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Sentence a ‘slap on the wrist’? Baby sitter gets probation for brain injuries to baby BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

STERLING – A plea agreement Friday led to a baby sitter getting 30 months’ probation for seriously injuring an infant by shaking her – a penalty the judge acknowledged could be seen as a “slap on the wrist.”

Karyn McCallister, 42, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to reckless conduct in the 5-year-old case. That charge was one of two counts that had been filed against her by the state. “I have this feeling that the public thinks that probation is, for lack of a better term, a slap on the wrist, that a more appropriate sentence is a sentence to the department of corrections,” Judge John Hauptman said. In accepting the proposed plea deal negotiated by the state’s attorney and the defendant, Judge Hauptman said that the sentence

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Her walking away with just the 30 months, the judge even said it, it seems like a slap on the wrist.

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Ann Brandt, the now 5-year-old victim’s mother

should serve as a wake-up call. Before handing down the sentence, the judge allowed Ann and Jacob Brandt, the parents of the now 5-year-old victim, to explain to the court just how McCallister’s actions had affected their family.

“Her walking away with just the 30 months, the judge even said it, it seems like a slap on the wrist,” Ann said after the hearing. “But knowing that she won’t ever be able to watch kids again, and that she has the felony conviction, it helps.”

The Brandts were told about the plea deal in advance of Monday’s hearing, and were joined by a large support group of friends and family. Their church congregation entirely filled the hard, wooden benches behind them. As part of the terms of her sentence, McCallister may no longer provide child care to any juvenile who is not in her immediate family, and she is to have no contact with any member of the Brandt family. SENTENCE CONTINUED ON A2

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TAKING A RIDE AT THE PARK IN DIXON

DNR’s solution called ‘sad’ Injured deer shot near business, church BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

Photos by Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

ABOVE: Mark Youngren, 4, slides down the hill at E.C. Smith Park in Dixon on Monday afternoon with his aunt, Kai Serrano. RIGHT: Jeff Lance pushes his niece, Kennedy Lance, 10, down the hill at E.C. Smith Park on Monday afternoon.

DIXON – Don Knight, a rural Dixon resident, says he tried to help an apparently injured deer avoid a collision with a car. When the Illinois Department of Natural Resources was called, it had another solution: kill the animal. Late Friday morning, Knight, a Vietnam veteran who owns an electrical contracting business, said he was driving on the state Route 2 access road near Schmitt Plumbing & Heating when the small buck walked up within 10 feet of his truck. The deer’s left antler was broken off, and his left eye was damaged. “After standing there for about 10 minutes and talking to the deer, he started to walk up to me,” Knight wrote in a letter to Sauk Valley Media. “I could tell he had been hit by a car and didn’t know where he was.” He was able to get ahold of the animal. “I wanted to keep him from crossing the main highway and getting killed by a car,” he said. “I worked with the deer for about 1 1/2 hours.” A DNR employee told Knight that the deer was sick and needed to be killed, Knight said. A conservation officer later shot the deer, state police said. It happened near Schmitt Plumbing and Sauk Valley Baptist Church. Tim Schweizer, a DNR spokesman, said he didn’t know about the local incident, but he said the agency often kills seriously injured deer. DNR CONTINUED ON A2

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“A conservation officer makes the decision that a deer needs to be humanely put down,� Schweizer said. “That happens all the time. Unfortunately, we have too many deer-vehicle accidents.� Debbie Schmitt of Schmitt Plumbing said her 8-year-old daughter was watching the commotion with the deer through a window. But Schmitt said she didn’t expect an officer to shoot it. Schmitt wasn’t looking out, but she heard the gunshot. Her daughter was very upset to watch that, Schmitt said. Knight, who left before the “needless killing,� said it was wrong to shot the deer next to a church and a business with a small child watching.

