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SERVING DIXON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA SINCE 1851
DIXON | MUNICIPAL AGGREGATION
Citywide savings could be $880K Move from ComEd to Verde could pocket $160 per resident BY MATT MENCARINI email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529
DIXON – Dixon residents could save about $160 this year on their electricity bill, thanks to municipal aggregation, a commissioner said.
During the election in April 2013, Dixon voters approved giving their city government the power to negotiate for lower electricity rates, which is also known as municipal aggregation. It was the third time the
choice had been put to city voters, with the first two getting voted down. Commissioner Dave Blackburn said compared to the recent ComEd rate increase – up to about 7.6 cents a kilowatt hour – Dixon residents will
play 23 percent less – about 5.85 cents a kilowatt hour – with the city-negotiated deal with Verde Energy, based on information he was given by Rock River Energy Services.
Next meeting The Dixon City Council next meets at 5:30 p.m. June 16 at City Hall, 121 W. Second St., on the second floor in the Council Chambers. Go to www.DiscoverDixon.org or call City Hall at 815-288-1485 for an agenda or more information.
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FIRING UP THE WAYBACK MACHINE IN DIXON
DIXON POLICE | NEW CHAPLAIN PROGRAM
Spiritual spearhead for those in need Battle-tested leader to provide counsel, oversee team of qualified chaplains BY CHRISTI WARREN firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5521
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ABOVE: Eric Riser, 30, poses with his son, Graham, 2, and a photo that ran in the Dixon Evening Telegraph on March 11, 1991, of the elder Riser driving the Power Wheels electric car that has been passed down a generation. Eric’s parents, Sue and Harvey of Dixon, pulled the old sled out, fired it up and let Graham zip around the sidewalks Saturday afternoon while he visited from Naperville. RIGHT: Harvey Riser of Dixon helps his grandson, Graham, of Naperville start up the Power Wheels electric car once owned and driven by Graham’s dad, Eric.
STERLING | MUNICIPAL AGGREGATION
City goes with 3-year electricity deal Bid awarded for sewer project; city manager gets raise BY PAM EGGEMEIER firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5570
STERLING – The city received a second round of bids at Monday’s council meeting and opted for a 3-year electricity aggregation deal with MidAmerican Energy. ComEd came in with the lowest rate for the first year, but because ComEd’s rates change each May,
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and its second and third years are unknown, the council voted 5-1 to go with the lowest rate over the 3-year period. Based on average monthly use of 670 kilowatt hours, Sterling’s current program with FirstEnergy costs $31.28 per month. The cost per kilowatt hour is 4.67 cents. The new deal with MidAmerican, based on the same average
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monthly use, would be $53.39 in the first year, $52.72 in the second year, and $50.92 in year 3. ComEd’s first year rate, based on the same monthly use, would be $50.88 in the first year. ComEd also adds a price energy adjustment of up to 0.5 cents per kilowatt hour. ELECTRICITY CONTINUED ON A4
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Scott Shumard City manager gets 5.9 percent pay bump
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DIXON – It was during his service in the Vietnam War that Rev. Dr. Vincent Marrandino first knew he wanted to be a chaplain. He was a psychiatric specialist then, a young man with an undergraduate degree in psychology and an interest in helping fellow humans through unimaginable pain and emotional turmoil. Troops would be evacuated, and the soldiers would step out of the planes. They’d be separated into diff e r e n t g r o u p s Rev. Dr. Vincent – those in need Marrandino of medical atten- Senior volunteer tion, psychiatric chaplain with attention, the Dixon Police prisoners of war. Department Depending on is also full-time director of who was on the plane, he might pastoral care switch gears a little at KSB Hospital bit and work with the medics, talking to men who had lost their legs or their arms. “I kind of fell in love with doing that kind of work,” Marrandino said, sitting in the office of Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss. “And it was amazing how the ministry was so well correlated with psychiatry.” Marrandino is the the new senior volunteer chaplain for the Dixon Police Department. He’ll head up what will eventually be a team of qualified chaplains who will work with department members, crime victims, their families, and witnesses to talk through what they’ve seen. SPIRITUAL CONTINUED ON A2
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â€˜Love Your Neighborâ€™ event set for Saturday Aim to promote awareness in community STAFF REPORT NEWS SAUKVALLEYCOM EXT
ROCK FALLS â€“ Of all the things there are to love about Rock Falls, chief among them is the people, and all the good things they do for one another. You can learn all about them, and the services the community has to offer, at the cityâ€™s first â€œLove Your Neighborâ€? event, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the back parking lot at Rock Falls Middle School, 1701 12th Ave. Sponsors WeCAN (Whiteside Community Action Network), First Christian Church of
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Rock Falls and other area churches are inviting one and all to come out for a few hours to mingle and learn. â€œThe point of this is for the community to know whatâ€™s in the community,â€? organizer Marge Sadowski said. All kinds of city and county agencies, organizations and churches will be represented: Rock Falls police and fire departments, the Lincolnland Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Whiteside County Health Department, Rock Falls United Methodist Churchâ€™s Bear Necessities Personal Care Pantry, and Happy Tails
Humane Society and Animal Shelter, to name a few. There will be free cookies and hot dogs, and free family-friendly games to play. The Firehouse Museum is bringing a bounce house, and there will be firetruck to explore. Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott will be on hand, and the Rock Falls American Legion Honor Guard will be teaching proper flag etiquette. All activities are free, Sadowski said, and organizations still are signing on. Give her a call at 815632-0931 if you have any questions or would like to be involved.
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Heâ€™ll also provide oncall spiritual guidance, counseling, and critical stress debriefings for anyone who might need it. Marrandino is also the full-time director of pastoral care at KSB Hospital, where heâ€™s worked for the past 13 years, after having worked at Dixon Correctional Center for 12 years. The program, the first of its kind for Dixon Police Department, was spearheaded by Officer Ryan Bivins. â€œI saw it as a need,â€? Bivins said. â€œAs officers we deal with a lot of stress and negative things day-to-day and, just to have someone who can be there to supports us and help talk to victims and take some of the weight off our shoulders ... â€œWhen we were in Afghanistan, we had a chaplain, and that was a huge support for me. This job can change you very quickly if youâ€™re not emotionally and mentally strong. Iâ€™m excited
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about this, about having this resource.â€? Sterling and Rock Falls have had similar programs for 15 and 4 years, respectively, their chiefs said. â€œPolice are supposed to be tough and supposed to be macho,â€? Langloss said. â€œ ... But you internalize all that, all that becomes problematic. So, these debriefings and the facilitation done by people like Chaplain Marrandino help you get
those things out of you, so they donâ€™t eat you up, and then you learn coping mechanisms. ... At times in this profession, maybe youâ€™re sad or youâ€™re upset or youâ€™re emotional and that makes you feel weak â€“ you feel like youâ€™re different from everybody else, but these debriefings show that youâ€™re just like everybody else. â€œEverybody is going through these things. ... It helps you to move past it.â€?
