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Lincoln Elementary third-grade teacher Shana Engelkes leads a lesson Thursday morning at the Dixon school. The school board voted Wednesday night to close Lincoln at the end of this school year.

District will shut doors Reaction: closure part after current school year of ‘never ending circle’ BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – Despite mounting financial pressures, the Dixon school board’s decision to close Lincoln Elementary was not made quickly or easily. Board members voted 4-2 during the third hour of their meeting Wednesday to close the district’s oldest building. John Jacobs and Terry Shroyer voted against the closing. Kevin Sward was absent. Josh Arduini, who voted to close the school, wanted to explore a ballot referendum to give Dixon residents the chance to vote on a tax increase to keep the school open. But as doubts arose on

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whether the issue could be placed on the March ballot, and whether it would be successful, Arduini ultiMichael mately voted Juenger with Jim Schielein, Tom LeMoine and Pam Tourtillott. In October, Superintendent Michael Juenger presented the board with a proposal to close Lincoln as a way of addressing the school district’s $1.5 million deficit in the education fund for the 2013-14 school year. That would leave a fund balance of $1.4 million.

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DIXON – At 2:15 p.m. Thursday, cars lined Lincoln Avenue, and parents stood on the sidewalk and talked as buses awaited the secondand third-graders’ departure from Lincoln Elementary. The afternoons filled with those sights and sounds are now limited in this part of Dixon, as the school board voted 4-2 to close the elementary school and relocate its students starting next school year. Closing the school is expected to save the school district approximately $246,000 in the education fund and $70,000 in the operations and mainte-

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Matt Mencarini gives his reaction on the vote and Wednesday’s meeting, A3. nance fund. The district is facing a $1.5 million deficit in the education fund for the 2013-14 school year, which leaves a fund balance of $1.4 million. John Brown, who attended Lincoln himself, was waiting to pick up two of his grandchildren Thursday. He lives just a few blocks from the district’s oldest school, he said, and doesn’t like the fact that younger and older students will be grouped together in the same building CIRCLE CONTINUED ON A3

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District cuts ties with two VIVA! employees Decision a unanimous vote at board meeting BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – The Dixon School District rescinded agreements with two VIVA! Performing Arts employees who were charged last month with failing to report alleged sex abuse. The decision came in a unanimous vote during the school board’s regular meet-

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ing Wednesday night at Dixon High School. Robert Campbell, a vocal instructor at VIVA!, is charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a former student. The school district rescinded his employment agreement. Tim Boles, the drama director at VIVA!, turned himself in to police Nov. 16, a day after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is charged with failing to report sexual abuse allegations that had

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been made against Campbell. The school district canceled the volunteer agreement for Boles. Campbell and Boles had been approved to work on the high school’s spring musical. Campbell had been paid by the school district for previous musicals. During the meeting, Superintendent Michael Juenger expressed a desire to continue working with VIVA! on other school performances, say-

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ing that Campbell and Boles’ actions should not overshadow the work done by other VIVA! instructors. A warrant was issued Nov. 21 for the arrest of VIVA! President Curt Schmitt on a charge of failure to report abuse or neglect, a Class A misdemeanor that could result in a fine of $2,500. Schmitt, who has been out of the country, is expected to turn himself in to police today, Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss said. LOTTERY ............. A2 OBITUARIES ........ A4 OPINION .............. A6

DIXON – The check is in the mail, quite literally. Dixon expects to receive a $9.2 million check in the mail today, said Mayor Jim Burke. The check, traveling standard mail, according to Burke, is for the city’s share of the proceeds from the sale of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s property. Rita The U.S. MarCrundwell shals Service moved that $9.2 million one step closer to Dixon’s bank account when it transferred the money to the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois on Dec. 13, the agency said in a news release Thursday. According to the Marshals Service release: The clerk of court for the Northern District of Illinois then issued the restitution payment to the city. The sale of five properties, a luxury motorhome, more than 400 quarter horses, a jewelry collection, and other personal assets brought in a total of $12.2 million. After court-ordered claims and expenses, the city will receive $9.2 million in restitution, the release said. Crundwell’s property was sold in December 2012. In addition to the proceeds from the auction, the city was awarded $40 million in an out-of-court settlement in September with its former auditors and Fifth Third Bank. The city has already received all its settlement money, Burke said, and the $9.2 million check will be immediately put into in interest bearing account. Burke received a tracking number for the check when it was mailed, he said. After paying its lawyers $10 million for the settlement, the city received $39.2 million as partial restitution for the nearly $54 million Crundwell stole from the city during 2 decades. Crundwell is serving a sentence of 19 years, 7 months in a federal prison in Waseca, Minn. In November, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago unanimously affirmed the sentence after it was appealed by her lawyers. She will be at least 77 when she walks out of prison.

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IXON – Lincoln Elementary School’s fate was sealed with a 4-2 vote Wednesday night. There are, however, seven members of the school board. Kevin Sward was absent from the meeting, and I called him Thursday to ask why, and how he would have voted on two items Wednesday night. Sward had an unfortunate illness, he said, but if he had been able to attend he would have voted in favor of closing the school. That would have made the vote 5-2. “It’s unfortunate,� he said of reality the school district faces. “I didn’t see any other possibility.� There was another motion on the table Wednesday that I was

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

curious about how Sward might have voted on if he had been there. John Jacobs made a motion to push back the vote on the $2.4 million work on Reagan Middle School. That motion resulted in a 3-3 tie. With a lack of majority, the motion failed and the board voted on the project, which passed with a 4-2 vote.

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“I just think there’s going to be a conflict,� he said. “But that’s just my opinion.� Brown wasn’t alone in his concern Thursday outside Lincoln. Ashley McCrary was waiting for one of her three children and said mixing the wide range of maturity levels was her biggest concern. According to the proposal Superintendent Michael Juenger presented to the school board in October, the closure will move the district’s fourth- and fifth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School to the former Madison School portion of Reagan, and secondand third-graders at Lincoln to Jefferson. 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.

During the school board meeting Wednesday night, and in a public meeting in October, Juenger assured the board and parents that the school is capable of shifting the students without their safety of quality of education suffering. Angelo Oleson moved into the Polo School District about 6 years ago, she said from her car outside Lincoln, waiting to pick up a friend’s child. Before the move to Polo, she had her children in the Dixon School District, she said, but didn’t like the way it was being run, so they moved. She was sad to hear of the school closing and feared there would be a lack of personal attention for the students, she said. McCrary supports the teachers and understands the difficulties of the job, she said, but is frustrated with the situation and can’t help but see last year’s teachers strike, rising taxes and Lincoln’s closing as “a never ending circle.�

I gave Sward the hypothetical question, “If you were there, how would you have voted?� Without knowing all the details of the motion and the discussion, Sward said, there is a “good chance� he would have voted to table that vote for another meeting. If that had happened, I think the debate about Lincoln might have gone in another direction. I don’t know if the proLincoln side would have swung enough votes to save the school, however, given the financial situation the school district is in. Another scenario ran through my head Wednesday night and Thursday. What if the Lincoln vote had been a 3-3 tie?

If that had been the case, the vote would have been tabled until another school board meeting, Superintendent Michael Juenger told me Thursday.

The process played itself out I was sitting in Books on First during my “office hours� Wednesday afternoon talking with two residents about a lack of discussion during local government meetings. That was about 1:30 p.m. By 9:30, I was sitting in a Dixon School Board meeting entering its third hour. Since taking over the Dixon beat, which happened shortly after the proposal to close Lincoln was first given to the

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through my deadline and I was luckily able to communicate enough information to News Editor Christopher Heimerman to have an accurate report ready for the next day. Hopefully today’s paper does provide more details of the tough decision the board had to make. Residents might not be happy with the outcome, but there shouldn’t be many complaints about the process. Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini covers government and happenings in Dixon. He can be reached at mmencarini@saukvalley.com or at 815-284-2224, ext. 229. Follow him on twitter: @ MattMencarini.

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board, I have heard from people and read comments about how the board had already made up its mind. After listening to the debate and taking about 2,100 words of notes, I can say with some confidence that that wasn’t the case. The discussion touched on a lot of topics – the possibility of letting residents vote on raising their taxes; transferring money between funds; and what was truly best for the students, among them. The debate got emotional and, at times, heated. The coverage in Thursday’s paper didn’t accurately reflect the depth of that debate, because that debate pushed right

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OBITUARIES Terry Olson POLO – Terry Olson, 71, of Polo, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his home. Terry James Olson was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Morrison, to Carl and Roberta Olson. Terry married Judy Rainwater on June 12, 1965, in Russellville, Ark. Terry earned his teaching degree from Arkansas Tech University. After college, he traveled to Polo, where he was a teacher and a coach. After his teaching career, Terry worked for Country Financial. He retired in early 2013. Terry was known by many as Mr. Olson, Coach, or T-Bone. He was an avid fisherman, sports enthusiast, camper, and all-around great man. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids, grandchildren, and the family pet, Otis. Terry’s passion was people. He touched the lives of many of his ex-students and players by being a father figure, a great listener, and attitude adjuster, if needed. Earlier this

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year, Terry retired, and relished the free time spent with his family. S u r v i v o r s include his wife, Judy, of Polo; three children, Chris (Jennifer Hoversten) of Shorewood, Scott (Kate Norris) of Chicago, and Heather (Rob) of Polo; five grandchildren, Carly, Casey, Chloe, Peyton, and Parker; one sister, Sally (Clarence) VanderBleek of Fulton; one great-aunt, Bernice Domeier of Winnebago; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Patrick; and his son, Chad. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Polo Community High School. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo. Burial will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Polo. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www.polofamilyfuneral.home.com to send condolences.

Ida Mae Balk MORRISON – Ida Mae Balk, 92, of Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison, formerly of Fulton, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the nursing home. She owned and operated Balk Construction Co. with her husband, and most recently was a bookkeeper at First Trust and Savings Bank in Albany. She was born July 5, 1921, in Fulton, the daughter of Ray and Reka (Vogel) Dykhuizen. She married Paul Balk on Jan. 18, 1941, in Clinton, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1985. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Fulton. Survivors include one daughter, Paula (Michael) Welsh of Morrison; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grand-

children; and one sister, Thelma Van Vuren of Fulton. She also was preceded in death by one son, Brian Balk; three other children in infancy; and one grandson. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, officiating. Private interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton. Memorials have been established to Resthave Nursing Home and First Christian Reformed Church. Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

FREEPORT – Laverne Lee Keppen, 76, of Freeport, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his home. He was born May 11, 1937, in Lena, the son of Donald and Neomi (Isenberger) Keppen. Laverne attended Lena High School. He married Betty Alber on Jan. 21, 1961, at St. Joseph Church in Freeport. He was a retired dairy farmer. He also was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Shannon, Knights of Columbus, Forreston Lions Club, and the Red Cross. He is survived by his wife, Betty Keppen of Freeport; son, Jon (Lori) Keppen of Chadwick; daughters, Linda Keppen of Freeport and Joanne Keppen of Houston; grandchildren, Cara (Matt) Vanella, Amber (Elliot) Wamsley, Phil-

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lip Barker, Ross Barker, and Matt Keppen; great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Cole, Hunter, Kilee, and Eli; and sisters, Norma Jean Eilders of Freeport and Sharon Bessert of Monroe, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Neomi Keppen; and his daughter, Lorraine Keppen Balles. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:30 p.m., Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 229 W. Washington Place, Freeport. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Schwarz Funeral Home in Freeport is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schwarzfh. com to send condolences.

Paul F. Sharp MENDOTA – Paul Frederick Sharp, 96, of Mendota, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Mendota Community Hospital. Paul was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Rock Falls, to Elmer E. Sharp and Louise M. (Ruschke) Sharp. He married Betty Alice Feith on Feb. 28, 1998, in Sterling. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Mendota. He graduated from Scoville Business School in Sterling. He was employed by Frantz Door Co. in Sterling from 1939 to 1982 as a secretary. He also spent time as a golf caddie. He is survived by his wife of Mendota; two stepsons, Carl (Connie) Feith of Watertown, Tenn., and Martin Ste-

ven (Sharon) Feith of Peoria; one stepdaughter, Patricia Jorgenson of Germany; and two stepgranddaughters, Valerie and Heather. He was preceded by his parents; one brother, Elwin; and one sister, Dorothy Reiter. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Te Deum Chapel in Mendota, with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Mendota. Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to The Salvation Army or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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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.

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Jesus Gutierrez STERLING – Jesus Gutierrez, 72, of Sterling, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling. Jesus was born June 27, 1941, in Sterling, to Enrique and Mary Socoro (Patiùo) Gutierrez. He was a veteran. Survivors include five sisters, Ida Crecioni of Orlando, Fla., Becky Mooney of Fairfax, Va., and Edna Quinones,

Lidia Pyecha, and Lisa West, all of Orlando; one brother, Ed Gutierrez of Geneva; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. A private burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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“I don’t want to do any of this, mind you,� Tourtillott said. “But I would prefer to take the money from a building than from additional teachers.� The education fund pays for teachers’ salaries and educational programs. Another vote on Wednesday’s agenda had an impact on Jacobs’ vote against closing Lincoln. That vote was on a request to change a contract and add work on Reagan Middle School, a project that will cost $2.4 million, which was scheduled to be addressed after the Lincoln vote. However, Jacobs moved to delay the vote on Lincoln until he knew the outcome and could address his concerns about the contract. He wanted to open the contract to other bids, he said, to see whether the district could get a lower price for the project. That work includes, among other elements, work on air conditioning, boilers, lighting and ceiling tiles. “If it comes in at $1.8 million, that would keep Lincoln

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Students in Shana Engelkes’ third-grade class at Lincoln Elementary School in Dixon answer questions Thursday morning. The school board voted Wednesday night to close Lincoln at the end of this school year. open for 2 more years,� he said. “Why aren’t we getting a second price? ... I’m not closing Lincoln and putting air conditioning in Reagan.� The work at Reagan will be paid for through a health/life and safety bond sale. That debt payment will be made each year from the district’s bond and interest fund. Jacobs suggested and wanted to explore the possibility of transferring money from the

operations and maintenance fund to the education fund to help keep Lincoln open for, at least, the near future. This presented a problem, Tourtillott said, because the deficit affecting Lincoln directly was in the education fund. Transferring money between the two funds was advised against, and there was doubt that it was possible. Jacobs, who said he supported closing Lincoln before he

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saw the Reagan work on the agenda, said that despite what fund the money was in or budgeted for, it was all taxpayer dollars and each fund should feel the district’s pain. For Tourtillott and LeMoine, the two issues were separate and didn’t affect how either board member had planned to vote on either issue, they said. “I do share John [Jacobs’] concern about the cost of it,� LeMoine said. “But I think the necessity of moving forward with this overwhelms that. I just don’t see the connection between the two. And I think the public will understand that, because the education fund is completely different from the [operations and maintenance] fund or selling bonds.� The board voted 4-2 to approve the work on Reagan, with Jacobs and Shroyer voting against. With that vote settled, the board returned its attention and debate to whether to close Lincoln. Shroyer voted against closing the school, in part, he said, because he shared a concern that had been voiced by some parents – having younger stu-

dents in the same building with older students. Second- and third-grade students attending Lincoln will move to Jefferson Elementary School, while fourth- and fifthgrade students at Jefferson will be housed at Reagan Middle School, according to Juenger’s October proposal. Juenger assured the board that the district is capable of making the changes without diminishing the education or safety of any students. Closing Lincoln is expected to save about $246,000 a year in the education fund and $70,000 a year in the operations and maintenance fund. “I think it’s unlikely we’re going to raise $250,000 by any other means other than closing the building,� LeMoine said. “[If Lincoln remains open], that means layoffs in staff. And that’s not what’s best for our kids. Keeping that building open is not what’s best for the kids, in my opinion.� Closing the elementary school is part of the plan to get the district to a balanced budget by 2017. The other part of that plan may consist of staff cuts which, Juenger has said, could come from attrition and cuts to various school programs.