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Don Knight, a rural Dixon resident, says he tried to help an apparently injured deer avoid a collision with a car Friday. A DNR employee told Knight that the deer was sick and needed to be killed, Knight said. A conservation officer later shot the deer, state police said. “They could have tranquilized it and taken it somewhere else to be killed,� he said, calling DNR “gun-happy.�

He said he was an animal lover, but that he wouldn’t deny deer hunters their rights. “How could they say

this deer was sick?� Knight said. “He was not trying to hurt me. He let me hold him. What they did was sad.�

Brandts went through rounds of questioning SENTENCE

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McCallister, though she confessed in February 2009, wasn’t indicted until the following December on charges of aggravated battery of a child and reckless conduct. “I can’t begin to imagine what this child’s family has gone through over the last 5 years,� Judge Hauptman said. “I cannot fathom the trauma that you have experienced over this period of time.� Given the chance to address the court, the

Brandts rose, one after the other, from their seats in the front row of the courtroom to describe the anxiety, anger and terror that they had experienced: a 6-day experience in a Peoria hospital during the winter of 2009, not knowing whether their daughter, Alayna, would survive the brain injuries McCallister had caused at her unlicensed daycare. “I watched as my daughter’s heart rate would slow,� Jacob said. “You could see the life leaving her body.� During their first few days at OSF St. Francis

Medical Center in Peoria, the Brandts went through round after round of questioning from police officers and doctors who, until McCallister confessed to shaking the child, suspected the Brandts of abuse. Doctors found three subdural hematomas – clotted blood – in Alayna’s brain. Two were old, but one was fresh. “We spent 6 full days in that hospital with my daughter almost dying because of you,� Jacob said, looking at McCallister as he spoke. “We all knew there was a good chance

she wouldn’t make it through surgery,� Ann said. “She is an angel, a miracle, that’s for sure.� They spoke of the toll the experience took on them, on their relationships and their marriage. They talked about how they have had to deal with the anger, how the experience has made them hyper-concerned about their children’s safety, how they’re overprotective now. And how, someday, they’re going to have to face the terrifying task of explaining to their daughter the surgery scars on her body.

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

DIXON – Dixon received a $9.2 million check in the mail Monday, Mayor Jim Burke said. The check is the city’s portion of money from the sale of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s property, which was auctioned off by the U.S. Marshals Service in December 2012. The $9.2 million will be put into the capital development fund, Burke said. A strategic planning committee will be formed with the help of Naperville-based Sikich, to determine projects for the money, the mayor said. That conversation will likely happen after the city’s budget discussions, which will start in January, Burke said. The city will have a year to cash the check, which arrived via U.S. standard mail, Burke said, adding that it won’t take the city much time at all to deposit the check.

Trustee ‘hopeful’ information is correct BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

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Dixon City Commissioner Jeff Kuhn holds the $9.2 million check from the U.S. government for the sale of Rita Crundwell’s assets. Mayor Jim Burke said the city will form a committee to determine how to spend the money. The Marshals Service sold five properties, a luxury motorhome, more than 400 quarter horses, a jewelry collection, and other personal assets for a total of $12.2

million, according to a Dec. 19 news release. After court-ordered claims and expenses, the city’s share is $9.2 million, the release said.

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ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township’s embattled supervisor has turned in her revenue numbers to the township’s auditors. The question for the township’s trustees: Are the numbers right? Supervisor Debra Burke last week submitted her numbers to the firm, Wipfli, township officials say. The firm gave the township until Friday to turn in the numbers, or it would wait to finish Coloma’s audit until after tax season ends in April. Asked whether he had confidence in the numbers, Trustee Walter “Butch� Neal said, “I’m hesitant about everything, the way the situation has been going.� He said he hopes they are right. “I need to talk with the auditors,� Neal said. “They’ll be able to see whether they are the right numbers. When we get their report, we’ll know what’s going on.� Trustee Peggy McFadden said Burke indicated the auditors had a problem with the information she turned in. “We go in the office and check on her,� McFadden said. “I don’t know what steps we have to do to get the right answers or get the job done. We have no power over her, other

Under the Radar: Many townships, little scrutiny

About this series Today’s story is part of a yearlong occasional series about townships in Illinois. than questioning her.� In recent weeks, Burke has been turning in financial reports from the past 4 years to the state comptroller’s office. The township hadn’t submitted one since 2009, although it’s required by law to do so every year. Burke also has been late in publishing financial statements in the newspaper, another legal requirement. At one point, Whiteside County withheld more than $400,000 in property tax payments from Coloma because of the late statements. At a recent meeting, the trustees dressed down Burke, an elected official, for the missing reports. Her term expires in 2017. She has served since 1981.

