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Step toward ‘bookend’? Land could make Parrish-Alford site more attractive to developers BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

ROCK FALLS – The council on Tuesday approved the city’s purchase of property in the downtown TIF district they hope will help spur development at one of the riverfront’s “bookend sites”. The council authorized the city to buy the building – which most recently housed a laundromat along the north side of West Second Street – from owner Henry Steinhagen for $50,000. The city wants the frontage property, because they believe it makes the for-

mer Parrish-Alford site much more attractive to developers. “We have developers interested in Parrish-Alford, but we need the frontage property to make it more developable,” City Administrator Robbin Blackert said. “Then we have everything on that frontage but the houses.” Environmental consulting firm Terracon, in its 2008 community plan, referred to the former Parrish-Alford and Reliant Fastener sites as the “bookends to the larger Riverfront Redevelopment Area”. The Parrish-Alford site is about 6.5 acres of land north of West Second Street between Fifth and Eighth

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Next meeting The Rock Falls City Council next meets at 6:30 p.m. June 17, at City Hall, 603 W. 10th St. The agendas will be posted at www. rockfalls61071.com and at City Hall. Call 815-622-1100 for more information. The City Council meeting also can be viewed live on Channel 5. avenues. The Reliant site along East Second Street consists of 10 parcels on 11 acres. The purchase agreement contains an important caveat, city attorney Jim Reese pointed out to the council members. “The purchase is contingent on an environmental assessment report from Terracon,” Reese said. BOOKEND CONTINUED ON A4

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Turn to A2 to see the whole photo and find out what sort of structure East Coloma-Nelson third-grader Nick Sheley braved during the field day Tuesday afternoon at the school.

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Will ‘dust’ no longer collect on audit info? Demmer-sponsored bill passes chambers, would require reports to be posted, presented BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529

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ABOVE: Chloe Stouffer and Tyler Carrel, both of Sterling, put up a stencil in the window of Effervesce Vapors, 112 S. Peoria Ave., on Monday afternoon in Dixon. The local shop encourages artists and will be rotating its window art. RIGHT: Stouffer and Carrel work on the stencil. They have designed a window painting for the new business.

DIXON – Illinois cities and counties could soon be required to get annual audit presentations. State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, sponsored HB5503, which unanimously passed both chambers of the state Legislature on May 22. It now awaits Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature to become law, which Demmer said he expects to happen. Tom The bill, DemDemmer mer said, was inspired b y State Rep.: Bill was inspired by f o r m e r D i x o n Crundwell theft Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million over 2 decades. Before Demmer’s bill, which was co-sponsored by State Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Wheaton, cities and counties were required to have an audit completed and file it with the Illinois comptroller’s office. But that was it. BILL CONTINUED ON A4

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The cast and crew of “Sons and Daughters of Thunder” shot film again at the Dillon Home in Sterling ... only this time, they used locals as extras. See if you know any movie stars by checking out the upcoming SV Weekend edition.

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Report: Genoa native killed in action while searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Did sergeant cost lives? Official says case is not closed. Read more on A5

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ABOVE: Third-grader Nick Sheley eyes a padded tunnel to dive through during an obstacle course run Tuesday afternoon at East Coloma-Nelson Elementary School. Kindergarten through fourth-grade students spent the day running the course, and playing home run derby and tug of war, among other activities.

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RIGHT: East Coloma-Nelson third-grader Thomas Lewis works the ladder run Tuesday afternoon during a field day at the school. The event was moved up a day because of rain and storms expected today.

LEFT: Vinny Lombardo, a second-grader, spins his wheels while anchoring his team in the tug of war competition. BELOW: Shawbrya Dickinson, a second-grader, is pulled under a parachute during a game of “Sharks and Minnows.� The school celebrated its last few days of class with a day of fun activities.

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Park District repairing Lowell Park grills DIXON – The Dixon Park District’s stone grills at Lowell Park have been removed for repairs. The grills were “literally falling apart,� Executive Director Deb Carey said in an email, and were taken to be repaired using the original limestone. Park District crews will insert rebar and pins for strength and structural support, Carey said, and the grills will be returned to their former locations. “These are definitely an important historical aspect of the park, but this will be a long-term project,� she wrote.

mattMENCARINI Matt Mencarini is a reporter for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at mmencarini@saukvalley. com or 800798-4085, ext. 529.

“[We] may not get them repaired until winter.�

Ortgiesen lands a job Former Dixon City Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen is now working with

Reporter at Books on First today

Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours� from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Feel free to stop by and let him know what’s on your mind. Is there a story in Dixon you think should be reported? Stop by to share or just to say hi.

Fehr Graham, an engineering firm with locations in Rochelle, Rockford and Freeport. Ortgiesen resigned from the city in April 2013

after it was revealed that he had made personal purchases on a city Shawn credit card. Ortgiesen He paid back what he owed, with interest, when he left. Ortgiesen attended a Morrison City Council meeting as a Fehr Graham representative in May.

Streetscape work continues The downtown streetscape project is now in its third week. On the

west side of the project, work will continue on Peoria Avenue, between First and Third streets. On Peoria Avenue, between Second and Third streets, water services, storm sewers, light pole foundations and electrical conduit will be installed, in addition to sidewalks being replaced with temporary sidewalks. The intersection of Peoria and Second might be partially or completely closed at times for pavement removal and water main installation. The east side of Peoria, between First and Second, will be closed at times for road work.

Signup on for free local diabetes camp for kids Parents invited to stay for the day STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5501

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RIGHT: Rotary exchange student Inken Maria Michael of Germany hands a bottled water to a patron Tuesday afternoon at the annual fundraiser. The event helps raise money for Rotary International’s many domestic and foreign charities.

Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini covers government and happenings in Dixon. He can be reached at mmencarini@saukvalley. com or at 815-625-3600, ext. 5529. Follow him on twitter: @MattMencarini

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ABOVE: Willy Hewitt (left) and Mike Sprague wrap up pork chop sandwiches Tuesday afternoon during the annual Rotary barbecue fundraiser in Sterling.

On the east side of the project, work continues on First Street, between Hennepin and Galena avenues, including water main, street and sidewalk work and the installation of a retaining wall on the south side of the block. Go to http://shawurl. com/dixonmap for a map of the streetscape work and closed roads.

DIXON – Diabetes does not have to prevent children from living active, satisfying lives. That’s the message Partnership for a Healthy Lee County will impart at its first free camp for kids diagnosed with diabetes from 7:30 a.m. to noon July 11 at Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon. Parents are invited to stay for the day. Campers, who must be entering the second through 10th grades, will learn how activity affects blood-sugar levels, how to make healthy snacks, how to manage their diabetes, and other information and skills needed to help them “pursue their dreams and live successfully with this lifelong disease,� the partnership says on its website.

Activities will include human Foosball, scavenger hunts, tie-dyeing, archery, and arts and crafts. Information on diabetes and local resources, and meter, pump and insulin company reps will be available to all community members from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Register online at www. partnershipforahealthyleecounty.evenbrite. com by June 16. A packet of information and forms will be mailed, some of which must be filled out by the child’s doctor. Those interested in the camp but who do not have a child within the age range may call 815284-3371 for information on how they still can participate. Contact Kalin or Michelle at the Lee County Health Department, 815-284-3371, or kwerner@lchd.com or mkelly@lchd.com| with questions or for more information.

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DIXON – American Legion Post 12 meets tonight at 7 at the Legion

Hall, 1120 W. First St. The next meeting is 7 p.m. June 18 at the Legion Hall. Call 815-284-2003 for more information.

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OBITUARIES Betty J. Hall ELOY, Ariz. – Betty Jean Hall, 75, of Eloy, formerly of Oregon, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her home from cancer. She worked for many years with Oregon Bible College and the Church of God General Conference. She was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Anderson, Indiana, the daughter of Kenneth and Thelma Coffman. She married David R. Hall on Feb. 12, 1955, in Tempe, Arizona. Survivors include her husband; three sons, David Michael Hall,

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Randy Hall, and Kurt Hall; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Martha Anderson and Kenneth Coffman, both of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service was May 24, 2014, in Tempe. A local memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oregon Church of God, 860 W. Oregon Trail Road. Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home & Cremation Society of Arizona is handling arrangements.

Betty J. Todd STERLING – Betty J. Todd, 88, of Sterling, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born in February 1926, in Milledgeville, the daughter of Clarence and Clara (Johnson) Irion. She married Loren Todd on Sept. 14, 1948. He preceded her in death in June 1999. Betty is survived by her children, Phillip (Valerie) Todd, Stanley (Donna Beckman) Todd, Kyle (Rachel) Todd, and Lori (Cully) Bennett; her brother, Ray (Pat) Irion; her sisters, Arlene and Mary Irion; 15 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Elery Todd; her parents; her sisters, Jean Irion, Gladys Keeney, Arvilla Girton, Dorothy Itken, and Doris Ronnfeldt and her brothers, Robert and Clarence Jr. Irion. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Jeff Coester officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

PROPHETSTOWN – Jean H. Allen, 85, of Prophetstown, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. She worked for the Morrison Community Hospital housekeeping department, retiring in 1993. Jean was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Sterling, the daughter of Earl and Clara (Dettman) Maxwell. She married Francis M. “Rainy� Allen on June 13, 1948, in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1981. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Gene) VanDeWostine of Prophetstown and Paula (Ronald) Musick of Rock Falls; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Boles of Morrison and Judy (Don) Popowski of Ukiah, Cali-

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fornia; and two brothers, Lawrence (Nancy) Maxwell of Cedar Point, North Carolina, and Charles (Nancy) Maxwell of Sterling. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Beverly Martens; and one son-in-law, Charles Martens. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at BosmaGibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, with the Rev. Judith Huseth, interim pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Memorials have been established to First Lutheran Church and Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, both in Prophetstown. Visit bosmagibson.com to send condolences.

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“The city reserves the right to withdraw from the contract,� Reece said. Terracon will conduct a Phase II environmental study of the property and convey its subsequent report to the council. A Phase I environmental study was done at the property a few weeks ago, City Administrator Robbin Blackert said. She said the city hasn’t yet decided whether the building will be demolished. “There is the possibility of contamination from the former industrial sites nearby,� Blackert said. “We’ll see how the Phase II assessment comes out, and if it’s insurmountable, we’ll take it from there.� Blackert said any remediation can be done in conjunction with development. The riverfront land purchase comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that

the city will receive a $200,000 federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to do environmental assessment work at the Limestone Building. Blackert said she is working with engineering firm Willett, Hofmann & Associates on an OSLAD grant for the riverfront. The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development program provides grants for acquisition and development of land for public parks and green space. It is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “This is the first of many development grants we’ll be going after,� Blackert said. In addition to a splash pad, the city is also exploring the possibility of adding a skate park to the riverfront plans. “We definitely would want it in a visible place,� Blackert said. “Kids are going to be on the green space, and they deserve their own space there.�

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“There’s a big difference between getting an audit done and doing something with it,� Demmer said. Now, cities and counties will be required to post the audits on their websites, if they have them, and also to hear an audit presentation from the auditors during a public meeting. The bill strikes a balance, Demmer said, to improve government accountability and transparency without burdening governments that are doing the right thing. The audit’s presentation to the county board or city council must happen within 60

days of its competition. It can be made in person or live by phone or video conference. Each member of the board or council must also be given a copy of the management letter and any audited financial statements. Demmer, who previously served on the Lee County Board, said there’s “great value� in being able to ask auditors questions, especially if elected officials don’t have backgrounds in accounting or finance. The bill’s main objective, Demmer said, is “to make sure that the audit doesn’t just sit on a shelf and collect dust. Get something out of it and have a couple conversations about it.�

COST OF LIVING

$15 minimum wage permits few luxuries in U.S. cities SEATTLE (AP) – A $15 minimum wage like the one adopted in Seattle doesn’t buy many luxuries in most American cities. Lattes, theater tickets and cable television will still be out of reach for most minimum-wage workers. But about $31,000 a year should be enough to pay the average rent for a shared one-bedroom apartment, plus utilities, health insurance, groceries and an inexpensive cellphone plan. Monday’s vote by the Seattle City Council created the nation’s highest minimum wage. The state minimum wage in Washington was already $9.32 an hour, the highest state wage in the U.S. Expatistan, a website that tracks the cost of living in cities around the world, says New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, Boston and Seattle are the most expensive U.S. cities overall, in that order. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living in several other major U.S. cities shows a higher wage would make a difference in those places too, but it won’t allow for many extras.

