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Lincoln Elementary will close Lengthy debate concludes with 4-2 vote night at the high school. With the meeting pushing past the 3-hour mark, the decision was still very much in doubt. But, ultimately, John Jacobs and Terry Shroyer cast the two votes against the closure.

BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – Lincoln Elementary School will close, by virtue of a 4-2 vote at the Dixon School Board meeting Wednesday

Board member Kevin Sward was absent from the meeting. Board member Tom LeMoine wasn’t confident a ballot referendum would pass, and favored closing the school, but said it was a tough decision.

The vote came nearly 2 months after Superintendent Michael Juneger first presented it to the board as a way of addressing the school district’s $1.5 million deficit in the education fund for the 2013-14 school year, which leaves a fund balance of $1.4 million.

How members voted Yes

Jim Schielein, Tom LeMoine, Pam Tourtillott, Josh Arduini

No

John Jacobs, Terry Shroyer * – Kevin Sward was absent from the meeting.

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Leaders review final offers with board Proposals from union, district went public Wednesday BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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ABOVE: Tampico Elementary School fifth-grader Brody Naftzger pulls a box of blankets into the back of a school bus Wednesday morning, as students and staff prepare to deliver them to students in need in Washington. The Tampico school raised $1,400 to buy the materials and make blankets for families affected by the EF4 tornado that devastated the central Illinois city Nov. 17. RIGHT: Several staff members assisted the students in delivering 200 blankets to Central Elementary School in Washington. See more pictures and read more about how the fifth-grade student council project took flight on A3.

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Agency routes people to higher fees Cheaper way available to get records than following letter’s lead to website BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

MORRISON – If you get into a traffic accident in the jurisdiction of the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department – whether you are at fault or not – you will get a letter from the agency. The mailer doesn’t contain

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a copy of the accident report. Rather, it gives you instructions on how to access those records from a website. Once on the site, you’ll find out it costs $13 to get the report. The letter states, “To obtain the full accident report, you must register for an account at the website listed on the [accompanying] card.”

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What the letter doesn’t say is that people have the right to obtain those reports for a much lower cost. If someone goes into the Sheriff’s Department in Morrison to obtain the report, that person is charged a flat fee of $5, no matter how many pages. Under the Freedom of Information Act, requests for

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public records can be emailed. A state law allows law enforcement agencies to charge up to $5 for reports, and $20 if they involve accident reconstruction officers. So why is the Sheriff’s Department routing people to a website with a higher charge?

DIXON – Several hours before the Dixon School Board met in the auditorium at Dixon High School, the final offers from the district and the Dixon Educational Support Personnel Association went public after nearly 18 months of private negotiations. Those offers, and the long negotiation, were addressed during the meeting. DESPA President Mindy Donoho addressed the crowd and the school board during the public comment portion of the meeting. Moments later, Superintendent Michael Juenger reviewed points Michael of the school disJuenger trict’s final offer and the tentative agreement that had been reached, but wasn’t ratified by DESPA members, in August. The sticking point in the Mindy n e g o t i a t ion, Donoho which reached an impasse Dec. 4, is the way the district will calculate the hours worked to be eligible for health insurance. The district’s proposal is to define the school year, which hadn’t been defined in the previous contract that expired in June 2012, as the first institute day to the last institute day, Juenger said. The issue DESPA takes with that calculation, Donoho told Sauk Valley Media in an interview this month, is the fact that breaks during the year, during which the teacher aides don’t work, are not removed when the total hours are divided by the weeks. REVIEW CONTINUED ON A2

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STERLING – More information was made available Wednesday about the arrest of a Sterling man in connection with a shooting that happened in November. After 1 a.m. Nov. 16, Don E. Charleston, 34,

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With that calculation, 15 minutes less a day can mean the difference between new hires being eligible for health insurance and not. “Insurance is a real cost that is affecting how we do business,� Juenger said when discussing points of the

contract with the school board. He added that the board has agreed to “substantial� raises – 7 percent for the 2013-14 school year. Hiring new teacher’s aides for less than 30 hours a week specifically to eliminate the health insurance cost isn’t the school district’s longterm plan, Juenger said in an interview prior to the meeting.

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The education fund is the largest in the school district and pays for teacher salaries, educational program and other expenses. Beginning in the 201415 school year, the second- and third-grade students who would have attended Lincoln will move to Jefferson Elementary School, while fourth- and fifth-grade students at Jefferson

would be housed at Reagan Middle School. Pre-kindergarten and early childhood programs at Reagan would transfer to Washington Elementary School, which still would house kindergarten and first grades under the plan. The school district has faced reduced funding the last few years, specifically from the state. The state sent the district $7.8 million for the 2007-08 school year, but for the 2013-14 school

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But its longterm plan is to control the cost of health insurance. Juenger stressed that no current DESPA member would lose their insurance, based on the district’s offer, unless they chose to be covered on a different plan. The insurance change would only affect new hires. School Board President Pam Tourtillott

said the district wanted to protect all current employees. “Anyone new that would come into the district would understand that this is the situation,� she said. “It’s a difficult time, so we have to make a difficult decision. ... Going forward, people that would come, they would know what’s available and what’s not available.�

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was involved. About 30 minutes later, Wade, of Rock Falls, fired that same gun twice into a Sterling apartment, police said. According to police, Wade had ongoing issues with someone inside the apartment at the time. No injuries or property damage was reported, police said. In November, Wade was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm with no FOID

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New principal set for middle school Birdsley will move from Washington Elementary School BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

STERLING – Starting next year, Challand Middle School will have a new principal. On Wednesday night, the Sterling School Board approved the hire of Matt Birdsley to the position. Birdsley is currently principal at Washington Elementary. Birdsley will be replacing Kathy Howard, who served the role for 6 years and is retiring. He’s been at Washington for the past 2 years, but started out his time with the district as assistant principal at Challand. “So I’ve kind of come full

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ABOVE: A student carries a box of blankets to the bus Wednesday. What started as a fifth-grade student council project blossomed into a school and area-wide project. Students at Tampico Elementary School donated $1 to wear their pajamas to school and were joined by several other local schools.

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OREGON – Conditions were not available Wednesday for two Amboy residents who were injured in a singlecar rollover crash in Oregon on Tuesday, according to a news release.

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College spokeswoman Nancy Chamberlain says Becherer “feels the leadership of the college is in the right place.� She says the school’s vice president of career and technical education, Mike Mastroianni, will serve as interim president.

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OBITUARIES Bernard D. ‘Bernie’ Bodmer O C E A N SPRINGS, Miss. – Bernard D. “Bernie� Bodmer, 79, of Ocean Springs, Miss., formerly of Mendota, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at his home. He was a self-employed farmer for 10 years, and worked in maintenance for District 289, retiring in 2000, after 20 years. Bernie was born June 14, 1934, in Compton, to Howard and Hilda (Kehm) Bodmer. He graduated from Lee Center High School in 1952. He served in the Army. He married Beverly Hill on Dec. 2, 1960, in Franklin Grove. She preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 2009. He married Joylyn Leeyaw on June 14, 2013, in Ocean Springs. He is survived by his wife, Joylyn of Ocean Springs; two daughters, Belinda (Nick) Corey of Mendota and Bethia “Betsy� (Tosh Yamagata) Bodmer of San Diego;

grandchildren, Travis and Taylor Bodmer, Hannah Corey, and Alex and Ava Bodmer; one sister, Marcea Nelson of Dixon; and one brother, Leland Bodmer of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bev; one son, Ben on May 5, 2012; one brother, Merle Bodmer; and one sister, Norma Jean Bodmer. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Mendota. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Michael Morrell officiating. Burial, with full military honors accorded by Mendota Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4079, will be at Melugin Grove Cemetery in Compton. Memorials may be made to the Mendota High School Band Fund. Visit www.schwarzfuneral.com to send condolences.

Harriet Pessman Wierema PHOENIX – Harriet Pessman Wierema, 94, of Phoenix, formerly of Morrison, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Phoenix. She was a homemaker and worked at General Electric in Morrison. Harriet was born October 3, 1919, in Fulton, the daughter of Louis and Agnes (Wilkens) Pessman. She married Howard Wierema on Dec. 30, 1941, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on July 22, 2010. Harriet was a former member of Morrison Christian Reformed Church, and a member of Christ Community Church in Phoenix. She is survived by seven daughters, Sharon (Merle) Reisenbigler of Morrison, Lois (Steve) Andrews of Ocean Port, N.J., and Vi

Jones, Betty Martin, Ellen (Carl) Smith, Carol (John) Ledger, and Marie Wierema, all of Phoenix; 11 grandchildren; 5 stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 18 step-greatgrandchildren; seven great-greatgrandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; and one sister, Ella Kramer of Morrison. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Julie Beveroth and Dorothy Kramer; and two brothers, Homer Pessman and Lewis Pessman. Cremation rites have been accorded. The memorial service will be Dec. 28 in Phoenix. Local services will be at a later date. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements.

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Donald J. Bailey Dixon – Donald J. Bailey, 87, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born June 11, 1926, in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Harold and Lucille (Logan) Bailey. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Josette of Dixon; two daughters, Kathryn (LaVerne) Todd and Linda (Jim) Bonnell, both of Dixon; one son, John M. Bailey of Dixon; and two sisters, Betty Hovey of Charles City, Iowa, and Donna Carter of Quartzsite, Ariz.