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Lack of report disclosure is unacceptable What we think Five weeks after an Iowa man was found dead along Interstate 88, the Illinois State Police still won’t disclose facts about its failure to find him while he was still alive. Why don’t police want the public to know?

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he Illinois State Police have been unwilling to provide additional information about the death last month of a retired teacher from Bettendorf, Iowa, along Interstate 88 in Lee County. We object. The deceased man, Lee Catlin, 65, was found dead the morning of Nov. 13 on I-88 just west of Dixon, next to the Hoyle Road overpass, with his feet pointing toward the road. His body was right where at least two motorists, whizzing past at interstate speeds, saw him, alive, about 12 hours beforehand, around 8:40 p.m. Nov. 12. Both called 911 and told the dispatcher that they saw a man lying alongside the roadway, waving his arms toward traffic. The dispatcher connected one caller, a truck driver, to Illinois State Police District 15, based in Downers Grove – the district that covers the Illinois Tollway. According to a 911 transcript, the trucker gave specific information: The man was on the eastbound side of the highway, lying near the overpass, half on the grass, half on the shoulder, near the 51.5 mile marker. Both callers were assured that police would respond. The police say they did respond and found nothing. About 8 a.m. the next

day, Catlin was found in the location identified by the passing motorists. By then, unfortunately, he was dead. His car was found less than a mile west of there. What on earth happened? A man in distress was noticed by motorists traveling at highway speeds. Yet the state police, given specific information about his location, failed to find him? We requested information on how many police officers responded to the scene to search for Catlin, when they responded, where they looked, and how long they looked. The incident report should contain that information. However, the Freedom of Information Act officer for the State Police denied our request for that report, stating that the case is “an active investigation.� We assume he means a criminal investigation, which is one of the exemptions for disclosure allowed by law – even though an autopsy conducted Nov. 13 by the Lee County coroner’s office determined that foul play was not a factor in the death. Five weeks later, the public is no closer to learning the reason that police did not find Mr. Catlin until it was too late. Why don’t they want the public to know? That is unacceptable.

THEY WORK FOR YOU U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin D-Springfield 711 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510; 202-224-2152 230 S. Dearborn St., Suite 3892, Chicago, IL 60604; 312-353-4952 www.durbin.senate.gov/ public/index.cfm/contact

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Celebrate century of sunlight Anti-secrecy phrase coined by Brandeis 100 years ago CHRISTIAN TREJBAL Portland, Ore.

Lights play an important role in most winter holidays. Celebrants burn Yule logs, place stars atop trees, and light candles to hold back the darkness during these longest nights. Perhaps, then, it was no coincidence that a century of “sunlight� was born at this time of year. On Dec. 20, 1913, Harper’s Weekly published “What Publicity Can Do� by Louis Brandeis. In it, he painted an image of transparency that still captures the imagination. “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman,� he wrote. Brandeis was concerned about a worrisome concentration of wealth and power in the hands of his era’s banks and industries. Parallels to the past few years require no elaboration. Americans soon realized that his idea of sunlight could be applied more broadly. Government also functions best under public scrutiny.

The chummy club of good ol’ boys who met behind closed doors and emerged only with conclusions would soon fade from the norm. Transparency and accountability became the new paradigm for government. Today we might call Brandeis’ metaphor a meme, an infectious idea that flourishes. Journalists and other government watchdogs often quote him. We mark Sunshine Week in the spring. OrganizaChristian tions like Trejbal the Sunlight Foundation and Sunshine in Government Initiative fight for the people’s right to know what government does. All 50 states have sunshine laws, as does the federal government, not least the Freedom of Information Act. IN RECENT YEARS, though, sunlight is on the defensive against government agencies and lawmakers who fear disclosure and seek to allow greater secrecy. When a writer for National Review Online asked the National Park Service for public records related to closing George Washington’s Mount Vernon home during the recent federal government shutdown, she hit a wall. The Department of

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the Interior, of which the Park Service is a branch, ran a black marker over the most interesting passages. It “redacted� them in the parlance of open government. Interior justified its secrecy because “public dissemination of this information would have a chilling effect on the agency’s deliberative process; it would expose the agency’s decisionmaking process in such a way as to discourage candid discussion within the agency.� That, of course, is the whole point of government sunlight. If officials are embarrassed to let the public know how they reach decisions, they should reconsider whether they are making the right ones. Brandeis was not the first to suggest shining light on secrets. In 1884, Woodrow Wilson, who would appoint Brandeis to the Supreme Court in 1916, wrote, “Light is the only thing that can sweeten our political atmosphere – light thrown upon every detail of administration in the departments; light dif-

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fused through every passage of policy; light blazed full upon every feature of legislation; light that can penetrate every recess or corner in which any intrigue might hide; light that will open to view the innermost chambers of government, drive away all darkness from the treasury vaults.� He missed only the warm appeal of the sun. THREE DECADES later, Brandeis’ sunlight metaphor captured a place in our collective psyche, even if many people today do not even know who authored it. Brandeis led a tremendously accomplished life and sits in the pantheon of great American jurists. At this centennial, he deserves special recognition for an idea that endures and still shapes the way we think about the relationship between government and the people. Note to readers: Christian Trejbal writes for Opinion in a Pinch and is open government chairman for the Association of Opinion Journalists.

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Health care act compiles local success stories BARB SCHWAMBERGER Dixon

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.� – Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu Having worked my

entire career assisting individuals with their health needs, I’m aware of the past deficits in our health care system. Too many people have delayed seeking health care because they don’t have health insurance. This has caused only future, more serious diseases. The Affordable Care Act provides the opportunity to change that picture. Major change of any kind causes anxiety and

fear. “Will it work?� “See, it’s not working.� Those comments we’ve heard far too often through our media. Well, now the website is up and working more smoothly, according to the Lee County Affordable Care Act counselor at Lee County Public Health. She has her appointments filled beyond Dec. 23. Recently she told me there are success stories such as the woman

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who left her office crying because she was so happy to have an affordable insurance policy that would provide her with the 10 essentials of health care, such as prescription drug coverage, ambulance cost, and emergency care. Other success stories come from those people age 50 to 63 with preexisting conditions who now can have health care coverage. Change can provide

opportunity. Insurance companies that don’t meet the 10 health essentials for coverage have canceled individual plans. However, individuals now have the opportunity to have the coverage to meet the health care crises that arise so unexpectedly in our lives. Do not let politics, the media, or inaccurate information influence your personal health care decisions. Contact the

“Truth is so great a thing that we ought not to despise any medium that will conduct us to it.� Montaigne, French essayist, 1575

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Rare dinosaur to drop in at museum Burpee field crews find ‘Pearl’ BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 575

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OCKFORD – Fresh from the dig, Pearl, a North American oviraptorosaur, is getting ready to make an appearance in an exhibit. Burpee Museum of Natural History field crews found this rare dinosaur this summer. Steve Simpson, a professor at Highland Community College in Freeport, and a student made the discovery. The bones were a claw and toe of a meat-eating dinosaur. More bones continued to be found. Eventually a foot claw was revealed. All in all, 40 were gathered, and it is thought more are waiting to be discovered. There is only one other, almost complete, oviraptorosaur, around, making Pearl a rarity. Oviraptorosaurs are bird-like and toothless. Once Pearl is put together, it should be about 7 feet tall. The name comes from Pearl City and Pearl City Street, the home of the professor and his students. Although Pearl is not ready to be seen, the museum does not lack other exhibits on its four floors. The lower level has the Dean Olson Viewing Lab. Here specimens are prepared to go on exhibit.

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ABOVE: A close look at dinosaur foot bones on a Burpee Museum of Natural History dig. The Rockford museum has been engaging in field work since 2001. Recently, these bones from a rare oviraptorosaur were found. LEFT: Thomas Holtz, paleontologist and theropod expert from the University of Maryland, helped in the field identification of a caenagnathid oviraptorosaur during a Burpee Museum of National History dig. The museum is in Rockford. He holds a claw in his hand. Glass windows give visitors a peek behind the scenes. Homer, the triceratops, can be seen outside the lab. The first floor exhibits explore paleontology and start a history of the earth. The past of the planet comes alive as visitors move through the displays. On the second floor, geoscience is the topic with rocks and minerals as the stars. Continuing upstairs, Windows of the

Wilderness looks at biology, and the first people in the area are spotlighted. One word describes the museum’s fun potential: interactive. While exploring, visitors can climb into a canoe, hear the sounds of a tropical storm, meet Jane the 21-foot high dinosaur, and jump into other hands-on displays. And then, there is the matter of Homer. He is worth a closer look. His bones were found in Mon-

If you go What: Burpee Museum of Natural History Where: 737 N Main St., Rockford tana, and now, 8 years later, and after preparation in the lab, this teenager has his own exhibit. Along with Homer are other fossils including teeth, plants, and claws

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children 3 and younger Monday through Sunday Information: Visit www. Cost: $8 for adults, $7 burpee.org or call 815for children 4 to 12; free 965-3433 from the same area. A special treat is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 31. New Year Around the World offers a chance to ring in the New Year on the hour and in every

corner of the Earth. There will be crafts to make, dance performances, and displays from other countries. The event is included in the cost of the admission.

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Crossword puzzle-makers think inside the box Activity nears its 100th anniversary BY JEFF STRICKLER MCT News Service

MINNEAPOLIS – George Barany was driving to his office Monday morning when he heard on the radio that Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa had been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. “Wow!� he said. “That’s great.� Barany wasn’t thinking about the three veteran managers’ impressive careers; he was thinking about the number of letters in their names. Joe Torre and Bobby Cox each have eight, not counting the space. Tony LaRussa and the phrase Hall of Famer both have 11.

“There’s a crossword puzzle there,� he announced. He had two of the most important aspects of a good crossword puzzle: a theme and symmetry. All he needed was another 74 words, a set of 78 “clever but not obscure� clues and a title that hinted at the theme but didn’t give it away. It could take him hours to come up with all of that, but he was confident that it would be hours of enjoyment. A University of Minnesota chemistry professor by day, Barany is the ringleader – “by default; I have the best mailing list� – of a cadre of local crossword puzzle constructors. It’s such a large and active community that when New York Times puzzle editor Will

Shortz was in the Twin Cities in September, he interrupted his presentation to pay them homage. “There’s a lot of crosswording going on here,� Shortz said. Barany oversees a website that includes more than 150 locally created puzzles. They’ve appeared everywhere from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to Games magazine and Minnesota magazine, a publication of the university’s Alumni Association. Most of them are general-audience puzzles, but there also are narrowfocus offerings, including one created for the biennial symposium of the American Peptide Society (the answers feature amino acids) and another for the Chicago Daily

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Sporting husband should give wife a break Dear Abby: I have been married to my wife for a year and a half, and we have an infant child. I work while my wife stays home. My problem is she doesn’t like me playing sports and hanging out with friends. I have tried to make concessions and cut down playing sports to once a week. (I used to play two or three times a week, but that’s not good enough for my wife.) On game night, when I get home she gives me the silent treatment. She used to come to my games but won’t now, even though she has girlfriends who attend them. As for hanging out with

though any time I spend away from her and the baby is a no-no. Am I wrong to want to play sports and see my guy friends? I have tried talking to her about this, but she thinks any compromise is basically me doing what I want and her having to deal with it. – Ontario, Canada, Reader

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my friends, I barely see them anymore – and when I do, they come here. If they stay any longer than 30 minutes, it causes a problem and my wife again won’t talk to me for the rest of the night. I have tried to compromise, but she feels as

Dear Reader: You should not become a couch potato or become isolated from your friends because you are married and a parent. And neither should your wife. She may resent the time you spend with your friends because she’s stuck at

Dear Abby: For the past 10 years, the holiday season has brought with it arguments between my wife and me. We both get along with our in-laws and do many things with both sides of our families. But for some reason, my wife makes arrangements for the holidays without discussing them with me first. This year, she told her mom we would host Thanksgiving and that I would have to tell my family we wouldn’t be coming to them. My wife’s sisters are not close to their in-laws. Am I wrong to think she should have discussed the matter with me before deciding unilaterally what we’re doing for the

holidays? Our kids need to see ALL their grandparents on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh – our parents live only seven minutes from each other. – Holiday Blues in Wisconsin

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home taking care of the baby. You are her only adult company, and in a way she may be jealous that you’re enjoying freedom that she can’t. Your wife should not be doing all the parenting. One day or evening a week YOU should take care of the baby while SHE takes a break with her friends or family. It could do wonders for your relationship. If you can agree on this, it could save your marriage. If you can’t, then the two of you should get counseling. Marriage isn’t supposed to put people in isolation -- and that’s what it appears your wife is trying to accomplish with you.

Dear Holiday Blues: What your wife did was inconsiderate. You are a couple, and she should have discussed her plan with you before issuing any invitations to see if you were in agreement. If your home is too small to accommodate both sets of in-laws at the same time, a compromise would be to alternate holidays with each set so no family feels excluded.