Seattle s-INIMUMWAGEISCURRENTLY $9.32 s RENT: A typical one-bedroom apartment goes for $1,400 a month. sGAS: A gallon of gas is $3.94. s TRANSPORTATION: A ride on the bus is $2.50. s MILK/COFFEE/OTHER: A gallon of milk averages about $3.60. A 16-ounce latte at Starbucks is $3.35, a pint of local beer $4.50.

40 cents per sixth of a mile. s MILK/OTHER: About $4 a gallon for milk, and a quality sub is about $8.

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Wendy Harrison, a waitress at icon Grill in Seattle, picks up a food order from the kitchen Monday as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but won’t buy a lavish lifestyle. Seattle’s wage is set to begin climbing in April 2015, with many workers reaching $11 an hour next year. That will surpass San Francisco’s minimum wage, which at $10.55 an hour is currently the highest of any American city.

New York City s-INIMUMWAGEIS sRENT: The median Manhattan rent is $3,420, according to a recent report. sGAS: A gallon of gas is $3.93. s TRANSPORTATION: A ride on the subway is $2.50. The average taxi fare is a bit over $15. s MILK/COFFEE/OTHER: A large coffee at Starbucks is about $2.45. A gallon of milk is just over $4. A foot-long sandwich at Subway is $6.90.

New York’s minimum wage, which is set by the state, is slated to rise to $8.75 on Dec. 31 and then $9 at the end of next year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has recently opened the door to let cities set their own minimum wage at 30 percent higher than the $10.10 proposed by President Barack Obama, which could mean a $13 wage in New York’s future.

Miami s-INIMUMWAGEIS s RENT: The median rent in Miami is $2,329, according to Zillow. s COFFEE: A large coffee is about $3. s TRANSPORTATION: Regular gas in Miami costs about $3.50 a gallon, a basic bus ride $2.25. Cab fares are $2.50 for the first sixth of a mile and then

Minimum wage is $8.25 s RENT: The median rent price in Chicago is $1,550, according to Zillow. sGAS: A gallon of regular gasoline surpasses $4, behind only Los Angeles and San Francisco on a list of major cities. s TRANSPORTATION: A bus fare is $2. Rides on the El trains are $2.25. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has formed a task force to study the minimum-wage issue, and a group of City Council members have already proposed an ordinance to phase in a $15 wage. Chicago community activists and labor groups are pushing for the city to follow Seattle’s lead. At the ballot box in March, Chicago voters backed a $15 minimum wage in an advisory referendum.

Los Angeles s-INIMUMWAGEIS s RENT: A one-bedroom apartment in City Center is $1,591, while a one-bedroom outside of downtown is $1,140, according to the Economic Roundtable. sMILK/OTHER: Milk is $3.96 a gallon. A one-pound loaf of white bread is $2.21. sTRANSPORTATION: A oneway public transit tickets costs $1.50. sGAS: $3.99 a gallon. The minimum wage in Los Angeles and Los Angeles Coun-

ty is $8, the same as the state’s. Like the state’s, it will increase to $9 on July 1. The city minimum wage has exceptions in Long Beach and in Los Angeles by the airport, where hotel workers get more, according to Dan Flaming, president of the Economic Roundtable. The LA City Council is reviewing a proposal to raise the minimum wage for all hotel workers. Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO effort has started an effort, still in its infancy, to increase the minimum wage for everyone to $15, Flaming said.

Houston Minimum wage is $7.25 s RENT: Average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,144. sGAS: A gallon of gas is $3.67. s TRANSPORTATION: A ride on public transit is $1.25. s MILK/COFFEE/OTHER: A 20-ounce cup of drip coffee at Starbucks sells for $2.45. A gallon of Walmart-brand milk is $3.28. Texas uses the federal minimum wage. An increase in Houston’s minimum wage was considered in 1997, but the idea was opposed by business leaders and defeated in a referendum. The cost of living in the city has remained fairly stable in recent years, but housing prices have felt the pressure of migration into Texas. The Greater Houston Partnership, the local chamber of commerce, quotes a study that says the city is the third-least expensive of the 20 most populous areas in the United States.


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Report: Genoa native killed during search Members of Bergdahl’s platoon speak out on his responsibility for casualties DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Shaw News Service

The family of a soldier killed in the ambush that also claimed the life of Genoa native and Army Pfc. Matthew Martinek says the group was searching for missing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at the time. Martinek, 20, was one of two soldiers who eventually died after an attack in Afghanistan’s Paktika province on Sept. 4, 2009. Taliban forces ambushed their vehicle with an improvised explosive device, then attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire, the U.S. Department of Defense said. Martinek, who grew up in Genoa and moved to Bartlett after his freshman year at Genoa-Kingston High School, died the week after the attack

at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He had moved back to DeKalb after graduating high school and briefly attended Northern Illinois University before enlisting. Also killed as a result of the attack was 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, 34, of Dallas, whose family has been speaking out this week. They say they have been told by other military members that when Martinek and Andrews were killed, they were searching for Bergdahl. In an interview with The Military Times, Andrews’ mother, Sondra Andrews, said she was told at the time that her son and Martinek were killed while searching for a top Taliban fighter. “By omission, we assumed they were just pursuing the

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Taliban,� Andrews told the Military Times. “Then the guys [Andrews and Martinek served with] started contacting me. They said, ‘No, ma’am, we were looking for [Bergdahl].’� Martinek and Andrews were deployed with 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Then-Pfc. Bergdahl was, too, before he walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into 5 years of captivity by the Taliban in June 2009. Former members of Bergdahl’s platoon spoke to the

AP on Tuesday about his disappearance, his freedom and how he should be treated now that he’s out. The inter2nd Lt. Darryn views were Andrews facilitated by a public relations firm, Capitol Media Partners, co-owned by Republican strategist Richard Grenell. All three men said Bergdahl should be investigated for desertion. Joshua Cornelison, 25, who was a medic in Bergdahl’s platoon said he believes Bergdahl should be held accountable for walking away. “After he actually left, the following morning we realized we have Bergdahl’s weapon, we have Bergdahl’s body armor, we have Bergdahl’s sensitive equipment, [but] we don’t have Bowe Bergdahl,� Cornelison said

from Sacramento, California. At that point, Cornelison said, it occurred to him that Bergdahl was “that one guy that wanted to disappear, and now he’s gotten his wish.� Evan Buetow, who was a sergeant in Bergdahl’s platoon, said from Maple Valley, Washington, that Bergdahl should face trial for desertion, but he also said it was less clear that he should be blamed for the deaths of all soldiers killed during months of trying to find him. Buetow said he knew of at least one death on an intelligence-directed infantry patrol to a village in search of Bergdahl. “Those soldiers who died on those missions, they would not have been where they were ... if Bergdahl had never walked away,� he said. “At the same time, I do believe it is somewhat unfair for people to say, ‘It is Bergdahl’s fault that these people are dead.’ I think that’s a little harsh.�

Case closed? Not close, top military official says Soldier will still face investigation, could get desertion charge WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into 5 years of captivity by the Taliban. Charges are still a possibility, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Associated Press as criticism mounted in Congress about releasing five high-level Taliban detainees in exchange for Bergdahl. The Army might still pursue an investigation, Dempsey said, and those results could conceivably lead to desertion or other charges. Congress began holding hearings and briefings into the deal that swapped Bergdahl for Taliban officials who had been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and several lawmakers said that

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and GOP lawmakers speak to reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a Republican caucus meeting. The Republicans disparaged the Obama administration’s decision to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, in exchange for high-level Taliban militants detained at Guantanamo Bay. President Barack Obama didn’t notify them, as a law governing the release of Guantanamo detainees requires. White House staff members called key members of Congress to apologize, but that didn’t resolve the issue.

Since Dempsey issued a statement Saturday welcoming Bergdahl home, troops who served with the soldier have expressed anger and resentment that his freedom – from a captivity that they say he brought upon him-

self – might have cost comrades’ lives. Troops stood in stony silence at Bagram Air Field when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Bergdahl’s release over the weekend, and many have since insisted that he be punished. “Today we have back in our ranks the only remaining captured soldier from our conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Welcome home, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl,� Dempsey said on Saturday. However, Dempsey called the AP on Tuesday to note that charges were still a possibility, and he focused his thanks on the service members who searched fruitlessly for Bergdahl after he walked away, unarmed, on June 30, 2009. “This was the last, best opportunity to free a United States soldier in captivity,� Dempsey said. “My first instinct was gratitude for those who had searched for so long, and at risk for themselves. ... Done their duty in order to bring back a missing solider. For me, it was about living up to our ethos, which is to leave no soldier

behind. And on that basis, I was relieved to get Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl back in the ranks, and very happy for the men and women who had sacrificed to do so.� Dempsey said Bergdahl’s next promotion to staff sergeant, which was to happen soon, is no longer automatic, because the soldier is no longer missing in action and job performance is now taken into account. Dempsey said he does not want to prejudge the outcome of any investigation or influence other commanders’ decisions. But he noted that U.S. military leaders “have been accused of looking away from misconduct� and said no one should assume they would do so in this case. The White House took a fourth straight day of heat for not giving Congress the required 30 days notice of a detainee release. Obama had issued a statement when he signed the law containing that requirement, giving himself a loophole for certain circumstances under the executive powers clause of the Constitution.

IN BRIEF Tickets available for lunch, show DIXON – Tickets still are available for the annual Lee County Council on !GINGAND7HITESIDE County Senior Center trip to the “Senior Follies� in Rockford. !DELUXEMOTORCOACHWILL

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continue running in college. Some will help develop Sterling’s trail system. Registration forms are available at the Duis Recreation Center, 211 E. RD3T AT7ESTWOOD Fitness & Sports Center, 7ESTWOOD$RIVE OR at sterlingparks.org online. – SVM staff reports

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ROCK FALLS – It’s not too late to participate in this weekend’s 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Whiteside County. Funds raised will benefit the society. The relay starts at 5 p.m. S a t u r d a y a t H i n d e rs Field, 500 15th Ave., with the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. The opening lap is for survivors, caregivers will take the second lap. Survivors need not be members of a relay team to walk, but they

must sign up between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. All survivors will receive a medal, and special assistance can be provided. So far, 32 teams have signed up. Teams can have any number of members, but eight to 15 is preferred. At the noncompetitive relay, only one member needs to be on the track at any time. Participants can run, jog, walk, or push a baby carriage. Participants may bring tents, lawn chairs, sleeping bags, and picnic foods. Campsite setup can start at 3 p.m. Park-

ing should be in the lot south of the field. No motorized vehicles will be allowed in the campsite area. There will be activities and entertainment throughout the night, including a 9 p.m. luminaria ceremony to remember those who battled cancer. Luminarias can be bought until 8 p.m. Saturday. The closing ceremony will take place at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. To sign up a team or for more information, go to RelayForLife.org/whitesideIL or call Cassandra at 815-229-1287.