STERLING – Callie Louise Lee, 91, of Sterling, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. Callie was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Murphysboro, the daughter of James and Pearl (Logan) Steele. She graduated from Pinckneyville High School, where she was the state speech champion. She married Robert June Lee on March 22, 1941, in Pinckneyville. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1993. Callie was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Sterling, and served many terms as an elder, and elder commissioner to the Blackhawk Presbytery. In 1993, she served as the moderator of the Synod of Lincoln Trails. She also served on the board of Stronghold. She was an avid bridge player who taught many to play and belonged to many clubs. She was the loving mother of Robert June (Mary Lou) Lee, Mary (Jake) Amsbaugh, Becky (Kevin) Reiley, Frank (Paula) Lee, Martha (Mick) O’Brien, and

Callie Fisher; loving grandmother to Jennifer (Scott) Manzara, Michael (Carrie) Lee, Andy (Rachel) Amsbaugh, Todd (Kate) Reiley, Scott (Kristen) Reiley, Adam Lee, Amy (Mikey) Raudenbush, Samantha, Amanda and Jamie Rodriguez, Robbie (Kara) Fisher, and Kate, James, and Hayden Fisher; loving great-grandmother to Jackson Manzara, Abbie, Katie, and Ben Lee, Zachary Amsbaugh, Mia and Luke Reiley, Jakob Sarber, and Abbie Barron; two sisters, Maxine Stone and Ramona Mathis; three brothers, Jack Steele, Fred (Vivian) Steele, and Rex Steele; and many nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Mathis. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday and a celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Per Callie’s request, her body was donated to science. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Lee Bailey Jr.; and a sister, Darlene Golba. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday and a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Burial, with military graveside honors by the combined veterJames D. Shaw ans organizations, will be INDIANOLOPIS – James D. Shaw, 58, of Indianapolis, at Chapel Hill Memorial formerly of Morrison, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, Gardens in Dixon. Visit www.thejonesfh. at his home. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling com to send condolencarrangements. es.

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MORRISON – Ida Mae Balk, 92, of Resthave Nursing MOUNT CARROLL – Paul F. Christian, 54, of Mount Home in Morrison, formerly of Fulton, died Wednes- Carroll, formerly of Pinole, Calif., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Morrison Community Hospital. day, Dec. 18, 2013, at the nursing home. Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll is Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bosma-Renkes Funer- handling arrangements. al Home in Fulton.

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IPA attorney says Federal Reserve eases stimulus department’s letter Bernanke cites improving U.S. is misleading economy as reason for pullback WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sent its strongest signal of confidence in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, deciding that the nation’s economic prospects are finally bright enough to withstand a slight pullback in stimulus spending. Yet the Fed also made clear that it will keep supporting an economy that remains less than fully healthy. It will continue to keep interest rates low and try to boost unusually low inflation, which can be a drag on spending and borrowing. At his final news conference as Fed chairman before he leaves in January, Ben Bernanke managed a delicate balance: He announced a long-awaited and longfeared reduction in the stimulus. Yet he did so while convincing investors that the Fed would continue to bolster the economy indefinitely. Wall Street roared its approval. In a statement after a two-day policy meet-

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“We’re really at a point where we’re getting to the self-sustaining recovery that the Fed has been talking about,� Scott Anderson, chief economist of Bank of the West. “It really seems like that’s going to come together in 2014.�

Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi said the department needed crash-reporting software, which would have cost $20,000, plus thousands of dollars in regular upgrades. To avoid those expenses, he said, the county entered into an agreement with LexisNexis to get the software for free. The catch: a $13 fee to the public, with $8 going to the company and $5 to the county. “I truly believe that the $13 is something that people’s insurance companies will reimburse them for,� Wilhelmi said. “This pays for the software that we have been provided with. We have it given to us for free.� The system allows people who are involved in accidents to retrieve the reports for their insurance companies early in the process, Wilhelmi said. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has a website that allows

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OREGON – Early winter weather this month has delayed the final tests on the Black Hawk statue. Frank Rausa of Sterling, who is heading up an effort to repair the 102-year-old world-renowned icon,

said experts will likely return in early January to Lowden State Park, where the statue stands on a high bluff overlooking the Rock River. Three experts – a structural engineer, preservation architect, and conservation architect – will be on the site to do further study of the repairs that are needed to reverse the effects of time and weather and preserve the statue. “They’re going to spend a

To donate Donations can be mailed to Illinois Conservation Foundation, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield IL 62702. couple of days doing some sound testing,� Rausa said. “We just need a little weather cooperation.� The experts had planned to do the last tests early this month, until several snowstorms

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and frigid weather prevented that. A team of experts spent nearly a week in October examining the damage to the statue and performing tests. Created by sculptor Lorado Taft in 1911 as a tribute to all Native Americans and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the statue is on a 125-foot bluff. It draws thousands of visitors each year. The statue has devel-

oped cracks, and large pieces of its concrete surface have dislodged. The folded arms of the 50-foot monolith have been especially affected. The cost for the assessment and repairs was estimated at $625,000. Much of that money has been raised. Rausa, a member of The Friends of the Blackhawk Statue Committee, said the price tag for the study and repairs is up to

$700,000 now and could go even higher. More than half the money already raised for the project came from a $350,000 grant that the IDNR received from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The rest came from donations, as well as funds raised during the annual Oregon Trail Days festival held at Lowden Park since 2010.

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State to allow paper applications Board gets property for long run SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Just days after saying Illinois would accept only online applications for concealed carry permits, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration has announced it will accept paper applications, but not until 6 months after the process begins. The about-face came after some lawmakers complained that many residents, particularly those in rural areas, don’t have access to computers or are not comfortable using them, according to the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers. “Many of us are hearing of the hardship that would be [imposed] on many, many of our constituents,� said state Rep. David Leitch, who attended the meeting Tuesday when the reversal was announced.

It was clear that the Illinois State Police, the agency that will be taking the applications and anticipates 400,000 in the first year alone, was not close to being ready for the change; one official balked when Leach said he would like to see the paper applications ready to go in March. “I cannot commit to March,� said Suzanne Bond, chief legal counsel for the state police, which is responsible for accepting applications, conducting background checks and offering firearm training for the flood of residents expected to apply to carry concealed weapons. Bond’s comments underscore a concern that things might not go smoothly next month, when the law goes into effect. “I think they are going

to be pushed to do something sooner,� said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, said of the delay until July 1. “But it shows how incompetent they are.� Law enforcement officials have their own concerns about the rollout of the application process that begins Jan. 5, when the state police would start accepting online applications. Earlier this week, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart reiterated his concerns that the system to analyze applications is deeply flawed. He said local law enforcement does not have the resources to adequately investigate thousands of applications to prevent permits from being issued to people with arrests for crimes such as domestic abuse or to those with gang ties.

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OREGON – Ogle County will soon own another piece of property near its judicial center. The county board voted 20-4 this week to authorize board chairman Kim Gouker of Byron to sign documents to buy the house at 102 S. Fifth St. in Oregon for $99,500 and to enter into a 3-year lease with the current occupant. The deal has been a long time in the making. The county wanted the property in case it expanded its operations in the future. “It’s a piece of property we’ve looked at ever since we built the judicial center,� Gouker said. The judicial center, which is next door to the

house to the south, was completed in 2005. The board bought the property north of the house, where Jackass BBQ is, at 501 W. Washington St. (state Route 64) last June from John Spoor for $150,000. The county leases that property to restaurant owner Andy Riegel. The board will buy the house from Scott and Barb Spoor and lease it to Robert Lowe, who has a law practice there. Lowe has a contract to buy the house from the Spoors for $89,500 but is willing to forgo the purchase if he can rent it from the county, Gouker said. Lowe will pay the county $300-a-month rent for the property, pay the real estate taxes, and take care of maintenance, Gouker said.

Gouker said an appraiser hired by the county valued the house at $89,500. Board member Lyle Hopkins of Polo opposed the purchase price. “If it was appraised at $89,500,� he said. “I don’t think we should offer one penny more.� Board member Greg Sparrow of Rochelle disagreed. “If we were buying it just for a house, I would agree with you,� he said. “It’s a vital piece of property for the further expansion of the judicial center.� Gouker said the Spoors were originally asking $129,000 for the house. He said the $300 rent Lowe will pay over the next 3 years will make up the $10,000 difference between the appraisal and the purchase price.

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uperheroes by the score have made their way to the screens of movie theaters, televisions, computers and even cellphones. However, several “super heroes� from Dixon High School have won a lot of attention in recent days. Zade Abdullah and Kyle Nutt, with help from Jimmy Taylor, filmed and posted a video online that encourages people to perform random acts of kindness. Zade and Kyle, friends who are both 16, donned

superhero costumes and, with video cameras at the ready, went around the community handing out flowers, paying for others’ purchases, and handing out unexpected gifts. They posted the video on YouTube early last week and then waited for a reaction. They didn’t have to wait long. After 24 hours, the video had attracted about 6,000 views. A week later, as of midafternoon Wednesday,

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truths for itself. These days, we talk about random acts of Several high school students found a great kindness. We talk about way to show how simple acts of kindness can paying it forward. Those concepts are varibrighten someone’s day. We salute them. ations on the Golden Rule that was well-known to it had more than 41,000 Maybe it was the surprevious generations. The views. prised looks, laughs, and Scouting movement also That’s equivalent to the gratitude on the faces of urged its members to “do combined populations those they helped. a good turn daily.� of Dixon, Rock Falls and Just as likely was their But Zade and Kyle cerSterling! simple but powerful mes- tainly stepped it up a What drew YouTube sage: Everyone can be a notch. Armed with superviewers to the 4-minutesuperhero; use your pow- hero costumes, money, plus video? ers to do good deeds. gifts and courage, they Maybe it was those colEach generation needs headed out into the comorful tights. to discover certain eternal munity to do good and

have fun, too. Fast-food customers, a movie rental customer, a waitress, a postal carrier, nursing home residents, and even police officers found themselves on the receiving end of the boys’ good-will gestures. A simple act of kindness can brighten someone’s day. In an entertaining and inspiring way, “How to be a Super Hero� proved it. No wonder its message has reached thousands. In this Christmas season, we hope it reaches thousands more.

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Pile of unfinished legislation is mountainous Congress still isn’t being responsible LEE H. HAMILTON Bloomington, Ind.