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Unemployment drops to A working-man image? 8.7 percent in November A CHAMPAIGN (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Unemployment dropped in Illinois in November to 8.7 percent, in spite of a sizable loss of manufacturing jobs, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. It was the third straight monthly decrease, but Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the country. The addition of a net 10,300 private-sector jobs helped push unemployment down by 0.2 percent in November, the department said. The federal government said earlier this month that national unemployment dropped to 7 percent in November from 7.3 percent a month earlier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven consecutive months of job growth shows that our steady economic progress con-

tinues. It shows that real progress has been made while reminding us that we have more work to do,â&#x20AC;? IDES Director Jay Rowell said in a news release. According the monthly Illinois report, the state added 6,700 jobs at trade, transportation and utility companies in November and 6,100 construction jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Construction was up everywhere â&#x20AC;&#x201C; specialty trade, buildings and roads,â&#x20AC;? department spokesman Greg Rivara said in an email interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One can assume some of it is getting road work in before the deep, deep freeze occurs; buttoning up building projects so inside work can continue during the winter; and some reflects pent-up demand.â&#x20AC;? But the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manufacturers cut payrolls by

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couple of weeks ago, I had never heard of Lucky Brand jeans. Then my co-worker Matt Mencarini discovered a charge on the Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit card bill for $160 worth in Lucky Brand jeans from an outlet store in Aurora â&#x20AC;&#x201C; paid for with public funds. The charge was listed under Sheriff Michael Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name; he acknowledged buying them. He told Mencarini that he usually wears jeans and a polo shirt to work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his attempt, he said, to look like the working man. The sheriff said he bought three or four pairs. He must have gotten a good deal. Lucky Brand jeans can cost more than $100 a pair, according to its website, but are available for about $30 to $40 at discount stores.

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I went across the street from the newspaper office to Kohlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and looked at Leviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prices. They cost anywhere from about $30 to $60 a pair. Harn defends using public funds to buy the Lucky Brand jeans, saying he wears them to work and nowhere else. Sometimes people get allowances to buy clothes for their jobs, usually uniforms, suits and the like â&#x20AC;&#x201C; things you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally wear, otherwise. Of course, just about every American owns a pair of jeans, if not sever-

al. This is a staple in our uniform outside of work. In fact, when companies have casual days, jeans are a popular choice. I hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard of cases before in which employees get money from their employers to buy jeans. But it happens. In Columbia, Mo., for instance, city employees who must wear dark blue jeans on the job are eligible to receive $336 each year to buy them. But the key here is that they are required to wear those jeans. As an elected official with an $87,000 salary, Harn has no dress code. He can wear whatever he wants. The question: Do taxpayers have to fund his choices? David Giuliani is a news editor for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at dgiuliani@ saukvalley.com or 800798-4085, ext. 525. Follow him on twitter: @DGiuliani_SVM.

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning commission on Thursday unanimously recommended that the City Council extend the life of the special use permit granted for a Sterling residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed sports complex. Former Newman baseball coach Larry Ybarra has obtained about 22 of the 45 acres he envisioned for the $8 million project. He has an option for an additional 45 acres in the same area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the northwest corner of Oak Grove Avenue and 23rd Street, off Lynn Boulevard. Ybarraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother John, a silent partner in the project, also owns the land. Ybarra had petitioned for an extension of the annexation rights and zon-

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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning commission on Thursday unanimously recommended that the City Council extend the life of the special use permit granted for a Sterling residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed sports complex, shown here. ing designation he needs to build the multipurpose facility. He says he needs the extra time to find investors for the privately funded project. Ybarra said he was advised to raise about 35 percent of the money

through private investors and finance the rest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can get low-interest, guaranteed loans if we can get 35 percent,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra told the members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you close [to getting the money]?â&#x20AC;? Rick

Anderson asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel we are getting closer with some people who are riding the fence,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said. Building and Zoning Administrator Amanda Schmidt said that the city

staff had no issues with extending the special use designation. The proposed project would include a football stadium that would seat 4,500, a 3,000-seat baseball stadium, an 800-seat softball quad with batting cages, a multi-use air dome, and a 30,000-square-foot multipurpose building that could be used for everything from baseball and athletic training to rollerskating and laser tag. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel this is the right thing to do for our area,â&#x20AC;? Ybarra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I envision hotels, restaurants, and increased tax revenues. Because there are no hotels in Sterling, there are new construction opportunities.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sanctioned softball tournaments could draw 8,000 to 15,000 people on weekends,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hotels are all in Dixon and Rock Falls.â&#x20AC;? Bob Conklin asked if the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feasibility studies were current. Ybarra

said that he had done his due diligence over the last 7 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably premature to pull the plug on this,â&#x20AC;? Steve Munson said. Ybarra said he was relieved to get the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation and feels energized to continue his work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was worried; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always concerned over things you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have control over,â&#x20AC;? he said. The council originally approved the annexation agreement and R-1 special use permit for the 22-acre parcel on April 16, 2012. The original agreement called for construction of the complex to begin within one calendar year of the pact. The council extended the agreement for 6 months on May 6, 2013. The latest petition, if approved by the council, would extend the agreement until Jan. 1, 2015. After the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-0 vote, the request now moves to the City Council.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

933 Mekeel Rd., Dixon, Rt. 52 S.E. Church 284-3090 Parsonage 285-0360 Adam Meyer, Pastor Sunday 9:30am - Morning Fellowship Sunday School Sunday 10:30 - Worship Service Wednesday 7:00pm - Family Night (all ages)

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GRAND DETOUR

Ridge Road, Dixon, 652-4488 Li Arellano, Sr. Pastor Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

313 Van Buren Ave., Dixon 288-2453 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening 5:00 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

111 East 2nd, Dixon, 284-6823 Bunyan & Rachel Cocar - Co-Pastors Sunday School 9:15, Worship 10:30, Bible Study is on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST

Dan Bentz, Pastor 598 Riverlane, Dixon, 288-5212 (1 Mile West On Dixon-Sterling Freeway) Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Worship Wed. 7:00 p.m. Awana Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 3 years thru 6th grade

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH

501 W. 3rd St., Dixon, 288-1566 Pastor Galon Darby Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 11 a.m. Mid Week Prayer Service 6 p.m. Wed.

DIXON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

215 N. Court, Dixon, 284-2711 Rev. Marty Creager, Pastor Sun. School 10:45, Worship 9:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Nachusa, 284-4152, Brant Clements, Pastor Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.

FAITH DISCOVERY CHURCH

801 W. Oregon St., Polo, 815-946-3588 Jeremy Heller, Pastor Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am, Nursery Available Non-denominational Christian Church Visitors Welcome

ST. PATRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC

612 S. Highland, Dixon, 284-7719 Father Bernard Sehr Confessions 3 p.m., Sat. Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Mass 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:00pm

ST. FLANNEN CATHOLIC

2nd & Shelhammer, Harmon, 857-2315 Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Sunday 9:00am Worship Weekdays as Scheduled

ST. MARY CATHOLIC

Walton Road, Walton, 857-3891 Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Saturday 6:00pm Worship, Weekdays as Scheduled

SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC

Rt. 1, Maytown Rd., Maytown Rev. Joel Lopez, Priest Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Weekdays as Scheduled

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH White Pines Campus

Meeting Saturdays @ 6PM and Sundays @ 10AM 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo ~ 815.837.5255 whitepines@crossroadscn.com Campus Pastor ~ Chad Keeteman x 302 Youth Pastor ~ Jose Garcia x 303 Contemporary worship & relevant Bible teaching Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship Kidzlink Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) ~ during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) ~ Wednesday nights 7PM www.crossroadscn.com

MENDOTA CHURCH OF THE NAZERENE

1209 Sixth Street, Mendota, 539-6232 www.mendotanaz.org Rev. Dick Schaill, Senior Pastor John Robinson, Worship Leader Sunday School 9:30-10:30 (all ages) Sunday Morning Worship 10:45-12:00 Soul Fire Prayer Meeting 7:00pm Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Wednesday Praise/Worship Practice 7:30pm Friday

ST. PATRICKS OF AMBOY

32 N. Jones, Amboy, IL Msgr. Thomas Bales, Priest Saturday Evenings 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. & 10:30a.m.

ST. ANNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC

1104 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, 288-3131 Father Antoni Kretoroicz, Priest Confessions Sat. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mass Saturday 5:00 p.m., Sunday Service 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

FAITH FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

417 E. 3rd Street., Sterling, 626-2577 Sunday School 9:00 a.m Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Visitors Welcome. Phone 626-2577

FAITH FELLOWSHIP GENERAL BAPTIST

725 N. Brinton, Dixon, 288-5091 Rev. Kenneth Hendley, 288-3689 Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

123 S. Hennepin, Dixon, 288-1222 Pastor Lynn Bond Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY

321 W. 2nd St., Dixon, 288-4719 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Service 11 a.m. Service every third Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Pastor Gregg Downs Penn Corner on Lowell Park Rd., Polo, 946-3949 Sun. School 9:00, Worship 10:00 Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

2709 16th Ave., Sterling, 625-1229 William F. Stocks, Bishop Sacrament Meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Primary for children: 10:45 Priesthood, Relief Society & Young Women: 11:45

LINCOLN AVENUE CHURCH OF GOD

704 Lincoln Ave., Dixon, 288-1142 Pastor Mike Worrel Check us out on facebook Wednesday: 6:30-8:00pm Jump childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry & Fushion youth ministry Prayer 6:30pm, 7:00-8:00pm adult bible study Sunday: 9:30 S.S. for children and adults 10:30 worship & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

Missouri Synod, 284-4554, 2035 IL Rt. 26, Dixon Pastor David Andermann, Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School and Education Hour 10:15 a.m.

MENDOTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

900 Monroe Street, Mendota 815-539-6232 Pastor Timothy Kaiser Sunday School 9:30 a.m. all ages Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Bible Study Saturday 1:00 p.m.

TURNING POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH

944 Stony Point Rd., Dixon, 288-2625 Don Beasley, Pastor Sunday Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m. Wed. Christian Education 6:30 p.m.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP

2128 IL Route 38, Ashton, 815-453-7464 Pastor Jeremy Horton Sunday Worship Service 9 a.m. 37 S. East Avenue, Amboy (farm bureau building) Pastor Brian McWethy Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. www.graceisforyou.com

SAUK VALLEY ISLAMIC CENTER

202 E. Fellow St., Dixon -815.284.4868 Friday Prayer 12:15-1 pm Open to Public ~ All Denominations.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FRANKLIN GROVE

106 S. Walnut, Franklin Grove 815-456-2432 Pastor Jack M. Briggs Worship at 9:00am

ROCK RIVER BAPTIST

614 Orchard St., Dixon

815-677-7566

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

707 1st Ave., Sterling, 815-625-0442 Reverend Peg Williams, Rector 9:00a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist Wednesdays spoken Holy Eucharist Noon, Bible study and soup supper at 5:30. Every Third Friday at 5:30 Younger adults gathering. Pastoral care, confession and reconciliation by appt. gracechurchstg.org

ST. LUKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EPISCOPAL

Corner of 3rd St. & Peoria Ave., Dixon Ph: 815-288-2151 Web page: stlukedixon.org Rev. Richard Frontjes, Rector SUNDAY Sunday School 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist 10:15 a.m., followed by Coffee and Fellowship WEDNESDAY Healing Mass: 10 a.m.

Please check our website and Facebook page for additional services

BETHEL EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

131 N. Court, Dixon, 284-3849 James Carlson, Pastor Sun. School 9:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

102 S. Seminary St., Mt. Morris, 734-4942 Sunday School All Ages 8:30 a.m., Inner-Mission Fellowship Time 9:30 a.m., Worship service 10:00am, with nursery

ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

U.S. 52 & Red Brick Rd., Dixon, 288-2447, John H. Ewing, Jr., Pastor Sun. School 9:45, Sun. Worship 10:45 a.m. Ladies Bible Study Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH

N. Galena & E. Morgan, Dixon, 288-1778 Gary Wilson, Pastor Worship 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Night 6:30 p.m.

COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK

402 Gaston St., Prairieville Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m. Food fellowship every Friday at 6 p.m. Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome. Contact Richard Vanauseoll 815-718-2128

ST. BRIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

All are welcome Fr. Robert Francis Cristobal, Priest-In-Charge Sunday Schedule: 8 AM Holy Communion 9 AM Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School 10 AM Holy Communion with Music Fellowship and Coffee after the 10 AM service Contact information: 1000 IL Route 64 W, Oregon 815-732-7211 saintbrides@verizon.net www.saintbrides.org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

14206 E. Flagg Rd., Rochelle, 815-562-7575 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Youth Sunday School 9:15 am Adult Sunday School Classes 9:15am Choir Wednesday at 7:00pm Jr. High Ministries Wednesday 7:00pm E-mail: faithlc@rochelle.net

FAITH UNITED METHODIST

702 E. Dixon Street, Polo, 815-946-3212 Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am Fellowship at 11:00 am All are welcome to our multi-generational congregation. Nursery service provided during the service. Handicapped accessible.

SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH

498 IL. Rte. 2, Dixon, 288-7000 Sunday Worship 10 a.m., nursery provided. Sunday evening Comminity Talk, 2 groups at 6pm, nursery provided. Check website calendar for dates. Tuesday evening praise and prayer 6 p.m. www.saukchurch.com

NEW LIFE LUTHERAN

702 W. Lynn Blvd., Sterling 815-499-6552 Pastor Bill Sullivan Saturday Evening Service 6:00pm Sunday Traditional Service 8:30am Sunday Contemporary Service 10:45am Sunday School 9:45am

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMBOY

960 Rt. 52, Amboy, 857-2225 Pastor Carol Soderholm Sunday Worship 9:00, Fellowship 10:00 am Sunday School 9:40 - 10:15

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

1013 Franklin Grove Rd., Dixon, 284-2804 Reverend Frank Langholf Saturday 5:30 p.m.Worship, Sunday 8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship, 9:15 a.m. Education and Fellowship, 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Web Site: www.immanueldixon.org Bright Beginnings Daycare & Preschool 285-1033

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN

421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 288-2757 Pastor Janet Wittenmeyer Sat. 5:30pm Traditional Service Sun. 8:15am Traditional Service 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00am Praise Service Wed. 9:00am Quilting, 5:45pm Bell Choir, 7:00pm Chancel Choir, 7:00 Praise Band Nursery available. Visitors welcome. www.stpauldixon.org

EAST GROVE UNION CHURCH

449 E. Reuter Rd., Amboy 376-6661 One mile east of Route 26 Pastor Rick Wulf 440-5321 Sunday Morning Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Other services and activities announced. Please join us.