IN BRIEF Police: 15-year-old killed in shooting Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

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OBITUARIES Marvin G. Harms STERLING – Marvin G. Harms, 88, of Sterling, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his home. Marvin G. Harms was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Deer Grove, the son of Rudolph and Emma (Schultz) Harms. He married Donalee F. Huggins on Nov. 24, 1946, in Rock Falls. She died May 12, 2002. Marvin farmed for many years before going to work at the former Wolohan Lumber Co. in Sterling. He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Surviving are two daughters, Joan (Dennis) Wilburn and Rita (Mike) Schaffer, both of Rock Falls; four grandsons, Scott Claudin of Chicago, Shawn (Sheri) Claudin of North Liberty, Iowa, Shannon Claudin of Rock Falls, and Nathan Schaffer of Chicago; one granddaughter, Stacy Schaffer (Joe Forren and

his son, Drew) of Rock Falls; six great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-granddaughters; and two sisters, Ida (Jim) Wink and June Sodaquist. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Warren, Kenneth, and Quintin Harms; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Claudin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 Eighth Ave., Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Henrietta Milner officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Roger Ward Chapman DIXON – Roger Ward Chapman, 71, of Dixon, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He worked as a machinist for Edelman’s before retiring. Roger was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Elmhurst, the son of Roger W. and Janet Chapman. Survivors include two sons, John Chapman of Crystal Lake and Chris (Jennifer) Chapman of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughterin-law, Jennifer Chapman; and five grandchildren, Jessie, Madison, Morgan, Taylor, and Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Peter Chapman and Tommy Chapman. Private funeral services will be at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to Lee County Senior Center. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

Karen S. Gilpatrick ROCK FALLS – Karen Sue Gilpatrick, 57, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. Karen was born July 4, 1956 in Dixon to Robert and Ruth (Pritchard) White. She attended Dixon schools, and then Sauk Valley Community College, where she became a licensed practical nurse in 1987. She married Kevin Gilpatrick on April 24, 1976, in Dixon. Survivors include her husband, Kevin of Rock Falls; two daughters, Kimberly Sue Gilpatrick

of Rock Falls and Kristal Jamie Gilpatrick (Terry Tucker) of Lyndon; and eight grandchildren, Brisa Tucker, 16, Darian Gilpatrick, 13, Tatum Glenn, 11, Brinley Tucker, 10, Eden Glenn, 10, Birgen Tucker, 5, Rylan Steagall, 5, and Brody Tucker, 2. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and the funeral at 4 p.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Scott Porter officiating. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Mary Elizabeth Tuttle STERLING – Mary Elizabeth Tuttle, 94, of Sterling, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Mary was born May 4, 1919, north of Sterling, the daughter of William and Nellie Wetzel. She attended Capp School and Sterling High School. The family moved to Sterling in 1935. Mary worked at J.K. Chester Co. and Bergner’s. In 1939, she married Carter C. Tuttle. He preceded her in death in 2006. They lived in Sterling, and she commuted every day to Erie to operate a ladies apparel shop with

her mother. Mary retired in 1990. She was a charter member of Lake Erie Country Club, and loved golfing, walking, and gardening. She also was preceded in death by her mother, father, and her grandmother. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Reformed Mennonite Cemetery in Sterling. Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Delores J. Bowers DIXON – Delores J. Bowers, 80, of Dixon, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. She worked for Ames Furniture Co. for 37 years before retiring. Delores was born June 5, 1933, in Dixon, the daughter of LaVerne and Irene (Walker) Kibble. She married Wayne Bowers on Dec. 30, 1951, in Dixon. She was a member of Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon. Survivors include her husband, and one son, David (Derri) Bowers, both of Dixon; three granddaughters, Corrie (Kent) Miller, Marcie (Mark) Slagter, and Erin (Peter) Madson; and nine great-grandchildren, Austin, Sadie, Josiah, Claire, Camryn, Levi, Violet, Isaac, and Gabe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard Kibble; and one sister, Dorothy Strub. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Randy Sizemore, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. Memorials have been established to Bethel Evangelical Congregational Churchand Rock River Bible Camp, both in Dixon, and Serenity Hospice & Home. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