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â€˜Letâ€™s Feed Our Childrenâ€™ adds two towns Free summer lunch program kicks off today STAFF REPORT email@example.com EXT
STERLING â€“ Whiteside County United Wayâ€™s â€œLetâ€™s Feed Our Childrenâ€? free summer lunch program is adding two towns to its roster â€“ Fulton and Prophetstown. It already serves Sterling, Rock Falls, Morrison and Tampico. Lunch service begins today in Sterling and Morrison, and Wednesday in Tampico, Thursday in Fulton, June 10 in Rock Falls and June 11 in Prophetstown. Days vary by town. The last lunch day is Aug. 14 in all but Proph-
etstown; there, the last day is Aug. 13. This is the 13th year the United Way, with the help of local churches and other organizations, including the Sauk Valley Food Bank, will be providing the brown bag lunches. The program is designed to supplement meals for children who get free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, but is available to anyone who needs it. No one is turned away, and no questions are asked. Last year, 33,353 lunches were served during the 12 weeks of summer. The program served just fewer than 30,000 lunches in 2012. The meals, which include peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, 100 percent juice drinks, fresh fruit and other
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Parenting a challenge after time spent in jail Moms use resources to be better parents BY ANDREA AZZO AAZZO SHAWMEDIACOM 3HAW .EWS 3ERVICE
DeKALB â€“ DeKalb resident Laquanda Hernet is still learning how to be a better parent to her 4-year-old son, Coreon, after spending time in jail and struggling with alcoholism. Hernet has been free since Dec. 13 after being arrested on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence. She is living at Hope Haven in DeKalb, and using the skills she has learned at DeKalb Countyâ€™s jail parenting class and the countyâ€™s drug court program for better structure. â€œI donâ€™t get mad like I used to,â€? Hernet said. â€œI count to three, so [Coreon] knows momâ€™s not playing.â€? Officials say that structure is necessary to parent an increasing population of children with incarcerated mothers. A report from the U.S. Department of Justice shows the female inmate population at jails nationwide increased 10.9 percent from mid-2010 to 2013, growing by an average of about 1 percent a year from 2005 to 2013. Studies have shown that living without their mother can be detrimental to a childrenâ€™s health and can even lead them to jail as they grow older. Children from newborns to 5-yearolds whose mothers are in
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jail are more susceptible to toxic stress and trauma. It can significantly change their brain chemistry and create mental health and behavioral problems, said Ann Adalist-Estrin, director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University-Camden. Laquanda Hernet AdalistEstrin said the best ways to reduce this toxic stress in young children are for the incarcerated mothers to have a responsible caregiver, tell children the truth about their jail stay, and to keep in touch while theyâ€™re in jail. Coreon was with his father when Hernet was in jail and never saw her, restricting their communication to over the phone. Hernet and Coreonâ€™s father share joint custody of their son. When Hernet got out of jail after about 2Â˝ months, Coreon was shy at first. Since then, heâ€™s become very attached. He follows Hernet everywhere, she said.
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ABOVE: Work begins on carnival rides Monday in the Northland Mall parking lot in Sterling. The Carnival Days in Sterling will run from from 5 to 10 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday; from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday; and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Unlimited rides cost $20. For more information, call Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-6252400. LEFT: Carnival workers move a horse Monday afternoon as they begin to get the merry-go-round ready.
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OBITUARIES Richard L. â€˜Richâ€™ Hubbard DIXON â€“ Richard L. â€œRichâ€? Hubbard, 60, of Dixon, died peacefully Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home, surrounded by close family and friends. He was born July 18, 1953, in Freeport, the son of Dorothy (Straub) and Lawrence Hubbard. He was the director of technology for Amboy Community School District 272 since 1999. He also was active in Boy Scouts of America and an avid photographer. Rich married the love of his life, Jeanette Kutz, in 1985. in Dixon. Not many people knew he was fighting for his life, from the dreaded disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease), per his wishes. He refused to let this disease dominate him and worked up until a few days before his death. Pity is unbearable when itâ€™s staring you in the face. The details are now trivial when you lose in the end. Do know that he was not alone in his fight, and the time of his death was not expected by anyone. Rich took pride in everything he did. His stepfather, Bill, always told him, â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter what you do, just be the best at it.â€? He worked extremely hard, and in the end realized it was half responsible for shortening his life. One regret was not seeing a doctor sooner. Chicken soup and aspirin do not cure it all. His wife Jeanette, son Richard J. (Sarah), and grandson Richard C., were the greatest loves
in life. He just wished he had a couple more years to express the extreme pride and joy they brought to him. Also surviving him are his mother, Dorothy Shearer of Lanark; siblings, Larry (Darla) Hubbard of Lanark, Brad (Dana) Hubbard of Oregon, Sherry Hubbard of Mount Carroll, and Melvin (Becky) Hubbard of Shannon; his father, Lawrence Hubbard of Lanark; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bill Shearer. Rich had a very good heart and a strong personality. Like with family, you either liked him or you didnâ€™t. Most everyone did. He didnâ€™t mind one way or another. That was just Rich. Call him what you want, as long as it is not â€œGood olâ€™ Boy,â€? he disliked that old clichĂŠ. Per his wishes. no funeral services will be held. He didnâ€™t want the display. Most traditional info has been omitted, because dead or alive you knew how he felt about you. He didnâ€™t mince words. His spirit lives on just like in his favorite song, â€œSpirit in the Sky.â€? Rich will be forever loved and missed, family pet, Bella, included. A celebration of Richâ€™s life will be July 18 at a time and place to be determined. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established. Visit thejonesfh.com to send condolences.
