plus, the Republicans make a good point. Obama has proved to be an incredible fundraiser. He still has a lot of very wealthy supporters, and he just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need any help raising money. The government doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really need to be involved. ILLINOISANS o v e r whelmingly agree with the GOP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you may know,â&#x20AC;? 1,029 likely voters were told May 7 in a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, â&#x20AC;&#x153;some lawmakers in Springfield want the state to commit $100 million to help pay for the construction of the future presidential library for Barack Obama, if it is located in Illinois. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to know whether or not you generally approve or disapprove of that $100 million proposal.â&#x20AC;? Just a scant 29 percent approved, while an overwhelming 67 percent disapproved. A mere 4 percent were unsure. The only demographic support for the project

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wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even majority support. A plurality of Chicagoans supported the idea, 48-43, as well as a slim plurality of African-Americans, 45-44. But a plurality of Democrats actually was against the plan, 48-44. And the idea is hugely unpopular with everybody else. A whopping 68 percent of women, 66 percent of men, 75 percent of independents, 80 percent of President Republicans, Barack 74 percent of Obama both Latinos Although and whites, Obama is popular in his 65 percent of suburhome state, Illinoisans ban Cook are not residents, keen about spending state 72 percent money to of collar lure his future county resipresidential dents, and library, 77 percent according to columnist of downstatRich Miller. ers opposed state funding for the Obama presidential library. The pollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percent; 23 percent were cellphone users. BUT EVEN MORE SAID the state couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to help build the library. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter how you feel about the presidential library,â&#x20AC;? respondents were asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;do you believe the state can afford to support it?â&#x20AC;? Only 21 percent said the state could afford it, while an overwhelming 71 percent said it couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. An additional 8 percent were unsure. Not a single demographic category said the state could afford the project. Speaker Madigan has had a few misfires this year. He wanted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to levy a surcharge on income over a million dollars, but he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t round up enough votes. Madigan said in March that he wanted to make the income tax increase permanent, but last year 11 of his members â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many of whom are his most politically vulnerable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; introduced a bill to roll the tax hike all the way back. He has 71 Democrats, and he needs 60 to pass the permanent extension measure. That gives him no wiggle room at all. And, as the poll makes clear, Madigan badly miscalculated with this Obama library thing, both with Republican legislators and the voting public.

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Sex offender registry covers gamut of offenses Dear Abby: As a licensed psychotherapist who has worked with both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse over the past 25 years, I would like to respond to “Stunned in the City” (Jan. 22), who found her co-worker’s name on a website for registered sex offenders. Registered sex offenders have been convicted and incarcerated for their crimes as well as serving a probationary period upon release. However, unlike other criminal offenses, they never finish “serving their time” – both in the areas of WHERE they can live and HOW they can live (employment). They continue to serve a

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

sentence that can never be completed and are stigmatized for the rest of their lives. The reason for this is because of a “one-sizefits-all” approach to punishment, be it a one-time offender or a serial rapist. Most sexual abusers are either members of the

family or a close family friend, and most are never reported. Only a small percentage of registered offenders pose a danger and should be under surveillance. The others should be allowed a second chance to continue with their lives without undue harassment. If “Stunned” reports her co-worker to her employer, she will jeopardize his livelihood, which he needs to redeem his life. – Already Paid His Debt Dear A.P.H.D.: I received mail from mental health professionals, employers, parents and people who are on the sex offenders’ list regard-

ing “Stunned’s” letter. All of them stated that the range of crimes that can add someone to the list is very broad. The list is no more than a STARTING point for people to begin their own research into public records before telling an employer or another person. Read on: Dear Abby: For more than 20 years, I have employed a man who is a convicted sex offender. He paid his debt to society for having sex with a minor when he was in his 20s. It will haunt him for the rest of his life. The pictures you see online are recent because the authorities

require updated photos yearly. I empathize with him, because I dated a 15-year-old when I was 19 – with her parents’ approval – but today it could mean jail time and a ruined life. There is no demarcation between being dumb and being truly criminal, so everyone is labeled the same. I suggest that we all stay aware of those labeled sexual predators, but approach the sexual offenders case-by-case. – Justice For All Dear Abby: Inclusion on the registry can be the result of something that would not pose a danger to anyone – urinating in

public, or having sex with a younger girlfriend when you yourself are a minor. If you see a neighbor or co-worker on such a list, no one should jump to conclusions before doing more research about the actual offense. It may be nothing to worry about at all, or it might be something to react to. But you won’t know until you find out more than a simple listing. – Rebecca in San Diego Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Wednesday, May 14 Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., KSB Hospital private dining room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 7:30-8:30 a.m., J.J.’s Restaurant, 337 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville, 815-772-4213. Rock River Center Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 8:30-9:30 a.m., The Eureka Inn, 110 E. Third St., Prophetstown, 815-772-4213. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Henry Pratt Retiree breakfast, 9 a.m., Red Apple, 1130 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., women’s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure checks, 9-10:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St. 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. Rules of the Road class, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-0382 or 800733-2767. Blood pressure checks, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lee County Council On Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-2117. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center – Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lunch and Learn, noon, Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Lee County Welfare Council, noon, Mr. Tequila, 844 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 3:30 p.m. closed; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 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. Free blood pressure checks, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Woodworkers, 1- p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Milledgeville Woman’s Club, 1:30 p.m., Milledgeville library, 18 W. Fifth St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Sauk Valley Gold Wing Riders, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Rock Falls Candlelight, 2200 First Ave., 815-625-6763. Buddy Bags donations accepted, 6-7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. AMVETS 123, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Northern Illinois Divers Association, 7:30 p.m., Angelo’s II, 2525 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Northern Illinois Star Gazers meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 3G12, biology lab, Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-288-2852. Rock River Grange, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 1409 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-973-1490. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave.