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elieve it or not, some courtrooms in Illinois remain in the dark ages – in a manner of speaking. That’s dark, as in a blackout of photographs during criminal proceedings. We are happy to say that Lee and Whiteside counties are not among them, as readers of this newspaper can attest. That’s because local judges have embraced the Illinois Supreme Court’s pilot project to introduce cameras – including video and audio equipment – into hearings and trials. That openness has included other digital equipment that allows courtroom reporters to provide a real-time

account of testimony and evidence to readers through Twitter and on websites. During the third week in May, two criminal cases of intense local interest were in court at the same time – the Matthew Welling murder trial in Lee County, and the quadruple homicide trial of Nicholas Sheley in Rock Island County (on change of venue from Whiteside County). Unlike just a few years ago, we were able to take readers into the courtrooms with photographs of the daily trial proceedings to supplement the stories about evidence being introduced in each case. Our online report of the

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Judge Jeffrey O’Connor, chief judge for the 14th Photography by way of cameras dates back District (which includes Whiteside County), who to the early decades of the 19th century. So was the first judge in the why, some 200 years later, does their intro- state to apply for inclusion in the “extended duction into Illinois courtrooms meet such media coverage� projresistance? The fears are not justified. ect. Coincidentally, he presided over the Sheley trial. Welling trial included ment with cameras in What the public has links to video clips of key criminal proceedings, we seen, however, is that the moments in the trial, have not seen the worstcriminal justice system including attorneys’ clos- case scenarios that critoperates in a profesing arguments and the ics feared: No intrusive sional manner in cases reading of the guilty verequipment in the courtof serious crimes. Such dict. In the Sheley case, room. No lawyers grand- exposure should lead to readers could follow live standing or playing to the greater public confidence Tweets from the trial as cameras. No trials turning in the courts, as well as the case against Sheley into circuses. better-publicized trials unfolded toward convicThat is a testament to that offer more protection tions in the four murders. the disciplined way in for the rights of defenDuring the 2 years that which local judges have dants. Illinois courtrooms have presided over the trials. That no serious probbeen allowed to experiThey include Rock Island lems have arisen is, of

course, no surprise. Illinois isn’t inventing the wheel here. Many states, including Iowa, have allowed cameras in the courtroom for decades. Why would anyone think they wouldn’t work in Illinois? Still, only 40 of Illinois’ 102 counties have applied for inclusion in the pilot project. But we have yet to see or hear anything that would cause the Supreme Court to not make this pilot project a permanent feature of the state’s criminal justice system. The sooner the better, we say. At that time, citizens throughout the state may gain greater access to their judicial system and not just read about – but see – justice at work.

COMMENTS ON CONGRESS

Why I still have faith in our imperfect Congress History shows that, even in troubled times, work gets done

Finally, Congress has proved over its long history that even in the most difficult circumstances, it can be astoundingly productive.

BY LEE H. HAMILTON Bloomington, Ind.

It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual Lee H. conversaHamilton tion that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned comments, people make clear their dwindling confidence in both politicians and the institution itself. With all Congress’s imperfections – its partisanship, brinksmanship, and exasperating inability to legislate – it’s not hard to understand this loss of faith. Yet, as people vent their frustration, I hear something else as well. It is a search for hope. They ask, almost desperately sometimes, about grounds for renewed hope in our system. Here’s why I’m confident that we can do better. Let’s start with a point that should be obvious, but that people rarely notice: Our expectations are too high. In part, this is our elected officials’ fault: they over-promise and under-perform. They

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set the bar high – promising strong leadership, a firm hand on the legislative tiller, and great policy accomplishments – then usually fail to clear it. Which should come as no surprise. Congress is not built for efficiency or speediness. On almost every issue, progress comes in increments. CONGRESS DEALS with complex issues over many years and, sometimes, dozens of pieces of legislation. Focusing on any one moment in our legislative history is to

miss the slow but undeniable advance of progress on Capitol Hill. I also tend to be more patient with congressional leaders than many people who share their frustrations with me. Our political leaders confront a terribly difficult political environment: the country is both deeply and evenly divided along partisan and ideological lines. Getting 218 votes in the House and 60 votes in the Senate can be a punishing task. It takes skill, competence, and a great deal of passion to make

progress in this kind of environment – especially when those in Congress who are dedicated to finding a way forward have to face colleagues who do not appear to want the system to work. This brings me to a third point. If 50 years of watching Congress closely have taught me anything, it’s to wait until the end of a congressional session to see what members actually accomplish. Despite all the bickering, roadblocks, delays, and grandstanding, Congress can often pass significant legisla-

tion by the end of a session, even if it can’t do everything we expect of it. And members of Congress are good politicians. Most try hard to understand what the people want, and try to bring about meaningful change, at least within their ideological framework. It may take a while, but Congress in the end responds to public sentiment. That is why it will pass the government’s basic funding bills this year, having learned from the public outrage over last year’s government shutdown.

THE VERY FIRST Congress, meeting at a time of enormous political uncertainty and financial trouble, was able to firm up the new government’s structure and set the course for the nation’s future. At one of the darkest times in our recent history, during the height of the Watergate scandal – when tensions between Congress and the White House and between Democrats and Republicans were no less pointed than they are now – Congress and President Nixon were still able to collaborate on the Federal Aid Highway Act, the TransAlaska Pipeline Authorization, the Endangered Species Act, the Legal Services Corporation Act, an overhaul of the farm subsidy program, and an increase in the minimum wage. Congress often has risen above periods of great contention. It possesses a resilience that is obvious from the perspective of decades. Building on that search for hope in our system, and on the long historical record, Americans have good reason to believe that Congress can and will do better. Note to readers: Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

THE READER’S VOICE

Commissioner’s behavior is unacceptable JOHN McLANE Grand Detour

Apparently, Dixon City Commissioner David Blackburn doesn’t have much patience or desire to hear from people who have concerns or suggestions regarding city projects.

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As an architect with more than 50 years’ design experience and an office in Dixon almost as long, I was addressing the council at the meeting May 19 asking consideration for some design changes for two areas of the streetscape project that was soon to begin. I and many others, including a landscape architect and sculptor, are concerned about loss of

existing landscaping, trees, open space, appropriateness of space for planned sculpture, and other design issues. I was but one of several asking the council to make some changes before it was too late. Commissioner Blackburn, with no regard for proper decorum or respect, shouted at me, “If you want to set city policy, McLane, move to Dixon and run for city council!�

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I was not attempting to “set policy.� I was asking the powers that be to consider taking a second look and changing some things that many citizens feel should be changed. I believe everyone in attendance was shocked by Commissioner Blackburn’s uncalled for and inappropriate outburst. The public should expect to receive professional, courteous behavior from

their elected representatives. The heated discussion that evening came from the panel at the front of the room, not from the people offering public comment. I feel he owes me an apology. I’d be pleasantly surprised if that happened. If it does, I’ll let you know. What I have to say to Commissioner Blackburn is this: Maybe it’s time

“To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.� Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist, 1963

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Father given place to honor service Prosecutors go Daughter remodels after ex-Marine room for her aviator dad in Carbondale on death row on the backyard,� she said. In addition to getting the floor plan organized and the various items in place, such as her father’s history books in new cases, Francis applied her creative touch as an educated interior designer. She had track lighting and new file cabinets installed. Family furniture got refinished. And her shopping at antique stores landed her a jewel in the form of a large illustration of a B-24 pilot’s instruments and control panel from the cockpit of a B-24 Liberator. “I framed and featured it to include with his memorabilia,� Francis said about the illustration. Engram said he sits in front of the illustration and can almost hear a full throttle of the engine. He said he enjoys the accessibility of all his items, including his water colors and acrylics. Even though she was working with a small space, there were mounds of items to go through, Francis said. “It was a huge deal. The project took 3 months,� she said.

BY SCOTT FITZGERALD Southern Illinoisan

CARBONDALE (AP) – Cheryl Francis has taken a cluttered, outdated room in her father’s house and transformed it into a showcase where he can relive his World War II service aboard bombers. “I thought about this for a long time. I wanted to transform the space so he would have things around him – his accomplishments and awards, his paintings, computer space and book cases,� Francis said about the 10-by12-foot room. Her father, retired Lt. Col. Thomas B. Engram, trained in B-25s and was a pilot and member of B-24 units that drew 36 missions, dropping explosives in Japanese harbors during the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. She had the entire space gutted and did the remodeling by phases with some of the work done by private contractors.

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Tom Engram recounts stories of his military tenure May 7 at his home in Carbondale. Engram served as a pilot for the Air Force during World War II, flying B-24 bombers, among other aircraft. His daughter, Cheryl Francis, has taken a cluttered, outdated room in her father’s house and transformed it into a showcase where he can relive his World War II service. New carpet was installed. Walls got sanded and repainted. Francis wanted to highlight a new room

layout around a special feature – a window. “This is very serene. The window looks out

FOOD | BIDDING WAR

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This combo made with file photos shows a package of frozen Tyson Chicken Nuggets (left), a package of Hillshire Farm sausage, and the Pilgrim’s Pride logo on the side of a company vehicle. The board of Hillshire Brands has decided to hold separate talks with Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two major meat processors engage in a bidding war. been more focused on supplying supermarkets and restaurant chains. Both offers are contingent on Hillshire abandoning its plan to acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc., which makes Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Wish-Bone salad dressings. Some investors had questioned the wisdom of that deal, given the outdated image of some of Pinnacle’s brands and the differences in the two companies’ product portfolios. In its statement issued Tuesday, Hillshire noted that it can’t just scrap its deal with Pinnacle. But a term in Hillshire’s deal with Pinnacle allows it

WAUKEGAN (AP) – Prosecutors in Illinois are determined to bring a former Marine back to his home state to stand trial in the slayings of two young girls, even though he’s already facing the death penalty in a federal case in Virginia. Twenty-five-year-old Jorge Torrez of Zion was sentenced to death Friday for the 2009 murder of a Navy sailor at a barracks in northern Virginia. Prosecutors say DNA evidence links him to the 2005 slayings on Mother’s Day of 8-year-old Laura Hobbs and 9-year-old Krystal Tobias in Torrez’s hometown. He’s charged with first-degree murder in that case and could be brought to trial by late summer, The Waukegan News-Sun reported. The girls were stabbed to death in a forest preserve where they were

playing. One of their grandfathers discovered the bodies. Torrez, who was 16 at the time, lived in their neighborhood and was a friend of Tobias’ older brother. He maintains he’s innocent of the killings, according to his lawyer. “This was a horrific double homicide of two beautiful young girls killed on a Mother’s Day,� Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim told the newspaper. “I’m not just going to let that go. I believe it’s the right thing to do.� The victims’ families “very much want this to go to trial,� he said. “I do believe closure is part of justice.� An attorney for Torrez disagreed, calling it “an amazingly unnecessary exercise� in light of the death sentence in the Virginia case, in which jurors heard evidence about the Zion killings during the penalty phase. “Everybody got justice,� attorney Jed Stone told The Associated Press. “So, why are we going through the expense of this trial?�

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Hillshire to hold separate talks with Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride NEW YORK (AP) – Hillshire Brands says it will hold separate talks with Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two meat processing heavyweights engage in a bidding war for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. The announcement by Hillshire comes a day after Pilgrim’s Pride raised its bid to $55 per share, or $6.8 billion, from $45 per share. That tops Tyson’s offer of $50 per share, or $6.2 billion, made last week. Those values are based on Hillshire’s 123 million shares outstanding. Pilgrim’s Pride puts the total value of its new bid at $7.7 billion. Tyson Foods values its proposal at $6.8 billion, including debt. The takeover bids by Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods are being driven by the desirability of brandname, convenience products like Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. Those types of products are more profitable than fresh meat, such as chicken breasts, where there isn’t as much wiggle room to pad prices. While Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson both sell such products, their businesses have

Officials want him to face trial on two slayings

to consider alternative proposals that would be superior for stockholders. Pilgrim’s Pride has said it would pay the $163 million breakup fee to call off the deal between Hillshire and Pinnacle. Hillshire, based in Chicago, had been trying to diversify its own portfolio by moving into other areas of the supermarket with the $4.23 billion acquisition of Pinnacle. Based in Greeley, Colorado, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS. Tyson Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. meat processor, is based in Springdale, Arkansas.