Congress is winding down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It’s a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year. The problem is that for too long, members of Congress have been working hard at everything except the one thing they should have been working hard at: legislating. They’ve been so unproductive that they’ve actually threatened our world standing and our domestic wellbeing. To be sure, they are moving incrementally. Gridlock is breached, but not broken. The likelihood is that Congress will pass a defense bill. It reached a smallscale budget agreement that undoes a bit of the damage caused by the sequester. It is finally starting to work through a list as long as your arm of judicial and executivebranch confirmations, but only because Senate Democrats decided they

had to change the rules if they wanted to fill longunfilled government appointments. Yet, the list of what Congress hasn’t done is sobering. There’s no food-stamp reauthorization or waterways construction bill. It passed a one-month Lee H. extension to Hamilton the farm bill, but that falls far short of the certainty this crucial economic sector needs. There’s no lasting solution to the debt ceiling problem. Almost nothing has been done about the fundamental gap between taxes and spending. It has left unemployment benefits unresolved, immigration reform unresolved, tax reform unresolved, and action on climate change unresolved. THIS LACK OF productivity makes me wonder whether Congress can address truly hard challenges without a crisis before it. Mind you, some legislators take pride in how unproductive Congress has been. They argue that the less the government does, the better. But given Congress’s pathetically low standing

in the polls, it’s clear that most Americans don’t agree. They don’t like incompetence, as their response to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act suggests, and they really don’t like people who dodge their responsibilities, which is what Congress’s ineffectiveness amounts to. Unlike many members of Congress, Americans seem to understand that things that ought to be done are not getting done, and that there are real costs to inaction. We’re in a competitive race with China for world leadership, and whether we like it or not, others around the globe are comparing our two governments. The attractiveness of the American model is under challenge, and our political dysfunction is a serious handicap. As the Wall Street Journal put it recently, a superpower that isn’t sure it can fund its government or pay its bills is not in a position to lead. And because problems aren’t getting addressed, others are stepping into the breach at home, too – but with less transparency, less accountability, and less flexibility. The Fed is doing the heavy lifting on the economy. The Supreme Court is essentially legislating. Executive branch agen-

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cies are trying to handle massively difficult challenges through executive orders. State and local governments have decided that even on issues they can’t truly address effectively, like immigration, they’re on their own. When asked about all this, congressional leaders tend to blame the other house, arguing that they’ve done their best but the other side has bottled up their efforts. ALL I CAN SAY IS, finger-pointing is not an excuse, it’s an admission of failure. A leader’s responsibility is to enact legislation, not just get a

bill through the house of Congress he or she controls. Legislating is tough, demanding work. It requires many hours of conversation about differences, commonalities, and possible solutions. It demands patience, mutual respect, persistence, collegiality, compromise, artful negotiation, and creative leadership. Especially when Congress is so divided. Yet when Congress meets only episodically throughout the year, when it often works just 3 days a week and plans an even more relaxed schedule in 2014, when the

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Someone left gifts behind BETTY MEENEN Rock Falls

The Whiteside County Senior Center Santa’s Workshop was Saturday morning, and there were some gifts left that were already paid for. One box of gifts was signed from Karsyn, and a couple of other gifts were signed from Alex. Also, there was one Beanie Baby that was paid for and not taken, and one other gift that was paid for with no name on it. If anyone knows who these gifts are from, call the Whiteside County Senior Center at 815-622-9230 or stop in at 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Thank you. Note to readers: Betty

Meenen is the office man- arrived, requiring all be in ager at the Whiteside Spanish. County Senior Center. On Nov. 22, 1963, I was substituting for the principal of the English school. My office was next door to the principal of the Spanish school. We were vioKATHRYN LILLYMAN lently interrupted by JaviDixon er: “SeĂąora! SeĂąora!â€? His I recall more keenly, or in small janitor’s radio had a different way, what hap- just announced the death pened at 1 p.m. Nov. 22, of President Kennedy: “El 1963. I wasn’t living in the presidente Kennedy es U.S., but in Olivos, a sub- muerto.â€? urb north of Buenos Aires, We were stunned. What Argentina. about our students? In 10 My husband was working minutes, the young bus for the U.S. Information passengers were to be Service in Buenos Aires, taken home – several hunand I was teaching English dred of them in a dozen at the Lincoln School, bet- buses, going to the riverter known as the Ameri- side suburbs. There was can Community School no way our students could in La Lucila. Uniquely, it learn the awful news, nor was bilingual – the morn- ride on a bus with hysteriing half-day in English, and cal, shocked and weeping at noon the Spanish staff schoolmates.

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We gave immediate instructions to the drivers, and then school was out: no word, and that was successful. But the evening, the family stressed, poor TV reception, and the question “how can that be?â€? The need to share overwhelmed us. Neighbors, from our own country and many more dropped by, and we sought like comfort. We saw a small, timid maid from next door knocking at the door. We heard her sob and utter the Spanish “Mi sentido pĂŠsame, seĂąora.â€? She was offering her deep sympathy and so, too, were the other macamas (maids), the livein Paraguayans who lived nearby, and they cried and held my hand. “Mi sentido pĂŠsame, seĂąora.â€?

House and Senate give themselves just one overlapping week this month to resolve huge questions of public policy, you can come to only one conclusion: They’re not really willing to work hard at legislating. A last-minute flurry of bills offers hope, but it’s going to take a lot more work to convince the country that Congress knows how to live up to its responsibilities. 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.

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MOVIE REVIEW | ‘ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES’

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t was time of wide ties and velvet suits, jangly jewelry, open shirts, big hair and boatsized cars. After Watergate, cynicism was everybody’s default mode. The economy was in the toilet, disco was on the radio and everybody was corrupt. “American Hustle” reminds us that as jaded as we’ve gotten about crime and a rigged economy and government and politics, none of this is new. And if you’re looking for a place where right and wrong dissolved from black and white to shades of grey, David O. Russell’s caper comedy is built around the 1970s ABSCAM scandal, a wide-ranging FBI sting operation from the golden age of such stings. It’s a film of bottom-feeding con artists, ambitious politicians and insanely ambitious law enforcement folk. And it makes delicious fun of the zero-tolerance zeal built into this scandal and its true cost to our ability to get big things done. Christian Bale is Irving Rosenfeld, a New York low-life who runs loan scams, art forgery scams and a chain of dry cleaners and glass repair shops all over the Five Boroughs. He’s got a soul-mate, a paramour and partner in crime – Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). Like Irving, Sydney’s a dreamer. When she buys into his profession, a fake English accent

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This film image released by Sony Pictures shows (from left) Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from “American Hustle.” becomes her calling card, and Lady Edith Greensly becomes her name. She has “connections to London banking.” Irving is fat, with an epic comb-over not quite covering his bald pate. But sexy Sydney, who never met a bra she liked, shrugs that off. She can see through people, size them up. And she’s good at rationalizing their scams, aimed mainly at desperate small-business people. And then they con the wrong guy. Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) is a fanatical F.B.I. agent living the “Saturday Night Fever” dream. He’s got a room in his mom’s home, a fiancee he has no interest in saddling his future

to and his permed hair in curlers every night. Richie is every bit the striver that Irving and Sydney are. But what he wants is the glory of tearing down a culture of graft, fraud and corruption. These two, strong-armed into setting up cons to snare bigger fish, are his next promotion. Russell has plenty of fun with the garish era that was the setting – “This new thing – a microwave ... It’s scientific! Don’t put metal in it” – and he never lets himself get too caught up in the actual facts of this sting. That involved a fake Arab sheik, a lot of money promised to help re-launch the casino industry in Atlantic City

and the politicians and mobsters who desperately want that to happen. “Some of this actually happened,” the opening credits joke. The three leads narrate the tale. And through them, others find their way in. Jeremy Renner is terrific as a hard-charging, idealistic mayor; Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”) is a willing, sleazy “victim”; Louis C.K. is the embattled, common-sense peddling F.B.I. boss Richie crosses, and Jack Huston is a mob lieutenant. And Jennifer Lawrence is Rosalyn Rosenfeld, Irving’s wife. That’s right. He’s got an unstable child bride who was a single mom when she

married him. Rosalyn is the juiciest character of the lot, a Martha Mitchell for this Watergate scandal, a loony loose cannon who cluelessly acts on every impulse – and her favorite impulse is to hurt the husband she knows is cheating on her. “American Hustle” is about over-reaching, about a sting that grows more dubious and more dangerous the more people it ensnares. Irving, blackmailed by the feds, can see this. Sydney, playing all the angles, worries. But Richie charges on, a lunatic on some sort of hang’-emall mission. And he’s got his eye on Lady Edith. Cooper gives Richie an antic dizziness, which

really pays off in his confrontations with the hapless, put-upon Louis C.K. Bale plays Irving without a hint of vanity and cagey, over matched resignation, a man who is no longer “in control” of his scams or his women. Lawrence is getting the lion’s share of the Oscar buzz for her nasal-voiced, self-absorbed idiot, a happy drunk and a young woman jaded beyond her years. But Adams crackles with bitter longing in scene after scene. Lawrence has the showier moments in their confrontations, but Adams makes their scenes work. The disco decadence, the seedy era before Times Square became a theme park, the lowered expectations of an endless recession, everything that was then and is now makes up “American Hustle.” And that’s what makes this the best movie of this holiday season.

WHAT’S GOING ON cian Lucas Pauley and members of former area bands Kirkland and Paper Towns; Jan. 4, Whitlocked and Loaded; Jan. 11, Poison Apple; Jan. 18, 2nd Wind; and Jan. 25, Remembering Alice.

ART EXHIBITS At The Next Picture Show DIXON – During December, Stuart Roddy shows his work on the Front Wall, Dan LeTourneau shows his work in the Lower Gallery, and Bob Balayti shows his willow creations in the gallery. Art at the Loveland DIXON – The art collection at the Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., and its many other exhibits are available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse. org or 815-284-2741. Go to lovelandcommunityhouse. org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information. At Sauk Valley Bank DIXON – Becky Hundrieser is currently showing her work at Sauk Valley Bank. Hundrieser began her painting in 2008 with Beverly Garcia at Garcia’s studio in Grand Detour. Recently she has been studying oil painting with Stuart Roddy at the Next Picture Show in Dixon. Hundrieser, who resides in Grand Detour, is known throughout the area as “The Lamp Lady” who makes custom lamps from antique bases. This exhibit will be at the bank until mid-January.