John L. â€˜Jackâ€™ Schuler DIXON â€“ John Lewis â€œJackâ€? Schuler, 84, of Dixon, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Heritage Square in Dixon. He owned and operated First Street Coin Wash for 26 years before his retirement in 1985. Jack was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Dixon, the son of Dement and Eunice Jean (Laing) Schuler. He was a graduate of St. John Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin. Jack was an aviation engineer in the Army during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Dixon Gyros and American Legion Post 12 in Dixon. He served on the Dixon Public Library Board for 2 years. He was a recreational pilot. Jack greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at the
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Schuler family cabin on the Rock River. Survivors include one son, Jonathan Dement Schuler of Dixon; one daughter, Jill (Michael) Rosenau of Bloomington; one brother, Peter (Beverly) Schuler of Grand Detour; and one grandson, Adam Rosenau. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Sylvia Nusbaum. Visitation and funeral services will be private. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to Meals on Wheels. Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.
Emmagene Ulrich TAMPICO â€“ Emmagene Lucille Kempf Ulrich was born Jan. 6, 1927. On Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the age of 87, she peacefully passed away at her daughter, Cheryl (Daryl) Kauffmanâ€™s home, where she resided for the past year. She suffered a stroke 2 weeks before, which left her bedfast. She was united to marriage on Jan. 14, 1947, to Everett David Ulrich. They shared joys and sorrows for more than 63 years. To this union were born four sons and three daughters, Richard (Martha) of Gleason, Wisconsin, Jerry (Velma) of Cle-
burne, Texas, Nancy (Rueben) Yoder and Linda (Herman) Yoder, both of Costa Rica, Mark (Delores) of Gleason, and Cheryl (Daryl) Kauffman and Elmer Lee (Jenny), both of Tampico. She is survived by seven children, 71 grandchildren, 138 great-grandchildren, 10 step-greatgrandchildren, and 35 step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett David Ulrich; her parents; and two grandsons in infancy. Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is handling arrangements.
DEKALB â€“ Sarah B. Spurlin, 66, of DeKalb, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Willowcrest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich after a long illness. Sarah was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Amboy, the daughter of Orval and Isabel (Dole) Spurlin. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Illinois State University, and a Master of Science degree in education from Northern Illinois University. She taught autistic children for several years. Her passions in life included a love of all animals, especially her beloved cats, and watching the many birds at her numerous bird feeders. Sarah loved listening to music, and particularly enjoyed the Barb City Stompers of DeKalb. As an avid writer, Sarah wrote a book titled â€œThe Improvised Force, Life
After a Long Coma,â€? which told of her journey to her new normal after her recovery from a life-changing accident. She was an expert furniture refinisher, and was surrounded with many of her beautiful antique pieces. Travel was another love. A highlight for Sarah was a trip on the Colorado River with her cousins, Ed and John. Sarah is survived by her sister, Susan (Charles) Kerr of Dixon; a nephew, Stewart Kerr of Palatine; and cousins, Ed (Sue) Dole of Seymour and John (Peggy) Dole of Mesa, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of family and friends will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Tails Humane Society in DeKalb and Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon.
David L. Boyjisky FULTON â€“ David L. Boyjisky, 69, of Fulton, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory in Clinton, Iowa, is handling arrangements.
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. â€“ Coan E. (nĂŠe Rick) Dow, 66, of Delray Beach, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at her home, after a battle with cancer. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements.
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Burbank, California, and Columbia Pictures in Culver City. Larry is survived by his brothers, Dennis G. Smoot of Chicago and David L. (Linda) Smoot of Geneva; and his nieces, Taryn R. (Jason) Smoot-Kennerly, and their son, David J. Kennerly, all of Tempe, Arizona, and Vanessa L. Smoot of Geneva. Larry was preceded in death by his mother in 1983; his father in 2009; and his twin brother, Terrence R. Smoot in 1975. He was buried May 23 at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles handled arrangements.
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CULVER CITY, Calif. â€“ Lawrence R. â€œLarryâ€? Smoot, 62, formerly of Sterling, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Culver City. Larry was born Dec. 15, 1951, in Sterling, the son of Betty M. and Charles G. Smoot. He attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated in 1970 from Newman Central Catholic High School. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 1970 to 1974. He then attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he earned his Master of Arts degree. After graduation from USC, Larry worked for Walt Disney Studios in
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With an estimated 5,500 households in Dixon, the citywide savings could reach $880,000, Blackburn said, adding that the rate is frozen through July 2015 and residents who opted out of the Verde rate last year can join anytime they want. During its regular meeting Monday night, the City Council unanimously approved changes to the temporary liquor license available for Heritage Crossing on the riverfront. The most significant change allows for liquor sales to begin at 8 a.m. instead of 11 a.m., for single-day liquor licenses, which are granted by a City Council vote. The single-day license previously had parameters of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for sales, said City Attorney Rob LeSage.
The change stemmed from a local garden groupâ€™s interest in holding a riverfront fundraiser, which could include a breakfast with alcoholic beverages. The requested hours werenâ€™t allowed before Monday nightâ€™s change. All temporary liquor licenses must still be approved by the City Council. The other change to the temporary liquor license ordinance replaced the Dixon Riverfront Commission as the leasee with Dixon Main Street, which took over the day-to-day operations of the riverfront in April. The City Council also approved three items relating to the Petunia Festival: temporarily closing a portion of state Route 26; regulating street traffic; and establishing the festivals boundary to allow for open alcohol containers. The 50th annual Petunia Festival will be held from July 2-6.