The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott.................................39.82 Alcoa..................................13.64 AltriaCorp...........................41.23 Autonation.........................57.69 American Express..............91.72 Arris-Group........................32.47 Apple................................637.54 ADM...................................44.34 AT&T..................................35.20 Bank of America.................15.21 Boeing...............................135.88 BorgWarner........................63.80 BP.......................................50.50 Casey’s................................70.72 Caterpillar........................104.49 CenturyLink.......................38.03 Chevron............................122.54 Cisco...................................24.68 Citigroup............................48.19 CNW...................................45.85 CocaCola............................40.88

ConAgra..............................32.18 Dean...................................16.97 Deere & Co.........................90.83 Disney.................................83.87 Donaldson.........................41.13 DuPont...............................68.86 Exxon...............................100.38 Ford....................................16.54 Exelon.................................37.19 GE.......................................26.78 FifthThird...........................21.19 HawaiianElectric...............23.70 Hewlett Packard................33.69 HomeDepot.......................80.67 Intel Corp...........................27.66 IBM...................................184.37 IntlPaper............................47.73 JCPenney..............................8.58 JohnsonControls...............48.73 Johnson&Johnson...........102.46 JPMorgan Chase................55.59 Kraft...................................58.51 Kroger.................................47.86 Leggett&Platt.....................34.02 Manpower..........................81.87 McDonald’s......................101.44 Merck&Co..........................57.90

Microsoft............................40.29 3M....................................142.90 Monsanto.........................121.21 Newell.................................28.98 AGL.....................................52.92 Nike....................................75.58 Parker-Han.......................125.73 Pfizer...................................29.58 Pepsico...............................88.20 Procter&Gamble................79.93 RaymondJames.................48.82 Republic.............................35.46 Sears Hldg..........................38.90 SensientTech.....................53.57 Sprint....................................9.50 Staples................................10.91 TheTravelers......................93.40 UnitedContinental............47.50 UnitedTech......................117.82 USBancorp.........................42.24 USSteel...............................22.73 Verizon...............................49.28 Walgreen............................71.57 WalMartStores...................76.71 WalMartMexico.................26.28 WasteMgt...........................44.66 Wendy’s................................8.23

Commodities The following quotations are provided as a community service by Sterling Futures: Corn: July 4.581â „4; Sept. 4.54; Dec. 4.541â „4 Soybeans: July 14.811â „4; Aug. 14.141â „2; Nov. 12.213â „4 Soybean oil: July 38.35; Dec. 38.71

Soybean meal: July Lean hogs: June 113.62; 499.60; Dec. 397.90 July 122.25; Oct. 107.90 Wheat: July 6.121â „2; Dec. Sugar: July 17.19 Cotton: July 87.37 6.451â „4 Oats: July 3.59; Dec. T-Bonds: June 1361â „4 Silver: July 18.81 3.321â „2 Gold: June 1246.00 Live cattle: June 138.37; Copper: May 3.1395 Aug. 140.17; Oct. 143.90 Feeder cattle: Aug. Crude: July 102.76 Dollar Index: June 80.59 198.37; Oct. 199.10

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Aging population causes Alzheimer’s to soar Dear Abby: More and more of my friends are trying to work and take care of parents who have Alzheimer’s disease. One of my closest friends’ husbands was recently diagnosed with it. He is only 62. I thought Alzheimer’s was only memory loss, but it seems like so much more. His personality has changed. She tells me he gets angry with her when she tries to help him. What exactly is Alzheimer’s, and what can be done to stop it? – Unsure in Oak Park, Illinois

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

Dear Unsure: I’m sorry to say – from personal experience – that Alzheimer’s disease, while often thought of as “minor memory loss,� is a disease that is ultimately fatal. Its

cause is not yet understood. I lost my mother to it. Alzheimer’s kills nerve cells and tissue in the brain, causing it to shrink dramatically. It affects a person’s ability to communicate, to think and, eventually, to breathe. At least 44 million people worldwide are now living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. As our populations age, those numbers will swell to 76 million by 2030. Currently there is no way to prevent, stop or even to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Some drugs

manage the symptoms, but only temporarily. This is why more funding for Alzheimer’s and more support for the families who are caring for loved ones who have it are so urgently needed. Please suggest to your friend that she contact the Alzheimer’s Association for help because it offers support groups for spouses. Readers, June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. If you are concerned about Alzheimer’s disease – and we all should be – you can get involved by joining the global fight against this very nasty dis-

ease. To learn more, visit alz.org/abam. Dear Abby: I’m currently dating a man who is 10 years older than I am. I’m 24; he’s 34. We have known each other for 2 years, and we live together. He has two beautiful daughters I adore. His older daughter, “Pearl� (age 12), called me “Mom� the other night, and then asked me if it was OK. I’m not their mother, and I would never try to take that role away from my boyfriend’s ex, but this puts me in an awkward situation. As

much as I love his girls, I don’t want to cause drama or have Pearl get in trouble with her mother. – She Called Me Mom She Called Me Mom: Talk to Pearl. Tell her you were touched knowing she feels that way about you and deeply flattered when she called you “Mom,� but you feel if her mother knew about it that she would be hurt. (This is especially true if the girls live with their mother.) Then ask Pearl to come up with another affectionate name for you, or suggest one to her.

COMMUNITY EVENTS 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. Birthday party, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. 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, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside 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. Thursday, June 5 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. Stump Jumpers, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, weather permitting. Register: 815-732-3252 or 800-541-5479. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin

Grove, 815-456-3000. Friendly Needles, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. End-of-year awards assembly and third-grade performance, 10:40 a.m., Merrill Elementary School, 600 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Mexican Train Dominoes, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. “Hand and Foot� card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre and 500 games, 1-2 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 1 p.m., Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050.

Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train Dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., Tampico, 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Friday, June 6 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. Cinnamon rolls 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. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dixon Riverfront Plaza, between Galena and Peoria avenues, 815-284-3306. Line dancing, 11 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. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center Big Room, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Chicken wings or strips dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave. Teen Turf dance, 7-10 p.m., Boehle Youth Center, 235 W. Main St., Amboy, 815-857-4800. For students entering fifth grade and older.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES 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. Mary’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 Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Appointments: 815-6250400, ext. 5716 or 4501, or 800733-2767. Region 1 Transportation Committee meeting, 10 a.m., Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., 815-433-5830. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. 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; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar

Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Serenity Lunch Brunch, noon1 p.m., KSB Hospital private dining room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Call Serenity Hospice & Home by 10 a.m. Thursday at 815-7322499. Bring lunch or buy meal in cafeteria. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. 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. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Lee County Veterans Assistance Commission, 6:30 p.m., Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Covered Bridge Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., St. Louis Catholic School Harkrader Hall, 631 Park Ave. West, Princeton, 815-875-2430. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed; Al-Anon, 7 p.m.,

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Committee meeting, 10 a.m., Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Drive, 815-433-5830. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m. County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. American Red Cross blood drive, noon-2:30 p.m., Coventry Living Center Activity Building, 612 W. St. Mary Road, Sterling. Appointments: 800733-2767. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candlelight, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. 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, closed, It’s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, grapevine, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Project: Tech, initiative discussion on technology use, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open; 7 p.m., Al-Anon, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St.

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Against the grain? Rice salads, light and full of interesting textures and flavors, tragically forgotten add that too. I like to add chopped onion at this point too, so the flavor suffuses the salad gently. Now you can let the rice cool the rest of the way. Stir in the cooked meat and vegetables right away if you like, but definitely wait to add the herbs and any soft foods, such as tomatoes or cheese, until right before serving. You can even make rice salad in advance and refrigerate if that’s easier. Just make sure you give the rice a chance to come to room temperature before serving. I’ve also found that once the salad has been chilled, adding another tablespoon or so of olive oil will help bring it back to life. That’s all there is to it. Just think how good you’ll feel about having done your part.

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he world is cruel and unfair. Mediocrities are loved beyond all reason, while their betters languish unappreciated. Consider the tragic case of rice salad. It’s enough to make you weep. Walk by any deli case, and you’ll see bowl after bowl of salads made with pasta, but hardly a single one made with rice. This is clearly a grave injustice. Pasta salads are almost always heavy and crude – cold starch drowned in mayonnaise. Rice salads, on the other hand, are delights – light and full of interesting textures and flavors. That they are so ignored is terribly unfair. But you can do something about it. At this time of year, I probably fix a rice salad once a week. They make a casually elegant first course for dinner parties, and they’re the kinds of leftovers that make you fall to your knees in gratitude when you find them in your refrigerator after a long day at work. It’s hard for me to stop singing their praises. Rice salads are almost infinitely flexible. Given a little thought, I’m pretty sure you can make something delicious from whatever ingredients you have on hand right now. They’re satisfying without being weighed down with lots of fat. In most cases, a couple of tablespoons of olive oil are all that’s needed to dress a salad that will easily serve four people as a main course. And they’re incredibly easy to make. Cook some rice, garnish with cooked meat and vegetables, season to taste, give it a stir and you’re ready to go.

Rice salads are almost infinitely flexible, including a cool rice and cucumber salad.

Rice salads, including the paella-style rice salad, are light and full of interesting textures and flavors. Well, there’s a little more to it than that. The devil, as always, is in the details. The most important thing you need to pay attention to is how you cook the rice. You want to

get rid of as much of the free starch as possible so the grains are light and separate and not gummy and clumped together. Ironically, the best way to do this is to cook the

rice as you would pasta, in a large pot of boiling water. This way, that starch will be diluted and washed away when you drain the cooking water. Cook until the grains

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are tender but still firm. There shouldn’t be a trace of crunch, but at the same time, you don’t want to cook it to mush. Check the ends of the grains. You want to stop before they “explode� out. Give the rice a quick rinse under the faucet afterward, just to get rid of any starch that remains, and then pat it dry. Spread it on a kitchen towel, cover with another kitchen towel and pat lightly. While the rice is still slightly warm, season it. Once the grains are cold, they won’t absorb flavor as readily. So, salt, a little olive oil, a jolt of lemon or vinegar. If you have some cooking liquid from whatever meat or vegetables you’re using – seafood stock, chicken broth or glazing juices from the vegetables – by all means,

Cool Rice and Cucumber Salad Total time: 30 minutes/ Serves 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Deborah Madison’s “The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.â€? Ingredients: 1½ cups long-grain rice Salt 2 or 3 cucumbers, seeded and finely chopped ½ cup finely chopped parsley 3 tablespoons chopped dill 2 tablespoons chopped mint Âź cup finely sliced green onion, including some of the greens Âź cup Champagne or white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup yogurt Green oakleaf, Boston or butter lettuce leaves, for garnish GRAIN CONTINUED ON A11

Create healthy summer environment for kids BY CARRIE GROBE KSB Hospital

School will soon be out, and summer vacation will be in full swing. When children are in school, there is more regularity with meals, snacks and bedtime schedules. While summer should be more relaxing and fun, a healthy eating regimen should still be in place. The following suggestions are ways to keep your children healthy and full of nutrition over the summer months. s#REATEALISTOFSNACK items appropriate for your children to choose from. This allows children some freedom in making their own snack choices, while giving you peace of mind, in knowing that all of the options are healthy ones. s+EEPPLENTYOFFRESH fruit and cut-up vegetables available for chilDRENTOSNACKON+EEPing them visible in the refrigerator and on the counter will make them more appealing.