Thursday, May 15 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. 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., Illinois Valley Community College Room C316, 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. Foot doctor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave. Rochelle. Appointments: 815-562-5050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure 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 Ave., Fulton, 815-6229230. ’49ers, 11:30 a.m., Maxson Restaurant and Riverboat, 1469

state Route 2 N., Oregon. 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. Healthy Lifestyles Club, 1, 7 p.m., Mendota Community Hospital ground-floor conference room, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, 815539-7461, 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. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Fulton Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., 815499-5618. 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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Insurgents declare independence Leader seeks release Separatists seek to join with Russia DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pro-Moscow insurgents in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday and sought to join Russia, undermining upcoming presidential elections, strengthening the Kremlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand and putting pressure on Kiev to hold talks with the separatists following a referendum on self-rule. Russia signaled it has no intention of subsuming eastern Ukraine the way it annexed Crimea in March. Instead, Moscow is pushing to include eastern regions in negotiations on Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future â&#x20AC;&#x201C; suggesting that Russia prefers a political rather than a military solution to its worst standoff with the West since the Cold War. Such talks are central to a potential path toward peace outlined Monday by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The plan

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Pro-Russian gunmen and activists react Monday while listening to a speaker as they declare independence for the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, following their contentious referendum ballot. laid out by Swiss President Didier Burkhalter calls on all sides to refrain from violence and urges immediate amnesty, talks on decentralization and the status of the Russian language. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a key complaint of insurgents who have seized power in eastern regions and clashed with government troops and police.

But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the Ukrainian government to take the next step. Acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk pledged to hold a dialogue with Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east. But he gave no specifics and stopped short of addressing Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s referendum and the declarations of independence in the pro-Mos-

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cow regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would like to launch the broad national dialogue with the east, center, the west, and all of Ukraine,â&#x20AC;? Yatsenyuk said in a news conference in Brussels, adding that the agenda for talks should include changes to the constitution that would give more powers to the regions. Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central government and the West say the Kremlin has encouraged weeks of unrest in eastern Ukraine in a possible attempt to grab more land. Russia says thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so, and accuses the West of meddling in a region that Moscow sees as its backyard. The Ukrainian governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room to maneuver is shrinking. With national presidential elections scheduled for May 25, the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk declared independence Monday, and those in Donetsk even asked to join enormous neighbor Russia instead.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Under the guns of their captors, dozens of barefoot girls sat huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils as they chanted Quranic verses in Arabic. Some Christians among them said they had converted to Islam. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I swear to almighty Allah, you will not see them again until you release our brothers that you have captured,â&#x20AC;? the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist network threatened, an assault rifle slung across his chest. A video released by the group Monday offered the first public glimpse of what it claimed were some of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped a month ago. The girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plight has

spurred a global movement to secure their freedom. It is not known how many suspected Boko Haram members are detained by security forces. Hundreds were killed last month when leader Abubakar Shekauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fighters stormed the militaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main northeastern barracks in Maiduguri, the terror groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthplace and the headquarters of a year-old military state of emergency to put down the 5-year-old Islamic uprising. In the video, two of the girls were singled out for questioning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why have you become a Muslim?â&#x20AC;? one girl, who looked to be in her early teens, was asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason why I became a Muslim is because the path we are on is not the right path,â&#x20AC;? the girl said, nervously shifting her body from side to side, her eyes darting back and forth.

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AFC junior center Prestegaard handles rejections well She also blocked 12 shots in a game twice – against Polo on Jan. 21 and Dakota on Feb. 4. Jones blocked 21 shots in a game twice in School: AFC Class: Junior her career, while Hononegah’s Nicole Smith At some point, you would think some FYI: First-year starter for Raiders in 2013achieved the feat once, in the 2010-11 season. teams would come to the conclusion that 14 basketball season. ... Averaged 8.8 Prestegaard’s height, combined with an enough is enough. points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.9 blocks per 80-inch wingspan and good instincts, make Working the ball inside for high-percentgame. ... Block total was tops in the state. her a perfect storm for rejection. age shots is the way to go for most girls “I’ve definitely been blessed with the basketball squads in the area, but not necheight thing,” said Prestegaard, whose Prestegaard was listed in two categories. essarily when going against AFC. That’s mother, Kathy, stands 5-10, and father, The 165 blocks for a season is the 20thbecause Allison Prestegaard is back there, most in IHSA girls basketball history. Brielle Joel, is 6-3. “There’s instances where they waiting like a human flyswatter. Jones of Deland-Weldon blocked 240 shots just shoot it right into my hands, but someIn 24 games this past season, the 6-foot-3 in the 2007-08 season. times I have to move around and block junior rejected 165 shots, an average of 6.9 shots from behind. That helps a lot. It just In a single game, Prestegaard blocked each game. When the IHSA updated its girls 16 shots against Amboy on Feb. 16, which kind of comes naturally for me.” basketball individual records on May 8, ties her for seventh-most in a single game. BLOCK CONTINUED ON B5

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STERLING – Newman’s Brady Reuter had just lost the first set of his No. 2 singles match, and Comets boys tennis coach Ann Propheter had a look on her face that told Reuter he had to play better. “I saw my coach and she was like, ‘What are you doing?’ “ Reuter said. “My parents came, too, so I didn’t want to let anyone down. I just tried to pick myself up and not get discouraged.” What happened next was the best tennis the Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com senior has played all season. He battled Sterling’s Newman’s Brady Reuter returns a shot during his No. 2 singles Jacobs Reynolds, and intense humidity on one match against Sterling’s Jacob Reynolds on Monday at Sterling. of the hottest days of the season, to win in three sets, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2. Reuter rallied from a rough first set to win 1-6, 6-0, 6-2.