SUBLETTE UNION CHURCH

500 W. Main St., Sublette, 849-5914 Pastor Kris Johnson Sunday Worship Service 9:00 am Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Klub Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm

ASHTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

906 Richardson Ave., Ashton, 453-2328 Pastor Sang-Hun Han Sunday School 9am, Sunday Worship 10am

CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

606 Main Street, Chana Pastor Javier Martinez chanaumc@gmail.com Sunday: Adult & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education 9 am Worship Service 10:30 am +RO\ &RPPXQLRQ FHOHEUDWHG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW Sunday of each month. Open Hearts - Open Minds - Open Doors.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

202 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 284-2849 Mike Jones, Pastor Saturday Worship 5:00 pm Chapel Sunday Services 10:00 am in Sanctuary Sunday 9:40 am Powerhouse Kids www.fumcdixon.org

FRANKLIN GROVE UNITED METHODIST

203 W. Middle St., Franklin Grove, 456-2456 Jin Ho Hong, Pastor Worship 10:15 a.m.; 1st Sunday of each month - ASL Sign interpreter for the hearing impaired

CHURCH OF ST. MARY CATHOLIC

211 N. Franklin Avenue - Polo Rectory phone: (815) 946-2535 Rev. Louis F. Tosto, Parochial Administrator Regular Mass Schedule: Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. On First Fridays, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction follows morning Mass. Confessions 4:30pm Saturday

REYNOLDS UNITED METHODIST

2496 Reynolds Rd, Ashton - 815-453-2513 Rev. Alan Meyer, Pastor - 815-453-7480 Sunday School - All ages - 9:00am Sunday Worship - 10:00am - Nursery provided Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00pm Handicapped Accessible

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

1140 Inlet Rd., Lee Center 815-456-2432 Pastor Jack M. Briggs Worship at 10:30am

HARMON UNITED METHODIST

202 North Grove Street, Harmon, 359-7302 Pastor Leanne Keate Worship 8:30 a.m. Junior Church for ages 12 and under during morning worship.

LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

4938 S. Daysville Road, Oregon, 732-7264 Xavier Martinez, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Kindergarten -6th Sunday Morning Worship: 9:00 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible.Visitors and newcomers are always welcome.

LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon - 815-626-4732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road) Pastor: Bob Clardie Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 am Fellowship 11:00 am

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

110 E. 3rd St., Dixon, 284-7741 Rev. Dr. David Spaulding Worship 9:30 a.m. Church School, Adult Forum and Study Groups Follow Service

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Chicago and Flagg Streets, Paw Paw,  5HY 'U $QQH +RĂ HQ 3DVWRU Worship: 11:00 a.m. Christian Education: 10:00 a.m.

THE WORSHIP CENTER

403 N. Ottawa, Dixon, 284-1340 Pastor, Michael Cole Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:45 pm Non-Denominational www.worshipctr.org

GRACE UNITED METHODIST

921 E. Chamberlin, Dixon, 288-1505 Pastor Marilyn Nolan Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. WoW Worship Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Sun. School 10:45-11:30 a.m.

GREATER LIFE TABERNACLE

1403 Hemlock, Dixon, Steve Young, Pastor 815-284-8680 Bible Study, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Sunday Praise & Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday Home Groups CALL

LIVING WELL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

113 E. 1st Street, Dixon Rev. John Trotter, Pastor 815-973-5981 Small Groups 9:30-9:55 am Fellowship Cafe 10:00-10:30 am Adult & Children Worship 10:30 am www.livingwellchurch.org

HOPE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

732 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon, IL www.hopebiblefellowship.com Senior Pastor Joshua Shaw Associate Pastor Nathan Meeks Worship Service Sundays at 9:30 am Grow Groups at 10:45 am Evening Sunday Service 6:30 pm

UNITED FIRST CHURCH

326 E. Main Street, Amboy, IL 815-857-2415 Pastor: Charles Jeanblanc Sunday Services 9 am - 10 am Bible study following services 10:15 - 11:15

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMC Congregation

107 W. Lahman Street, Franklin Grove 815-456-2457 or 815-440-6590 Pastor Myron Bartell Worship at 8:30 a.m. Sundays Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

416 Prospect St., Dixon Pastor Trudy Dunn Saturday Sabbath School 10:00am Worship Service 11:30am

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WITNESSES

634 Countryside Lane, Dixon, 288-4019

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Targetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busiest time of year. The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-largest discounter acknowledged Thursday that data connected

to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend. The theft marks the secondlargest credit card breach in U.S. history, exceeded only by a scam that began in 2005 involving retailer TJX Cos. and affected at least 45.7 million card users. Targetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disclosure came a day after reports that the

company was investigating a breach. Customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data included customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on back of the card, Target said. There was no indication that

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the three- or four-digit security numbers visible on the back of the card were affected. The data breach did not affect online purchases, the company said. Target has not disclosed exactly how the breach occurred, but said it has fixed the problem. Large companies spend millions of dollars each year on credit-card security measures. Given the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heavy security, the theft may have

been an inside job, said Avivah Litan, a security analyst with Gartner Research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact this breach can happen with all of their security in place is really alarming,â&#x20AC;? Litan said. Jason Oxman, CEO of the Electronics Transaction Association, which represents the payments technology industry, said past data breaches have been â&#x20AC;&#x153;heavily organized and sophisticated.â&#x20AC;?

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Deal requires removal of NSA debate shifts in favor Chicago â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;petcokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; piles of setting surveillance limits White House has already rejected one proposal

CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor and the Illinois attorney general announced an agreement with an Indiana company Thursday that will require it to remove huge piles of petroleum coke from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southeast side and accept no other shipments for the time being. Known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;petcoke,â&#x20AC;? the material is a black powdery byproduct of oil refining thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been accumulating along Midwest shipping channels, sparking health and environmental concerns. The deal is part of a pending lawsuit over air quality and lack of proper permitting against Hammond, Ind.-based Beemsterboer Slag Corp., which operates a facility along the Calumet River. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced the details near where residents have complained about the problem. They also touted possible long-term regulations, including proposed city

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in the National Security Agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansive spying powers at home and abroad. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened suddenly, over a span of just 3 days. First, a federal judge ruled that the NSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bulk collection of telephone records was unconstitutional, and then a presidential advisory panel recommended sweeping changes to the agency. Together, the developments are ratcheting up the pressure on President Barack Obama to scale back the controversial surveillance programs. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin chimed in on Thursday. He said U.S. surveillance efforts are necessary to fight terrorism and â&#x20AC;&#x153;not a cause for repentance,â&#x20AC;? but he, too,

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In this Oct. 25 file photo, the Willis Tower in downtown Chicago provides a backdrop to a huge mound of petroleum coke, or petcoke, in the a residential area in the city. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a deal Thursday with an Indiana company that will require it to remove huge black piles of petroleum coke from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southeast Side and accept no other shipments. regulations and statewide legislation. The agreed interim order says Beemsterboer has to remove petcoke and prevents it from accepting, handling or storing any additional materials. It also requires the company to document where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sent. The lawsuit, filed by Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and the city of Chicago, alleges the

company doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have permits to handle the substance, among other things. The company didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t admit fault in Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal here is ... number one, stop the air pollution, stop the violation,â&#x20AC;? Madigan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ongoing air pollution violations are not ones that are either legal or safe for people to live near.â&#x20AC;?

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300-page report. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a fierce critic of the NSA programs, concluded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What this says to the millions of Americans who have been concerned that the government knows who they called and when they called and for how long, this says it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t essential for preventing attacks.â&#x20AC;? The White House has already rejected one proposal from the task force, which would have allowed for a civilian to head the NSA. While Obama spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that the president was open to each of the panelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other 45 recommendations, a U.S. official familiar with the deliberations said that Obama rejected a handful of the proposals out of hand when he met with the panel members this week.

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Official says 2013 set to be transition for Boeing in state NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A top Boeing official said Thursday that 2013 was a transitional year for the aeronautics giant in South Carolina and also urged the state to spend more on math and science training in its schools. Jack Jones, a Boeing vice president and general manager for its South Carolina operations that employ 6,700 people, met with reporters to review the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress in the state during the past year.

It was a year when Boeing, which already operates a massive plant to assembly the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 787 Dreamliners, announced it was investing an additional $1 billion and would create 2,000 new jobs in South Carolina over 8 years. Also during the year, the company also broke ground on a new Propulsion South Carolina facility where engineers will design engine air inlets for Boeingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 737 MAX.

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Newman’s Noah McCarty gets fouled by Aquin’s Andrew Martin as he goes up for a shot Thursday night during a semifinal of the Forreston Holiday Tournament. Newman won 74-58.

’Bago buries Marcos early with press Comets take big bite out of Bulldogs BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

FORRESTON – Polo has been impressive in racking up an 8-0 record heading into the Forreston Holiday Tournament semifinals. The Marcos, however, hadn’t encountered a challenge like the one they faced on Thursday. Polo had all kinds of difficulty dealing with a quick, physical group from Winnebago, and found itself on the losing end of a 78-61 decision. “It’s really hard to rep their intensity and athleticism in practice, even though I think we’re a fairly athletic team,” Polo coach Matt Messer said. “We weren’t ready for it, and we got

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Star of the game: Ryan Swigart, Winnebago 26 points Key performers: Brian Cavanaugh, Polo, 18 points; Zach Quaco, Polo 14 points Up next: Third-place game, Polo vs. Aquin, 6:30 p.m. today down a little bit on ourselves.” Polo (8-1) dug itself an early hole, falling behind 26-9 after the first quarter. The Marcos had 10 turnovers in the first 8 minutes, with seven of them via Winnebago steals. They were competitive the rest of the way. PRESS CONTINUED ON B7

FORRESTON – It wasn’t surprising Newman was able to defeat Aquin in the semifinals of the Forreston Holiday Tournament on Thursday. What was surprising, however, was how easy the Comets made it look. Newman built a big early lead and made it stand up on the way to a 74-58 victory over the Bulldogs. The teams have waged many memorable regularseason and postseason battles in recent years, but this was not one of them. “It was kind of a surprise,” sophomore forward Noah McCarty said. “We knew Aquin was going to come out and give us a fight until the end, but we got into

Star of the game: Noah McCarty, Newman, 20 points, 15 rebounds Key performers: Nolan McGinn, Newman, 14 points; Andrew Martin, Aquin, 11 points, 7 rebounds Up next: Championship, Newman vs. Winnebago, 8 p.m. today a nice rhythm in the first quarter.” “We played really good team defense, finally,” Newman coach Ray Sharp said. “We knew who the threats were, and took them away. We made the guys shoot who we wanted to shoot, and if their better players shot, we made it a tough shot.” BITE CONTINUED ON B6

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Prophets pick up pace Big deficit too much for Oregon to overcome BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

POLO – Once the Prophetstown Prophets got hot, there was little the Oregon Hawks could do to slow them down. And once the Hawks started a frantic comeback, all the Prophets did was hit 12 of their 13 free throws over the final 3½ minutes to seal their second win over Oregon this season. Prophetstown dominated the second quarter at the Polo Tournament on Thursday night, then held off the Hawks

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Star of the game: Karlie Stafford, Prophetstown, 20 points, 13 rebounds Up next: Polo tournament – 3rd-place game, Oregon vs. Morrison, 2:30 p.m.; championship, Prophetstown vs. Byron, 3:45 p.m., both Saturday for a 66-53 victory. “Once one person starts hitting shots, it’s like a spark for the rest of the team,” Prophetstown junior guard Heather Strike said. “When we get shots

to fall, it gets us more pumped up to play better defense, and that just leads to more offense.” Strike was just the spark the Prophets (11-2) needed. After seeing several good looks rim out in the first quarter, Prophetstown scored the final four points of the first quarter and first six points of the second to turn a 17-8 deficit into an 18-17 lead. After Emy Wright’s pull-up jumper put the Hawks (8-4) back in front, Strike’s 3-pointAlex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com er gave Prophetstown a 21-19 Prophetstown’s Clare Kramer puts up a jump shot Thursday lead. during the Prophets’ Polo tournament game against Oregon. The Prophets won 66-53. PACE CONTINUED ON B3 NFL

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Legendary figure skater joins Sochi delegation BY NANCY ARMOUR !0.ATIONALWRITER

Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, 2 days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow. The 1988 gold medalist had always kept his personal life private, saying in a statement that â&#x20AC;&#x153;being gay is just one part of who I am.â&#x20AC;? But President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to include openly gay athletes in the delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and not send high-ranking officials â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was widely seen as a message to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First and foremost, I am an American athlete, and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance,â&#x20AC;? Boitano said in his statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an athlete, I hope we can remain focused on the Olympic spirit, which celebrates achievement in sport by peoples of all nations.â&#x20AC;? Russia has come under fierce criticism for passing national laws banning â&#x20AC;&#x153;gay propaganda,â&#x20AC;? and some suggested the United States should boycott the Sochi Olympics in protest. Obama rejected that idea earlier this year, saying a stronger statement could be made by â&#x20AC;&#x153;gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze.â&#x20AC;? But his choices for the U.S.

delegation left little doubt about Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disapproval of the new Russian law. For the first time since 2000, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the Olympics. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group is led by former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and others in the delegation include U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, deputy Secretary of State William Burns, and presidential adviser Rob Nabors. Of the five athletes in the delegation, three â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boitano, King and Cahow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are openly gay. Cahow said Boitanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to keep his sexual orientation private until now was his to make, just as it was her choice to acknowledge hers publicly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I completely respect that,â&#x20AC;? Cahow told The Associated Press after learning of Boitanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think each individual has a right to define who they are. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what autonomy is all about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he and I would agree that our goal is to someday live in a world where these classifications arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t important.â&#x20AC;? Boitano and King will attend the opening ceremony. Cahow, a two-time medalist in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey, will attend the closing ceremony with Olympic speed skating champions Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been fortunate to represent the United States of America in three different Olympics, and

now I am honored to be part of the presidential delegation to the Olympics in Sochi,â&#x20AC;? Boitano, who is in Europe, said in his statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been my experience from competing around the world and in Russia that Olympic athletes can come together in friendship, peace and mutual respect regardless of their individual countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practices.â&#x20AC;? Earlier this month, IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia would set up public protest zones in Sochi for â&#x20AC;&#x153;people who want to express their opinion or want to demonstrate for or against something.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, the IOC approved a letter going out to athletes reminding them to refrain from protests or political gestures during the Sochi Games â&#x20AC;&#x201C; reiterating Rule 50 of the Olympic charter, which forbids demonstrations on Olympic grounds. Cahow said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely to succeed, however. The 2006 bronze and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10 silver medalist has been active with a group called Proposition 6, a reference to the section IOC mission statement that compels it â&#x20AC;&#x153;to act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think politics and the Olympics are always going to be intertwined. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible not to,â&#x20AC;? Cahow told the AP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a remarkable opportunity for people to invest in and get swept away in the events. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping the Sochi Games will be no exception.â&#x20AC;?