The city also received bids from four other suppliers, including FirstEnergy, but the rates were all higher. MidAmericanâ€™s bid was 18 cents lower than its first-round offer. Mike Mudge, owner of Rock River Energy Services, said the first year with MidAmerican might be a wash with ComEd, but benefits are likely to be realized in years 2 and 3. â€œI think capacity rates will continue to go up, so I believe itâ€™s prudent to lock in a 3-year rate with a supplier,â€? Mudge said. â€œEveryone can opt out if ComEd is cheaper later, but this gives us another option to lock into.â€? Alderman Barry Cox saw things differently. â€œI make a motion we go with ComEd and sit on the sideline for a year,â€? Cox said. Coxâ€™s motion was not seconded, and Alderman John Stauter then asked Mudge what the projections looked like for rate increases. â€œWe do expect them to go
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up more in 2016, â€™17 and â€™18,â€? Mudge said. â€œA lot of it depends on how many coal plants are shut down. MidAmerican is about the same as ComEd this year, and itâ€™s important to have a measuring stick for the other 2 years.â€? Alderman Lou Sotello made a motion to go with the 3-year deal with MidAmerican, and it was seconded by Chris Schuchard. Mayor Skip Lee said he didnâ€™t think the city would see a lower rate if they sat out a year. â€œI donâ€™t see the cost of energy going down,â€? Lee said. â€œAt a minimum, it holds us stable at todayâ€™s rate, and we should be better positioned for the second and third years.â€? In other action, the city
accepted the low bid on a sanitary sewer project to alleviate flooding and overflow problems in the area around 19th Street and Freeport Road. The low bid of $275,195.56 came from Fischer Excavation of Freeport. City Manager Scott Shumard said the project involved putting in a new force main, or pressurized pipe, from the Heyâ€™s Lift Station, along Freeport Road and then west down Lynn Boulevard alongside the existing force main. It will connect to an existing sanitary sewer pipe at that point. â€œThe new force main will take all the flow from the Windsor Lift Station and bypass the Heyâ€™s Lift Station,â€? Shumard said. â€œThis should reduce the flow through the Heyâ€™s Lift Station by more than half, and help prevent backups upstream.â€? Also, in executive session, the council approved a 5.9 percent raise for Shumard. His salary was bumped from $98,850 to $104,700. Lee said Shumard had not had a raise since 2008, and the city wants his pay to be competitive with other cities of similar size.
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State in â€˜good positionâ€™ to change? Illinois needs to find ways to cut carbon pollution CHICAGO (AP) â€“ Illinois should be able to meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warming with a mixture of power sources and energy-efficiency initiatives, state officials and environmental groups said, while opponents in the stateâ€™s coal-producing regions said the proposal unveiled Monday by the Obama administration could close power plants, raise electricity rates and cost jobs. The sweeping initiative would curb carbon dioxide emitted by the nationâ€™s power plants by 30 percent by 2030, though each state has a customized goal and the flexibility to decide how to reach that target. Illinois was given a goal of cutting emissions by 33 percent, to 1,271 pounds per megawatt hour, from 2012 levels. The nuclear industry stands to gain from the new limits, because reactors donâ€™t emit carbon dioxide. Exelon Generation, which operates all of Illinoisâ€™ nuclear reactors, such as the one in Byron, issued a statement saying it was reviewing the draft rule and could not comment on it. â€œHowever, we are pleased that [it] ... recognizes the critical importance of supporting the continued operation
The Ameren Corp. coal-fired power plant is seen outside the southern Illinois town of Newton. Illinois officials say the state will need a mix of power sources and energy efficiency initiatives to meet proposed federal limits for carbon pollution. The Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. About 40 percent of Illinoisâ€™ energy comes from coal. of the nationâ€™s nuclear fleet,â€? the statement said. State and environmental officials say Illinois is in a good position, because some of its coal-fired power plants â€“ which emit most of the heattrapping pollutant â€“ have added pollution-control equipment or switched to cleaner-burning natural gas. It also has 11 nuclear reactors, renewable energy such as wind and solar power is expanding, and there are efforts to encourage energy efficiency. The EPA also will allow states to work together on regional approaches. â€œWe think we are well situated to approach this rule,â€? Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Doug Scott told reporters
last week. â€œWe think we have a good program and will look for ways to make it better,â€? so itâ€™s beneficial for the environment and the stateâ€™s economy. At the same time, he said, â€œWe are mindful of where our power comes from in the state now and [will] find pathways to compliance.â€? Scott did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Monday. A phone message left with an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman was not immediately returned. Almost 49 percent of Illinoisâ€™ power came from nuclear and 41 percent from coal-fired power plants in 2012, according to federal statistics. Wind energy supplied about 4 per-
cent and natural gas just under 6 percent of power. State officials also passed a bill last week that would provide millions for the Illinois Power Agency to invest in solar power. Illinois Coal Association President Phil Gonet called the EPA proposal â€œunfair,â€? saying the new rules could force power plants too old or small to be retrofitted with modern pollution controls offline, squeezing the electricity supply and ultimately raising rates. â€œOur predication is that youâ€™re going to have less energy, and itâ€™s going to cost more, be harmful to our economy and hurt poor people,â€? he said, adding that the initiative will do little unless big countries like China and
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Murder defendant arrested in Las Vegas, awaits extradition EDWARDSVILLE (AP) â€“ Authorities say one of two suburban St. Louis men accused in the Illinois shooting death of a man during an alleged drugrelated robbery has been arrested in Las Vegas. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis says 37-year-old Turhan Robinson was arrested last week and awaits extradition to Illinoisâ€™ Madison County. Robinson and 30-yearold Terrence Lee of Jennings, Missouri, are charged with first-degree
India also curbed power plants pollution. It also could blunt a coal-mining resurgence in Illinois, Gonet warned, noting that the stateâ€™s production grew from 34 million tons in 2010 to 52 million last year, making it the nationâ€™s fifth-largest coal producer. He said the coal industry will mount legal challenges to the rule â€œevery step of the way.â€? Environmentalists said warnings about job losses and energy shortages are overblown, because coal-fired plants will have to develop cleaner technology to stay in business, while renewable energy will continue to create jobs. â€œSome older plants that are running like old Chevy beaters may not be economical ... [but] when the nation adopts standards that require businesses to take responsibility for the cost of pollution, engineers and innovators take over,â€? said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center. The rule is expected to be finalized next year, and is a centerpiece of Obamaâ€™s plans to tackle climate change. Initially, Obama wanted each state to submit their plans for cutting pollution to meet the new targets by June 2016. But details of the new proposal show that states could have up to two more years if they join with other states.
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murder, attempted murder and armed robbery. Investigators allege the men shot 43-year-old Kenneth Deal of Venice on May 19 in Madison while trying to rob him of marijuana. The attempted murder count relates to a shot fired from the suspectsâ€™
car at a Madison police officer during an ensuing chase. Lee already is in custody. Online court records donâ€™t show whether Robinson or Lee have attorneys.