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Grilling already has got its steaks, slabs and skewers. With summer coming, maybe it’s time to slap another “s� down on that sizzlin’ hot grate: “Stuffed.� Stuffing can mean extra prep work, not something most people will naturally want to deal with on a lazy, hazy summer day. But it’s all worth it to Ted Reader, a Toronto chef, barbecuing expert and product developer, who has a number of stuffed recipes in his latest book, “Gastro Grilling.� “The No. 1 reason is to add fun to your food, to change it up,� Reader says in making a case for stuffing. “You can grill burgers, hot dogs, steaks and chicken breasts, and that’s great. But there’s so much more you can do to make these things better.� Stuffing can add flavor and moisture to foods, particularly leaner cuts of meat, says Jamie Purviance, an El Dorado Hills, California-based chef and author of several grilling cookbooks. (The most recent, “Weber’s Big Book of Burgers,� Oxmoor, $21.95, was published in April.) “I think about pork and poultry and sometimes beef,� Purviance says, when asked what he tends to stuff. “A flank steak works well, but it takes a bit of handiwork with a knife. Butterflying something, rolling it up and tying it is not necessarily for beginners.�

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Ahhh ... burrata. At a recent cooking demonstration, I was asked where one can buy burrata cheese. It’s the king of rich and creamy cheese. If you’ve never tried burrata (boor-RAH-ta), think of it as fresh mozzarella’s smoother cousin. It’s fresh mozzarella stuffed with mozzarella curds and cream. But burrata’s exterior is softer than fresh mozzarella. You’ve got to love that. Food experts say burrata hails from the Italian region of Puglia and was made as a way to use up scraps of mozzarella cheese. Its name is said to be derived from burro, meaning butter in Italian, which is fitting for its indulgent taste. True burrata is worth the cost. You can find burrata at specialty cheese shops, but there’s always BelGioioso, a domestic brand of burrata found at most grocery stores and some specialty cheese shops. An 8-ounce container has two 4-ounce balls of burrata and costs about $5.15. Highly perishable, burrata should be used within several days of opening. Zingerman’s says its burrata has a 5-day shelf life. Since you forked over good money for burrata, it should be the highlight of whatever dish you are making. Don’t let other flavors overpower it. Balance is key. An example of a great dish that features burrata is caprese salad.

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Burrata cheese pairs well with prosciutto on a pizza. You can find burrata at specialty cheese shops. There also is a domestic brand of burrata found at most grocery stores. Free Press columnist Chef Benjamin Meyer prepared this salad to rave reviews last month at Michigan’s International Women’s Show. The summertime dish consists of fresh mozzarella or burrata, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. It’s drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Burrata also works well with pasta, paired with grilled vegetables or atop crostini (little toasts). One of my favorite uses, though, is topping pizza with it. Today’s recipe pairs sweet burrata and caramelized onions with

pieces of salty prosciutto and basil. You can make your own pizza dough or use storebought.

Pizza with Burrata Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto Makes: PIZZASABOUT 8 wedges each)/Preparation time: 30 minutes (plus dough rising time)/ Total time:HOUR Ingredients: 1 pound pizza dough, follow rising instructions 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

4 to 5 cups sliced onions 3 cloves roasted garlic, sliced 4 to 6 thin slices prosciutto, torn into pieces or in strips 8 ounces or more fresh burrata cheese Balsamic glaze, optional Extra flour for dusting your work surface 1 teaspoon cornmeal Directions: Once the dough has come to room temperature, divide it in two. Shape each half into a ball and let them rise until ALMOSTDOUBLEINSIZE Meanwhile, in a large

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few minutes, and reshape again if necessary. 4RANSFERTHEPIZZADOUGH TOAPIZZAPEELDUSTED with cornmeal or flour if you have one. If you don’t have a peel, use a large upside-down baking sheet. This helps transfer the unbaked and baked PIZZATOTHESTONE $RIZZLETABLESPOON of the olive oil onto the dough and spread it all over the surface. Scatter HALFOFTHECARAMELIZED onions and roasted garlic on top. Top with the prosciutto pieces. Take the burrata and break it up into small pieces. Drop pieces randomly over the prosciutto and other ingredients, but don’t overcrowd the PIZZA Carefully transfer the PREPAREDPIZZATOTHE stone and place in the OVEN0REPARETHEOTHER PIZZAWHILETHEFIRSTONE bakes. "AKEPIZZASFORABOUT  MINUTESORUNTILTHE cheese melts some and bubbles and the prosciutto is slightly crispy. Remove FROMOVENUSINGTHEPIZZA peel and cool a few minUTES0LACETHEOTHERPIZZA in the oven. $RIZZLETHEPIZZAWITH SOMEBALSAMICGLAZEAND slice into wedges. Serve immediately. From and tested by Susan Selasky for the Free 0RESS4EST+ITCHEN!NALYSISPERWEDGE Nutrition information per serving: CALORIES FROMFAT GRAMS FATGRAMSSATFAT  grams carbohydrates, 8 GRAMSPROTEIN MG sodium, 23 mg cholesTEROL GRAMFIBER

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Directions: 1. Cook the rice as you would pasta: Bring a large pot of lightly salted WATERTOABOIL!DDTHE rice and cook until it is TENDER TOMINutes. Do not overcook or undercook it; the rice should be soft all the way through but should not be beginning to “explodeâ€? at the ends. 2. Line a jellyroll pan with a kitchen towel. Drain the rice and rinse it quickly under cool water, then spread it over the kitchen towel. Cover with another kitchen towel and gently pat dry. 3. Meanwhile, put the cucumbers in a large bowl with the parsley, dill and mint. In a small bowl, combine the green onion, vinegar, oil and Âź teaspoon salt. 4. While the rice is still warm, transfer it to a bowl and add the cucumber mixture, dressing and yogurt, and toss gently with a wide rubber spatula. Taste for salt and tartness. 5. Serve tepid or chilled, mounded on plates and garnished with light green lettuce leaves. Each of 6 servings: #ALORIES0ROTEIN GRAMS#ARBOHYDRATES grams; Fiber 2 grams; Fat GRAMS3ATURATEDFAT GRAM#HOLESTEROLMG Sugar 3 grams; Sodium MG

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Sterling’s Shannon Long (left) and Karlie Mellott celebrate after scoring to take a 7-5 lead during Tuesday’s 3A Marengo Sectional semifinal against Burlington Central. The Warriors ended up winning 8-7 in eight innings on a game-winning hit by Abri Hale.

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MARENGO – When Abri Hale took a hearty cut, it was enough to keep the Sterling softball team’s season alive and well. The sophomore right fielder’s two-out, two-strike triple drove in Nadia Trujillo in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Golden Warriors to an 8-7 victory against Burlington Central in a 3A Marengo Sectional semifinal on Tuesday afternoon. Sterling (28-8) advances to its third consecutive sectional championship game. On Saturday, it will meet the winner of today’s game between Marengo and Belvidere. “This is pretty big,” senior shortstop Karlie Mellott said. “It was a team win today. It was across the

Star of the game: Brooke Gaylord, Burlington Central, 3-for-4, 2 HR, 2B, 5 RBI Key performers: Erin Stroup, Sterling, 3-for-4, 2 R; Lauren Fritz, Sterling, 2 RBI; Kassidy Gaylord, Burlington Central, 2-run HR Up next: Championship game, Sterling vs. Marengo or Belvidere, 11 a.m. Saturday board, up and down the lineup. [Freshman pitcher] Lexy [Staples] had a little bit of a struggle in the first inning, but the bats supported her, the defense supported her – it was really a team win.” The game-deciding inning did not get off to a promising start for the Golden Warriors as Mellott, the team’s top offensive threat, struck

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out looking. Trujillo reached on a base hit, but the next batter, Lauren Fritz, made the second out with a fly ball to right. That brought up Hale, who was 0-for-3 up to that point, with a walk and a run scored. With a one-ball, two-strike count, Hale smashed an offering from Central pitcher Brooke Gaylord into the left-center field gap. Trujillo scored easily on the play, sending the Sterling faithful into a state of delirium. “I was honestly just thinking base hit,” Hale said.”I just took a deep breath, and there was my perfect pitch. It was low and outside, and that’s my pitch.” For Gaylord (11-6), it was a matter of giving Hale a bit too good of a pitch to hit. EIGHTH CONTINUED ON B3

Too cool with two outs M ARENGO – Earlier this season, LaSalle-Peru coach Mike Schmidt was marveling about the clutch hitting of the Sterling Golden Warriors. Burlington Central coach Wade Maisto found out firsthand Tuesday afternoon what Schmidt was talking about. Five of the Warriors’ eight runs came with two outs in their 8-7, eight-inning win over the Rockets. “The LP coach said, ‘You

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always get those two-out hits, I wish I could get that,’” Sterling coach Becki Edmondson recalled. REYNOLDS CONTINUED ON B3

Next game played in offseason Signing Toews, Kane to long-term deals Hawks’ top priority BY ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer

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Captain Jonathan Toews and star Patrick Kane both have 1 year left on their contracts. It will be a priority this offseason to lock the two down for the long term.

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CHICAGO – Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane want to stay in Chicago, and the Blackhawks think the highscoring forwards are a central part of their promising future. Get ready for a pair of big contract extensions this summer. With the Blackhawks still coming to grips with their dramatic loss in the Western Conference finals, general manager Stan Bowman said Tuesday that megadeals for Toews and Kane are

his biggest priority this offseason. “There’s no doubt that’s what we’re gonna do,” Bowman said. “We’ve made it clear. We’ve never wavered from that. There’s no doubting the importance of those two players.” The Blackhawks selected Toews with the No. 3 pick in the 2006 draft, and grabbed Kane with the No. 1 overall selection the following year. They combined to lead Chicago out of a dark period to Stanley Cup titles in 2010 and 2013. GAME CONTINUED ON B4

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Remember when winning was easy More blown titles indicative of life on Tour without Tiger BY DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

DUBLIN, Ohio – It was hard to read the eyes of Jack Nicklaus behind his sunglasses, and maybe that was a good thing. He was in his customary spot behind the 18th green at Muirfield Village, as he waited to see who would win the Memorial. Or who would do the best job of not losing. It’s rare to get such beautiful weather over 4 days at the Memorial. An ugly finish? That has become all too common this year. The Sunday follies of so many top players – most of them major champions – stand out even more in the absence of Tiger Woods, who is recovering from back surgery that has kept him away from golf for the last 3 months. Without Woods around, all anyone has are memories, particularly around a place like Muirfield Village. He won his fifth Memorial title 2 years ago with three birdies on the last four holes. One year, he was in a battle with Paul Azinger, tied for the lead early in the final round. Woods ended up winning by seven. Over the last 4 months, a list that includes major champions Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson has shown that it’s either hard to win on the PGA Tour, or that Woods was really, really good at it. Probably a little of both. “We’ve seen a lot of things happen,” Scott said on the eve of the final round, perhaps a pep talk that his threeshot deficit to Watson going into Sunday was not that large. “It’s not a lot when we’ve seen a lot of leads go the wrong way recently.” That was rare with Woods, of course. He went nearly 15 years before losing a lead greater than two shots going into the final round. Graeme McDowell rallied from four behind to beat Woods in the Chevron World Challenge at the end of 2010. His conversion rate on the PGA Tour with at least a share of the 54-hole lead is 93 percent. Even though Woods hasn’t sustained a full season of great play in 5 years, his reputation as golf’s greatest closer in history takes on a new appreciation in times like this. Consider the final round at the Memorial. Watson failed to hold an outright lead for the second time this year because of mistakes on the back nine. He bogeyed two of the last three holes in