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Skyhawks cruise in second half Morrison boys, West Carroll girls pick up tournament victories "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

The Sauk Valley Skyhawks overcame a slow offensive start Thursday night to pick up a convincing road win over Truman, 88-66. The Skyhawks (7-5) led 37-30 at halftime, then saw their balanced attack fire on all cylinders in the second half. Freshman Jacoby Posley led the scoring with 16 points. Stellar guard play was a key factor in the second half, as freshman Chris Stovall and sophomore Carlos Hendrix combined for 17 assists compared to only five turnovers. Sauk Valley goes into a 19-day break on a high note, and will begin Arrowhead Conference play Jan. 7th against Carl Sandburg in Dixon.

Boys basketball

Morrison 55, Orangeville 38: The

Mustangs rebounded from a slow start to secure 15th place at the Forreston tournament. Trailing 7-2 after the first quarter, Morrison (4-6) led 21-12 at

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Billy Heeg /REGONBOYS  POINTS Courtney Swalve -ILLEDGEVILLE GIRLS POINTS INTHQUARTER Chelsea Eads -ORRISONGIRLS  POINTS Jacoby Posley, Sauk Valley MEN POINTS halftime thanks to a 19-5 secondquarter run. Hunter Hamstra scored 14 points for the Mustangs, while fellow junior Mason Sitzmore added 13. Dan Obert paced the Broncos (0-9) with 15 points. River Ridge 69, Oregon 62: The Hawks led the Wildcats 50-44 heading into the fourth quarter, but River Ridge put up 25 points in the final period to take seventh place at the Forreston tournament. Billy Heeg led Oregon (3-8) with 21 points, and Jessie McKinley added 15. Brenden Dauphin scored 32 points, hitting 18 of his

20 free throws for River Ridge (5-6).

Girls basketball

West Carroll 45, Milledgeville 37:

The Thunder took control of this Polo tournament game early and never let up, holding off a furious Missile comeback. Tre Baisden led West Carroll (3-7) with 10 points. Courtney Swalve scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter for Milledgeville (2-11). Byron 71, Morrison 39: The Tigers jumped out to a big lead and cruised into the Polo tournament championship with a runningclock win over the Fillies. Chelsea Eads led Morrison (7-5) with 17 points, and Lakin Goodman chipped in 11. Byron, which hit 12 3-pointers in the contest, got 24 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including five 3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Nicole Silvers. Lena-Winslow 58, Fulton 46: The Steamers fell to 2-9 with a loss to the Panthers (4-5) in the consolation championship at the Pearl City tournament.

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ABOVE: Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sam Lambrigtsen ducks around Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clare Kramer during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polo tournament game. Prophetstown won 66-53. BELOW: Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shelby Adams works below the basket against Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kasey Lapp (left) and Megan Boehle during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.

Prophets go on 26-5 run to beat Hawks PACE

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Karlie Stafford nailed a 3 on the Prophetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next possession, then Strike hit two more in the next two offensive trips for a 30-19 lead, forcing an Oregon timeout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we get the lead, we just try and keep it going,â&#x20AC;? said Stafford, a senior forward who led the Prophets with 20 points and 13 rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just tried to keep our heads up, and then get the ball to whoever was hot. We knocked down some shots, then played good defense.â&#x20AC;? The defense forced 10 second-quarter Oregon turnovers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24 in the game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and was a big part of Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 26-5 run over the final 8:28 of the first half. But the Hawks werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done yet. Trailing 34-22 after Staffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot after the halftime buzzer was counted as good, Oregon saw the deficit grow to 18 points (47-29) midway through the third quarter. But after a 2-minute scoring drought for both teams, it was the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

turn to catch fire. Megan Boehleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3 and Kelsey Pudlasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bucket in the lane closed the third period, then McKaylee Beeterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth 3 of the night was a deep one that opened the fourth. Sam Lambrigtsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coast-to-coast fast-break layup and Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s putback followed, and the Oregon deficit was five (47-42) with 6:37 to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a little shaken up in the first half, and we know we played a really

bad second quarter,â&#x20AC;? said Beeter, who finished with 14 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we got it back together, and when we got to within five points, we all really thought we had it.â&#x20AC;? But the Prophets had the answer. Clare Kramerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s post basket stopped the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 13-0 run, then Strike hit her fifth and final 3 of the night to restore order. Lambrigtsen and Wright scored back-to-back to get within six (54-48) with 2:09 to

go, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the Prophets put on their free-throw shooting clinic to close things out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really good team, and we knew we had to play with more intensity and want it more than they did if we were going to win,â&#x20AC;? Stafford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone on this team played a big part â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and played it well â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for us tonight.â&#x20AC;? Strike had 19 points, seven assists and three steals, and Kramer added 12 points and seven rebounds. Corrie Reiley finished with eight points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all from the free-throw line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and dished five assists while nabbing a game-high seven steals. Lambrigtsen led Oregon with 18 points and six steals, and Wright chipped in nine points, five steals and three assists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just have to learn from this,â&#x20AC;? Beeter said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I think we learn more from a loss to a good team than a blowout win. All four of our losses are to the same two teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Prophetstown and Mendota â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we just have to make some adjustments when we play good teams like that.â&#x20AC;?


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Baby Blues by Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

Soup To Nutz by Rick Stromoski

Family Circus by Bil Keane

The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

Alley Oop by Dave Graue and Jack Bender

Bridge Frank & Ernest by Bob Thaves

Bidding may give help to both sides

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

Arne Glimcher, an art dealer, film producer and director, said, “When Robert Benton was doing the movie ‘Still of the Night,’ I’d choreographed the auction scene and supplied the paintings and had a bit part – I was bidding against Meryl Streep.” Except for the occasional passout, every bridge deal begins with the bidding. It is intended primarily to help the side with the balance of power, but each call gives information to the opponents. In this deal, South opened one spade in the second seat, and North responded three spades, a gameinvitational limit raise. Now South should have raised to four spades because it was unlikely that North could

cover all of South’s losers. However, South control-bid four clubs, hoping North had the spade king-queen, diamond ace and a singleton heart. North control-bid four

diamonds. And South signed off in four spades, telling the world that he did not have a heart control. Then North, since he did not have one either, passed. Now it was easy for West to lead the heart nine. East won with his jack, cashed the heart ace and heart king, then led his last heart. Should South have ruffed high or low? The auction told West what to lead. But it also told South, who almost certainly held the spade queen. East passed as dealer, but had already produced 10 high-card points in hearts. If he had held the spade queen too, he surely would have opened the bidding. So South ruffed with his spade ace, ran the spade jack through West, and made his contract. © 2013 UFS


Friday, December 20, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS

THURSDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD

PREP ROUNDUP

Comets win on tiebreaker

Mens basketball Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Truman

Newman, Morrison wrestle to tie; Sterling falls to Geneseo

SAUK VALLEY 88, TRUMAN 66

SAUK VALLEY (7-5) #ARLOS(ENDRIX  $AVID.EWTON   *OHN-URPHY  *ACOBY0OS LEY  #HRIS&RITSCH  #HRIS 3TOVALL  *AHLIL3MITH  4RAMEL 2IDEOUT  #ARTER!MES  %RIC .APLES Totals: 35 9-15 88. TRUMAN (2-14) 7ILSON  !NDREWS  $E*E SUS     4EEL     -C-URRAY     2OBINSON     Totals: 22 14-31 66. Halttime â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3AUK6ALLEY 4RUMAN3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3AUK6ALLEY3MITH (ENDRIX 0OSLEY  -URPHY !MES 4RUMAN!NDREWS $E*ESUS -C-URRAY 

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Boys basketball Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Forreston tournament

Semifinal NEWMAN 74, AQUIN 58 NEWMAN (8-0) .ATE4ERVEER  !*3HARP  4REVOR"OLIN  .OAH-C#ARTY   *OHN0AYAN  .OLAN-C'INN   *ACOB"ARNES  Totals: 26 17-22 74. !15).  -ARTIN     #HANG     4OWNSEND  #OFFEE  3OTVALL   $IEMER  "ORGMAN  Totals: 21 11-21 58. !QUIN     Â&#x2C6;  .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; .EWMAN  0AYAN  3HARP  4ERVEER !QUIN#HANG 4OWNSEND #OF FEE $IEMER "ORGMAN  !SSISTS n .EW MAN3HARP Steals â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.EWMAN 4ERVEER   Rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; .EWMAN  -C#ARTY Semifinal

WINNEBAGO 78, POLO 61 POLO (8-1) "RAD#AVANAUGH  "RIAN#AVANAUGH   :ACH1UACO  -ATTHEW (ANDEL     -AX 3IMMONS     7YATT0ATTERSON  !*$OLLMEYER   Totals: 26 8-18 61. WINNEBAGO (8-0) 3UGGS  4HOREN  -ENKE   -ACK  $IXON  3WI GART   &INTEX  7ILSON  Totals: 31 6-14 78. 7INNEBAGO     n  0OLO     n  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7INNEBAGO  3WIGART  -ACK  &INTEX -ENKE 4HOREN 0OLO(ANDEL 

RIVER RIDGE 69, OREGON 62 OREGON (3-8) 3KYLAR 3HORT     *ESSIE -C+INLEY    $ONOVAN2OBY  "ILLY(EEG   !DAM"ETTNER  -ATT-UR RAY  4REVOR/TTEN Totals: 21 16-26 62 RIVER RIDGE (5-6) $URR  #RIST  $AUPHIN   +LEPACK  7ACHTER   -ERKLE Totals: 19 27-37 69. /REGON     n  2IVER2IDGE     n  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; /REGON  2OBY  -URRAY /TTEN 2IVER2IDGE$AUPHIN +LEPACK $URR  15th place

MORRISON 55, ORANGEVILLE 38 MORRISON (4-6) +OLLIN "UN     4RISTAN (OUZENGA     -ASON 3ITZMORE     ,UCAS 0EPPERS     !NTHONY 4ENBOR     +ALEB#HURCH  ")LL,EE"REUL   +YLE6ANDERLEEST  (UNTER (AMSTRA  +URTIS+LIMSON  4OM7IERENGA  3COTT&ERRY  Totals: 23 8-15 55. ORANGEVILLE (0-9) "RYCE"ROWN  !ARON,EVERTON   $AYTON"OLLON  $AN/BERT   *ESSE,EVERTON  3AM7ELCH    "RYAN 7EIER     Totals: 14 5-8 38. /RANGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  -ORRISON     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; /RANGEVILLE  "OLLON  /BERT  ,EVERTON -ORRISON'REUL 

Girls basketball Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Polo tournament

at Polo PROPHETSTOWN 66, OREGON 53 PROPHETSTOWN (11-2) +ASSI(ENREKIN   +AELI+OVARIK    #ORRIE2EILY   (EATHER3TRIKE      +ARLIE 3TAFFORD      3HELBY!DAMS   #YDNEY7ESTON    "ROOKE2EMLEY   #LARE +RAMER      Totals: 20-49 19-24 66. OREGON (8-4) 3AM,AMBRIGTSEN   -C+AYLEE "EETER      %MYLYN 7RIGHT      -C#AHL 3ANDERS      -AD ELINE3ANDERS   +IMMIE*ANKE    +AITLIN/LTMANNS   -EGAN "OEHLE   +ASEY,APP   +ELSY 0UDLAS      Totals: 18-47 12-15 53. /REGON     Â&#x2C6;  0ROPHETSTOWN     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; /REGON   "EETER   "OEHLE   7RIGHT   -C3ANDERS   ,AM BRIGTSEN   0ROPHETSTOWN   3TRIKE   3TAFFORD   2EILEY   (ENREKIN   +OVARIK    Rebounds n /REGON  -A3ANDERS  *ANKE  -C3ANDERS  0ROPHETSTOWN3TAFFORD +RAMER  !DAMS Assistsn/REGON7RIGHT  0ROPHETSTOWN  3TRIKE  2EILEY   Steals n /REGON  ,AMBRIGTSEN  7RIGHT  0ROPHETSTOWN  2EILEY  3TRIKE Blocksn/REGON,AMBRIGTSEN 7RIGHT 0ROPHETSTOWN3TAFFORD !DAMS  Turnovers n /REGON  0ROPHETSTOWN Foulsn/REGON,AMBRIGTSENOUT 0ROPHETSTOWN

BYRON 71, MORRISON 39 MORRISON (7-5) "RANDI (OSFORD     !,YSSA #ANOLES   ,AKIN'OODMAN  %MMA -ELTON  2ACHEL$AVIS  #HEL SEA%ADS  !SHLEY'REUL  !DRIENNE"ANKS  !,LIE+UEHL   #HURCH  Totals: 15 7-14 39.