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THE CARTOONISTâ€™S VOICE
Hear ticking? Budget contains fiscal time bomb Revenue hole at $6 billion for â€™15-â€™16 forecast
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A veteran departs from the VA, but problems remain Chicago Tribune Editorial Board
he resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday should leave his Washington critics feeling hollow. Their demands have been met. He has fallen on his sword. Shinsekiâ€™s shortcomings as a bureaucrat canâ€™t tarnish his remarkable military record. Washington has plenty of bureaucrats. It has precious few people who have served their nation with such valor and dedication as Shinseki exhibited in two tours of Vietnam and the rest of his military career. His departure solves a political problem for the Obama administration, but it doesnâ€™t resolve the far more vexing problem of how to repair the hugely dysfunctional veterans health care system. The report released last week by the VAâ€™s Office of Inspector General found problems systemwide in scheduling veterans for medical care and in manipulating records to hide long waits for those appointments. The investigation has expanded to 42 sites. Problems have been building at the VA for some time. Over the years, the department
Former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is seated before speaking at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans on Friday in Washington. Shinseki on Friday resigned amid widespread troubles with veteransâ€™ health care. has expanded its mission and reach, opening to all veterans, not just those with service-related disabilities or low incomes. Its budget â€“ now more than $57 billion â€“ has grown much faster than its patient load. So, how to recalibrate? â€œItâ€™s time for a return to original principles,â€? former VA Secretary Anthony Principi wrote in The Wall Street Journal. â€œThose with disabilities incurred while in service â€“ especially in combat or while training for combat â€“ should never again have to wait in line for health care or benefits.â€? Principi suggested changing the VAâ€™s antiquated disability com-
pensation system â€œto develop a new framework that promotes wellnessâ€? and compensates veterans for injuries and diseases caused by battlefield exposure, not â€œthe expected and ordinary effects of aging.â€? He wrote that the government should â€œseriously considerâ€? realigning the separate Veterans Affairs and Defense Department health care systems. A fully integrated system would provide greater purchasing power for drugs, medical supplies and equipment. Those savings could be used to improve care. The best way to ensure veterans donâ€™t languish
on secret waiting lists is to give them greater flexibility to seek medical care through private systems when the VA canâ€™t or wonâ€™t see them soon enough. At the same time, encouraging broader access to private health care systems would allow the VA to focus on the specialized care it does best, such as treatment of traumatic injuries. Taxpayers would still pick up the tab. But the responsibilities for more veteran health care would fall on a larger number of doctors and hospitals already prepared to treat patients with many of the same health problems, minor or major, veterans encounter. Real accountability at the VA â€“ from those who concocted and covered up secret waiting lists â€“ is a work in progress. Congressâ€™ rising interest in this systemâ€™s failings creates a perfect time to focus on the future of care for the nationâ€™s veterans. The priority should be to focus on those who most urgently need that care because of the wounds theyâ€™ve suffered defending this country â€“ not on salvaging the government-run colossus that the VA has become while Congress writes ever bigger checks.
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Employees disheartened by comments JERRY McBRIDE Dixon
The article in the May 9 Telegraph [â€œLocal plants being consolidatedâ€?] discussed the consolidation and closure of three Anchor facilities in the Dixon and Sterling area. We have a few comments. Huge thanks to Sterling Mayor Skip Lee for his positive comments regarding the hardship on the many
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fine families affected by this Caterpillar move. If only Mayor Jim Burke of Dixon could see the problem as it is, rather than make a comment like, â€œwouldnâ€™t be catastrophic.â€? Shame on you, mayor. Perhaps the mayor has forgotten that 160 people will lose their jobs as well as many service providers, vending companies, local business people, etc. Anchor has been a strong contributor to Kreider as well as other service organizations. Those employees will surely
be adversely affected. Many daily truck drivers come to Dixon Anchor for pickups and deliveries, buy fuel, eat lunch, and make purchases. Perhaps they donâ€™t count either. Mayor Burke may have forgotten he was informed of this possibility 12 months ago, and may have made no attempt to contact Cat to save jobs. We donâ€™t know, but by his own admission, he was interested in selling them a piece of property 2 to 3 years ago. Perhaps his interest today is how he can get the property at
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1100 Anchor Road listed for sale. We feel it is a shame he did not work with management to try to save our jobs, and has taken such a casual attitude about the closure. Mayor, we would like to remind you we all vote. Thanks for nothing. Note to readers: Jerry McBride, and the following co-signed the submitted letter: Mark Miller, Lester Flaherty III, Shane Thomas, Larry Lally, Scott Short, Vicki Raymond, and Pat Grassnickel, all employees of Anchor Coupling Dixon.