Phoenix. At the Memorial, it was a pair of tee shots that did him in, particularly that monster drive over the trees, off the property and into a neighborhood. Scott was in position for his second straight PGA Tour win. He was tied for the lead until he put his tee shot in the water on the 12th (double bogey), took two shots to get out of a bunker on the 14th (bogey), and then had some bad luck when his wedge to the par-5 15th hit the flag and bounced back toward the fairway (bogey). The winner was Hideki Matsuyama, and here’s how he got it done: He hit his tee shot into the water on the 16th for double bogey to lose a two-shot lead. From the 17th fairway, he went over the green and made bogey to fall out of the lead. And then he pushed his tee shot toward the big tree right of the 18th fairway, lightly slammed his driver to the turf (the head broke off), only to find the ball had hit the tree and bounced back to the fairway. From there, he smashed a 7-iron at the flag and made birdie to get into a playoff. He beat Kevin Na, who hooked his drive into the water and still had 10 feet left for bogey when Matsuyama made the winning putt. These things happen in golf. They just seem to be happening more than usual this year. McIlroy had a two-shot lead at the Honda Classic, until hitting it fat out of a bunker and into the water for double bogey on the 16th hole, and making bogey from a bunker on the 17th hole. He hit as good a shot that has been struck all year on the 18th, a 5-wood over the water to 12 feet, only to miss the eagle putt, and then lose in a four-man playoff. The playoff hole was a par 5. Russell Henley was the only player to make birdie. Scott, in his first chance to reach No. 1, had a seven-shot lead going into the weekend at Bay Hill. He closed with a 76 and finished two shots behind Matt Every. Matt Kuchar blew two good chances in Texas with mistakes rarely seen from him, and he might have blown another chance to win except for holing out from a bunker on the 18th at Hilton Head. Phil Mickelson was right there at Quail Hollow, until missing four putts from the 4-foot range and closing with a 76. The lesson is, it’s not easy to win on the PGA Tour. The reminder is Woods made it look that way.

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Burlington Central’s Tori Harvey misses the tag on Sterling’s Darien Bardoner at second base during Tuesday’s 3A Marengo Sectional semifinal. Sterling won 8-7 in eight innings.

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“I tried jamming her,” Gaylord said, “and I just didn’t get it in enough. I got too worried about hitting her, and it was just right there for her to hit.” Gaylord, a senior who will play softball at Loras College next season, had a monster offensive game. She went 3-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and an RBI double. With her team trailing 7-5 with two outs in the top of the seventh, she hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field to knot the game at 7-7. “I just concentrated on making contact,” Gaylord said. “High pitches are my thing, so when I saw it there, I was going to swing whether it was a strike or not. That was my best shot of getting a hit.” “It was a mistake by me,” Staples said. “My catcher set up really outside, and I left it over the plate too much. She’s a really strong hitter, and she got me.” For Sterling coach Becki Edmondson, it served as a teaching moment with her freshman pitcher. “We talked about walking [Gaylord] and not giving her anything too good,” Edmondson said, “and we will be working on that in practice this week.” Central (23-10) seized a 4-0 lead in the top of the

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Sterling’s Nadia Trujillo scores the winning run in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s 3A Marengo Sectional game against Burlington Central. Sterling won 8-7. first inning. Brooke Gaylord delivered the first blow, a two-run homer to right. After a double by Emily Kisch, Kassidy Gaylord, a junior and Brooke’s younger sister, hit a tworun shot to left. “I was really shocked,” Staples said. “I was believing. I was like, ‘I got this, I got this,’ but when they hit two home runs, I was like, ‘What?’ I just had to settle down.” Sterling battled back in the bottom of the second. A dropped fly ball allowed Hale to score the team’s first run, and Darien Bardoner followed with an RBI single to slice the deficit to 4-2. Trujillo’s RBI double in the third inning brought

Sterling to within 4-3. In the fourth, Central manager Wade Maisto pulled Brooke Gaylord out of the circle in favor of Kisch. The move backfired. Sterling’s first five batters against Kisch reached base, with the key hits being an RBI single by Mellott and a two-run base hit by Fritz. Courtesy runner Alexey Wolfe scored the fourth run of the inning on a wild pitch, giving the Warriors a 7-5 lead at the time. Brooke Gaylord reentered the game and needed just one pitch to retire Gabby Sandoval and end the inning, but the damage had been done against Kisch. “I’m not going to second-

guess that, because they were starting to hit Brooke,” Maisto said, when asked about bringing in Kisch. “She had gone through the order twice, and I thought it was a perfect time to make the switch, to give a different look.” Staples (28-8) went the distance, allowing seven runs (all earned), 10 hits, two walks and two hit batters. She struck out three. Erin Stroup reached base four times on three singles and a walk, and scored two runs to pace the Sterling offense. Brooke Gaylord took the loss. She allowed four runs (two earned), seven hits, five walks and hit one batter. She struck out three.

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“That’s just a great sign of maturity and mental toughness, and we seem to have a lot of that right now,” Edmondson said. “They just don’t seem to feel any pressure. Sometimes, it’s good to be so young that you’re not worried about anything.” See, two-out hitting is what separates sectional finalists from teams that don’t make it out of regionals ... and the Warriors seem to flourish with their backs against the wall. “We’re really good at coming through in the clutch,” Sterling junior Lauren Fritz said. “It’s all about mental and physical toughness, and we just have a solid lineup with so many girls on this team who can pick each other up with big hits.” There’s a thin line between success and failure in crucial situations, especially in a sport where success at the plate is usually measured in the 30-percent range. But, for whatever reason, this young group of Warriors seems to thrive under pressure. The more pressure-packed the situation, the more likely, it seems, that Sterling will

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Sterling’s Abri Hale takes a cut during Tuesday’s game against Burlington Central at the 3A Marengo Sectional. Hale drove in the winning run in the eighth inning. find a way to get the job done. “When I’m on base and there’s two outs, I’m more worried about myself than whoever’s hitting,” sophomore Erin Stroup said. “I know my teammates are going to put the ball in play, and there’s a better chance that I’m going to make an out than they are.” Not that the Warriors are fearless in those situations. It’s just that they’re far too young to get any

gray hairs from them – and they’re great at turning that fear into positive action. “I told my teammates in the dugout [in the eighth inning] that I was going to pass out, I was so nervous,” senior Darien Bardoner said. “It wasn’t that I didn’t have faith and trust in my teammates; I was just hyperventilating from the excitement. “Then Abri [Hale] drove in the winning run, and it was so much adrenaline,

I don’t know what we were all doing. We were just jumping and hugging and celebrating at home plate.” Not that Bardoner had anything to worry about when Hale came up and knocked in Nadia Trujillo with the game-winning triple. After all, there were two outs. That meant whichever Warrior who happened to be at the plate right then and there was money.


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Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out, game-winning RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Curtis Granderson had three hits for the Mets and drove in their run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. The Mets failed in their attempt to put their win streak at a season-high four games. Cubs reliever Hector Rondon (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth. Anthony Rizzo led off the bottom of the ninth with a single off Mets reliever Scott Rice (1-2). After New York third baseman David

Wright was unable to turn a hard-hit grounder into a double play, Schierholtz pulled a liner into the right-field corner against the left-handed Rice to win it.

finished a dismal 2-7 homestand when their pitchers faltered. Alex Gordon’s threerun homer capped a sixrun fifth for the Royals against Jaime Garcia that Royals 8, Cardinals 7: put them up by two. Eric Hosmer hit a tie- White Sox lead Dodgers breaking single off closer at press time: Jose Abreu Trevor Rosenthal in the hit his second home run ninth inning, and Kansas in as many days back City beat St. Louis for its from the DL, a two-run second straight road vic- shot in the first inning, tory in the four-game, and added an RBI single two-city series. in the third inning to Rookie Kolten Wong’s help the White Sox build first career home run was a 4-1 lead through 6½ a grand slam in the sec- innings in Los Angeles. ond that ended the Car- Tyler Flowers added a dinals’ 20-inning score- solo shot in the fourth for less drought and gave Chicago. Dee Gordon’s them an early four-run sacrifice fly in the second cushion. The defending inning accounted for the National League champs Dodgers’ lone run.

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Toews and Kane each have 1 more year left on their contracts, and Bowman can officially start negotiating with two of the NHL’s biggest stars on July 1. “I know we both love it here in Chicago, and we love playing here and having a chance to win every year,� said Kane, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy last year as playoff MVP. Toews expressed a similar sentiment. “Who could ever think of a better situation to be in?� the captain said. “I think back to the day I was drafted, I had absolutely no idea that all this would be in store for me in my short career so far. I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of an unbelievable group of guys, the majority of our team that has been together since I’ve been here. “And just to see the growth of this franchise in the city of Chicago, and the amazing fans we have here, there’s no doubt in my mind that

there’s no better way to have it.� The Blackhawks had a chance for a second straight NHL title before they lost 5-4 to the Los Angeles Kings in overtime in Game 7 on Sunday night. Alec Martinez got the winning goal when his shot deflected off Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy and fluttered over goalie Corey Crawford. If Chicago is able to retain Toews and Kane, it looks as if it could contend for the Stanley Cup for years to come. It is in a much better spot than it was following the 2010 title run, when the Blackhawks kept their core intact, but parted with much of their supporting cast because of salary cap concerns. Bowman thinks the roster will look largely the same when next season begins. An overhaul “certainly is not warranted at this point,� he said. “Our team performed very well in most areas of the game.� Patrick Sharp had a team-high 78 points during the regular

season, but struggled for much of the playoffs. He had two goals in Game 7 against Los Angeles, after scoring three in the first 18 playoff games, but if he was injured, he wasn’t saying. “At this point in the year, everybody’s got something going on,� he said. “I’m not gonna make any excuses for the way I played at stretches of the playoffs.� It was a bitter finish for Sharp and for the Blackhawks. Instead of another Stanley Cup run, the attention turns toward the future. Chicago needs some of its younger centers to develop quickly, including prospect Teuvo Teravainen. The promising 19-year-old forward from Finland played in three games for the Blackhawks this year, and could take on a more prominent role next season. “We’re not going to put any pressure on him,� Bowman said. “He’s 19 years old still. The one thing we have done very well over the last few years is we’ve given players time to develop.�

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Sylvester Stallone said, “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.” In today’s deal, success is the culmination of controlling the trump suit. This is easier to do when presented with a deal on paper. At the table, it is harder because no one is ringing a warning bell. South is in four hearts. West starts the defense with his three top spades. How should South continue? North opened one club because his hand was too strong for a 15-17-point notrump. South was tempted simply to raise clubs. However, he knew that the game revolves around the majors. So he responded one heart. West made a takeout dou-

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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media

Lost cat, black 1yr old male, long hair. Answers to Scotty. Will be frightened and has no collar. 12th Ave. Sterling. 815-626-5316.