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Star of the meet: Jack Nitz, Sterling, earned Golden Warriors’ lone win at No. 1 singles in straight sets Up next: Sterling at United Township, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; St. Bede at Newman, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday It was Reuter’s first singles match win of his 1-year career, and it helped the Comets to a 5-1 victory over host Sterling on Monday afternoon. He improved his singles record to 1-2, and possibly earned himself a spot on a singles court come the conference and sectional meets in the coming weeks after impressing his coach. MESSAGE CONTINUED ON B4

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Social media was abuzz all weekend as Carl Edwards celebrated his return to Kansas Speedway: Carl sat with Joe Gibbs Racing at the driver meeting! Carl was flustered when asked if he can win a championship at Roush Fenway Racing! Here we go again. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another contract year for Edwards, and everybody is talking about his future. Well, everybody except Edwards. When Clint Bowyer removed himself from the free-agent market last week by re-signing with Michael Waltrip Racing, attention turned to Edwards, the top available driver. The gossip and speculation is nearing a fevered pitch, and all signs point to Edwards ending his 12-year run with Roush to move into a fourth car with Gibbs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sensible move for Edwards, who was heavily courted by JGR in 2011 as he found himself in the hunt for his first Sprint Cup championship. Edwards went back and forth, weighing both offers, dragging the process deep into the summer. It was practically unheard of for a points leader to con-

s)NHISYEARSRUNNINGIN 3PRINT#UPRACES #ARL%DWARDS HASWINS TOPS AND POLES sider leaving for another team while also racing for the title, but Edwards looked beyond the moment. He rides a performance rollercoaster at Roush, where one season could produce multiple wins and a solid run at the title, only to go winless the next year and watch the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship from the sidelines. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not changed since Edwards scored a huge payday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thanks to a big assist from Ford Motor Co. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by signing a 3-year extension that year. He went on to lose the 2011 title to Tony Stewart on a tiebreaker and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been a threat since. Edwards went winless in 2012 and missed the Chase, and although he made two trips to Victory Lane last season, he finished last in the 13-driver Chase field. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for Edwards to negotiate a new contract. It comes as he sits fifth in the standings with a win at Bristol

that should be good enough to lock him into NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship field. Good enough to make a case for staying at Roush, right? Not if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s again using a wide lens to look at his options. Edwards should see clearly that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got just 14 top-five finishes since 2011, when he had 19 in one season. That JGR grass has to look a whole lot greener right now, especially after Matt Kenseth bolted Roush last season and racked up seven wins, 12 top-fives and raced Jimmie Johnson to the finale for the championship. Of course heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to JGR! Or is he? Remember, many thought an Edwards deal to Gibbs in 2011 was a sure thing. But for whatever reason â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe things fell apart at JGR, maybe the Ford financial aid swayed Edwardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; decision â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he returned to Roush. It means his next move is a mystery in part because Edwards likes to leave people guessing in this process, and that includes his bosses at Roush. Jack Roush and team president Steve Newmark hear the same gossip in the garage and wonder what is going on. Edwards, who acts as his own agent, allows it to continue.

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This was the type of greasy goal the Hawks need to score more of to resemble the team that recently won six straight and can repeat as Stanley Cup champions. This will be the example of gritty wins the Hawks point to as examples of their resourcefulness in future series, if they can find a way to finish off the Wild. The Hawks have to play better, but they were good enough when they had to be to survive. For much of the game up to Toewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal, you wondered if the Blackhawks knew their moms were watching. As far as Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day presents go, this was a waffle iron that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. Early on, the Wild played with more purpose and passion than the Hawks. Nothing illustrated that better than the Wildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first goal with 3:25 left in the first period. Wild forward Erik Haula raced past three

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Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (right) drew criticism for his play in two losses to the Wild in Minnesota last week. On Sunday, he made up for it by scoring the game-winning goal in Game 5 in Chicago. Hawks players near the top of the circles, uncorked a shot and then followed up on the rebound to score past goalie Corey Crawford. Now that was urgency. Peter Regin drawing a penalty midway through the second period sparked his team, but also suggested how rundown the Hawks have looked. Regin, who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played since April 12, showed the fresh legs his

teammates lack while finding an opening. The power play Regin created resulted in the gametying goal when Bryan Bickell deflected Patrick Kaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot past Bryzgalov from the front of the net, where the Hawks need him. Boy, did the Hawks need Bickellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth goal of the playoffs in a building that had grown restless. For the first time in recent memory, boos

from the 300 Level to the first row behind the glass greeted the Blackhawks, as they skated off the ice at the end of the first period trailing 1-0. And they deserved every last irritated echo. The angry mob of 22,016 spoke for every Hawks fan watching at home on CNBC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the tradition continues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and surely for coach Joel Quenneville who sat through the first 20 minutes of hockey malaise.

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Newman junior broke school record in 100 hurdles with a time of 15.6 seconds on Friday, May 2 at Oregon Hawks Classic. He also won 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles Friday in Milledgeville.

Lauren Chacon

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Dixon freshman forward broke girls soccer team record for single-season goals by reaching 29 with three goals in win over Sterling on May 6. She added three more goals Thursday in win over Ottawa.


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Brackemyer brilliant again Morrison ace stymies Storm; Warriors fall on road "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

Joey Brackemyer allowed one hit and struck out 11 batters, as Morrison cruised to a 9-2 victory over visiting Bureau Valley in Three Rivers North play. Brackemyer allowed two unearned runs in the first, but the Mustangs recovered. Ben Tegeler batted in three runs and had two hits, including a double, while teammate Brock Smith also had three RBIs for the Mustangs. Josh Mead was charged with the loss after allowing eight runs in five innings, while walking two and striking out seven. Bureau Valley wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to get anything going against Brackemyer after the first inning. Ottawa 5, Sterling 0:

Stephen Geiger led Sterling with two hits and teammate Brady Siegmund hit a double, but the Golden Warriors couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score in a NIB12 West road loss. Esteban Sosa took the loss after allowing five hits and three runs (two earned) in four innings. He also walked two batters and struck out five. Fulton 2, Erie-Prophetstown 0: Ethan Jones

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Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Joey Brackemyer -ORRISONBASEBALL ( %2 +INWIN Ethan Jones &ULTON BASEBALL ( +IN WIN Steamers knocked off the visiting Panthers. Jones and Devon Ballard each had RBIs for Fulton (11-14, 7-4 Three Rivers North). Aquin 7, AFC 1: Troy Mairs had two of AFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five hits in a home loss in a NUIC East Division game. Mairs also had a double and an RBI and was tagged with the loss. He allowed five hits and six runs (three earned) in five innings. He struck out five and walked two. Eastland 8, East Dubuque 7, 8 inn.: East-

land scored a run in the bottom half of the eighth inning to grab a win at home.