On the bright side, I suppose you could argue that last weekâ€™s budget passed by the General Assembly will lead to the largest tax cut in Illinois history come January, when the 2011 income tax increase partially expires on schedule. But thatâ€™s about the only bright side. And, really, pretty much nobody expects that some sort of tax hike will be avoided after the election, no matter who wins come November. The new Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal had to be based on the partial expiration of the tax hike on Jan. 1, when it will drop from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. House Democrats claim they couldnâ€™t find enough votes to permanently extend the tax hike. But this new budget will blow close to a $6 billion hole in the following yearâ€™s budget, according to my own back-of-theenvelope analysis that top Senate Democrats said looked accurate to Gov. Pat them. Quinn I based New state what follows budget puts on what I him on the spot more know about than his how t h e Republican budget was challenger, crafted. But Bruce Rauner. whatever the final number ends up being, itâ€™s crystal clear that whoever wins the governorâ€™s race will face a monstrous challenge after heâ€™s sworn in next January. Borrowing $660 million from special state funds, as this new budget does, is a one-off affair. The money is being put into the stateâ€™s spending base and will have to somehow be replaced the following year. A 2-year repayment plan means an additional $330 million will also have to be found in the next budget, for a total hole of about a billion dollars. Using about $500 million in one-time revenue increases from this fiscal year to pay forward some bills in next fiscal year means that same $500 million will have to be found again when the next budget is crafted. Not funding employee salary and health insurance benefit cost increases kicks another $380 million down the road. So now weâ€™re at $1.9 billion. AND THEN, OF COURSE, thereâ€™s the approximately $3.6 billion in full-year revenue lost after the income tax hike partially expires. That puts the hole around $5.7 billion. Also, state Rep. Greg Harris, chairman of a House appropriations committee, told reporters last week that the new budget
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could create as much as a â€œcouple of billionâ€? dollars in past-due bills in the coming fiscal year. If thatâ€™s accurate, then the FY16 hole becomes much, much worse, plus thereâ€™s all that new debt owed to providers that will eventually have to be paid back. Not to mention that some state agencies have been given lump sum operating appropriations. Gov. Pat Quinn could conceivably try to avoid cuts before the election by putting off decisions until after the election. Doing so, of course, would blow a big hole in the second half of the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. And that brings us to Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor. Gov. Quinnâ€™s campaign has been pushing Rauner hard lately to divulge his â€œsecretâ€? plan to balance the budget. The reason for that is they may have him caught in a trick bag of his own making. RAUNER HAS HINTED more than once that heâ€™d like to taper off the income tax hike over a period of time. But he canâ€™t do that now because last weekâ€™s legislative inaction means that most of the 2011 tax hike will automatically disappear on schedule this coming Jan. 1. Because of that legislative failure, if Rauner follows what was widely believed to be his original plan, the Republican would actually have to raise taxes in order to lower them again. Needless to say, donâ€™t bet on that ever surfacing as his plan now. So, heâ€™s going to have to come up with a new idea. And that wonâ€™t be easy, because, as I explained above, this â€œkick-the-can budgetâ€? has planted a multibillion-dollar nuclear time bomb that is so massive, Rauner wonâ€™t possibly be able to simply cut his way out of it. The other option is to do what heâ€™s doing now: Refuse to answer any questions about his secret plan. But after promising for a year and a half to deliver one, heâ€™s going to find himself dogged on the campaign trail from now on if he tries to stay mum. Either way, though, itâ€™s Quinn who has the most problems. Heâ€™ll have to deal with a big budgetary hole during the campaign while attempting to persuade voters to re-elect him so that he can try, once again, to raise their taxes. I wouldnâ€™t want to be in his shoes.
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Think twice before confronting drivers Dear Abby: I suffered a serious accident at work and have endured numerous surgeries, with another on the horizon. Because the injuries are in the cervical and lumbar areas, they are not visible. Last week, I parked my car in a handicapped spot in the supermarket parking lot. Having a proper tag on my license plate, I didnâ€™t think twice about it. As I entered the store, a woman who had parked nearby started shouting at me, saying I shouldnâ€™t have parked where I did. I indicated she should read my plate, to which she then replied that I was â€œphonyâ€? for taking advantage of the system. I imagine she thought this
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because I was walking unaided that day. Abby, please inform your readers that not all injuries are visible, and not to assume that someone is taking advantage because he or she doesnâ€™t meet your expectations of how a disabled person â€œshouldâ€? appear.
â€“ Hurting in information. And if you Northern California are not, you wonâ€™t have caused someone who Dear Hurting: Gladly. already has problems This subject has appeared additional distress. in my column before. You are correct that not Dear Abby: I have been all disabilities are visible. married to â€œGilbertâ€? for One that comes to mind more than 30 years. We would be a heart problem have always managed to that prevents a patient resolve our differences in from walking long disa relatively short time, but tances. Another would be this time Iâ€™m not too sure. multiple sclerosis. Our son was marReaders, if you are conried last weekend, and cerned that someone is because weâ€™re of Celtic gaming the system, rather heritage, I chose to wear than confront the person, a beautiful dress from write down the license Ireland. Because it has number of the car with short sleeves, I brought the handicap plate and a shawl to keep warm. inform the Department of When I asked my husMotor Vehicles. If you are band why he never said correct, the authorities I looked nice, he replied will be interested in that he didnâ€™t know whether
I looked nice because he â€œcouldnâ€™t see me under that damned blanket!â€? I was stunned. I wore the shawl only when I was near the door because it was cold there. I danced with him and several others many times and didnâ€™t have it on then. I must have told Gil at least 20 times how handsome he looked, and so did everyone else. The shawl may have been a little big on me, because I am only 5 feet tall and weigh 95 pounds. But I didnâ€™t think I looked hideous. Iâ€™m hurt over his remark, and we havenâ€™t really spoken for several days. What can I do to get past this awful feeling that weâ€™re going in oppo-
site directions? â€“ Offended in the East
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County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Field Day for third- through fifth-grade students, 1 p.m. Merrill Elementary School, 600 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls. Bingo, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Knit Wits Knitting Circle, 6:308 p.m., Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave., 815-284-7261. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838.
Dear Offended: A good beginning would be to ask your husband why he made such a mean-spirited remark. He owes you an apology for his tactlessness. If he really hadnâ€™t thought you were dressed appropriately for your sonâ€™s wedding, he should have mentioned it BEFORE you left the house so you could change if you wished. Slamming you afterward wasnâ€™t helpful, and your hurt feelings are understandable. But unless you have other reasons for worrying that you might be headed â€œin opposite directions,â€? donâ€™t let this be blown out of proportion.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Tuesday, June 3 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Community coffee and
doughnuts, 10 a.m. Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., 815-732-7994. Line dancing, 10-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Adult Serious Readersâ€™ Group, 10 a.m., Sterling Public Library conference room, 102 W. Third St., 815-625-1370. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon.
Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Dixon Coin Club, coin grading, 6 p.m., and auction, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815-535-8427. Wednesday, June 4 Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, West Second Street, Rock Falls, 815-625-4500. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Popcorn and quilting, 8;30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.,
Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Recyclable bag class, 9-11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Monthly birthday party, 11:45 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Monthly birthday party, noon,
SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Wednesday, June 4 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., KSB Hospital private dining room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Dixon Correctional retiree breakfast, 8 a.m., Rivers Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Representative from Rock River Center in Oregon, 9:30-11 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Senior Information Services, 10 a.m.-noon, Community United Church of Christ, 346 Chicago Ave., Savanna, 800-541-5479. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 10-11 a.m., Peopleâ€™s National Bank, 112 Main St., Tampico. Free blood pressure checks, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center â€“ Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2, Dixon. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.-noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church,
114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon and 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Free blood pressure checks, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-857-2550. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. American Red Cross blood drive, 3-6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Manlius. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Womenâ€™s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 203 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. YWCA sexual abuse survivors womenâ€™s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St., Dixon, email@example.com or 815625-0333. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Menâ€™s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Buddy Bags donations accepted, 6-7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. Living Well With Diabetes Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Carroll County Fair Board, 7 p.m., Carroll County Fairgrounds, 28374 Milledgeville Road, Milledgeville, 815-244-9444. Touched By Suicide ... Survi-
vors Gather, 7 p.m., Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-438-2345. Dixon Sports Boosters Club Board meeting, 7 p.m., Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. Wednesday worship at the barn, 7 p.m., Chaplin Creek Village, 1715 Whitney Road, Franklin Grove. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 560 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave. Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District Board meeting, 8 p.m., United States Department of Agriculture Building, 16255 Liberty St., Morrison. Thursday, June 5 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Maryâ€™s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Computer classes, 9 and 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. 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., Oregon. Blood drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., CGH Medical Center Ryberg Audito-
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7:30 p.m., Sterling American Legion, 601 First Ave. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815284-7569. Self Help Parents Association, 7:30 p.m., Self Help Enterprises, 2300 W. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Sterling-Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113Â˝ 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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Duffy Daugherty, who was the head football coach at Michigan State University from 1954 to 1972, said, “Three things can happen when you put a ball in the air – and two of them are bad.” In this deal, East has three possible plays at trick one – and two of them are bad. South is in three no-trump. West leads the heart eight and declarer covers with dummy’s 10. Which heart should East play? East made a two-heart weak jump overcall, promising a respectable six-card suit and 5-10 high-card points. South responded with a negative double, indicating four spades. North cue-bid three hearts to show game-
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Ventas to buy ARC Capital Healthcare Companies each own medical care offices, other real estate properties
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Certified master clockmaker Jim Lachapelle uses a magnifying eyepiece to check the small, intricate parts of this 1890s clock March 12 at his shop in South Elgin.
Skills that take time to master Clockmaker part of exclusive club BY MARK BLACK Daily Herald
ELGIN (AP) â€“ Jim Lachapelle is a member of an exclusive club, one that has only 17 members in the United States. To become one of the countryâ€™s few certified master clockmakers, you donâ€™t need a secret handshake or a complicated code book, but you do need a specialized skill set: the ability to look at a broken 400-year-old clock, or some other equally rare timepiece, and have the knowledge and ability to restore it to its former glory. Lachapelle has been developing those skills since he left college in 1977. He says he always enjoyed working with his hands, and it wasnâ€™t
Lachapelle checks the timing of a 1790s Scottish clock in for repair at his shop in South Elgin. a big surprise when he decided to pursue an apprenticeship as a clockmaker. Once he got started, he found himself fascinated by the challenges that come with making new timepieces and fixing old ones. â€œI like the idea of the history you are touching,â€? Lachapelle says. â€œThere is a tremendous joy in working with those pieces.â€?
What he didnâ€™t find were a lot of job opportunities. So after 5 years as an apprentice, he and a friend, Rodland Iverson, opened Elgin Clock Repair in 1981. As a master clockmaker, he frequently finds himself working on family heirlooms, clocks that have been in the same family for four or five generations and that are hundreds of years old.
Itâ€™s not unusual, he says, for the owners of such clocks to become sentimental about them and willing to pay more to have them repaired than the pieces are worth. He says his favorites come from the late 1800s, when many clocks were â€œbeautifully engineered pieces â€“ almost overly engineered.â€? A short time later, the majority of clocks would become much simpler, he says, to make them easier to mass produce. He notes that often the cost to restore an heirloom piece goes far beyond the value of the clock, but the value usually lies in family memories for his customers. Lachapelle and his business partner now have shops in Naperville, which is mainly a retail outlet, and South Elgin, where they do their work to repair timepieces.
NEW YORK (AP) â€“ Real estate investment trust Ventas is purchasing American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal that the companies valued at about $2.6 billion. The companies each own medical care offices as well as other real estate properties. Ventas Inc. will pay $11.33 per ARC Healthcare share, a 14 percent premium to its Friday closing price of $9.95. ARC Healthcare shareholders can choose to receive 0.1688 Ventas common shares or $11.33 in cash for each common share of ARC Healthcare they own. The cash portion of the deal is subject to a cap of 10 percent of ARC Healthcareâ€™s outstanding shares. ARC Healthcare stockholders are expected to own approximately 8 percent of Ventasâ€™ 321 million outstanding shares once the acquisition is complete. Both companies unani-
mously approved the transaction, which is targeted to close in the fourth quarter. It still needs approval from ARC Healthcare stockholders. ARC Healthcareâ€™s stock surged $1.10, or 11.1 percent to $11.05 in morning trading Monday. Ventas shares fell $1.45, or 2.2 percent, to $65.35. Ventas also announced that it is buying 29 independent living seniors housing communities in Canada from Holiday Retirement for $980 million Canadian dollars (approximately $900 million) in cash. That deal is expected to close in the third quarter. The transactions are expected to be immediately add to Ventasâ€™s 2015 normalized funds from operations by at least 10 cents per share. Funds from operations, or FFO, are considered key to measuring the financial performance of real estate investment trusts. FFO adds items such as amortization and depreciation back to net income.
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With Amboy’s supersectional win on Monday, the Sauk Valley has had at least one team qualify for the state softball tourney each of the last 9 years. Milledgeville (2013) and Morrison (2010) won state titles.
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With a rivalry game out of the way, the Sterling softball team can now go about the business of continuing down the postseason tournament trail. The Golden Warriors handled Rock Falls to win a regional championship on Saturday. It is their seventh regional title in the past 10 years, and a year ago, they advanced all the way to the state tournament, where they placed Karlie fourth. Mellott Next up is a Sterling da te a gai nst senior Burlington Central today at the Marengo Sectional. The winner of that game will meet either Marengo or Belvidere in the sectional final on Saturday. First-year Sterling head coach Becki Edmondson gave her team Sunday off, but was back at it Monday. She was pleased with the practice. “They’ve been very focused lately,” Edmondson said. “For being such a young team, we’re very proud of our ability to focus, and the concentration that we’ve had. A lot of these girls were with us when we went through the postseason run, so even though they might not have seen the field, they were there through all of that fun.” ROCKETS CONTINUED ON B3
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Amboy’s Kaitlyn Liebing raises the 1A DeKalb Supersectional plaque Monday after the Clippers beat Putnam County 1-0 at Bell Field on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The Clippers advance to state for the first time in the program’s history.