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John Payan shoots over Aquinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rian Borgmann (44) and Andrew Martin during the Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 74-58 win on Thursday. BYRON (8-1) $EVREIES     7HIPPLE     3CHMAN  3ILVERS  2ASSEL   "OOK  3WANSON  3ALVE Totals: 28 3-5 71 -ORRISON     Â&#x2C6;  "YRON     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "YRON   3ILVERS  7HIPPLE  $EVRIES  3ALVE  -ORRISON  %ADS 'OODMAN 

WEST CARROLL 45, MILLEDGEVILLE 37 WEST CARROLL (3-7) !LLYSHA(ROVET  2ACHEL$YKSTRA   4RE"AISDEN  !BBY-AIKE   (AYLEY'5LLINGER  $EMI (ESS     !RYELLE 2ABUCK     "AILEY$URWARD  #HRISTY2ALSTON   3ABRINA3EIDMAN "UCKWALTER  Totals: 19 7-17 45. MILLEDGEVILLE (2-11) 3IDNEY!5DE  3HAUNA&REDRICK   $EIDRE%WERS  4AYLOR'RENO BLE  -ORGAN!DOLPH  +AY LIEGH,EDDY  +ENDRA3CHAVE   #OURTNEY3WALVE Totals: 14 8-15 37. -ILLEDGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  7EST#ARROLL     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-ILLEDGEVILLE!UDE

Boys bowling at Town & Country Lanes, Mt. Morris

OREGON 3,659, ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN 3,281 ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN 4ERRANCE 'ULLEY    n  #AMERON 'ALVEZ    n  +IRBY'RANITE  n-ICHAEL 3TOECKLIN    n  -ATTHEW "ARABASZ  n3ETH#USH MAN  n Totals: 1,1111,011-1,159 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3,281 OREGON *USTIN0ROVO  n)AN3TAR KEY    n  2YAN "ENNETT   n*ACOB#OLEMAN  n*OE-IRANDA   n!*.ORDMAN  n Totals: 1,173-1,167-1,319 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3,659

Girls bowling OREGON 2,573, ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN 2,260 ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN 'ABBY3CHMITT  n(ANNAH 'ARTNER  n-ARYA+AUFMAN    n  $AYNA .EIDICH    n  *ESSICA ,APE   n"LIND  nTotals: 757-714-789 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,260 OREGON 6ICTORIA "ARNHART    n  -AC+ENZIE 4AGUE    n  +ARISSA #ORBIN    n 4AYLA 3MITH    n  3TEVIE -C#OMBS  n%MILY#ORBIN    n  Totals: 889-882802 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2,573 at Ottawa

DIXON 3,142, OTTAWA 2,695 OTTAWA 0OND    n  +OEPKE   n+IRBY  n &UENTES  n#OLLINS  8 n  'UALANDRI    n  &ENOGLIO 8 8  n  Totals: 898-923-874 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2,695 DIXON !SHLEY#URRIER  n+ATLYN "AY    n  -ICHAELA "ATES    n  *ENNA ,ONGAN    n  -ARGARET 4HOMAS    n  %MILY 1UACO    n  4OTALS 1,059-1,047-1,036 - 3,142

Wrestling Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Sterling

NEWMAN 36, MORRISON 36 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*OE%ADS- PIN*$!CKERT 113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;(UNTER7EBB. PIN#ODY6ANDER LAAN132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%LI-ONIER. DEF%THAN &ISCHBACH 138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%LI%DMONDSON. TECH FALL $YLAN +ELLER    145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "RANDON!HLGRIM. DEF(UNTER&ERGUSON  152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*AKE3NOW. TECHFALL!USTIN +ELLER    160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "RADY 2UDE . TECH FALL +OREY :IGLER    220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4YLER 4ODD - PIN .OAH ,EFFELMAN  285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.YLE.ESTOR. DEF*ESSE,ILLY  Morrison rec. forfeit at:     Newman rec. forfeit at: 170

NEWMAN 42, POLO 37 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4IM#HOLKE0 PIN!CKERT113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7EBB . PIN "RENNER "USHMAN  132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*ESSE$ITZLER0 MAJORDEC-ONIER   152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3NOW . PIN *AKE (ANLON 160â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2UDE. PIN%THAN#AIN 170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "RYCE)VEY. PIN%THAN$ITZLER 220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *UAN$OMINGUEZ0 DEF,EFFELMAN  285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.ESTOR. PIN-ATT-ERLAK Newman rec forfeits at:  Polo rec. forfeits at:   

MORRISON 54, POLO 26 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; %ADS - PIN #HOLKE  113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6ANDELAAN- PIN"USHMAN130 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0HOENIX0ARKS- PIN#OLTON'RIFFIN 152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!+ELLER- PIN(ANLON170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; % $ITZLER 0 DEF :IGLER 182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; !USITN 3HOUP- PIN*ACOB#AIN195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;- $OMINGUEZ 0 PIN +OHL  220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; * $OMINGUEZ0 TECHFALL4ODD285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lillly - PIN-ERLAK Morrison rec. forfeits at:   Polo rec. forfeits at: 

at Musgrove Fieldhouse

GENESEO 60, STERLING 6 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; !NTONIO4UMBARELLO' PIN4YRONE ,ONG  113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *ADEN 5RRUTIA 3 PIN #HASE "OONE  120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *OHN 7ARER ' DEC)SAAC3IGUERA 126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;(UNT ER 'RAU ' PIN :ACH $E0UY  132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;#LAYTON+ENNEDY' PIN"OBBY4RIBBLE  138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; #ODY "ORMANN ' MAJOR DEC !NDREW 'ARCIA   145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *ARED "RUCE ' DEC 4YSON (ALL   152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *OSIAH#ROPP' DEC.ICK4ERRONEZ  160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; #OLE (UNZEKEKER ' PIN *AMIE "RISENO  170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3COTT 3CHULTE ' DEC 4ANNER -ASSEY   182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ryan 0ITRA ' PIN 2EILEY #ORNWELL  195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"RANDON-IZLO' DEC"RYANT,ILLY   220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ,ANE !KRE ' PIN 7ILL #ANALES  285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; !* -ARMION ' DEC #ARI ELBALESY  at Fulton

MERCER COUNTY 53, FULTON 24 113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $RAKE 3TIRN -# PINS "RANDON +AECKER  120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; %THAN !DOLPHSON -# PINS *AKE (OFFMAN  126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0RESTON !DAMS -# TECH FALL *ACOB 3CHMIDT     132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; #OLE 'RANT & DEC !SHTON +LINGAMAN   138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; !ARON &IELD & DEC -ADEN 4ACEY   145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3AM'RANT& PINS,UCAS-OHROR 152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; #URTIS6AN7INKLE-# PINS $USTIN2OWLAND160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *USTIN#AREY -# PINS-IKE0DIDDE170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hank #ONNOR-# PINS+EEGAN2OCKWELL 182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2OBBIE #AREY -# PINS 0RESTON &ORD  285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3TEVEN "ALK & PINS 1UINTON"ALL  Fulton rec. forfeits at:  Mercer County rec. forfeits at: 220

MERCER COUNTY 38, ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 27 113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $RAKE 3TIRN -# PINS +ERRICK #AMERON  120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; %THAN !DOLPH SON -# DEC $AMIEN 3CHACHERBAUER   126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0RESTON !DAMS -# DEC *OSH "OWLING   132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; !SHTON +LIN GAMAN-# DEC'RADY4ODD 138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *OSH7HEELER %0 PINS-ADEN4ACEY 145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*ARED#OLE%0 PINS,UCAS -OHROR  152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $YLAN "INION %0 DEC #URTIS 6AN7INKLE   160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *US TIN#AREY-# MAJORDEC$UKE#ARBER   170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; .ICK 7ILLIAMS %0 PINS (ANK#ONNOR182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robbie Carey -# PINS*IMMY"IBA195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; -AT THEW7EEKS-# DEC.OAH%ADS   220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "OBBY ,INCOLN -# MAJOR DEC *ACE"RIGHT  Erie-Prophetstown rec. forfeits at:  Mercer County rec. forfeits at: 

ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 52, FULTON 24 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;,OGAN6OSS%0 PINS!LEX2OWLAND  113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; +ERRICK #AMERON %0 PINS "RANDON +AECKER  120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Damien 3CHACHERBAUER %0 PINS *AKE (OFFMAN 138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*OSH7HEELER%0 MAJORDEC !ARON&IELD 152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$YLAN"INION %0 PINS $USTIN 2OWLAND  160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mike 0IDDE& INJURYDEFAULT$UKE#ARBER170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "ILLY#RAMPTON%0 PINS+EEGAN2OCKWELL 182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*IMMY"IBA%0 PINS0RESTON &ORD Erie-Prophetstown rec. forfeit at:   Fulton rec. forfeit at:   Double forfeit at:

The Newman Comets and Morrison Mustangs wrestled to a 36-36 tie on Thursday in Sterling. The Comets were awarded the win on the first tiebreaker.Newman also beat Polo 42-37. The Comets had four wrestlers win a pair of contested matches. Hunter Webb had a pair of pins at 113. Jake Snow (152) and Brady Rude (160) both won by pin against Polo and by technical fall against Morrison. Nyle Nestor had a pin at 285 against Polo, and beat Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jesse Lilly 2-1. Morrison had two wins in contested matches. Joe Eads pinned J.D. Ackert in 1:05 at 106 pounds, and Tyler Todd pinned Noah Leffelman in 1:32 at 220. Eads won his match against Polo. The Mustangs took that dual 54-26. Poloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tim Cholke and Miguel Dominguez each won contested matches against the Comets.

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Hunter Webb, .EWMAN PINS Joe Eads, Morrison WRESTLING TWOWINS A.J. Nordman /REGON BOWLING SERIES Ashley Currier, Dixon BOWLING SERIES Victoria Barnhart, /REGONBOWLING  series Dylan Binion were the only double-winners in contested matches for the Panthers. Wheeler pinned Mercer Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Made Tracey in 3:08 at 138 pounds, and won an 11-2 major decision over Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aaron Field. Binion won 5-4 over Mercer Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Curtis VanWinkle at 152 pounds, and he also pinned Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dustin Rowland in 1:17.

Geneseo 60, Sterling 6: The Warriors lost a

NIB-12 West match to the No. 2-ranked team in Class 2A at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Jaden Urrutia had the Panthers split in Ful- Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lone points ton: Erie-Prophetstown with a pin of Chase Boone picked up a 52-24 win in 4:30 at 113 pounds. over the host Steam- LaSalle-Peru 52, Dixon ers, but fell to 1A power 21: The Dukes lost a NIBMercer County 38-27. 12 West dual meet to Fulton also lost to the the Cavaliers in LaSalleGolden Eages, 53-24. Peru. No results were J o s h W h e e l e r a n d submitted.

Boys bowling

Oregon 3,659, Rockford Christian 3,281: A.J. Nor-

dman rolled games of 240, 247 and 257 for a 744 series to lead the Hawks to a win over Rockford Christian at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris. Jusitn Provo had the high game of 264. Provo added games of 225 and 202 for a 692 series. Joe Miranda also broke 600, with a series of 639. Kirby Granite had a 609 series for Rockford Christian.

Girls bowling

Dixon 3,142, Ottawa 2,695: The Duchesses

kept rolling through the NIB-12 by sweeping all 10 points from the Pirates in Ottawa. Ashley Currier had a big night with games of 213, 216 and 190 for a high series of 619. Margaret Thomas rolled a 536, and Emily Quaco had a 530. Oregon 2,573, 2,260:

Victoria Barnhart had the high game of 237 and the high series of 605 to lead the Hawks to a win at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris. Tayla Smith added a series of 464 for the Hawks. Jessica Lape led Rockford Christian with a 526.

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Bulls swoon continues Loss to Thunder makes is 13th in last 17 games BY K.C. JOHNSON #HICAGO4RIBUNE

OKLAHOMA CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tom Thibodeau and this current Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; core have experienced plenty of high points over the last three-plus seasons. They reached the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, posted the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best regularseason record twice,l and won a 2013 first-round playoff series with a gritty Game 7 road victory while missing three rotation players. Now, the Bulls are a Mike Dunleavy gamewinning banked 3-pointer away from an eightgame losing streak. If the wheels arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t off after Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Up next s#AVALIERSAT"ULLS PM3ATURDAY 7'.!- 107-95 loss to the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the lug nuts certainly need to be tightened. This is what happens when you suffer enough injuries to make the training staff file for overtime. Inconsistency reigns. Already without Kirk Hinrich and, of course, Derrick Rose, the Bulls lost Luol Deng to a sore Achilles before the game and Jimmy Butler to a sprained right ankle during the second quar-

ter. Butler, who stepped on Nick Collisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foot, left the locker room on crutches before reporters were granted access. Thibodeau said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how severe Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sprain is. In easily the worst stretch of this coreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenure, the Bulls have lost 13 of 16. They are 3-12 since losing Rose for the season to a torn meniscus. Without missing a beat, Joakim Noah answered â&#x20AC;&#x153;yeah, no questionâ&#x20AC;? when asked if the Bulls are still a playoff team. Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s track record on predictions is solid: Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one who guaranteed that Game 7 road victory in Brooklyn.

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College football Bowl glance Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque 7ASHINGTON3TATE  VS#OLORADO3TATE   PM%30. Las Vegas Bowl &RESNO3TATE  VS3OUTHERN#AL  PM!"# Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho "UFFALO   VS 3AN $IEGO 3TATE   PM%30. New Orleans Bowl 4ULANE  VS,OUISIANA ,AFAYETTE  PM%30. Monday, Dec. 23 Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. /HIO   VS %AST #AROLINA    PM %30. Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu /REGON 3TATE   VS "OISE 3TATE   PM%30.

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A.J. Sharp drives to the basket Thursday during the Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; semifinal game at the Forreston tournament against Aquin. Newman won 74-58.