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Joey Brackemyer -ORRISON SOPHOMORE

Ethan Jones &ULTON SENIOR

in two runs with a solo homer and single.

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Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Morrison Sectional vs. Stillman Valley Regional winner, 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 28

quad:

Braedon Bonnell and Austin Henkel each won two events as Amboy (140) topped Indian Creek (44), HinckleyBig Rock (34) and Ohio (16) in a quadrangular in Amboy. Bonnell won both the the 1,600 (5 minutes, 4.9 seconds) and 3,200 (11:33.85), while Henkel led the way in the 100 (11.71) and 200 (24.53).

Boys tennis

of three doubles matches on their way to a win against the visiting Rocks. Michael Gale and Bryce Stanley won at No. 2 doubles, while Ian South and Justin Wilson won at No. 3 doubles. Zach Healy won at No. 2 singles for Dixon (6-8).

at Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE 6, WEST CARROLL 4

Stillman Valley Regional Monday, May 19 s.O/REGONAT.O-ORRISON PM Wednesday, May 21 s.O"YRONVS-ORRISON/REGON PM Thursday, May 22 s.O.EWMANVS.O3TILLMAN6ALLEY PM

Dixon 3, Rock Island West Carroll 11, Milledgeville 4: Aaron Riten- 2: The Dukes won two

our tossed three innings of scoreless relief as the Thunder topped the Missiles in Milledgeville. Ritenour helped his own cause with two RBIs and two runs scored. Shaun Magill clubbed a three-run homer for West Carroll (12-14), and Josh Sullivan knocked

Baseball

Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Morrison Sectional vs. Bureau Valley Regional winner, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 Warren Regional Monday, May 19 s.O0ECATONICAAT.O7EST#ARROLL PM Wednesday, May 21 s.O7ARRENVS7EST#ARROLL0ECATON ICA PM s.O&ORRESTON 0OLOVS.O7INNEBA GO PM Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP NOON Winner advances to Morrison Sectional vs. Westminster Christian Regional winner, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 28 CLASS 1A

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s J.P. Niesewander goes for a shot during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s match against Sterling. The Comets won 5-1. AQUIN 4OWNSEND)0 ( 2 %2 ""  + $EMER  )0  (  ""  Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;+RAMER2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;+RAMER "OSMOND RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C;#HANG "OSMAN +RAMER -ARTIN 7HITMORE 3OPCIC at Morrison

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Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Lena-Winslow Sectional vs. Galena Regional winner, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 Putnam County Regional Monday, May 19 s .O  %ARLVILLE AT .O  ,A-OILLE /HIO PM Wednesday, May 21 s.O0UTNAM#OUNTYVS,A-OILLE /HIO %ARLVILLE PM Thursday, May 22 s.O!MBOYVS.O0AW0AW PM Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Putnam County Sectional vs. Grant Park Regional winner, 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 28 Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Streator

STREATOR 8, DIXON 2 $IXON    Â&#x2C6;    3TREATOR   8 Â&#x2C6;    W â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3ZEWCZYKL â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2YAN$IXON  DIXON (7-17, 1-11-1 NIB-12 West) $IXON)0 2 %2 ( 3/  "" #ONNOR3PERLING)0 2 %2 ( AND.ATE'ROCKEMulti hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-ITCH ELL7OLFEHR â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7OLFERBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7OLFE !* -URDOCK STREATOR 3ZEWCZYK)0 2 %2 ( 3/  "" AND(ARDGROVEMulti hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3OKOL (ALLAM(ARDGROVE2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3OKOL (AL LAM HR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4ERRY RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4ERRY  (ALLAM (ARDGROVE -ROCZEK

OTTAWA 5, STERLING 0 3TERLING    n   /TTAWA   X n   W â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$ONOVANL â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%STEBAN3OSA STERLING 3OSA  )0  (  2  %2  ""  + 2AFAEL%SCALANTE)0 ( 2 %2  "" + Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3TEPHEN'EIGER 2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"RADY3IEGMUND OTTAWA $ONOVAN  )0  (  2  %2  ""  + Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;(OFFMAN 1UICK3B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (OFFMANRBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1UICK #ARROLL

Tuesday, May 20 s.O!LLEMANVS2IVERDALE7EST#ARROLL PM s.O%RIE 0ROPHETSTOWNVS.O-OR RISON PM Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Byron Sectional vs. Winnebago Regional winner, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 27 St. Bede Regional Monday, May 19 s.O"UREAU6ALLEYAT.O3T"EDE PM Tuesday, May 20 s.O3ENECAVS3T"EDE"UREAU6ALLEY PM Wednesday, May 21 s.O(ALLVS.O0RINCETON PM Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Byron Sectional vs. Stillman Valley Regional winner, 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 27 Stillman Valley Regional Monday, May 19 s.O2OCKFORD#HRISTIANAT.O/RE GON PM Tuesday, May 20 s.O3TILLMAN6ALLEYVS/REGON2OCK FORD#HRISTIAN PM s.O"YRONVS.O&ORRESTON 0OLO PM Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Byron Sectional vs. St. Bede Regional winner, 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 27 CLASS 1A Eastland Regional Monday, May 19 s.O%ASTLANDAT.O&ULTON PM s.O!&#AT.O-ILLEDGEVILLE PM Tuesday, May 20 s.O!MBOYVS%ASTLAND&ULTON PM Wednesday, May 21 s .O  .EWMAN VS -ILLEDGEVILLE!&# PM Saturday, May 24 s#HAMPIONSHIP AM Winner advances to Pearl City Sectional vs. Westminster Christian Regional winner, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27

at Fulton

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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dustin Stoudt goes for an overhead smash during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s match against Newman at Sterling. Stoudt and partner Zak Kahn lost to J.P Neisewander and Andrew Schmitt.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was the one all season where I was able to shove into spots,â&#x20AC;? Propheter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played doubles with three or four different people and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I thought he would end up because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really good at the net. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard worker and he is in great shape, so he can play those long singles matches and has a definite advantage.â&#x20AC;? Reuterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endurance was on display during the three-set match â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the longest match of the meet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as he held his form together and played strong throughout. Reynolds was visibly tired and both had beads of sweat escaping pores at a rapid pace. But Reuter has dealt with the heat before, and it is why Propheter thinks so highly of the first-year player. He has played hockey since he was 5 years old, and still plays in Dixon and DeKalb whenever time allows, so he is used to intense heat under all of the pads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot hotter in that