Wilhelm delivers They are only freshmen at plate, in field BY PATRICK MASON firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5550
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Sterling’s Lexy Staples throws a pitch during the Warriors’ 6-1 win over Rock Falls on Saturday. Sterling plays Burlington Central today in a semifinal of the 3A Marengo Sectional.
DEKALB – Behind the bleachers and dugouts at Mary M. Bell Field at Northern Illinois, Amboy freshman Delaney Wilhelm was holding a bright yellow softball like a delivery man handling a package marked, “Handle with care.” Her teammates gave her that game ball that she held onto so dearly after doing just about everything for the Clippers. But she
wouldn’t have been able to tuck the ball under her arm if it wasn’t for the mean things she did to it during the game. Wilhelm provided the necessary offense and defense for the Clippers in a 1-0 win over Putnam County in a Class 1A DeKalb Supersectional. With the win, Amboy advances to the state tournament this weekend in Peoria for the first time in program history. DELIVERS CONTINUED ON B3
Star of the game: Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy, game-winning RBI triple Key performers: Karlee Doege, Amboy, 7 IP, 5 K, 0 R; Shelby Yepson, Putnam County, 6 IP, 6 K, 1 BB, 1 ER Up next: 1A state tournament, semifinal, Amboy vs. Trico or New Athens, 12:30 p.m. Friday, at EastSide Centre in East Peoria.
EKALB – What were you doing during your freshman year of high school? I remember being kind of awkward. Hoping not to be noticed by upperclassmen when walking in the hallways. In sports, I saw regular minutes on the freshman football team and was cut during tryouts for the fresh/soph baseball team. Well, Karlee Doege stood in the circle Monday afternoon at Bell Field with two outs in the seventh inning of the 1A DeKalb Supersectional
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against Putnam County. There were runners on first and second, and the Amboy freshman seemed a bit rattled. Who wouldn’t be? WOESSNER CONTINUED ON B3
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Jordan Spieth visited Silvis on Monday, as part of the John Deere Classic media day. He will be back to defend his title when the tourney begins on July 11.
Great expectations Spieth eyeing spot as worldâ€™s best golfer BY BRIAN WEIDMAN BWEIDMAN SAUKVALLEYCOM EXT
SILVIS â€“ Jordan Spiethâ€™s stated goal is to be the No. 1 golfer in the world. If and/or when he attains that goal, the springboard could be a little patch of sand near the 18th green at the TPC Deere Run golf course in Silvis. Last July, Spieth found himself in that bunker on his last hole. He stood at 18-under-par, two strokes behind Zach Johnson, who was the defending champion, and one behind David Hearn. Needing a miraculous finish, he got one. His shot from the beach bounced once and landed directly in the cup for an unlikely birdie. When Johnson bogeyed the last hole and Hearn parred, the three of them were in a playoff. Each player had golden opportunities to win, and on the fifth extra hole, it was Spieth who finally did. On Monday, Spieth returned to the course, fresh off a tie for 19th place at The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, as the headliner for the John Deere Classic media day. He didnâ€™t play the course, but instead fielded questions from a throng of reporters. One of the things he wanted to stress: the bunker shot on the 18th hole would not have skittered across the green and into a pond, as many thought it would. â€œIt really bugs me when people
Spieth file Age: Resides: $ALLAS FYI: 0'! 4OUR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN WHEN HE WON THE *OHN $EERE #LASSIC #UR RENTLY TH IN THE WORLD GOLF RANKING (ELPED 4EXAS WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN tell me it was going in the water because it wasnâ€™t going in the water. I mean, I get told that, people from the crowd will yell out throughout the year, good thing that one hit the pin, huh?â€? Spiethâ€™s road to PGA Tour riches was an unconventional one. He played just 1 year at Texas, where he helped the Longhorns win a national championship in 2011, before turning pro in December of 2012, midway through his sophomore season. He relied on sponsorâ€™s exemptions to get into tournaments, and made the most of them. By March of 2013, he had made enough money to receive unlimited exemptions. The big breakthrough came at the John Deere Classic. The win got him into the British Open, which was contested the next week at Muirfield, Scotland, as well as the PGA Championship and the 2014 Masters. It also earned him full status on the PGA Tour, meaning he could pick and choose the events he
wanted to play in. Spieth nearly won again at the Wyndham Championship in August of 2013, but lost a playoff to Patrick Reed. He capped off his year by being a captainâ€™s selection to the Presidents Cup team, and helped the United States win that event. Spieth won the PGA Tourâ€™s Rookie of the Year award, and finished 10th on the money list in 2013 with just under $4 million dollars. He wound up ranked 22nd in the world, after beginning the season ranked 810th. In 2014, Spieth is up to 10th in the world, and is fifth on the PGA Tour money list with $3,369,464. He had a chance to win the Masters, leading the event with 11 holes to play before being overtaken by Bubba Watson. He also had a chance at another elite event, The Players Championship, before again faltering late. Itâ€™s all part of a learning process that he hopes will get him to the top of the sport. Itâ€™s big-time stuff for a man who doesnâ€™t turn 21 until July 27. â€œThat ultimate goal of becoming No. 1 in the world is still out there, and Iâ€™m off to a good start in achieving that,â€? Spieth said, â€œbut itâ€™s going to take a lot harder work than Iâ€™m even putting in now, and Iâ€™d like to think Iâ€™m putting in a lot of hard work. But itâ€™s going to take that extra step that nobody else is taking.â€?
Nadal keeps winning in Paris PARIS â€“ Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open. He had lost three times on his beloved
red clay already this year, more defeats than he ever had on the surface before heading to Roland Garros. Then came an admission, after the Grand Slam tournamentâ€™s third round, that his back was
bothering him and slowing his serves. Nadal won 18 points in a row Monday during one stretch en route to beating 83rd-ranked Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 for a record 32nd consecutive victory at
the French Open. That broke Nadalâ€™s own mark of 31 and moved him a step closer to a fifth straight title in Paris. The No. 1-ranked Nadal is now 63-1 for his career at the tournament.
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