McCarty leads Comets past Aquin BITE CONTINUED FROM B1 The Comets (8-0) led 20-6 after the first quarter and 43-26 at halftime, with players taking turns in the spotlight. A.J. Sharp and Noah McCarty each scored eight points in the first quarter, then Nolan McGinn and John Payan took over in the second period. McGinn and Payan were a combined 8-for-8 from the field in the second quarter, with Trevor Bolin also dropping in a pair of layups without a miss. McCarty took over in

the third quarter. He hit 5 of 6 shots from close range to fend off whatever comeback opportunities the Bulldogs (8-1) may have been working on. The closest Aquin got was 12 points at 60-48 after a basket from Aiden Chang, but Newman was never in any serious danger. McCarty was a handful all night with 20 points and 15 rebounds. He picked up his fourth foul with 1:38 left in the third quarter, but by then the Comets were ahead 59-38. McGinn finished with 14 points, while Payan and Sharp added 12

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For all the dire predictions making the rounds, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think they were playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hunger Gamesâ&#x20AC;? at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2 instead of the Super Bowl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cold or snowy is one thing,â&#x20AC;? San Francisco 49er Phil Dawson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a blizzard, it could be bad. ...That would make things crazy. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure how that would work.â&#x20AC;? Keep in mind, Dawson is a kicker. And to be fair, scratch a half-dozen other players and NFL owners â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who have the final say on Super Bowl sites â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get differing opinions about the wisdom of playing the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest game in the elements. Plenty grew up playing or watching the game that way and still love to; others were only too happy to get in out of the cold and stay there. But the players and owners all agree with something Colts lineman Cory Redding said recently about trading a few uncomfortable hours outside for a shot at the title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snow, wind, freezing rain, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter,â&#x20AC;? Redding said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just makes the confetti feel that much better.â&#x20AC;? The guys that employ them feel just as strongly, even though all but one or two of the 32 owners will be ensconced in sky boxes that night instead of down on the field. But another handful or so will be paying even closer attention than usual, and not just to the game, but to the weeklong buildup. Like co-hosts John Mara of the Giants and Woody Johnson of the Jets, those owners have franchises with outdoor stadiums in coldweather towns. And if this Super Bowl makes it big in New York, then the reasoning goes that the big game can make it anywhere. Foxborough, Philadelphia, Washington, Nashville, Chicago, Kansas City, Denver â&#x20AC;&#x201C; take your pick. Owners at those sites, and several others, have broached the subject before and especially lately, though none has been required thus far to put any money or

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A basket from Brian Cavanaugh brought the Marcos to within 12 points at 58-46 with 7:51 left in the fourth quarter, and had a chance to cut further into the deficit. Zach Quaco was whistled for traveling, however, and Winnebagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ryan Swigart hit a 3-pointer to up the margin back to 15 at 61-46. Polo didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get closer than 13 points the rest of the way, but Messer took away something positive from the game against a traditional 2A powerhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing I was happiest to see is we picked ourselves back up and continued to fight,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Class 1A, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be hard-pressed to see a team like Winnebago. If you can play with them, you can play with anybody.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had trouble with their press early on, but once we figured that out, we were down so much that we were playing for pride, pretty much,â&#x20AC;?

Cavanaugh added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were trying to show the other teams weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play we could stick with Winnebago, even though we were down early.â&#x20AC;? Cavanaugh paced Polo with 18 points, Quaco had 14, and AJ Dollmeyer added 13 points and seven rebounds. Swigart led Winnebago (9-0) with 26 points, DeLundre Dixon had 11, and Evan Mack added 10. The Indians were competing without a pair of key players â&#x20AC;&#x201C; starter Isaiah Yanni and top reserve Dalton Langholf. Yanni has a groin injury, but could be back for tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title game, while Langholf suffered a separated shoulder in PE class on Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we stretched some minutes, then we started getting tired, and then we started giving them layups,â&#x20AC;? Winnebago coach Joe Murphy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That third quarter was tough to take, with all the free baskets we gave them. Credit to Polo. They did a great job getting to the basket.â&#x20AC;?

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With the Super Bowl in New York this year, many organizations are hoping this leads to a trend of the game being played in the elements. resources where his mouth is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until the bidding process for the 2019 Super Bowl begins late next summer. After New York, the next three Super Bowls are set for Glendale, Ariz. (2015), Santa Clara, Calif. (2016; the 50th anniversary of the Superpalooza), and Houston (2017). The 2018 field has already been narrowed to Indianapolis, Minneapolis and perennial favorite New Orleans. All three finalists have â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or in the case of Minneapolis, will have â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a domed stadium. That winner will be announced in May. By then, serious ownership contenders for 2019 will have begun raising cash from civic, business and community groups, and helped form bid committees. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a small commitment. After winning the 2014 game, in a vote taken at the 2010 NFL owners meetings, the host New York-New Jersey committee raised $70 million to cover the cost of staging the event. Their final bill will have to cover everything from erecting a 60-foottall toboggan slide in Times Square to a series of contingency plans

on clearing snow and delivering upwards of 80,000 fans to MetLife Stadium on game day. Other than coming up with the cash and an organizational plan, the bar for entering the Super Bowl lottery is low. A bid city must have 29,000 hotel rooms within an hourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive of the stadium (sorry, Green Bay) and be able to seat upwards of 68,000 fans on game day. It also has to provide two NFLcaliber practice facilities for the teams, buildings large enough to house a media center and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;NFL Experienceâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; essentially a weeklong fan convention â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a range of sponsor and corporate hospitality gatherings. Meanwhile in Chicago, hewing to its reputation as a deal-making town, the mayor has been lobbying on behalf of the Bears behind closed doors. Rahm Emanuel made his case to Commissioner Roger Goodell last June in a conversation â&#x20AC;&#x153;about several things that would allow Chicago and the NFL to expand their already wonderful relationship,â&#x20AC;? according to a mayoral spokesman.

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NO. 2013 MR 158 ST NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 30, 2014, being one of the return days of the circuit court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois, I will call up for hearing a Petition for Name Change in said Court, praying for change of name from Lauren Eileen Whitlock to that of Lauren Eileen Adams, pursuant to the Statute in such case made and provided. Dated at Rock Falls, Illinois, this 10th day of December, 2013. Lauren Eileen Whitlock Lindsey J. Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Petitioner 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Arthur H. Schwaegerman, Jennifer Schwaegerman, Unknown Owners, Generally, and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. 13 CH 42 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 10/1/2013, the Sheriff of Lee County will on 01/16/2014 at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOTS SEVEN (7) AND EIGHT (8) IN BLOCK TEN (10) IN THE TOWN OF COMPTON, REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE PLAT OF SAID TOWN AS RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF LEE COUNTY, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 05-17-11-181-001 COMMON ADDRESS:232 Street, Compton, IL 61318

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The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within (2) two business or the following Tuesday. The property offered for sale is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. No refunds. The judgment amount was at $162,266.45. For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, LLC, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 201-6679. Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013

NO. 2013 P 70 NOTICE OF CLAIM Notice is given of the death of Stephen Benard Saathoff who died on November 3, 2013. Letters of Office were issued on December 9, 2013 to Mildred Saathoff as Independent Executor whose address is 1500 Lanewood Drive, Dixon, Illinois 61021, and whose attorney is Linda A. Giesen of Dixon & Giesen Law Offices, 121 East First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless under Chapter 755 ILCS 5/28-4 of the probate act, any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Clerk of the Lee County Court. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk, or with the representative, or both within six months from the date of the first publication, no later than June 13, 2014 and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Linda A. Giesen Attorney for Independent Executor Prepared by: Linda A. Giesen Dixon & Giesen Law Offices 121 East First Street – P.O. Box 389 Dixon, Illinois 61021 Telephone: 815-284-2288 Fax: 815-284-1338 Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013 ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on December 3 A.D. 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Bailey's Labor Service, LLC located at P.O. Box 13, Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 3rd day of December A.D. 2013. Cathy Myers County Clerk by Lori Miller Deputy

Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, Plaintiff, v. BARRY V. JONES, UNKNOWN OWNERS, RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NO. 13 CH 106 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

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NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: Part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 19 North, Range 8 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Lee County, Illinois described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of the said Northeast Quarter 1011.58 feet West of the Northeast corner thereof; thence Westerly on the said North line 405.0 feet; thence Southerly perpendicular to the said North line 323.0 feet; thence Easterly parallel with the said North line 405.0 feet; thence Northerly perpendicular to the last described course 323.00 feet to the said Point of Beginning, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 61042

75 Arch Road, Harmon, Illinois

and which said Mortgage was made by: Community State Bank of Rock Falls to Barry V. Jones, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lee County, Illinois, as Document No. 2001-08581; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court: Clerk of the Circuit Court Lee County Court Facility 309 S. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 on or before January 31, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Dated: December _13__, 2013.

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Denise A. McCaffrey Clerk of the Circuit Court Lee County, Illinois

Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, Illinois 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com

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Otherwise known as: Southwest Corner of Woodburn Avenue & West Lefevre Road, Sterling, Illinois. December 20th, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS GENERAL DIVISION DHCU COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, plaintiff, vs. No. 13 CH 177 DAVID A. DAMHOFF, COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORDED CLAIMANTS, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE (FOR PUBLICATION) Ch. 735, Sec. 5/2-206, 5/2-413, 5/15-1502, 5/15-1503 Notice is given to UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS of the followingdescribed real estate that the above-entitled foreclosure action is now pending, and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS is January 10, 2014 The undersigned certifies that the above-entitled mortgage foreclosure action was filed on November 19, 2013, and is now pending.

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The property affected by the proposed amendment is described as: All of Lots 25 and 26 in Block 2 of West Park Subdivision, being a subdivision of part of the NE ¼ of Section 20 in T. 21 N., R 7 E. of the 4th P.M., City of Sterling, Whiteside County Illinois, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “8”, page 46 the office of the Whiteside County Recorder.

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given the undersigned Plan Commission, designated by the City Council of the City of Sterling, Illinois, to conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Sterling, Illinois hereinafter set forth, will conduct such hearing at the hour of 7:00 p.m. on the 16th day of January, 2014, in the City Council Chambers at the Coliseum Building, Sterling, Illinois.

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The name of the plaintiff and the case number are identified above. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. The name of the title holder of record is: David A. Damhoff. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Lot 10 in Block 14 in Range 8, City of Fulton, Whhiteside County, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 31. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows:; 619 14h Avenue, Fulton, IL 61252 Tax ID# 0128-331-010 An identification of the mortgages sought to be foreclosed as follows: Name of mortgagor: David A. Damhoff. Name of mortgagee: DHCU Community Credit Union. Date of mortgage: May 14, 2009, and May 15, 2009 Date of recording: May 14, 2009, and May 27, 2009 County where recorded: Whiteside County, Illinois. Recording document identification: Document No. 4202-2009 and 4559-2009 Steven L Nelson CALIFF & HARPER, P.C. Attorneys for plaintiff 506 15th Street Moline, IL 61265 Phone: 309/764-8300 December 13th, 20th and 27th 2013

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DIXON 1 & 2BR apts. for rent. Pet friendly. Call 630-723-1311 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 2BR Duplex, NE side. Stove, refrig., A/C. Full bsmt. Carport. $495/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-652-7470. 2BR lower. Water, applcs. furnished. $475/mo. 815-9732404. 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. 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 Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $500. 815652-3365. Nice 1BR Ranch style apt. w/bsmt. Appliances, water, garbage furnished. 722 Assembly Pl. $395/mo + lease & dep. 815-440-3663

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206 Acres M/L, 202.4 Tillable acres, 108.4 PI, Wyoming Township, Lee County call Kyle: 641-919-5953 240 Acres M/L 216.4 tillable acres, 109.4 PI, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County call Kyle: 641-919-5953

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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 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

ROCK FALLS 1 & 2BR, Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 2-3BR, on the river, applcs. No pets. $550/mo. + dep. 815-622-4344 2BR Duplex, no pets. Info 815625-9638. 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 Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No 815-537dogs. 9190, 815-4413999. Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701 THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

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★ NEW TODAY ★ 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 4BR Duplex, $675/ mo. Call 815-9736768. 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.

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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 3-4BR, 2 Story Near downtown, SW side. Non smoking, no pets. $825/mo. Lease. Call 815-440-0927.

3BR, 1ba. NE side. $695/mo. 815-9736768. 7054 Rock Nation Rd. Newer 2 story home on Rock River. All applcs. incl. 2BR, 1ba., 2 car garage. $900/ mo. 815-994-0777. 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 Nice 2BR. No Pets. $485 + dep. 815-535-6731. Small 3BR home, 1 bath, no garage, fenced in back yard, $650/mo. + $750 dep. 779245-0209

FRANKLIN GROVE 1 Story, 2BR, C/A attached garage, newer updates, laundry hookups, NO PETS! $575mo. 815-677-2383

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

★ NEW TODAY ★ HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT 3BR full basement, detached garage, applcs furnished, incl w/d, $550/mo. + dep. ($65,000) no smoking, no pets, 815-718-5062 or 815-973-7076

MORRISON 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 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768. Why Rent? You CAN Own! 3BR 1bath Home. One Week Special $600/mo. 815-8786356.

STERLING 2 BR., w/ garage & unfurnished basement. $575 + $350 dep. No pets. Call 815-590-0010

★ NEW TODAY ★ Apartments and Houses for rent in Sterling/Rock Falls. 815-238-2601. LG 2BR, 2 ba. Home. 108 E. 6th St. $690 mo. + security deposit. 815303-0026. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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Great location! Approx. 1,000sq.ft. Call 815-499-7448. Secured 3 acre w/ high bays and office, 3818 River Rd., Sterling. 815-626-8790

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DIXON 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

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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.

HEALTH / MEDICAL

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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

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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

505

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:

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

Class A CDL Driver Hauling Grain & Fertilizer $20.00 per Hour plus overtime. Hauling NH3 with a Hazmat endorsement $25.00 per Hour plus overtime. Must have 5 \HDUV YHULĂ&#x20AC;DEOH H[SHrience. Please mail resume to:

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

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

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

Find your dream home!

GO BOLD

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Read Sauk Valley Classifieds real estate section and Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays.

EMPLOYMENT

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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

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EMPLOYMENT

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Position Openings Pre-K Teacher: Sterling. 40hrs/wk., schoolyear. Minimum of a BA in Early Childhood Education or closely related field. Pre-K Teacher: Assistant: Sterling 30 hrs./wk., school year; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. For information and application contact Tri-County Opportunities Council at 815625-7830 or visit our website at www.tcochelps.com

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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 The Ogle County Health Dept. is seeking a fulltime manager for the Health Education and Emergency Preparedness programs. Send resume to Doreen O'Brien, 907 West Pines Road, Oregon, Illinois 61061. TO OUR

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

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STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 THE EMPORIUM THRIFT STORE 115 W. 3rd St. Sterling CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE STOREWIDE 50% OFF Refreshments Entertainment Friday 12:30-1:30 Friday & Saturday Hrs: 9-4

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716

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WOOD / FUEL

746

Dry, stored, hardwood for sale. $70 You pick up. 815778-3783. Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249 755

2pc. Beautiful wood corner flattop computer desk. Prestige brand, 960TWR. 60wx33dx30h 48wx24dx29h $600 815-632-1521 Bed/ Mattress Sets New in plastic. Twin $99, Full $129, qu. $159, King $259. W/ Warr. Can deliver. 815-703-3688 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477. Rocker Recliner, dark blue, good cond., $50 815626-2461

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 ABC Reg border collie puppies, shots & wormed, 6 wks., bl & wh, & br & wh, $500 Phone 815-631-7391. No texts. Free 8week old kittens and mother cat to a good home. 815-6257686 Kitten, 7 mo., F, blk, spayed, shybut sweet, needs patient person, no small kids, 815535-7061. Male cat, young, neutered. Free to good INDOOR homes only. 815499-9923. Wanted: small adult chihuahua, female, spayed, housebroken, reasonably priced or free. 815-564-9022 after 1 pm.