ART SALE Holiday Gift Shoppe open STERLING – Bridge of Art’s Holiday Gift Shoppe is open at 3 E. Third St. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. today;

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The Michael D Band will play Friday at Champs, 216 Locust St., Sterling. Go to www.facebook.com/michael.dband for more information. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

BANDS AND BARS Get listed! Are you in a band that would like to be listed in Plan!t Sauk Valley’s free entertainment

calendar? Are you a bar that offers live entertainment? Send an email with the band’s name, booking number and website or Facebook page, and gig or event schedule, or the bar’s event schedule, to Lucas Pauley at lpauley@saukvalley.com. At Champs STERLING – The Michael D Band will play Friday, and The Mighty Wheelhouse will play Saturday at the bar, 216 Locust St. For more information, call 815626-6003. Upcoming: Jan. 4, The Giving Tree Band. At Cragel’s PROPHETSTOWN – Reflex

Blues will play Dec. 31 at the bar, 345 Washington St. At Lamb’s Tap ROCK FALLS – Kill Bill E’s will perform Friday and Mid West Mobile will be set up Saturday at the bar, 215 W. Second St. Upcoming: Dec. 27, 28, and 31, Mid West Mobile. At Long Shot Bar & Grill ROCK FALLS – Lunch with Pedro featuring Shannon Carroll will play Friday, and Pie Filler will play Saturday at the bar, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road. Upcoming: Dec. 27, New Shoes; Dec. 28, Kizmaz; Dec. 31, Gina Venier and Small Town Hymnal, featuring local musi-

Dec. 28 Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers STERLING – Country gentlemen Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will help locals celebrate New Year’s Eve early from 7 to 11 p.m. at Sterling Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Go to www.rhythmramblers.com to learn more about the band. Carsick Radio in Dixon DIXON – Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria, will host the local recording band Carsick Radio with special guest, Tristan Bushman opening. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Bushman opening the show at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Mama Cimino’s will have drinks and pizza available for puchase. Go to www.facebook.com/carsickradio for more information. Rosbrook Studio is an artist co-op, with roots extending into the very beginnings of Dixon and the Sauk Valley area.

CONCERTS Friday Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm

St. Open stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building. Go to www.franklingroveil.org for more information. Jan. 3 First Fridays in Oregon OREGON – First Fridays Open Stage Music Show returns to the Oregon VFW. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic, and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information. Upcoming: Feb. 7 Jan. 10 Annual concert at Abiding Word STERLING – The Sterling Municipal Symphony Band’s 20th annual Evening at the Pops concert is set for Abiding Word Church, 806 E. Lynn Blvd. Attendance is free for those just listening to the music. The cost is $25 per person for reserve seats, a hors d’ouevres buffet, and dessert. The doors open at 6 p.m., with the buffet at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 7 p.m., with desserts at intermission. Only 150 reserve seats are available, and reservations must be postmarked by Dec. 31. Checks can be made out to Sterling Municipal Band and sent to Sterling Municipal Band, P.O. Box 991, Sterling, IL 61081. Call 815-622-1681 for more information.

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOING ON CONCERTS March 8 Symphony offers student solo, ballet STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual Young Artist concert, featuring an area high school musician in a solo spot accompanied by the orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. in Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave. The program will include dancers from the Gateway Contemporary Ballet in two famous story pieces from the orchestral literature, Prokofievâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter and the Wolfâ&#x20AC;?, and Saint-Saensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carnival of the Animalsâ&#x20AC;?. It will close with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 2â&#x20AC;? by Borodin. All students through college will be admitted free to this concert. Otherwise, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. Also available this year is a bus ride to Centennial, with boarding points in Clinton, Fulton and Morrison. Call 563-243-5958 for prices and to make a reservation. April 5 Last concert of regular season CLINTON, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its last concert of the regular season, at 7:30 p.m. at Clinton High School, 817 Eighth Ave. S. The concert marks the celebration of the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60th season, and will feature the festive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 4â&#x20AC;? by Tchaikovsky. Supporting pieces for the performance are the tone poem overture â&#x20AC;&#x153;Othelloâ&#x20AC;? by Dvorak, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Enchanted Lakeâ&#x20AC;? by Russian composer Anatoli Lyadov. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free of charge. They

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Carsick Radio (above) with special guest, Tristan Bushman, will play Dec. 28 at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria, Dixon. Doors open at 7 p.m., with Bushman opening the show at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Go to www.facebook.com/carsickradio for more information. are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. June 8 Free pops concert in Clinton CLINTON. Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual free pops concert at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information.

at any participating venue, or call Sterling Main Street at 815-6268610, email fourthFridaysPAC@ gmail.com or find it on Facebook. Jan. 11 Second Saturdays in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Go to www.Second-Saturdays. com or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details. Upcoming: Feb. 8

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Dec. 27 Fourth Fridays in Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night. Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com or

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Friday Movie night in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Project GenNex is sponsoring a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas Movie Niteâ&#x20AC;? at Rosbrook Hall from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The featured movies will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home Alone,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Christmas Story,â&#x20AC;? along with showings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlie Brown Christmas,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frost the Snowmanâ&#x20AC;? and the animated â&#x20AC;&#x153;How the Grinch Stole Christmas.â&#x20AC;?

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FREAKY FUN Terror year round Ravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grin Inn MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Part performance art, part art gallery, the home of Jim Warfield at 411 N. Carroll St. offers a year-round haunted house that displays his artwork â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and his twisted sense of humor. Check out the website before taking the young kids. Ravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grin is open from 7 p.m. to midnight daily, and also from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $13. Find it on Facebook, go to www.hauntedravensgrin.com or call 815-244-4746 for more information.

FARMERS MARKETS In Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Twin City Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, year round, in the historic Twin City Produce Building, 106 Ave. A. Find the market on Facebook, go to twincityfarmersmarket.com, or call 815-499-7268 for a list of

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Friday and Saturday Party with the James Gang Karaoke with the James Gang from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 28 at Ralphieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Ashton. Email jamesgang1996@gmail.com for more information. Upcoming: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Wagon Wheel in Sterling. Tuesday and Wednesday At the R&R ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The R&R Lounge, 219 W. Second St., offers karaoke from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Find the bar on Facebook or call 815-625-9095 for more information.

AT THE MUSEUM The Depot is open AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Amboy Depot Museum, 99 E. Main St., is open for the season. Admission is free. Go to www.amboydepotmuseum. org or call 815-631-7391 for appointments or more information.

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older brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s male roommate, a few things occurred that make me wonder if my brother is gay. Whether he is or not doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter to me, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my business to find out unless he chooses to share it with Dear Unhappy: If you me. are the one making all Although I am a strong the concessions, make a supporter of the gay and list of Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good qualilesbian community, my ties, and then make one concern is that because that includes how he we were raised in an refuses to compromise, extremely conservative makes you feel lonely and home, my brother may isolated, and says things think I still hold those without regard to whether beliefs and may be relucthey are hurtful to others. tant to confide in me. Place them side by side, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to make a and you will have your wrong assumption about answer. his sexuality, nor do I want to force him out Dear Abby: After of the closet before heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently meeting my ready. How can I let him

know I support him, no Dear Abby: Does being matter what, without invited to an engagement crossing the line? party â&#x20AC;&#x153;guaranteeâ&#x20AC;? you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Liberal Girl in Texas will also be invited to the wedding? Dear Liberal Girl: There â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Looking Ahead in are ways to communiWashington, D.C. cate your feelings to your brother without being Dear Looking Ahead: direct. If you are still in Yes, it does. And for that school, consider joining not to happen is a HUGE a gay/straight alliance. If breach of etiquette on you see something in the the part of whoever is news about a gay issue, hosting the wedding, call it to his attention and whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say something positive. parents or the couple Or, if you think that might themselves. make him uncomfortable, Dear Abby is written by how about giving him a Abigail Van Buren, also hug and telling him how known as Jeanne Phillips, lucky you feel to have and was founded by her him as a brother and that mother, Pauline Phillips. you will love him forever? Write Dear Abby at www. (Come to think of it, a DearAbby.com or P.O. Box straight sibling might also 69440, Los Angeles, CA appreciate hearing it.) 90069.

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This image, released by Warner Bros. Pictures, shows Joaquin Phoenix (left) and director Spike Jonze on the set of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her.â&#x20AC;? And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been dealing with the praise, and the differing interpretations, ever since. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One person says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about relationships. Or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about evolution.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I like that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about our species and our society evolving. And on a micro level, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about one man evolving in his life and growing a little bit. We all try to evolve.â&#x20AC;? Is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Herâ&#x20AC;? also about loneliness, the electronic isolation of the tweeting / texting age taken to a new level? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always had ways of hiding from really connecting with each other,â&#x20AC;? Jonze says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been things that we used to avoid close contact. The technology is all thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This [handheld worldwide communication,

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Rice latest Filly to accept offer from Missouri BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085 ext. 554

Rice file Age: 14 School: Morrison Year: Freshman Sport: Softball Family: Parents Larry & Kristy, sister Grace (12) FYI: After 6 years of ASA and travel softball, Rice verbally committed to play softball at the University of Missouri. … Former Fillies Michaele and Abby Vock also played for Tigers.