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com

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Friendly Kind Compassionate Individuals Needed. Volunteer with Unity Hospice. Share your unique talents with a family in our community. Help someone live everyday to the fullest, making every day special. Create your own schedule, volunteer when you are able. Several opportunities available: *Patient Care *Vigil Care *Pet Therapy *Veterans *Bereavement *Administrative Training Provided. Support. Comfort. Companionship Unity Hospice Helping you help the ones you love 815.561.8866 The YWCA of the Sauk Valley Sexual Assault Program is seeking individuals who want to make a difference in their community by becoming victim advocates. Volunteers provide medical and legal advocacy, crisis intervention & information referral to victims of adult and child sexual assault. Comprehensive 40 hour training is provided. For more information, contact: Stacey Rosalez at 815-2881232

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS 13 CH 00034 U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Timothy L. Gouldsberry a/k/a Timothy Gouldsberry; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 7/17/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 07-08-05-176-026 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 813 W. 2nd Street Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-30747. June 3, 10 & 17 2014

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DIXON For Sale Dixon Home. PH: 815-288-2606 Recent Fair Market Value 98K as-is. All offers considered. www.dixonil.com/ home

LOTS / LAND 225 FOR SALE 1½ acre building lot 5 mi. N/W of Sterling $18,000 815-631-6825

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4 graves at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Faith $750 ea. 940-727-9063

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AMBOY $200 off 1st mo/rent Nice 2BR w/ appls. $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123 Nice 2BR Duplex, Amboy. One level. High effic. heat/AC Stove/refrig. furn. Coin op. W/D. New 22'x22' concrete patio. $475/mo. + dep. 815-579-5225

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Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701

Newer 2 BR, apartment Fieldstone area: W/D hookup, appls. incl. Fireplace, garage w/opener. $625 mo., $500 dep. 960 sq. ft. 815-626-1431 or 815-631-5855

Nice 2BR Duplex, $400/mo. + dep. 815-535-6116

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2BR, 1st floor, applcs., porch & garage, $650 mo. + ref. & dep. No pets. 815-288-5445 3BR, 2 full ba., all utilities incl. except elec. $675/mo. 2br, $550/mo. 1BR upper, $425/mo. All newly remodeled, no pets. Call 815-973-3281 DIXON MANOR APTS- 1BR CLEAN QUIET, WALK TO DOWNTOWN, ONSITE LAUNDRY, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, HEAT, WATER INCLUDED. CALL ERICK 815-739-5806 Large upper 2BR apt. stove, refrig, garbage, and garage. All new carpet. No smoking & NO PETS $500/mo. + $500 dep. Now Available 815-288-1736 Quiet Modern clean, 2BR. Garage, Laundry No smoking or pets. $500. 815652-3365. Upper 3BR, 204 W. 1st, $600/mo. + dep., Pick up apps at 210 W. 1st.

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

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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY-MORRISON, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; STEPHEN BENSON, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; ROBERT MOLINARY, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; WILL BENSON, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; HAROLD BENSON, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; MARILYN BENSON A/K/A MARILYN BEST A/K/A MARILYN BRASHER, AS LEGAL GUARDIAN OF HAROLD BENSON; COLLEEN M. BUCKWALTER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 12 CH 71 Address: 419 14th Ave. Fulton, Illinois 61252 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 7, 2014, I, Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 419 14th Ave., Fulton, Illinois 61252 P.I.N.: 01-28-306-008 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $69,320.27 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 312-541-9710, telephone. Please refer to file number IL 11 0751. May 20, 27, June 4, 2014

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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 2 floor efficiency $325, 1BR for $400. Quiet bldg. Small pet may be OK. 815-441-1389 or 630-399-1204.

LYNDON 2BR home. 510 1st Street East. Lyndon IL, ON RIVER. $800/mo. Kophamer & Blean Realty 815-772-2728

ROCK FALLS 1BR, applcs. bsmt. No pets. $425+ dep. 815-625-4701 Large, clean, quiet 2 story, 2BR, 1.5 bath. 1 car garage. C/A. All applcs. inc. W/D. New bathroom, paint, & more. Nice area, walk to library & park. 521 W. 11th St. Sorry no pets or Sec. 8. $650 + sec. 630-902-1060 Looking for a roommate to share a house, $400/mo., includes utilities, Call 815499-8857

Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

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DIXON 2BR, glassed in porch, appl., W/D Hook-up, garage & basement. $550+ dep. 815-973-0670

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WANT TO RENT 335 *WANT TO* RENT 1 story ranch or duplex within Dixon city limits. 3-4 BR, 2BA, C/A, main floor washer dryer or hookup. Preferably an attached garage. We are 2 sisters that have lived together for 16 years. We are respectible, responsible, and would be respectful of your property. We smoke outside ONLY! Must be able to have a cat, she is declawed and fixed. 815-973-7042 THANK YOU!

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Beautiful 2BR, 1 BA, 3BR, 1.5 BA, hardwood floors, both have attac. Garage. $600 mo + $600 dep. $650 mo. + $650 dep. 815-590-2181 Looking for someone to share a home. One private $300/mo. Everything inc. Call 815-626-1122 RTO 2BR $49,900 $5,000 down.4413515.Agent owned. Sunny 4 BR, Y Rent? ™ Fenced yard, 506 W 8th St. Won't last. $698/mo. 815-878-7399

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF LEE-DIXON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN P. DUBOIS and JORDAN E. DUBOIS, Defendants. 13-CH-51 NOTICE OF SALE PROPERTY ADDRESS: 609 N. OTTAWA AVE. DIXON, IL 61021 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on April 1, 2014, the following described real estate, to-wit: Permanent Index Number: 07-02-32-402-007 Commonly known as: 609 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, IL 61021 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on July 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $143,212.06. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. June 3, 10 & 17, 2014


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AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE Get trained as FAA Certified Aviation techinician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing and job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute Of Maintenance 844-210-3935 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME *6-8 weeks. Accredited, FREE brochure. No computer needed. 1800-264-8330 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL www.diplomafromhome.com

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C.N.A. Needed, Must be reliable and available for all shifts and on call. Apply within at Tammerlane, 3601 16th Ave. Sterling No phone calls. Wanted Full-Time 3rd Shift C.N.A. & Part-Time 2nd Shift C.N.A. Apply at Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave Dixon, IL EOE NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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

"Partners In Excellence" OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 www.butlertransport.com

Advertising Sales $1,000-$1,500/ Week Commissions No Nights or Weekends 888-338-3053 or 816-777-0365

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3 Class A CDL Drivers in Dixon. 12 months experience, deliver to retail DO-IT-Best locations, upper midwest. Good steady year round work. Benefits, touch freight .40 per mile plus bonus and stop pay. Call Russ 651-538-4439

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Massage Works needs a Sales/ Receptionist, T/Th 10-5:30, every other Friday 10-4 & every other Sat. 10-2. Apply in person: 206 E. 3rd St., Sterling, IL

★ NEW TODAY ★ Automotive Technicians needed for multiple locations, full time, excellent benefits available. Email resume to: Hiring@tire tracksusa.com fax to 815-4390699 or call 815-625-6666 Tire Tracks USA

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Detasslers Needed Paying Top $$ Contact: Max Gaumer: 815-441-3748 Mark Johnson: 815-622-8547 Tori Ladner: 228-236-5952 Drivers Prime, Inc. Company Drivers & Independent Contractors for Refrigerated, Tanker & Flatbed NEEDED! Plenty of Freight & Great Pay! Start with Prime Today! Call 800-277-0212 or apply online at driveforeprime.com DriversCDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED! TOTAL RespectTOTAL Success Start up to 38 cents / mile OTR & Regional Runs. CDL Grads Welcome. 700+ Trucks & Growing! 888928-6011 www.Drive4Total.com

★ NEW TODAY ★ Exp. Licensed Nail Tech. FT or PT. Apply in person at Nails You Love, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Flatbed Drivers Starting Mileage Pay up to .41cpm. Health Ins. 401K, $59 daily Per Diem pay. Home Weekends. 800-648-9915 or

Position Opening The Prophetstown Police Department is accepting applications for a fulltime Police Officer, Lateral Transfers Accepted, negotiable wages. City offers a pension plan, health insurance coverage, holiday pay, paid vacations, sick pay, personal time, and negotiable wages. Applications may be mailed, emailed or dropped off at Prophetstown City Hall, 339 Washington St., Prophetstown IL 61277, e-mail ptowncy@thewisp.net., applications available at prophetstownil.org. Reynoldswood Camp (Dixon) is hiring Summer Nurses, Cooks, Day Camp Coordinator, and 2014-2015 After School Program Coordinator. Visit www.reynolds wood.org to apply EOEAA

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Immediate Office Help Needed. Experience needed in blueprint reading and purchasing. Multi-tasking a must! Please send replies to Box #:1224 c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Local fertilizer company has positions for truck drivers. Applicants must have a minimum of Class B CDL with tanker endorsement and current medical card. Interested candidates may submit resume to: Rock River Lumber & Grain Co. P.O. Box 68 Prophetstown, IL 61277 Phone inquiries may be directed to: 815-537-2630

Start pay of 46 cpm plus $1,000 Sign-on BONUS for REGIONAL DRIVERS Get home EVERY WEEK! 4Average 2,200 miles/week 4CSA Friendly Equipment 4Uniforms Provided 4Family/Individual BCBS insurance 4Min. 4mo. T/T experience in the past 3 yeas or recent trucking school grad. 4Also, New Training pay increase for CDL-A drivers w/ limited experience

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Housekeeping Positions Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center 502 N. State St. Franklin Grove, IL 61031

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Physicians Immediate Care is a Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health services with 30 locations in three states and growing. We are opening a brand new, state of the art clinic in Dixon, IL this summer! The clinic will be located at 1672 S. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021. We are currently seeking highly motivated and talented RN’S, LPN’S AND MEDICAL ASSISTANTS with a passion for customer service and patient FDUH WR MRLQ RXU WHDP 3K\VLFLDQV RIIHUV D JHQHURXV EHQHÀW SDFNDJH DQG competitive compensation. Please complete an application online at www.visitphysicians.com/careers or e-mail your resume to mpilcher@visitphysicians.com. Physicians Immediate Care is an equal opportunity employer.

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NOTICE OF SALE (1408 1st Avenue, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071)

DIXON GARAGE SALES 624

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in Whiteside County Case No. 13-CH-86 ST, the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. 1. The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 1408 1st Avenue, Rock Falls, Illinois. 2. The time and place of sale will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., Whiteside County Courthouse, 3rd Floor Lobby, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois, conducted by the Whiteside County Sheriff. 3. A description of the improvements on the real estate is: A 9,500 square foot, single story, single tenant metal-panel auto repair garage. About 1,000 square feet is office space. 4. The terms of the sale are: Ten Percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance is due within 24 hours of sale. The property offered for sale is subject to all real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality of the title and without recourse to the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office and in “As Is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 5. Title will be conveyed subject to the following liens and interests: all general real estate taxes, special assessments, if any, easements and restrictions of record, and the interests, if any, of any tenant in possession. 6. The property will not be available for inspection. 7. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 8. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 9. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Matthew M. Hevrin, HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP, 100 Park Avenue, Rockford, IL 61101, Tel (815) 490-4935.

Thurs. 10-7 107 Kuel Rd. (By Walmart) Family Sale Matilda Jane girls clothes sz 8, name brand little girls, ladies sz 10-12, ladies shoes sz. 8½, toys, baby items, household, area rug, tools, & much misc.

NOTE: PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THE LAW FIRM OF HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. June 4, 11, 18, 2014

MORRISON GARAGE SALES 624 Morrison Annual City-Wide sales Fri., 6-6 ,Sat. 6- 7 8 a.m.-? Maps can be picked up at the Whiteside News Sentinel, Casey's, Shell Express Lane, & Shop-NGo in Morrison.

ROCK FALLS GARAGE SALES 624 Thrus. Fri. 8-6 & Saturday 8-? 200 6th Ave. (in alley) Cargo carrier, CD radio, cake decorating supplies, cake toppers, jewelery, and lots of misc!

STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Thurs. & Fri. 8-4 30192 Holly Rd. lots of household items, tools, women's clothes, household décor, kitchen items, baskets, silverware, & much much more! Thurs. & Fri. 8-4 411 8th Ave. comic books, collectibles, cars, Pokemon, Marvel comics, furniture, lots of DVDs, lots of misc. items.