★ NEW TODAY ★ Wanted: small adult chihuahua, female, spayed, housebroken, reasonably priced or free. 815-564-9022 after 1 pm.

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TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS

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

Brand New Snap On Beer Keg Fridge. Would be a nice holiday gift! $350 firm. 815973-1976 after 5.

Military Extreme Cold Weather “Mickey Mouse” Boots! M-65 Field Jackets, camo clothing, new & used & much more! Princeton Military Surplus 11 E Putnam St. Princeton IL 815-875-1096 Tues.- Sat. 10-5

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TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS Anniversary Special- 57 yrs. 4 Person Pheasant Hunt Includes 20 pheasant, 4 breakfasts, 4 rounds of clays. Smoked Pheasants Available for the Holiday Contact Rogers Hunt Club 815-379-2427

ELECTRONICS

790

Wii bundle, inc. 2 controllers, numchuck and 4 games! Good deal! $60. 815-535-6131

KRINGLE'S KORNER

794

★ Beautiful Drexal Bedroom Set ★ triple dresser w/mirror, lg. armoire, king headboard, 2 nightstands, w/ 2 lamps, like new, 815-537-5372. Electric Mobile Independent Living ★Bruno Deluxe★ ★Model Scooter★ quiet & comfortable operation, Excellent Cond. ★★Must See!★★ 815-537-5372 New In Boxes, Rudolph's Xmas Town Village, by Hawthorne Village. 9 houses & 20 figurines. $350 815535-3963

WANT TO BUY 795 I buy scrap gold, silver & bullion. Top dollar paid. 815-625-0966

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1/64 Nascar collection, orig. packaging. 250+ cars, 15 semis + 20 misc. $3,000/obo. 815-625-4943. 10 gal. mixed paint & mud for popcorn ceiling $20 815677-0896 2 sets of dumbbells. $100. 815499-6799. 2000 oak kitchen cabinets in stock. Builder Discount 815-626-4561 26” Magnavox tv, $30, 815-631-5810

Castle Snowmobile Boots sz. 13, $125 815-499-4666 Castle Snowmobile pants 2XL $100 815-499-4666 Child's Wooden Sled with steel runners. $20 815535-3758 Chipper Shredder $200, Sofabed & chair $175, 220 volt elec. welder $100, 7” Heavy duty elec. sander $50. 815-622-9062 Chocolate Fountain in box w/ recipes. $8. 815499-4770 Collector Engine 7 cars track. $200. Call 815-499-9180 Dog cage, large, wire, $50/obo, Great cond., 815718-5499 DSA-720 TRMS Digisnap voltage tester by Sperry $45 815-284-1094 Free Mirrored bifold door, 32x80. 815-499-0437 Free Wurlitzer Piano. Good condition. Needs tuning. Call 815-626-8783 Great Christmas presents! Foosball table, 54”x29” $95. John Deere leaf sweeper, 1yr old $225. Manitowac 650lb. commercial ice machine & ice bin $1200. Call 815-441-5772.

Oak Desk 56” wide, 26” deep & 30” tall. $50 815499-0437 Oreck X2, 9 bags $35. 815-772-2145

★ NEW TODAY ★ Pool table, Heavy 8ft. Good condition. You move. $250 obo. 815499-6799 Raynor garage doors, (1) 16x7 & (1) 9x7, w/ openers & all hardware, tracks, & remotes, exc. cond. $750 815-631-9600. RCA Camcorder, 2 batteries, wires, & case $25 815625-1797 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS

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1949 Chrysler New Yorker, 4 door sedan, original & complete, needs TLC. 86K mi., $1650 779200-7724. 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, needs motor work, good body, $450 815-716-0475

AUTOMOBILES

905

2000 Saturn SL2, 71k mi., 4 cylender, good gas mi. $2,000 OBO 815973-3455

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2002 Pontaic Grand Am GT, 130K, sunroof, red, rust free! New tires, brakes, brake pads, rotors, tune up. $5,000 OBO 815-440-5591

AUTOMOBILES

905

2005 Dodge Caravan, good running cond., no rust, 150k mi. $2600 815-626-7398 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD. PHOTOS ONLINE!!

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S.U.V.S

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2000 Bravada, new radiator/timing belt. Good tires. 186K mi. Needs tranny. $850/obo. 815-441-4739. 2001 Ford Explorer XLT, 4x4. Loaded/ sunroof. 182K mi. Exc. cond. $3500. 815-994-8426. 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4, 4 door, auto, hard & soft tops, black, 106K mi., $15,995 815-441-7500

TRUCKS

910

3 ton utility truck w/ 40 ft. bucket, several additional options, $2500 815-535-5182

Gun Cabinet, wood w/ glass door, holds 6 guns, $50 815-441-8343 Hover Round, only ridden once, new batteries, $7800 new/asking $2500, 815-284-0409. ½ HP Electric motor on stand w/on & off switch. $50 815-284-2398 Ideal Vol-Con XL voltage tester, exc. cond. $15 815284-1094 King bed, nice, $100. 718-4385

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New Michael Jordan cardboard stand up, over 6' tall. $75/obo 815718-5499

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

TODAY’S CLUE: D equals F “TBTMPCKT WGX GK WCRM FK OWTFM A G P O C V C G K A A C X C LT O W F K V D C M X C LT I C A P T H X T; F A C K ’ O Y G M T W C J I R X P O W T P G M T. ” - - V F X T H T I R K AY W T K

Previous Solution: “Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society.” -- Felix Frankfurter (c) 2013 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-20

Astrograph Think on your feet. Friday, December 20, 2013 Think on your feet and pick up the pace. Be shrewd and do away with whatever is causing frustration. You will be incredibly precise, allowing you to gain the support needed to advance. Implement your ideas and watch as they flourish. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Don’t give away too much of your time or money to a demanding organization. Additional personal responsibilities may be inevitable. Maintain your priorities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It’s OK to ask for favors, but make sure to reciprocate. Starting your own business or getting involved in a partnership could lead to success. Now is a great time to turn dreams into reality. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You may find that secret conversations are undermining your reputation. Keep your thoughts and plans to yourself for the time being. It’s best to focus only on what you can accomplish. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Taking a creative path will increase your earning potential and lead to a new and exciting enterprise. Follow through on

your plans -- now is not the time to go only halfway. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your charisma and energy will draw romantic partners. Be careful not to exaggerate your interest by saying things that you don’t mean. Take the time to be sure of matters before making any announcements. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Someone is likely to meddle in your personal life. If you find that you’re in need of advice, seek out an impartial outsider, but be sure to tell them the full story. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Avoid taking any risks today. Hide your money and avoid the temptation to make impulse purchases of household items. Make absolutely sure that any legal matters are handled diligently. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -The home front will be extremely active today. Make a list and plan your day carefully in order to avoid setbacks. Make sure to prioritize whatever needs to be done.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Problems with authority will crop up at this time. Be as tactful as possible and avoid antagonizing easily offended parties. You can be respectful without letting your freedom be infringed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Group dynamics are bound to cause you distress. The only person who can help you at this time is you. Put your energy into making self-improvements if you want to be successful.

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44 Depot (abbr.) 45 2,000 pounds 46 Go bad 48 Onassis nickname 49 Refrain syllables 50 Drain cleaner

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Avoid procrastinating and gossiping with your peers. Focus on completing your work, and you will be noticed for your hard work and integrity. Advancement is within reach. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Your partner may be feeling rejected. You must open up the channels of communication, or problems will arise. A secret or untoward relationship with a colleague could develop if you’re not careful.

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2005 Suzuki 4x4 500 cc w/plow, low mi., sharp, $3500 815-716-0475 945

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13 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

12 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

Rear Camera, DVD, NAV

47,988

$

Stock #R442

*

11 Chevrolet Colorado LT

24,988

$

*

Stock #R478

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

19,988

$

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

19,988*

$

18,988

*

10 Chevrolet Traverse LS Value Priced

*

10 Chevrolet Equinox LS

17,488*

$

Economy Car

14,988

$

10,500 Miles

21,988

*

*

Leather

21,488

$

Stock #R517A

*

*

22,988*

$

Stock #R505

13 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

*

Leather

22,988*

$

Stock #R503

*

20,988

$

Stock #R489

*

18,988

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Great Equipment

18,988

$

*

Stock #R535

*

*

Great Equipment

Stock #R459

Stock #R567

16,988

$

*

Value Car

*

Stock #R533

Low Miles

18,488

$

Stock #R539

*

15,988

$

*

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

14,988

$

84,000 Miles

Stock #R494A

*

True Value

Stock #R559

14,988

$

*

Real Value

18,450

$

Stock #R545

*

09 Nissan Rogue SL

Great Buy

*

13,000 Miles

19,988*

15,988

$

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LT Value Priced

Stock #R457

Value Priced

*

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LS

14,988

$

15,988

$

*

Value Priced

Value Priced

18,450

$

Stock #R538

*

Great Equipment

Stock #R555

*

*

Loaded

Stock #1903B

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Great Equipment

18,988*

Stock #R536

$

Value Priced

17,988*

$

Stock #R463

10 Dodge Caravan SE

15,988

$

18,988*

$

Stock #R461A

13 Chevrolet Malibu LT

14,988

$

Great Value

15,988*

$

Stock #R552

06 BMW 325i

10 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

14,988

$

Stock #R562

*

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

Value Priced

Stock #R454

18,988

$

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

18,450

$

Stock #R542

13 Dodge Grand Caravan Great Equipment

19,988*

$

Stock #R530

12 Chrysler 200 S

$

Stock #R549

13 Chevrolet Impala LT

42,000 Miles

Stock #1656A

*

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

05 Cadillac Escalade AWD

13 Chevrolet Impala LS

14,988

$

*

Duramax

16,988

$

18,988

$

18,988

13 Chevrolet Malibu LS

04 GMC Sierra 2500

Plow Truck

Stock #1929A

Fro m

$

19,988*

$

Stock #R449

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Great Equipment

*

Value Priced

*

19,988

Stock #R546

$

Factory Warranty

20,988

$

$

22,988*

Stock #R486

13 Chevrolet Malibu LT

10 Chevrolet Equinox LT

$

Stock #R462

34 MPG

*

Value Priced

Stock #1904A

24,988*

$

Stock #1832A

13 Chevrolet Malibu LT

22,988

$

Value Priced

19,988*

Stock #R508

Value Priced

Stock #R483

Stock #R543

SXT2

$

Stock #R550

26,988

Stock #R504

11 Chevrolet Traverse LS

Stock #R522

*

Hybrid, One Owner

*

11 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Loaded, 8,200 Miles

20,988

$

Low Miles

$

13 Chevrolet Equinox LT

13 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Value Priced

Stock #R464

27,988

$

Stock #R485

13 Buick Verano

2,600 Miles

22,988

$

Stock #R478

Carbon Black

29,988

$

13 Buick Encore Turbo

12 Chrysler Town & Country

$

19,988

$

Stock #R554

13 Chevrolet Impala

13 Chevrolet Sonic Stock #R544

*

Loaded

Stock #R563

09 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

10 GMC Acadia SLT

2013 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA LS SPORT 28 MPG Highway, 4 To Choose From!!

03 Dodge 2500 Laramie

Factory Warranty

Stock #1937A

Stock #R480

13 Chevrolet Malibu

18,988

$

Stock #R541

*

*

Value Priced

23,988

$

Economy Car

21,988

$

38,988

$

Stock #R537

12 GMC Terrain SLT2

4x4

Stock #1921B

AWD, Loaded

*

13 Chevrolet Malibu ECO

Value Priced

Great Fuel Economy

$

*

13 Chevrolet Malibu ECO

11 GMC Terrain SLE

Stock #R511

39,988

$

11 Buick Enclave CXL

13 Dodge Grand Caravan

Great Equipment

Stock #R531

24,988

$

Stock #1864A

One Owner

10 Toyota Tundra

AWD, 39,000 Miles

Stock #R477

Stock #1935A

13 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

More Warranty Than New Stock #R482

*

One Owner

22,988

$

45,988

$

09 Buick Enclave CXL

12 GMC Terrain SLT2 Value Priced

4x4, Local Trade

Stock #1845A

11 GMC Acadia SLT-2

13 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

11 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

10 Cadillac CTS

19,000 Miles

Stock #1917M

ValleSauk y Tru ’s Mos Namsted t Auto e in mob iles

*

Low Miles

Stock #R564A

14,488*

$

BUY OF THE WEEK

07 GMC Acadia SLT

06 Chrysler 300 Touring

Loaded, 47,000 Miles Stock #1858C

13,988*

$

Value Car

10,488

$

13,988*

$

04 Chevrolet Silverado LS

09 Chevrolet Impala LT Stock #1586B

08 Jeep Liberty Sport

Loaded

Stock #R345A

*

One Owner, 25,000 Miles Stock #1936A

10,988

$

*

05 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS

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4x4

Stock #1908A

8,788*

$

2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4x4, Local Trade, STK#513B

Value Priced

Lots of Equipment

Stock #R441A

13,488

$

Local Trade

10,988*

$

Great Equipment

Stock #R410C

7,488

$

Just

8,988

$

08 Chevrolet Impala Police

06 Pontiac Grand Prix *

13,988*

$

Stock #R547

*

06 GMC Envoy SLE Stock #R493A

12 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Police Package

Stock #R501A

6,988*

$

*

01 Dodge Ram SLT 81,000 Miles

Stock #1640C

6,988*

$

10 Dodge Caliber SXT

12 Chevrolet Impala LS Lowest Price

Stock #R469

09 Chevrolet HHR LT 34 MPG

Local Trade

Stock #1674A

9,988*

$

02 Mitsubishi Montero XLS Value car

Stock #R524A

5,688*

$

12,988*

$

Stock #R495

9,988*

$

04 Mitsubishi Galant GTS Loaded

Stock #R566A

5,988*

$

09 Mazda 5 Sport Stock #1917A

Great Value

12,488*

$

06 Buick Rainier CXL Local Trade

Stock #R547A

9,688*

$

00 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS Value Car

Stock #1690A

4,988*

$

(815)625.2700 *Prices do not include tax, title, license and doc fees. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. See dealer for details. Dealer not liable for errors in this ad. All pricing ends 12/27/13.

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