Robert I. Coats STERLING – Robert I. Coats, 83, of Sterling, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Bob was born March 25, 1930, in Jordan Township, to Robert R. and Veva N. (Finkle) Coats. He married Bernadine A. Waldschmidt on Aug. 25, 1951. Bob served in the Air Force as a communications expert. He was stationed in several U.S. locations, as well as Japan, France, Korea, and Turkey. He retired as a senior master sergeant after 27 years, 1 month, and 10 days of service. He and Bernadine then returned to Sterling. In retirement, he maintained the family farm. Bob was proud of his association with the Boy Scouts as a youth, and as a Scoutmaster. He enjoyed woodworking, and going to breakfast at the Family Table. He loved to tell stories and even wrote a book, called “This is My Story and I’m Sticking with It.� Bob was a lifetime member of East Jordan

United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bernadine of Sterling; two sons, Benjamin A. Coats of Antioch and Bradley A. (Debra) Coats of Florissant, Mo.; two granddaughters, Sarah and Katherine Coats; one brother, Russell F. (Virginia) Coats of Lebanon, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Misako Coats of Dixon; and many brothers-in-law, sistersin-law, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Thomas E. and James D. Coats. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at East Jordan United Methodist Church in Sterling, with the Rev. David Jungnickel officiating. Burial with military honors will be at East Jordan Cemetery in rural Sterling. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Eileen M. Moroney FITCHBURG, Wis. – Eileen M. Moroney, 66, of Fitchburg, formerly of Sterling, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Agrace Hospice in Madison, Wis. She taught at Sterling-Rock Falls Daycare for 15 years. Eileen was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Atlanta, the daughter of Jack and Eleanor (Faunce) Wrenn. Eileen married Harold “Hal� Moroney on Sept. 19, 1970, in Des Plaines. They later divorced. She was a former member of Abiding Word Church in Sterling. Survivors include one daughter, Erin (Jason) Domonousky of Taylorville; two sons, Todd (Susie) Moroney of Fitchburg, and Andrew Moroney of Seattle; one sister, Donna Wrenn of Madison, Wis.; one brother, Michael

Wrenn of Belvedere; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. A private memorial service will be Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. An open memorial gathering of all family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Sterling-Rock Falls Daycare. 1840 W. LeFevre Road, Sterling, IL 61081. Donations can also be made to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Jill M. Ringenberg PROPHETSTOWN – Jill M. Ringenberg, 58, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown is handling arrangements.

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Floyd ‘Ray’ Boyer STERLING – Floyd “Ray� Boyer, 79, of Sterling, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 31, 1934, in Ventura, Calif., the son of Mervel and Annie (Patten) Boyer. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army. He married Patricia (Miller) Jenkins on Dec. 9, 1977. Ray was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in the furnace department, retiring after 31 years of service. Ray was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He loved music and playing his harmonica. He was a boxer for many years, with a nickname of “Yama.� Surviving is his wife, Patricia; three sons, Terry Boyer, Tory Boyer, and Tony (Cheryl) Boyer, all of Rock Falls; three daughters, Tracy (Eloy) Reyes and Taffy (Adoff) Ramos, both of

Rock Falls, and Tammy (Glen) Turner of Alabama; one brother, Clarence Boyer of Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Anna Mae (Jim) Adams of California; 16 grandchildren; and several greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tiffany Boyer; a great-granddaughter, Jade Garza; a daughterin-law, Alma Boyer; three brothers, Charles “Chopo� Boyer, Mervel “Rusty� Boyer, and Myron “Buster� Boyer; and a stepson, Randy Jenkins. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carl Reese officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Linda Chavera DIXON – Linda Lou Bonnell Chavera, 66, of Dixon, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Linda was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Mendota, the daughter of Orville “Big O� and Irene (Salz) Bonnell. Linda attended Maytown and Amboy schools. She loved her family, and Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys games. She is survived by her two sons, Mark (Kathy) Chavera and Michael (Tammy) Chavera, both of Dixon; three granddaughters, Cassandra Chavera of Davenport, Iowa, and Angela Chavera and Laurel (Lexie) Chavera, both of Dixon; one great- granddaughter, Aubrey Eddy of Dixon; six sisters, Peggy (Myrl) Johnson and Janelle (Jim) Clark, both of Dixon, Rosann (Bill) Good of Pearland, Texas, Bonnie (John) Carson of Ashton, Jill (Rollie) Streeter of Spring Valley,