hockey gear than it was today,â&#x20AC;? Reuter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Reynolds] was getting tired, and we played a third set so that worked in my favor.â&#x20AC;? Reuterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous two singles matches ended in straight-set losses, but he has learned from his opponents on how to approach the matches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m usually playing doubles, so I sometimes forget which lines to use,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting used to it.â&#x20AC;? After Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win, Propheter and the Comets believe they have nearly all of the doubles pairings and singles positions figured out for postseason play. They swept the doubles portion, highlighted by the top pair of J.P. Neisewander and Andrew Schmitt winning in straight sets. Jack Nitz earned the only win for the Golden Warriors, which came at No. 1 singles. He defeated the Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Connor Knack in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. For Nitz, the win was a confidence booster. The sophomore has said it has been an exhausting season because he has

such high expectations for himself and has let his emotions take over, generally for the worse. The focus of the season has been trying to raise his mental toughness to reach his physical abilities. To do that, he has been working on his game every chance he gets, sometimes playing for 5 hours each day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like an addiction, I play all the time,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have lost a lot of matches this year because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve shown emotion, and it has gone to my head, and it has messed up my game.â&#x20AC;? When he practices, he sets up an automatic ball returner and works on different shots until the balls run out, before loading it again, making sure to keep his emotions in check. If all goes to plan, he hopes to be both mentally, and physically, ready to make a deep postseason run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting more comfortable, and it keeps getting easier,â&#x20AC;? Nitz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m training so hard because I want to be ranked, and I want to be able to compete with the higher-level players.â&#x20AC;?

% 0    Â&#x2C6;    &ULTON   8 Â&#x2C6;    W â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%THAN*ONESL â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*ORDAN#HANDLER E-P 2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;#HANDLER FULTON (11-14, 7-4 Three Rivers North) *ONES  )0  2  (  3/ AND 4YLER 3WEENIE 2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0AUL6ELASCORBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*ONES $EVON"ALLARD at Milledgeville

WEST CARROLL 11, MILLEDGEVILLE 4 7EST#ARROLL    Â&#x2C6;   -ILLEDGEVILLE    Â&#x2C6;    W â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!ARON2ITENOUR WEST CARROLL (12-14) !NDREW$RABNER)0 2 %2 (  3/ "" 2ITENOUR)0 2 ( 3/ "" #HRIS,AWTON)0 2 %2 ( 3/ "" Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*OSH3ULLIVAN 3HAUN-AGILLHR â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3ULLIVAN -AGILLRBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-AGILL 3ULLIVAN 2ITENOUR

Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at DeKalb

DEKALB 4, STERLING 2 3TERLING    Â&#x2C6;    $E+ALB   8 Â&#x2C6;    W â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.EWPORTL â&#x20AC;&#x201C;,EXY3TAPLES STERLING (17-7) 3TAPLES)0 2 %2 ( 3/ ""  Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.ADIA4RUJILLORBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4RUJILLO ,AUREN&RITZ at Mendota

MENDOTA 9, DIXON 6 $IXON    n    -ENDOTA   X n    W â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4AYLOR"ROWDERL â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%RIN3MITH DIXON 3MITH  )0  (  2  %2  ""  + "ECCAH*ONES)0 ( 2 %2 ""  + Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*ONES 6AN/OSTEN2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!LLISON.EWMAN3B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;+ARI7OLFERBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *ONES .EWMAN 3MITH MENDOTA "ROWDER)0 ( 2 %2 "" +  Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; -ALLORY0HALEN2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-ALO RIE$ETORE "ROWDER3B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"ROOKE#ARROLL RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; #ARROLL -ARY7ACKERLIN $ETORE (ALIE$ONAHUE at Stillman

at Ashton

SILLMAN VALLEY 4, ROCK FALLS 2

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Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Sterling

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Morrison Regional Monday, May 19 s .O  7EST #ARROLL AT .O  2IVERDALE PM

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Boys tennis

DIXON 3, ROCK ISLAND 2

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at Ottawa

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Junior Lake homered, doubled twice and drove in six runs as the Chicago Cubs broke loose, routing St. Louis 17-5 Monday night and forcing the Cardinals to finish with infielder Daniel Descalso as a relief pitcher. The Cubs had totaled just four runs while getting swept in a threegame series at Atlanta over the weekend, and had lost seven of eight overall. Chicago has the worst record in the league at 13-24, but is 4-3 against the defending NL champions. The Cubs hit for the cycle in the first five batters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emilio Bonifacio doubled, Anthony Rizzo singled, Starlin Castro tripled and Mike Oltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-run homer capped a four-run first inning. Bonifacio had four of Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 hits and scored four times, once on a play overturned by video review. Rizzo and Castro each drove in three as the Cubs set season highs for runs and hits. Cardinals reliever Randy Choate gave up six runs in the ninth and left with two outs. Descalso made his first pro pitching appearance and retired the only batter he faced, getting Olt on a fly ball.