Lauren Rice has yet to throw a pitch for the Morrison High School softball team, but she already has her college future mapped out. The 14-year-old Filly freshman verbally committed to play college softball at the University of Missouri, during a campus visit over the weekend. “It’s very weird; I just can’t believe it,” Rice said. “A lot of the seniors here don’t even

know where they want to go, and I already know where I’m going to be in 4 years.” “It’s so crazy, just happening so fast,” Lauren’s father, Larry, added. “She was just given the offer Saturday, and she took it. It’s still all sinking in, but she’s got the drive to do it.” A veteran of the ASA and travel ball circuits, Rice played for the Clinton (Iowa) Commettes for 2 years, then with the Quad Cities Firebirds for 3 years. RECONNECTED CONTINUED ON B2

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Morrison freshman Lauren Rice (center), seen here with Missouri softball assistant coach Pete D’Amour (left) and head coach Ehren Earlywine, verbally committed over the weekend to play softball for the Tigers when she graduates from Morrison High School in 2017.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL | GUIDE TO 2013-14 BOWL SEASON

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The 2013 college football bowl season begins Saturday. Over a 17-day span, there will be 35 bowl games. Above are some of the players and teams that will make the bowl season worth watching.

Out with a bang Last year of BCS one reason to tune in to bowl games BY JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Write

This is it, the final go-round for the BCS. The much-maligned system for determining college football’s national champion will be mothballed after this season, replaced by a four-team playoff next season. As finales go, it’s hard to argue too much about the final title-game participants. Florida State was the only major-conference team to finish undefeated, and Auburn had the best résumé of the one-loss teams. That’s the big one, but of course there are 34 other bowls, starting with four on Saturday, that will feature plenty of other good teams, star players and interesting match-ups. To get you ready, we’ve got a rundown of what to look for:

Top Games

BCS National Championship: Florida State

vs. Auburn, Jan. 6, Pasadena, Calif. Duh. Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 2, New Orleans. Two storied programs that fell short of their national-title aspirations are still pretty good. Orange Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson,

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Jan. 3, Miami. These teams that are a combined 45-5 since the start of last season, and among the highest-scoring in college football. Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Michigan State, Jan. 1, Pasadena, Calif. If you like smashmouth, defensive-minded football, this is your game. AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Arizona vs. Boston College, Dec. 31, Shreveport, La. So what’s so exciting about two 7-5 teams? Two AllAmerican running backs going at each other: Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey and BC’s Andre Williams.

trying to punish defenders for daring to tackle him. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. Last year’s Heisman winner could be making his last hurrah in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against Duke. Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State. Arguably the most disruptive interior lineman in the country. Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State. AllAmerican can turn the simplest of routes into touchdowns.

Sponsors Food is king among bowl sponsors for the Top Players third straight season. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State. Won The 2013-14 bowl season includes seven the Heisman Trophy, playing for a national bowls with food affiliations, from potatoes championship. Not a bad freshman to pizza to wild wings. season. Second on the list are financial compaAJ McCarron, QB, Alabama. There will be nies with six, and auto-related companies no three-peat as national champion, but are third with five. he’s been as good a college quarterback as This year’s bowl lineup also includes we’ve seen in a while. a helicopter company, a university, a C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama. Collects tackdefense contractor, a department store les like baseball cards. and a cause (Fight Hunger). Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona. Second BANG CONTINUED ON B5 nationally in yards per game, runs like he’s WRESTLING

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The Rock Falls Rockets swept a pair of Big Northern West duals at Tabor Gym on Wednesday, downing Rockford Lutheran 42-41 and beating Winnebago 48-30. Konner Smith (126 pounds), Christian Torres (170/160) and Hunter Saathoff (195) each won two pins for the Rockets (107). Those three were the only contested matches Rock Falls won against Winnebago; it also received five forfeits. Rollie Elder (145) and Carlos Loyola (182) added pins against Lutheran, and the one-point difference was a Crusader technical fall at 152 pounds. Both teams took seven weight classes. Morrison splits at home: The Mustangs lost 51-21 to Geneseo, but bounced back to beat Alleman 58-24. Cody Vanderlaan (113 pounds) and Austin Keller (152) each picked up a pair of pins for Morrison, while Joe Eads (106) added a decision and Phoenix Parks (120) both won by pin against Geneseo and received forfeits against Alleman. Noah Challand (126), Hunter Ferguson (145) and Tyler Todd (285) all added pins against Alleman, while Austin Shoup (195) won by technical fall, and Dylan Keller (132) added a major decision against the Pioneers.

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St. Bede 61, Bureau Valley 54:

The Storm dropped to 5-4 on the Boys basketball season with a loss to the Bruins Pecatonica 50, Oregon 43: Eli at the Colmone Classic in Spring Karvelisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; seven 3-pointers and Valley. 32 points were too much for the Hawks to overcome in a ForresGirls basketball ton tournament loss. Morrison 50, Forreston 32: The Jessie McKinley scored 16 Fillies overcame eight 3-pointpoints for Oregon (3-7), and ers from Cardinals senior Rachel Trevor Otten added 10 points, Walton to improve to 2-0 at the hitting three 3s. Polo tournament. Forreston 42, Morrison 33: The Chelsea Eads scored 18 points Mustangs were outscored 22-14 to lead Morrison (7-4), while in the second half of a Forreston Lakin Goodman and Emma tournament loss. Melton added 10 points apiece. Hunter Hamstraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight points Oregon 76, West Carroll 25: The paced a balanced attack for Hawks scored 27 points in each Morrison (3-6). Wyatt Kerchner of the first two quarters, and led scored 11 for the Cardinals (4-2). 54-17 at halftime in a Polo tourMilledgeville 63, Dakota 48: The nament rout. Missiles recovered from a threeSam Lambrigtsen scored 21 point first quarter to outscore the points to pace Oregon (8-3), Indians 46-27 after halftime at which had all 11 players score. the Forreston tournament. Kelsey Pudlas added 14 points, Jordan Harris scored 18 points, and Emy Wright chipped in 11.

Abby Maikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 points led the Thunder (2-7), and Demi Hess scored nine. Byron 88, Polo 20: Nicole Silvers and Keelyn Swanson both scored 20 points for Byron in a rout of the Marcos at the Polo tournament. Byron (7-1) jumped out to a 26-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Keeley Meyer had seven points to lead Polo (1-11). Pearl City 37, Fulton 23: Kayla Downs scored 11 points, and Halle Fransen had 10 points as the Wolves downed the Steamers at the Pearl City tournament. Fulton falls to 2-8 on the season.

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Thanks to six series of at least 550, the Dukes grabbed all 10 points in a NIB-12 West road dual. Joel Spangler led the way for Dixon with a 653 series, including games of 223 and 225. Keenan Longan added a 597 series, with the high game of the match at 235. Dixon totaled seven 200+ games.

Rice follows in footsteps of Vock sisters RECONNECTED CONTINUED FROM B1

In January, she joined the elite Beverly Bandits out of Chicago, playing in tournaments all over the country as part of the Premier Girls Fastpitch organization. Rice, who had already received full-ride scholarship offers from Ohio State, Boston College and Illinois, visited Missouri last weekend. She spent Friday with head coach Ehren Earlywine, his staff, and the team, then participated in a prospect camp on Saturday. The first pitch Rice threw at the camp was clocked at 70 mph â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about 100 mph in baseball terms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Earlywine offered her a scholarship on the spot. While she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sign an official letter of intent until her junior year, she told the Tigers sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be coming their way in 4 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe I hit 70; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m only 14,â&#x20AC;? Lauren said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was so excited, and then they offered me a scholarship â&#x20AC;Ś Missouri was my first choice, and I loved the campus and coaches and players, and it all worked out.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;She knew going in that she was going to accept it if they offered,â&#x20AC;? Larry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been

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talking to Coach Earlywine every week for the past couple of months, and when they invited her down there, she was ready.â&#x20AC;? The main criteria Rice was looking for in a college was playing for a top-tier program which would give her the chance to play in the College World Series, as well as someplace she felt comfortable in a family-type atmosphere. Missouri easily fit that mold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels so awesome to make this decision so early,â&#x20AC;? Rice said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about impressing people all the time now. I get to go out and have fun for 4 years. I really want to help Morrison win another state title, and hopefully we can make that happen.â&#x20AC;? The spotlight has never really bothered Rice. She was a main cog in the Firebirdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; two ASA state championships, and plays with blue-chip players from five different states with the Beverly Bandits. Her fellow starting pitcher with the Bandits, Megan Beaubien, recently committed to the University of Michigan. Larry, a Morrison police officer, estimates the family has spent between $12,000 and $15,000 per year for

Lauren to play summer ball and work out with professional hitting and pitching instructors since she was 8. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paying off right now for Lauren, who appreciates so much the sacrifice her parents have made that she thanked them on Facebook immediately upon accepting Missouriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offer. Under NCAA rules, Rice is allowed to contact the Missouri coaches via phone and email as much as she wants, as long as the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; staff doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t initiate or reciprocate. She can also speak with coaches during campus visits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both official and unofficial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and camps. The Rices know that there will inevitably be backlash from people about her early commitment. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something both parents and daughter believe she can handle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People will want to pass judgment, saying sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too young or hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet proven that she deserves it,â&#x20AC;? Larry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really agree with how this system works; I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little stupid. But girls mature faster than boys physically, so the recruiting starts earlier, and if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play the game, she loses out on the opportunity of

her dreams.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know people will say a lot of bad stuff, and really be targeting me during softball season,â&#x20AC;? Lauren added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what other people think. That stuff doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother me, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m planning to have the last laugh in the end.â&#x20AC;? She is the third Filly to play softball at Missouri, following in the footsteps of sisters Michaele and Abby Vock, who were members of the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CWS teams in 2009, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10 and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;11. Rice said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talked to Abby Vock about Missouri, but mainly just about the coaches and what Abby learned during her time in the Tigers program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That program is just absolute class,â&#x20AC;? Larry said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud and honored for Lauren to be able to follow the Vocks to Missouri.â&#x20AC;? Larry said Earlywine called Phil Vock, Michaele and Abbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, on Sunday after Lauren accepted Missouriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship offer, and told Phil, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That young lady just made my Christmas.â&#x20AC;? Lauren was floored. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty awesome; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never heard that from anybody before,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just feel so happy that he feels that way, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget that.â&#x20AC;?