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Estate tag Sale Reminder: tools/ hardware/vehicles/ tractor/camper/out buildings full! Thursday noon-7 p.m., Friday 10am7pm. (Cancel if rain). 612 Willet Ave., Dixon. (signs by Shell gas station, a little past granny rose). Sauk Valley Estate Sales Estatesales.net HUGE HARLEYDAVIDSON COLLECTION SATURDAY JUNE 28TH MANTENO, IL 24 Collectable Harley's, Harley Car, Cushmans, Collectables & More! LORENZ AUCTION SERVICE www.LorenzAuctions.com www.AuctionZip.com ID# 9614

SPECIAL SALES 620 Estate tag Sale Reminder: tools/ hardware/vehicles/ tractor/camper/out buildings full! Thursday noon-7 p.m., Friday 10am7pm. (Cancel if rain). 612 Willet Ave., Dixon. (signs by Shell gas station, a little past granny rose). Sauk Valley Estate Sales Estatesales.net

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 Friday 7:30-5:00, Saturday 7:30-2:00 517 E. Third Street Something for everyone! Baby clothes 0-4T, women's clothes/swimsuits sz. 6-8, tools, 5 to 55 gal. aquariums, camping & fishing gear, games, furniture.

1948-1950 RockOla Shuffleboard w/ electronic score board. Good condition. $2000 OBO. 815-537-2992 after 4:30 pm I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151 Original WW2 German model K98 Mauser Rifle must have FOID card. $600 OBO 815-284-9967

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 Animal Pen, 8'x5'x3.5' walk-in, heavy wire. $200. 815-303-3989 DOG OBEDIENCE Train, don't complain! Dog Obedience Class Mon. June 9 Two Sessions 5:30 & 6:30pm. 6 week course $85. Sign up at Granny Rose Animal Shelter, 613 River Lane, Dixon Proof of vaccinations is required. Call 815-288-7387 if you have any questions. For Sale Shiba-inu puppies, 3 M, 1 F, ACA reg. 815-4999636 or 815-6254351. Free 2 female Guinea pigs, 6mos. old., cage incl. 815-718-0245

12,000 BTU Whoorlpool window A/C used 12 wks., $280 OBO 815-225-7904 New in box 10,000 BTU Kenmore window A/C. $300 OBO 815-225-904 Used 6,000 BTU A/C. Running right now. $50. 815772-2694 after 4p

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Basketball hoop, portable w/ weight. $125. 815-9737744

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5- Anderson 200 Series windows $1500 for all. New Mono Trusses 2' On center up to 2/12 Pitch. New Call for more info $2000. Call 815303-9321

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8pc. King bedroom set, black lacquer. Like new $500/obo. 630201-2888 Rock Falls 9 Drawer wood dresser w/ mirror. $100 815-9730422 England Sofa 2 matching blue lane recliners. Bought at Harold's Furniture. Paid $1439. Barley used. Exc. cond. $700 815-4994187 or 815-4384451

SugarDoodles: $600. 7 males. Call 563-2127307 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

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Yard Machine 46” deck new motor new blades, good shape! $400 OBO 815-590-1677

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT Exercise Like New. 288-6200

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

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Billy Joel Artwork Christmas concert prof. framed $25. 815-732-1492

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 10x6 utility trailer, tilt, good cond. $300. 815-7185891 1985 Ford Ambulance 64k mi. 460 & Transmission will sell separate. $550 or everything for $1,600. Call 815441-2149

Blacktop Seal Coating Fritz Asphalt 815-499-2940 Brand New Nordictrack Treadmill C700. Paid $850 asking $650. Call 815-535-3835

2007 YAMAHA Vino Y.J. 125CC, Motor Scooter. 1100mi., Exc. Con., $1,400 FIRM 815-772-4060

Canada Drug Center Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1-800-681-2760 $25.00 off your first prescription & free shipping.

27” Sephra commercial chocolate fountain. Great con. $1200. 815288-2924

Chapel Hill Cemetery Sec. M. 2 graves. $450 ea. Please Call 815718-3164

5,000 mulch, fertilizer, lawn care, Scott's Crab Grass Preventer. $25 Builder Discount Beautiful Palm trees in large pot. 8' tall. $100. 815625-0355

Extension ladder, 20' aluminum. $80/ firm. Nice cond. 815-499-7385. Hot water pressure washer. 5GPM 3000 PSI mounted on single axial trailer. $3500 815-266-1898

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CELEBRITY CIPHER by Luis Campos Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -The answer to a personal problem will reveal itself. A situation that you thought unresolvable will come to an amiable conclusion if you are willing to negotiate.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don’t retreat into your shell. It’s more important than ever to keep moving forward in a positive manner. You will ruin what you have already accomplished if you aren’t a team player.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- An unexpected surprise will develop, helping a difficult situation turn positive. Cast your worries aside and plan to relax with someone you enjoy spending time with. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you wish to raise your standard of living, make some adjustments. Your current employer may be nice, but could also be taking advantage of your talents. Inquire about salaries for equivalent jobs. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your good-natured joking will be misinterpreted. Make sure you are laughing with your friends,

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause, the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. A. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Matthew M. Hevrin, HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP, 100 Park Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61101, Tel. (815) 490-4935. B. The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 1408 1st Avenue, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071. C. The legal description of the real estate is: Lots 1, 2 and 3 in Block 1 of Oltman Park Subdivision, located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded January 12, 1931 in Plat Book 8, page 11. COMMON ADDRESS: 1408 First Avenue Rock Falls, Illinois PROPERTY CODE: 11-33-276-023 D. A description of the improvements on the real estate is: A 9,500 square foot, single story, single tenant metal-panel auto repair garage. About 1,000 square feet is office space. E. The time and place of sale will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., Whiteside County Courthouse, 3rd Floor Lobby, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois. F. The terms of the sale are: Ten Percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance is due within 24 hours of sale. The property offered for sale is subject to all real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality of the title and without recourse to the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office and in “as is� condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. G. Title will be conveyed subject to the following liens and interests: all general real estate taxes, special assessments, if any, easements and restrictions of record, and the interests, if any, of any tenant in possession. H. The property will not be available for inspection. I. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of subject premises. J. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS HARRIS N.A., AS THE ASSIGNEE OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS THE RECEIVER FOR AMCORE BANK N.A., Plaintiff Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP By: Matthew M. Hevrin One of Its Attorneys

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS-) FULTON, Plaintiff, v. GREGORY D. HAYEN, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 14 CH 56 ST NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants: That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: Lot 8 in Block 4 of Manufacturer's Addition to the City of Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded June 20, 1893 in Plat Book 5, page 36. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 4960 23rd Avenue, Fulton, Illinois 61052 and which said Mortgage was made by: Gregory D. Hayen, Mortgagor, to Community State Bank of Rock Falls-Fulton, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, as Document No. 101942009; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court: Clerk of the Circuit Court Whiteside County Courts Facility, Eastern Division 101 E. Third St. Sterling, IL 61081 on or before July 3, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Dated: May 29, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court Whiteside County, Illinois Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. June 4, 11, 16, 2014

Plaintiff, vs. Terrence L. Batten aka Terrence Batten; American General Financial Services of Illinois, Inc. d/b/a Springleaf Financial Services of Illinois, Inc.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 206 Property Address: 504 West 6th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081

THE EAST 20 FEET OF LOT 8 AND THE WEST 40 FEET OF LOT 9 IN BLOCK 27 IN WALLACE'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF STERLING, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 504 West 6th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 11-21-334-009 First Mortgage Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $78005.65 The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Whiteside County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866) 402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale.

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HAVING RELOCATED TO NURSING HOME, THE FOLLOWING HOME WILL BE OFFERED AT AUCTION. Home features 2 bedroom with a possible 3rd bedroom and 2 full baths. One with tub on the upper level, where 2 large bedrooms are situated. The other bath is situated on the main level with a walk-in shower. Nice size kitchen, living room with connecting dining area and den area with wood burning stove rounds off the main level. All berber carpet throughout the home make for a warm and comfortable setting. Mechanics include newer asphalt shingle roof, updated vinyl windows and siding with vinyl soffits, 100 amp c/b, hot water heat and updated hot water heater. Situated on a large corner lot with a 2-plus car detached garage, black top drive and mature shrubs and bushes. This home is move-in ready, and just a nice size for down sizing, or a first time home owner. For more information on the house or to schedule a private viewing contact Joe at the number here. TERMS: $3,000.00 down day of sale with net due on or before July 14, 2014 at which time full possession will be given along with all normal closing documents. Seller will provide a clear title and deed. House is being offered in its AS IS CONDITION and without any contingencies with regard to finances or any other type of contingency. All announcements made day of sale take precedence over all advertising, verbal or written. Seller has the right to accept or reject any and all offers the day of sale.

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This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 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 03126104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I611178 June 4, 11 & 18 2014 THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PROBATE

June 4, 11, 18, 2014 To: Richard H. Ng; Mary B. Ng; Kimberly Allison; Dan Allison; Tyler Allison; Andrew Allison; Occupant; occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate. TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 36 Filed: May 1, 2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Whiteside Date Premises Sold November 2, 2011 Certificate No. 2010-00208 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special assessment number (Not Applicable) Warrant No. (Not Applicable) Inst. No. (Not Applicable) THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at: 713 West 3rd Street, Sterling, Illinois Property Index No. 11-21-357-012 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on October 31, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6-month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before October 31, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois, on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Hauptman. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before October 31, 2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the County Court House in Morrison, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk Address: 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, Telephone: (815) 772-5189 Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. Purchaser or Assignee Dated May 1, 2014 June 2, 3, 4, 2014

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on March 5, 2014, I, Sheriff, Kelly C. Wilhelmi of Whiteside County, Illinois, will hold a sale on July 3, 2014 , commencing at 10 AM, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 . to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit:

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GLENN L. SCHOENHOLZ, Deceased. No. 2014 P 35 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Glenn L. Schoenholz of Dixon, Illinois 61021. Letters of office were issued to Diane Schoenholz Sanders, 8062 S. IL Rt. 2, Dixon, IL 61021 and Janet K. Schoenholz Beiler, 611 16th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081, as Independent Co-Executors, whose attorney of record is David W. Badger, Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, 215 E. First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both, on or before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, or, if mailing or delivering of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: Diane Schoenholz Sanders and Janet K. Schoenholz Beiler, Co-Executors David W. Badger Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX June 4, 11, 18, 2014 Resolution #R2014-05-07 setting the City of Sterling Electrical Aggregation Supply Company was passed at the May 19, 2014 City Council meeting. This document is published in pamphlet form and available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Marie Rombouts City Clerk June 2, 2014 June 4, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS 13 CH 00103 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Raymond Vyas; et. al. DEFENDANTS

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 7/17/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 19-22-09-452-008 Improved with Single Family Home

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COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 800 W. Gardner Street Sublette, IL 61367 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS KERRY HANS A/K/A KERRY L. HANS; JAMES HANS A/K/A

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IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-31572. June 3, 10 & 17 2014

12 CH 00153 1023 11TH AVENUE ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 11, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1023 11TH AVENUE ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: TAN WITH VINYL SIDING ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $91,653.22. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1205395 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale.

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F12090131 CHTX IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY- MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, successor by merger to Bank One, NA. Plaintiff, vs. Terrence L. Batten aka Terrence Batten; American General Financial Services of Illinois, Inc. d/b/a Springleaf Financial Services of Illinois, Inc.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 206 Property Address: 504 West 6th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081

NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on March 5, 2014, I, Sheriff, Kelly C. Wilhelmi of Whiteside County, Illinois, will hold a sale on July 3, 2014 , commencing at 10 AM, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 . to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit:

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Commonly known as: 504 West 6th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 11-21-334-009 First Mortgage Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $78005.65 The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Whiteside County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Cook 26122, DuPage 293191, Kane 031Attorney No. 26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I611178 June 4, 11 & 18 2014

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