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took third without a throw. Lake hit a three-run homer in the second for a 7-0 lead. He had an RBI double in the fourth and a two-run double in the ninth. Sox trail Athletics: The White Sox were trailing the Athletics 5-1 through seven innings of Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Oakland. It did not conclude before Sauk Valley Mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s press

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Nadia Trujillo had a Samantha Sohl pair of hits and drove in %ASTLANDSOFTBALL 2") a run for the Sterling softBeccah Jones $IXON ball team in a 4-2 loss at SOFTBALL HITS 2") DeKalb on Monday. Courtney Rhine Lexy Staples took the !MBOYSOFTBALL 2") loss for Sterling (17-7), " allowing four runs (two earned), five hits and three walks, while strik- teammate Allison Newman added two RBIs for ing out seven. Mendota 9, Dixon 6: Dixon in the loss. Stillman Valley 4, Rock The Duchesses allowed three runs in the bottom Falls 2: The Rockets of the sixth and went smacked 12 hits and had scoreless in their half of the bases loaded in the the seventh to lose on seventh but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come through and lost on the road. Erin Smith allowed the road. eight runs (six earned) in Rock Falls (15-7) manfive innings. She gave up aged just one hit the last five hits while walking time it faced Stillman three and striking out one Valley. Michaela Ward took and allowed a home run. Beccah Jones had three the loss, allowing four hits and two RBIs, while runs (three earned) in

six innings. She gave up seven hits, struck out three and walked two. Amboy 7, Byron 6: The Clippers (15-8) survived a four-run seventh inning from Byron to hold on to a road win. Courtney Rhine and Delaney Wilhelm each had two RBIs and a double, while teammate Kaitlyn Liebing added an RBI. Pitcher Destinee Oenes earned the win.

Eastland 11, East Dubuque 2: Samantha

Sohl drove in four runs and Drew Preston added three as the Cougars handled the Warriors in Lanark. Paige Gallentine added three hits for Eastland (8-10, 5-5 NUIC West). Bubby Doubler was the winning pitcher.

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had three first-place finishes in the meet while Dixon had two. Cydney Long won the 200-meter run in 27.44, nearly a full second ahead the second-place finisher. Teammate Whitney Long won the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 1 inch. Shannon Cullen won the shot put for Oregon with a distance of 40-1 3/4. Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top finishes included a win in the 3,200 relay with a time of 10:44.28. Oregon was second in the event with a time of 12:15.20. Brittani Sohn earned the lone individual win for the Duchesses, winning the 100 hurdles in 17.16.

Raider defensive stopper developing offensive game thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what really made her decide, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I want to be a part of that,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Jahn said. Prestegaard was mostly Having Prestegaard as a a project as a 6-foot last line of defense allows sophomore, learning the AFC third-year coach basics of the game at the Chris Jahn to get creative fresh-soph level before defensively. getting a taste of varsity â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some really action late. quick defenders,â&#x20AC;? Jahn â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put in a lot of time in said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I can let them the gym, working on a lot gamble out front. We can of things,â&#x20AC;? Prestegaard gamble for steals off the said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I was really dribble or off the pass, lucky to have such a supand if they get past and portive group of teamthey come inside, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mates. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re my classgoing to have trouble mates and my friends, getting around Allison.â&#x20AC;? but they were all so helpThis is all heady stuff for ful on the court.â&#x20AC;? a player who had limited By the time her junior basketball experience. season came around She played the sport in in November, howsixth grade, but a bout ever, Prestegaard had with pneumonia before her seventh-grade season sprouted to 6-3, and was ready to become more doused her spirit for the of a force. She was ready game. in the blocked shot and She played volleyball instead, until getting the rebounding (8.6 per game) departments, but basketball bug again, at offensively, she was still a Jahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urging, prior to work in progress. her sophomore season. Prestegaard averâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Once she came out aged 8.8 points a game, and started playing with despite towering over us a little bit, and realmost of her opponents. ized what a basketball Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something Jahn plans family we have, I think

to change next season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of her points were off putbacks,â&#x20AC;? Jahn said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I think she was too willing to kick the ball back out when she got it inside. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be a little bit stronger with the ball and take her shots.â&#x20AC;? Prestegaard has an ideal practice partner for learning post moves in her younger sister, Madeline. She stands 6-1, and is expected to be a key part of the AFC varsity when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a freshman this winter. Madeline scored more than 500 points as a middle school player. When not in the AFC gym, Allison and Madeline hone their games on the cement slab, complete with a basketball hoop, outside their familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rural home. They work on a lot of drills, and only occasionally go 1-on-1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes it ends up with a fight,â&#x20AC;? Allison said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just trying to make each other better.â&#x20AC;? Prestegaard will forego playing AAU basketball

this summer, instead concentrating on playing with her AFC teammates. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play in the Westwood league on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting in early June, as well as tournaments at Eastland and in Rolla, Mo. The Raiders bring back all five starters from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14-12 squad. Prestegaard is also considering a few individual camps later in the summer, but those plans havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been finalized yet. Knowing thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a summer full of hoops on Prestegaardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plate brings a smile to Jahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every single time we play, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer scrimmages or practice, I see something every day thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something new,â&#x20AC;? Jahn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very smart, so she learns very quickly on new stuff. She learns a new move, or if she sees somebody do something, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picking that up and improving. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only scratching the surface of what she can do.â&#x20AC;?

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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 Large gray long haired cat missing since 4/27/14 in the vicinity of 16th Ave and 2nd St. Sterling. Please call 815-625-8048. Lost black bag w/CD's & player in the vacinity of Loveland building. Music can't be replaced. Cash reward. 815-6524518

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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 childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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$$ 3BR 924 Grant Ave. $29,900 815259-3168 3BR Ranch 1½ BA Lg. 2 car attached garage. Great NE location!! $125,000 815-973-6109

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FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 bedrooms Apartments AVAILABLE NOW! Rent is based on 30% of adjusted gross income and includes water, sewer, and garbage collection. There are laundry facilities at the property. Upon your second month of occupancy, you will get a $100 Wal-mart gift card for free! HURRY! To receive an application, or for more information, please call 1-800686-5538. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

2BR $450/mo. Lease & dep. Req. H & H Rental Properties. Call or text 815-625-7995.

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Historic 2 Story Brick 3BR, 3 ba. den w/fplc, garage. Northside. No smoking, no pets. $1,000/mo. Available June 1st. 815440-0927.