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All         0-2    

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All 7-0              

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PECATONICA 50, OREGON 43

FORRESTON 42, MORRISON 33

All         6-4          

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MILLEDGEVILLE 63, DAKOTA 48

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All   6-2       4-4      

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DIXON 3,476, OTTAWA 3,307

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OREGON (8-3) Sam Lambrigtsen 9 2-2 21, McKaylee "EETER     %MY 7RIGHT     -C#AHL3ANDERS  +ELCI&OSS   -AL3ANDERS  +IMMIE*ANKE 0-0 4, Kaitlin Oltmanns 0 2-2 2, Megan "OEHLE  +ASEY,APP  +ELSEY Pudlas 7 0-0 14. Totals: 32 7-9 76. WEST CARROLL (2-7) !LLYSHA(ROVAT  2ACHEL$YKSTRA   4RE"AISDEN  !BBY-AIKE   $EMI(ESS  !RYELLE2ABUCK     "AILEY $URWARD     #HRISTY 2ALSTON  3ABRINA3EIDEMANN "UCKwalter 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 4-7 25. /REGON     Â&#x2C6;  7EST#ARROLL     Â&#x2C6;  3s n /REGON  "EETER  ,AMBRIGTSEN -C3ANDERS "OEHLE 7EST#ARROLL-AIKE 

BYRON 88, POLO 20

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OREGON 76, WEST CARROLL 25

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DIXON (10 points) *OEL 3PANGLER   n +EENAN ,ONGAN   n "RANDON (ELFRICH   n ,UCAS "ONNETTE   n 2YAN $IXON   n"RANDON(AMBURG  n Totals: 1,135-1,248-1,093â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3,476. OTTAWA (0 points) *AKE(ESS  n!*!NGELICO   n .ATHANIEL +IRBY   n.ICK7ORLEY  n  !USTIN 0HILLIPS   n 3EAN +ELLY   n Totals: 1,033-1,241-1,033â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3,307.

Wrestling Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Tabor Gym, Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS 42, LUTHERAN 41 106 pounds n ,7ALLACE , PIN 3HAWN $AVIS  113 n :3HRANK , PIN "REU +NOX120n!'RANT, PIN1UENTIN *OHNSON  126 n +ONNER 3MITH 2& PIN*9OCUM138n--ARTIN, PIN $ONOVAN"ENDER145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rollie Elder 2& PIN *"ALLINGER  152 n #7AUGH , TECHFALL.ILES!GER  160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4(AGSHENES, PIN*ASPER-C'LOWN 170n#HRISTIAN4ORRES2& PIN!2AMOS  182 n #ARLOS ,OYOLA 2& PIN -3WEENEY  195 n (UNTER 3AATHOFF 2& PIN%&AMBRO Rock Falls rec. forfeits:  Lutheran rec. forfeit:

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GENESEO 51, MORRISON 21 106 pounds n *OE %ADS - DEC 4UMBERALLO   113 n #ODY 6ANDERLAAN - PIN#HAPMAN120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Phoenix Parks - PIN"OONE126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Graus (G) tech. FALL%THAN&ISCHBACH 132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kennedy ' DEC$YLAN+ELLER 145n"RUCE' TECH FALL (UNTER &ERGUSON  152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; !USTIN+ELLER- PIN(UMPHREY160 n(UNZEKER' PIN+OREY:IGLER182 n0ITRU' MAJORDEC!USTIN3HOUP  195n-IZLO' MAJORDEC4OM+OHL  285n-ARMION' PIN4YLER4ODD Geneseo rec. forfeits:  

MORRISON 58, ALLEMAN 24 113 pounds n 6ANDERLAAN - PIN 7ILD 126n.OAH#HALLAND- PIN$ODD  132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; D.Keller (M) major dec. Vick  145n&ERGUSON- PIN-OWER 152 n !+ELLER - PIN %VANS  160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3EBBEN! PIN:IGLER195n3HOUP - TECHFALL/RTH220n(ERRON! INJURY DEFAULT 0ARKER :ICKERT 285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Todd - PIN9ODTS Morrison rec. forfeits:   Alleman rec. forfeits: 

Buckeyes beat Blue Hens "YTHE!SSCIATED0RESS

COLUMBUS, Ohio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures. Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three straight.

Stanford 53, No. 10 UConn 51: Rock Island

native Chasson Randle scored 22 points, including a jumper with 3½ minutes left which turned out to be the game-winner, to lead the Cardinals to an upset of the Huskies in Hartford, Conn. Josh Huestis added 13 points, and Dwight Powell had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (8-2), which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit. DeAndre Daniels had 15 points for UConn (9-1). Shabazz Napier missed three shots in the final 40 seconds with a chance to put the Huskies ahead. He passed up an opportunity on UConnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final possession, passing the ball to Omar Calhoun, whose 3-pointer from the right wing bounced off the rim.

No. 12 Baylor 91, Northwestern State 84, OT:

Kenny Chery scored 12 of his 20 points in overtime as the Bears were tested in their return from an extended break. After Brison Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jumper got Northwestern State within 82-80 with 2 minutes left, Chery drove for a layup and then made a 3-pointer after a shot-clock violation by the Demons (4-6). Cory Jefferson had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, which was playing for the first time in 12 days. Rico Gathers had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Franklin added 11 points. Jalan West had 26 points for Northwestern State. Texas 86, No. 14 North Carolina 83: Demarcus

Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left for Texas in an upset at Chapel Hill, N.C. Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who survived a missed 3-pointer from UNCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth straight win. Isaiah Taylor scored 16 points to lead Texas, while Javan Felix added 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including two key baskets in the final 2 minutes to answer a tying spurt from the Tar Heels (7-3). Paige scored 23 points to lead UNC, which got senior Leslie McDonald back for the first time after missing the first nine games due to NCAA eligibility issues. He scored 15 points.


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College football Bowl glance Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), PM!"# Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho "UFFALO   VS 3AN $IEGO 3TATE   4:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl 4ULANE  VS,OUISIANA ,AFAYETTE  8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. /HIO   VS %AST #AROLINA    PM (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu /REGON 3TATE   VS "OISE 3TATE   7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit "OWLING'REEN  VS0ITTSBURGH  PM%30. Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego .ORTHERN)LLINOIS  VS5TAH3TATE  8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. -ARSHALL  VS-ARYLAND  PM (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston -INNESOTA  VS3YRACUSE  PM (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco "95  VS7ASHINGTON  PM (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 2:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. -IAMI  VS,OUISVILLE  PM (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. +ANSAS 3TATE   VS -ICHIGAN   PM%30.

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Wisconsin 0-0 .000 12-0 1.000 Ohio St. 0-0 .000 11-0 1.000 Michigan St. 0-0 .000 9-1 .900 Iowa 0-0 .000 10-2 .833 Illinois 0-0 .000 9-2 .818 Minnesota 0-0 .000 9-2 .818 0URDUE       Indiana 0-0 .000 8-3 .727 Nebraska 0-0 .000 7-3 .700 Penn St. 0-0 .000 8-4 .667 Michigan 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 .ORTHWESTERN       Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result Ohio State 76, Delaware 64 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Nicholls St. at Indiana, 6 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Michigan St. at Texas, 3 p.m. Illinois vs. Missouri, at St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. Ohio St. vs. Notre Dame, at New York, 6:30 p.m. -ICHIGAN VS 3TANFORD AT "ROOKLYN .9 7:30 p.m. The Citadel at Nebraska, 8:30 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Kennesaw St. at Indiana, 11 a.m. Purdue at W. Virginia, noon !RKANSAS 0INE"LUFFAT)OWA PM "ROWNAT.ORTHWESTERN PM Mount Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Penn St., 1 p.m.

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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct "OSTON    Toronto 9 14 .391 "ROOKLYN    New York 8 17 .320 Philadelphia 7 19 .269 Southeast Division W L Pct -IAMI    !TLANTA    Charlotte 12 14 .462 7ASHINGTON    Orlando 8 18 .308 Central Division W L Pct )NDIANA    Detroit 13 14 .481 #HICAGO    #LEVELAND    -ILWAUKEE   

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NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF "OSTON      -ONTREAL      4AMPA"AY      $ETROIT      4ORONTO      Ottawa 14 16 6 34 101 &LORIDA      "UFFALO      Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF 0ITTSBURGH      Washington 18 13 3 39 107 #AROLINA      0HILADELPHIA      .92ANGERS      .EW*ERSEY      #OLUMBUS      .9)SLANDERS     

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HOUSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Talk about a cruel twist in scheduling. In a veritable offensive explosion for the scuffling Bulls, they scored 94 points and shot 48.1 percent Wednesday night at Toyota Center. Of course, one of the many other problems came in the opponent, the second-highest scoring and third-best shooting team in the league. The Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 109-94 victory on 53.7 percent shooting sent the

Up next s"ULLSAT4HUNDER  p.m. today (TNT/ 1000 AM) skidding Bulls to their 11th loss in 14 games. Dwight Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 23 points led five Rockets in double figures. James Harden, a surprise starter after suffering a high ankle sprain on Sunday, added 19. Jimmy Butler responded to his 1-for-11 outing on Monday with a teamhigh 20 points for the Bulls.

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Joakim Noah (left) and Carlos Boozer try to get the ball away from the Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; James Harden during Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Houston. The Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; struggles continued in a 109-94 loss.

Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; conditioning will be key MUSICK

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Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff did not seem amused by the line of questioning. Sift through the delicate phrasing, and he was being asked how he and his heavyset teammates would avoid exhaustion while playing against a no-huddle offense that goes and goes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going for three-and-outs and getting off the field on third down,â&#x20AC;? said Ratliff, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 303 pounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way you stay fresh.â&#x20AC;? In theory, Ratliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan made perfect sense. In reality, well, anyone who has watched the Bears defense this season knows the reality. Because the Eagles have the No. 2 offense in football, and McCoy has an astounding four (four!) games this season with more than 150 rushing yards. There will be times Sunday that the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defensive line will be gasping for breath, hands on knees, hoping for Santa to bring a tank of oxygen. Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea (6-1, 300) understood the challenges ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that, when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tired, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t function,â&#x20AC;? Paea said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing a great job right now of expecting the no-huddle. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying our best to get in our best conditioning, probably all year.â&#x20AC;? And if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gassed? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to tap out,â&#x20AC;? Paea said. Which is to say, the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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LeSean McCoy says the plan for the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense is to wear down defenses with a fast tempo. behemoth defenders literally will have to tap out. Paea showed the signal: Turn toward the sideline, raise your right hand to the top of your helmet, and tap-tap-tap. At that point, a teammate will sprint on to the field as a replacement. Against other teams, this is a common practice. Against the no-huddle Eagles? Not so fast, my friend. A poorly timed tap-out could lead to a nationally televised uh-oh moment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sub when we can sub, when it is appropriate,â&#x20AC;? said defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who has called the shots from the sidelines in recent weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we will be ready to go the long haul

and go the distance with the guys we have out there. We have to play hard, and we have to play long.â&#x20AC;? Smart, too. Because if the Bears pay careful attention, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have opportunities to make substitutions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely fast, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little more time than you think,â&#x20AC;? Bears defensive lineman Corey Wootton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because after every play, they look toward the sideline. So there is time in between.â&#x20AC;? Unless there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. In which case, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stuck. Bears defensive tackle Landon Cohen fears nothing, including being stranded on Chip Kelly Island. Sometimes, Cohen said, you need to summon energy from within when you think you have none left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out there, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out there,â&#x20AC;? said Cohen, a 6-foot-1, 300-pounder from Ohio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind over matter. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve conditioned yourself enough, trained yourself enough. Everything is in your mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so tired your heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about to explode. I had a coach that used to be like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When your heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about to explode, give me one more.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insane. Why not tap out? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re running and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re no-huddling, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tap out,â&#x20AC;? Cohen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to catch you with 10 guys on the field, and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want that. So youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to go.â&#x20AC;? And go. And go. Good luck, big fellas.

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Noles favored in BCS title game BANG

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Odds The folks at GlantzCulver have made Florida State a decided favorite over Auburn in the national championship game at 8½ points. In the other bowls, the biggest spread is the Fiesta Bowl, where Baylor is a 16½-point favorite over Central Florida. Right behind is the Pinstripe Bowl, with Notre Dame giving away 15½ points to Rutgers. Alabama also is a 15-point favorite over Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Tightest odds? San Diego State and Buffalo are a pick â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em in the Famous Idaho Potato

also has a long trip ahead of it before the Fiesta Bowl, needing to go over 2,100 miles to get from Orlando to Glendale, Ariz. Tulane has the shortDistances est trip, staying in New Florida State and Auburn will have to make Orleans for its bowl, but its opponent, quite a road trip to play Louisiana-Lafayette, for the final BCS chamdoesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly have to pionship despite being go far, traveling about about 200 miles apart. 130 miles for the New The Seminoles will Orleans Bowl. cover about 2,200 miles Rutgers has a short to get to the Rose Bowl trip of about 45 minutes in Pasadena, Calif., and across the Hudson River the Tigers have a trip of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; depending on traffic roughly 2,100 miles to â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the Pinstripe Bowl get there. against Notre Dame, Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still not the lonand Maryland should be gest road trip to a bowl. able to get to the Military That distinction Bowl in Annapolis in belongs to Boise State, about a half-hour. North which will travel about Texas has a similar drive 2,800 miles to play Oreto play in the Heart of gon State in the Hawaii Dallas Bowl. Bowl. Central Florida Bowl, and three other bowls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cotton, New Orleans and Capital One â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all have 1-point spreads.

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(Sarah Thomas and Maia Chaka) working the Fight Hunger Bowl, a first for an FBS game. 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Years since UNLV played in a bowl game. The Rebels will face North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. 56 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Years since Rice had won an outright conference title before taking the Conference USA championship this season. 624.5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yards of offense per game by Baylor, most in the nation this season by over 50 yards, and second-most all-time to the 624.9 by Houston in 1989. 4,866 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Passing yards by Fresno Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Derek Carr, which led the nation.

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Henry Labouchere, an English member of Parliament who died in 1912, said, “I don’t object to Gladstone always having the ace of trumps up his sleeve, but merely to his belief that the Almighty put it there.” This week, we are looking at slam bidding. Yesterday, I pointed out that there are deals in which Blackwood will not help. However, if you wish to find out if partner has the trump ace, you will need Blackwood. In today’s deal, South opens one spade and North responds two no-trump, the Jacoby Forcing Raise, showing four or more spades and at least game-going values. First, South cannot use Blackwood, because he has

two immediate diamond losers. And since South does not have a singleton, he announces his point-count. Four spades would be a minimum, three no-trump a mid-

dling hand, and three spades a maximum. (South has only high-card 16 points, but his hand contains so few losers.) Now North might raise to four spades because he has a minimum. But it is reasonable to control-bid (cue-bid) four diamonds. Then South employs Blackwood before signing off in six spades. West leads the diamond king. If declarer plays a trump at trick two, he will go down, the defenders getting the spade ace and diamond queen. South has to eliminate his diamond loser immediately. To do that, declarer has to take three heart tricks. He plays a heart to his ace, leads a heart to dummy’s jack, discards his last diamond on the heart king, plays a trump and claims. © 2013 UFS


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REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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3BR ranch on the river. Remodeled. 1¾ BA, full finished basement w/ wetbar. garage. $169,500 or only Rent w/ option to buy. Call Tom to set up appt.815441-5706 Web ID #483125

CEMETERY LOTS

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Two lots for sale in Garden of Hymms, section M, Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Dixon IL. Reasonably priced. Call 815-973-9673

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1 and 2 bed upper apartments available immediately. $425-$450 Call 815-622-2725 SNLRentals.com

2 Bed Apt. for Rent: Unit #3 at 109 E. Second Street, Prophetstown. $525/month Includes 1 garage space, storage in the lower level, and coin laundry located in the lower level as well. Call Ken Kophamer (815) 631-6115

1BR duplex Northside. Attached garage, $475/mo. + dep. & lease req. 815-631-7610 or 815-284-8388. 1BR upper, attached garage. Southside. Stove, refrig., A/C, garbage furn. No pets. Refs. & lease. $425/mo. $425/ dep. 815-652-2042

815-284-2000

2BR Duplex, NE side. Stove, refrig., A/C. Full bsmt. Carport. $495/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-652-7470.

3 BR, 2 bath, new deck, new A/C & plumbing, applcs., storage shed, $19,500. 815-9735601

2BR upper, Dixon Dells. stove, refrig., air, garage w/ opener, basic cable & garbage p/u furnished, No Pets, Ref, & lease. $500/ mo. + $500 dep.815-652-2042.

2 bed 1 bath on the river $27,900 2 bed 1 bath $9,900

APARTMENTSFURNISHED 305 APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our Classified Department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626-SOLD or 284-SOLD

AMBOY 200 S. Boyd Ave. 2BR, good cond. $425/mo. Available immediately. Call Ed Reagan 312337-7384 2BR $450 avail. Jan 1st., very clean, all applncs. No pets. Ref. & dep. Req. 815-849-5334 or 815-994-1202

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

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Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151 DIXON MANOR APTS- 2BR CLEAN QUIET, WALK TO DOWNTOWN, ONSITE LAUNDRY, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, HEAT, WATER INCLUDED. CALL ERICK 815-739-5806

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

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

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2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367. Park Setting, newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199. Remodeled 1BR, $350mo. + dep. 815-590-9511 Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

WOOSUNG 604 Griswold Ave. 2 BR, 1BA, Ground level Unit, Newly Remodeled. $525/ mo. Requires sec. deposit. Call Matt @ 310-750-5663

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Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave.

Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $900mo. All utilities inc. No pets. Call 815-626-2145

Nice 1BR Ranch style apt. w/bsmt. Appliances, water, garbage furnished. 722 Assembly Pl. $395/mo + lease & dep. 815-440-3663

2BR lower. Water, applcs. furnished. $475/mo. 815-9732404.

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2-3BR, on the river, applcs. No pets. $550/mo. + dep. 815-622-4344

Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No 815-537dogs. 9190, 815-4413999.

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2 Bedroom Great Location

ROCK FALLS 1 & 2BR, Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043

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RIVER RIDGE APARTMENTS

Prophet Manor Apartments 1 bedrooms and efficiencies available. Age 55+ or 18+ with the need for accessible unit. Income maximum $20,200 for 1 person, $23,050 for two people. Come see our home and make it your home. We currently are offering a moving incentive. Let us help with your moving expense, up to $1,000 with paid moving receipts, now through January 31, 2014. 415 W 2nd St, Prophetstown. 815-537-5705. EHO

Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $500. 815652-3365.

1 & 2BR apts. for rent. Pet friendly. Call 630-723-1311

STERLING

606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

(815)626-1431

1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty. 1BR upper Studio, $350/mo. Stove, refrig. furn. Nice 1BR, applcs. $400/ mo. + lease, dep. Bentley Real Estate 815-625-1414.

3BR, 1.5 bath. 2 car garage. No pets. $525/mo. 815-499-1793

DIXON 1BR, Stove & frig. incl. Basement. No Pets. Tenants pay utilities + deposit. $425 month Available now! 815-440-2613 2BR Ranch Duplex Garage. No pets. Snowplowing-$550 815-973-2831 2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693 2BR, stove & refrig. ,w/d. Tenants pay utilites. No smoking or pets, $500mo. + deposit. 815-288-3207 3BR, 1ba. NE side. $695/mo. 815-9736768. Nice 2BR. No Pets. $485 + dep. 815-535-6731.