STERLING 1 BR Home, full basement, enclosed porch, 2 car garage, maintenance free, new siding, kitchen, etc. $34,000 815-6260991/535-1396

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3 spaces at Chapel Hill, Dixon. Memorial Gardens. $700 ea. Or make offer. Call 815-232-8332

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$200 off 1st mo/rent Nice 2BR w/ appls. $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123

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

MT. MORRIS 1 Br. All utilities, plus cable/Internet incl., $400/mo. Call Todd 815-994-2050

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

ROCK FALLS 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043

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2 BR for $525 Water, sewer, garbage incl. Coin W/D, No pets/ No parties. Call Diana: 630-327-7046 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517

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

(815)626-1431 2BR. $450 + dep No pets/ smoking 815-590-3004 2BR. Stove & refrig. provided. Pay own utilities. Share garage. Lease & dep. Req. 815441-8652. 2nd floor efficiency $325, 1BR for $400. Quiet bldg. Small pet may be OK. 815-441-1389 or 630-399-1204. Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367. Duplex, 2BR Stove, refrig. No pets, $475 + dep. 815-716-1632 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. Very Nice Efficiency All utilities incl. + wifi $450/mo. + dep. Call 815-716-6150.

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DIXON 2BR, 2 car garage, fenced back yard, $575+deposit 314 Grant Ave. 815-994-1520/815440-0734

W13-0255 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF LEE DIXON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NA; Plaintiff, vs. TERRY V. WEST; ROBYN A. WEST; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TERRY V. WEST IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ROBYN A. WEST, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 11 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on May 2, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, May 28, 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: Commonly known as 1207 IL Route 26, Dixon, IL 61021. P.I.N. 18-08-33-400-004. 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 W13-0255. April 29, May 6, 13, 2014

FRANKLIN GROVE In Rural Franklin Grove, modern 3BR house with garage. No pets. 815-456-2453

MILLEDGEVILLE 3BR, all applcs. stay. $600/mo.+ $600 dep. & ref. Available June 1st. 815-590-6499

PROPHETSTOWN â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 323 E. Ave., 3BR $475/mo. + $475 dep. 815-590-8233

ROCK FALLS 2BR, 1BA, 1 car detached garage. $550/mo. $550 dep. No pets 815440-7985 3 BR., 1ž ba., 2 car gar. No pets. 815-625-0624. Nice 1BR house, 1 car garage. $475/ mo. + $475 dep., 701 Grace Ave. 815-590-2181

STERLING 2 BR., 1 bath. No garage NO PETS. $550 mo. + dep. 815-440-7985.

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 405 W. 12th St. 3BR, dbl car heated garage, Jim Prescott, 815-6257778. Nice! 3BR, C/A. $700/mo SVLA.org 815-718-5488 RTO 2BR $49,900 $5,000 down.4413515.Agent owned. Why Rent?â&#x201E;˘ 3BR 811 W. 13th St. All Redone. Grand living room. New dishwasher and more. $698/mo. 815-878-7399

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Tax Deed No. 14-TX-44 Filed 5/6/2014

F13100575 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY- DIXON, ILLINOIS

Bid No. B2014-05-05

INVITATION FOR BIDS The City of Sterling, Illinois will receive bids for a Sanitary Sewer Improvements contract until 10:00 o'clock A.M. on the 28th day of May, 2014 at the Sterling City Hall, located at 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed work for which the City of Sterling, Illinois is soliciting bids consists of one contract, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Contract 1: Hey's Lift Station Sanitary Forcemain - Freeport Road and Lynn Boulevardâ&#x20AC;?, and includes the following: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Construction of approximately 2,610 lineal feet of 14' diameter sanitary forcemain, complete with appurtenances and all necessary surface restoration work.â&#x20AC;? The contract documents, including Drawings and Specifica#tions, and form of contract and bonds for performance and payment, are on file at the office of the City Clerk, 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081 and at the office of the ENGINEER, Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc., 809 East 2nd St., Dixon, IL 61021. Copies of the Contract Documents, including Project Manual and the Construction Drawings, shall be obtained electronically in PDF format from the Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. website at www.willetthofmann.com. Contractors shall click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bid Loginâ&#x20AC;? on the homepage of the website and follow the instructions. The eBidDoc# (project number) is 3311688 for this project. The Project Manual, Construction Drawings and Bid Documents PDFs can be downloaded from the website by depositing ten dollars ($10.00) by credit card. Contractors can also obtain the Contract Documents in PDF format on a CD by depositing $50.00 with Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc., 809 East 2nd Street, Dixon, Illinois for each DVD obtained. Said deposit is NON REFUNDABLE. A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the City of Sterling negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value) or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid shall be submitted with each bid. Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project, and that the CONTRACTOR must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The City of Sterling is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Sterling does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. The City of Sterling reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding. Bids may be held by the City of Sterling for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the Contract. BY ORDER OF CITY OF STERLING, ILLINOIS By: Marie Rombouts, City Clerk

CERTIFICATE NO. #2011-00092

Ken Burnell; City of Dixon; BMO Harris Bank, National Association f/k/a Harris , National Association, s/b/m with Amcore Bank, N.A. s/b/m to AMCORE Investment Group, N.A. as Trustee under a Trust Agreement dated the 17 day of March, 2008,known as Trust; Unknown Beneficiaries of Trust Agreement dated the 17 day of March, 2008, known as Trust Number 15960; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants 13 CH 91 Property Address: 407 South Dixon Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Ken Burnell; Unknown Beneficiaries of Trust Agreement dated the 17 day of March, 2008, known as Trust Number 15960; and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: THE SOUTHERLY 40 FEET OF THE EAST HALF OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 51 IN THE TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DIXON, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 07-08-05-278-009 Said property is commonly known as: 407 South Dixon Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Ken Burnell and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 2007005540 book 0708 page 0628 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Lee County on or before May 29, 2014, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 April 29, May 6, 13, 2014

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY,ILLINOIS

DATE: May 13, 2014

ESTATE OF MARJORIE I. GOSHERT Deceased.