10-035468 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, DIXON, ILLINOIS BMO HARRIS BANK PLAINTIFF,

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RONALD D. RICHARD A/K/A RONALD RICHARD A/K/A RONALD DWAYNE RICHARD; SANDY R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RUTH RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RICHARD A/K/A RICHARD SANDRA RUTH; FIRST STATE BANK SHANNONPOLO; FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY; ALTORFER, INC.; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 63 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 6, 2011; John R Varga, Sheriff, 309 S. Galena St., Dixon, IL 61021, will on January 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Lee County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 1362 North Bataan Road, Dixon, IL 61021 Permanent Index No.: 02-15-08-200-002 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $123,605.12. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information.

Call today to get started!

815-625-3600 ext. 630 shawmediadigital.com

For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013


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C NOTICES CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF Jean A. Blair Deceased

No. 13-P-141 CLAIM NOTICE

Notice is given of the death of Jean A. Blair. Letters of office were issued on December 9, 2013, to Patricia Albrecht, 315 Dale Avenue, Prophetstown, IL 61277 as Independent Executor whose attorney is Rod W. Copeland, 107 E. Third St., Prophetstown, IL 61277. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk of court, Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the representative, or both, on or before June 27, 2014 and any claims not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Dated this 23rd day of December, 2013. Name Rod W. Copeland Attorney for Independent Executor Address 107 E. Third Street City Prophetstown, IL 61277 Phone 815-537-2201 Dec. 19, 26, 2013 & Jan. 2, 2014

NOTICE Sauk Valley Community College will be accepting bids for the purchase of Cisco switches until 2:00 pm, Friday, January 10, 2014 at the College's Office of the Director of Business Services. To obtain specifications, please contact Nancy Breed at (815) 835-6290. Dec. 19, 2013

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Registered Nurses (RN 1) Jack Mabley Developmental Center has openings for Registered Nurses (RN 1). These positions will be 3:00pm-11:00pm based on a 2 week schedule with every other weekend off. Other days off will be determined at time of offer. Successful candidate will hold an AS or BS in Nursing and a current RN license with the State of Illinois. The State of Illinois offers a competitive salary, as well as vacation, sick, holiday, and personal time.

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FRANKLIN GROVE

7054 Rock Nation Rd. Newer 2 story home on Rock River. All applcs. incl. 2BR, 1ba., 2 car garage. $900/ mo. 815-994-0777.

401 S. State St. 3BR, 2BA, finshed bsmt. $800 mo. + 1st & last mo. dep. 815-566-5387

For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

Application process is described and posting can be found at www.work.illinois.gov or by contacting Human Resources at 815-288-8340. Applications (CMS-100) must be submitted directly to: Human Resources Mabley Developmental Center 1120 Washington Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 or faxed to: 815-288-8321 (fax) No applications can be accepted after December 28, 2013, at 4:00pm.

Small 3BR home, 1 bath, no garage, fenced in back yard, $650/mo. + $750 dep. 779245-0209

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Local firm has immediate opening for a full time Proposal Writer. Successful candidate should have strong written communication skills and be experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Publisher, PowerPoint, website creation a plus. 8:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Attractive Salary and Benefits. Benefits include Profit Sharing, 401K, Group Health, Disability and Life.

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RONALD D. RICHARD A/K/A RONALD RICHARD A/K/A RONALD DWAYNE RICHARD; SANDY R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RUTH RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RICHARD A/K/A RICHARD SANDRA RUTH; FIRST STATE BANK SHANNONPOLO; FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY; ALTORFER, INC.; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 63 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 6, 2011; John R Varga, Sheriff, 309 S. Galena St., Dixon, IL 61021, will on January 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Lee County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD AND A LINE 33 FEET SOUTH OF AND PARALLEL TO A SPUR TRACK SAID POINT BEING 1878.72 FEET NORTHWESTERLY FEET FROM THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 8 AS MEASURED ALONG THE AFORESAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE, SAID POINT OF INTERSECTION BEING ON THE POINT OF CURVE THE TANGENT OF WHICH FORMS AN ANGLE OF 30 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 50 SECONDS TO THE WEST WITH SAID RIGHT RIGHTOF-WAY LINE; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 445.34 FEET A DISTANCE OF 752.39 FEET, SAID CURVE BEING 33 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE CENTERLINE OF THE AFORESAID SPUR TRACK; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 7 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 10 SECONDS TO THE LEFT OF SAID TANGENT A DISTANCE OF 98.0 FEET TO A POINT 33 FEET NORTHEASTERLY OF THE CENTERLINE OF A TRAVELED WAY; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY PARALLEL WITH SAID CENTERLINE OF 91.54 FEET TO A POINT 33 FEET WESTERLY OF AND PERPENDICULARLY DISTANCE FROM THE CENTERLINE OF A NORTH-SOUTH SPUR TRACK; THENCE NORTH ALONG A LINE 33 FEET WEST OF AND PARALLEL TO THE SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 836.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF A CURVE; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 922.37 FEET A DISTANCE OF 389.03 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE AFORESAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 991.85 FEET (994.72 FEET MEAS) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

3 BR, 2 BA country home on 16 acres, hunting rights included. $900 per month. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty (815) 7722728.

ROCK FALLS 1 BR house for rent, newly remodeled, stove & refrig, $450/mo. w/out garage, $500/mo. W/ garage. 815499-7060. 2 BR, 1 car Gar. W&D hookups, no pets, $475+$475 Dep. 815-625-1900 2 Lg. BR, 1 bath, attached garage. Lg. yard. NO PETS. $600 mo. + dep. Call 815-440-7985 2 story (contract /deed) $19,500 needs lots of carpenter work ($1,000 down & $350 mo. until paid) 815-626-3065

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BMO HARRIS BANK PLAINTIFF,

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Why Rent? You CAN Own! 3BR 1bath Home. One Week Special $600/mo. 815-8786356.

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3BR, C/A, applcs., 400 Holcomb. $650 + dep. Call 815-718-5488

2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768.

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2 BR., w/ garage & unfurnished basement. $575 + $350 dep. No pets. Call 815-590-0010 2BR, $500/mo. plus dep. 815-6262159 after 3pm. LG 2BR, 2 ba. Home. 108 E. 6th St. $690 mo. + security deposit. 815303-0026.

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1 Mo. Free rent. Cozy 2BR. $395 + dep. 630-965-1470 or 815-716-3703 1BR Trailer $380/ mo. + util. No pets. 815-288-2080

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THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of Sauk Valley Media does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds â&#x20AC;&#x153;too good to be trueâ&#x20AC;? it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;900â&#x20AC;? are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per minuteâ&#x20AC;? basis rather than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per callâ&#x20AC;? basis. Sauk Valley Classified makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact the Better Business Bureau 330 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-832-0500

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

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Exceptional Care & Training Center QIDP (Case Manager) to assess need(s), coordinate services and to promote quality of life through training and advocacy. Bachelor's degree in health-related field with at least 1 year experience w/persons w/intellectual disabilities req. Must be a proficient computer user, reliable, detail-oriented, and willing to learn. EOE Resume to: 2601 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, IL 61081 or melissa@ ectc1.com

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Hiring Medical Assistants for lg. medical practice in Rockford. Exp. preferred but will train good candidates. Paid training & certification. Full benefits package. E-mail resumes: supervision969 @gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT

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Diesel Mechanic

Full time. $30/hr. Must have 15 yrs experience. Please No phone calls or walk ins. Mail resume to:

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

Welder Fabricator

Full time. $30/hr. Must have 15 yrs experience.Please No phone calls or walk ins. Mail resume to:

Class A CDL Driver Hauling

The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $123,605.12. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information.

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013

LOANS

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN

Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840

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Commonly known as 1362 North Bataan Road, Dixon, IL 61021 Permanent Index No.: 02-15-08-200-002

For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717

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Accountant or CPA with a 4 year degree. Pay Commensurate with experience.

Please No phone calls or walk-ins.

Please mail resume to: Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

Legal Assistant Join the best. Our prominent, general practice law firm seeks a selfmotivated Legal Secretary to join our elite team. Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling and calendaring, document production, filing, and answering phones. Computer skills required; dictation skills preferred. The successful candidate will be diligent, pleasant, able to communicate well, and adept at multitasking. We offer competitive wages and benefits, and the opportunity to learn any skills not yet developed. Prior legal experience required; prior experience in the medical field would be a plus. To apply please send your cover letter and resume to either saukvalleylaw @gmail.com or send replies to Box #:1196 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

Micron Industries has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Technician The position requires maintenance performance on various industrial equipment including drive inspections, motors, belts, fluid levels and filter replacement. Preventative maintenance and facility maintenance is also required. The successful candidate will possess strong electrical and mechanical skills and be capable of troubleshooting, welding, and blueprint reading. A minimum of 2 years experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment is required. We offer a competitive compensation package with a full range of benefits including a 401K plan. Must be open to working 1st and/or 2nd shift. For consideration, please submit your resume and salary requirements to: Micron Industries Attn: Human Resources 1801 Westwood Dr Sterling, IL 61081 mkelly@micron power.com OWNER OPERATORS Average $3K per week! Be out up to 14 days and enjoy guaranteed home time! Weekly settlements. Cardinal Greatwide pays loaded or unloaded. 100% fuel surcharge to driver. Class-A CDL & 1yr driving experience. Fleet Owners Welcome. Operate under your own authority or ours! Call Matt 866-904-8367.

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River City Fencing Responsible motivated leader, willing to work in all types of weather, must have some knowledge of fencing and have a VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. 815-589-2307 Semi Truck Driver Needed Day travel only, no nights or weekends. Class A CDL required with dump trailer experience preferred. PT/FT, 25-35 hrs. a week. Apply in person or send resumed to bryan@tt metalsinc.com


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SERVICE DIRECTORY SAUK VALLEY

Air Cond./Heating

Basement Waterproofing

Cleaning Service

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