W13-0255

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

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on May 2, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, May 28, 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: PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE NORTHERLY, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, 261.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND; THENCE WESTERLY, PERPENDICULAR TO THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 253.06 FEET, THENCE NORTHERLY, PERPENDICULAR TO THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 192.32 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY, PERPENDICULAR TO THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 253.06 FEET TO THE SAID EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTHERLY, ALONG SAID EAST LINE 192.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.12 ACRES MORE OF LESS. ALSO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SAID SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE NORTHERLY, ALONG THE SAID EAST LINE, 454.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WESTERLY, PERPENDICULAR TO THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 52.11 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 52 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 47 SECONDS, MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 41.40 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY, PERPENDICULAR TO SAID EAST LINE, 27.10 FEET TO THE SAID EAST LINE, THENCE SOUTHERLY, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 33.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING ALL SUBJECT TO THAT LAND USED FOR PUBLIC ROAD PURPOSES AND ANY EASEMENT OF RECORD, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1207 IL Route 26, Dixon, IL 61021. P.I.N. 18-08-33-400-004. 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.

TO: COUNTY CLERK OF LEE COUNTY, Cathy Meyers, Anthony Quadraro, IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, 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 in the Circuit Court of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14TX44. The property is located at: 913 Academy St., Dixon. Legal Description or P.I. No.: 07-02-23109-009, Section/Lot: 00 Twp:04 Rng/Blk:000 N. Dixon Steinmans ADD Contract/Quadraro 0104-0331 Said property was sold on 11/1/2011 for delinquent taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on Nov. 1, 2014. On 11/4/14 at 9:30 AM the petitioner will make application to Lee County Courts, 309 S. Galena Ave., 3rd floor, Dixon, IL for an Order for Tax Deed, should the real estate not be redeemed. Perry Investments, Petitioner May 12, 13, 14, 2014 CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY,ILLINOIS ESTATE OF CHARLES E. ZIMMERMAN Deceased.

Notice is given of the death of CHARLES E. ZIMMERMAN. Letters of Office were issued to DAVID L. ZIMMERMAN, 302 N. Main, Coleta, Illinois 61081, and KAREN L. MACGUIRE, 2427 Oakland Avenue, Pleasanton, California, 94588, as Independent Co-Representatives, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRA 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 November 14, 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.

David L. Zimmerman and Karen L. Macguire Independent Co-Representatives

Notice is given of the death of MARJORIE I. GOSHERT. Letters of Office were issued to DONALD L. GOSHERT, 1708 Gregden Shores, Sterling, Illinois 61081, and RAMONA MILLERSCHOEN, W238 N6052 Hawthorne Circle, Sussex, Wisconsin 53089, as Independent CoRepresentatives, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081.

Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 May 13, 20, 27, 2014

BEWARE OF

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 November 14, 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.

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For information call Law Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W13-0255. April 29, May 6, 13, 2014

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HOUSEKEEPING/ LAUNDRY AIDE WANTED! Part time housekeeping/laundry aide for the day shift, along with rotating weekends. We offer a positive environment with a wonderful staff to work with. Please apply online or send resume to: Walnut Manor 308 S. Second St. Walnut, IL 61376 www.Heritage OfCare.com

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Service Technician: The ideal candidate will possess verifiable general shop skills, better than average verifiable mechanical skills, and be a fast learner with the ability to adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will also have good reasoning skills and the ability for critical thinking, and must interact well with customers by phone and in person. Knowledge of hydraulics, general computer literacy, and ability to write service reports are a bonus. Servicesite travel after additional training; must be eligible for, and willing to, obtain a valid passport, and eligible and able to travel domestically and internationally. Valid driver's license and verifiable and acceptable driving record a must. We offer a competitive salary and benefit plan. Please mail a current resume including contact information and signed cover letter to Rigging Gear Sales, Inc., PO Box 544, Dixon, IL 61021. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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★ NEW TODAY ★ The City of Dixon is hiring a STREET MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST The Job Description is posted at City Hall and online at: http://www. discoverdixon.org/ job-postings.html To apply please visit City Hall and fill out an application or email request for application to: employment@ discoverdixon.org We will be accepting applications through May 23, 2014 for this position. Please call Amanda Bradshaw at (815)2886827 with any questions. TO OUR

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Little Bear home daycare, has children openings. Call Sandy at 815-9941718. Lic.# 4811 05-04

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

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Light Oak table 2 leaves, 4 padded chairs + 2 captain chairs, well made! $450 815-9738903 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477.

HEALTH & FITNESS

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WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEFIBRILLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800535-5727

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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“Pride” Mobility Elect. Scooter for sale by owner. Lightweight, easy to handle. Long lasting batteries. Excellent Condition. $950. Call 815-626-0240

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1979 Suzuki GS 1000L. Ran fine when last started 2yrs ago. Needs key. Have clear title. Unable to ride anymore. Taking offers. Call 815973-3020.

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1979 Harley Davidson Custom Ironhead. One Of a Kind! Features SS Carburetor, dual disc front brakes, GMA rear master cylinder disc brakes, shortened shocks, custom paint light gray, with lots of medal flake, lots of chrome, quick release seat, custom turn signals. Turn key ready. Selling due to health reasons, runs great! $5,100 Call 815535-7104 please leave a message.

2007 Hyundai Accent 2dr hatch, 1 owner, very clean. Auto., air, 114k. No rust, no dents, no disappointments. $5700 815-9736609 after 5 pm

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2000 Harley Super Glide, 20K mi. Newer battery & tires. Detached windshield. Burgundy. Saddlebags. Runs great! $6300/obo. 815499-2907. 2002 Honda Goldwing, 68,600 mi. w/ trailer, $12,500w/out trailer $10,500

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2004 Harley 883 Sportster, silver, windshield, luggage carrier & safety guards. 23K. mi. $4000. Call 815-564-8041.

1993 Chevy Ext. Cab, 350 motor, runs-needs valve job, some rust, $3500 in parts/ $2000/obo 815535-7159

2007 Harley Davidson Sportster 883LO, met. blue, low mil., $4500 815-238-1788

1993 Ford F150 Pickup, $1,500 needs work. 815626-5629

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2010 Fatboy Lo black (VIN:1HD1JN 517AB011422) Well kept, 8K mi. $13,500 Garaged in Morrison, IL. Call or text: Stan 563212-9507. For Sale: 1995 Suzuki Intruder 800 V-Twin, 13K mi., & 2003 Suzuki Savage, 650cc, 14K mi., 815-4382779

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