and Lucy (Darin) Miller of Byron; five brothers, John (Pam) Bonnell and Joel (Karen) Bonnell, both of Dixon, Thomas (Lynn) Bonnell of Ashton, and Daniel “Peach� (Connie) Bonnell and Jerry (Vicki) Bonnell both of Amboy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; both of her parents; two brothers, Martin K. Bonnell and Steven J. Bonnell; one brother-in-law, Phil Sofolo; nephew, Brock Bonnell; and niece, Rachel Bonnell. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Bernard Sehr officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Alicia C. Miniel STERLING – Alicia C. Miniel, 82, of Sterling, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Arvilla R. Brechon DIXON – Arvilla R. Brechon, 98, of Dixon, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Green Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Amboy. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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In memory of John & Lucille Rakowski

Mom & Dad, You’re always in our hearts, but especially at this time of year. Your gentle face, your happy smiles, and most of all just you. Merry Christmas in heaven together with all our love.

Love,

Sandy, Larry, Grandkids, Great Grandkids

Remembering Our Angel In Heaven At Christmas Time

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Agency overrules school district on charters CPS ordered to approve, fund two new schools CHICAGO (AP) – A relatively unknown state agency has overruled Chicago Public Schools and ordered the district to approve and fund two new charter schools run by a group supported by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. The schools are run by

Concept Schools Inc. The Des Plaines-based organization operates 30 publicly financed privatelyrun schools in the Midwest, a majority of them in Ohio, as well as the Chicago Math and Science Academy in Rogers Park and Quest Charter Academy in Peoria. Concept is the first and, so far, only charter to benefit from a decision of the Illinois State Charter School Commission, created in 2011 through

legislation sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Heather Steans. The schools are now the target of a legislative proposal to eliminate it, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Steve Brown, a spokesman for Madigan, said the speaker did not intervene on behalf of Concept’s Chicago charter schools. He said, though, that the purpose of the 2-year-old state agency was to ensure that local

districts couldn’t always block the formation of charter schools. Madigan voted in favor of the legislation that created the agency. Chicago Public School officials denied Concept’s bid to open new schools last year, citing “fluctuations in academic performance� in recent years and poor test scores. While its students’ ACT scores are higher than the CPS average, they are still below the average con-

sidered the benchmark for college readiness. A spokeswoman with CPS said the board of education declines “weak and inadequate applications.� But the state commission overruled the board and ordered the city school system to give higher per-pupil funding to the two new concept schools to be located in the city’s McKinley Park and Austin neighborhoods. They are getting

33 percent more funding per student than the city school system gives other charters. Five of nine agency board members approved the decision. Madigan, who is chairman of the state Democratic party, visited the Math and Science Academy last year. In a video posted by the school on YouTube, Madigan praised the school, which was founded and run by Turkish immigrants.

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Officials urge buyers not to procrastinate CHICAGO (AP) – Anticipating heavy traffic on the government’s health care website, the Obama administration extended Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan. It was the latest in a series of pushed-back deadlines and delays that have marked the rollout of the health care law. But federal officials urged buyers not to procrastinate. “You should not wait until tomorrow. If you are aiming to get coverage Jan. 1, you should try to sign up today,� said Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the federal agency in charge of the overhaul. Bataille said the grace period – which runs through today – was being offered to accommodate people from different time zones and to allow for any technical problems that might result from a last-minute rush of applicants. The HealthCare.gov site had a disastrous, glitchprone debut in October but has gone through

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Johanna Diaz (left) points out information to Senior Certified Enrollment Specialist Marlene Nesmith on Friday at a Healthcare Marketplace office in Miami. Diaz, who already signed up, visited the office to make sure she was enrolled. extensive improvements to make it more reliable and increase its capacity, and the administration said the system was running well Monday. By the afternoon, the site had received a record 850,000 visits, five times the number logged by the same time last Monday, the administration said. Bataille said the system was handling the volume with error rates of less than 1 in 200 and response times of

less than 1 second. The Obama administration is hoping for a surge of year-end enrollments to show that the technical problems were merely a temporary setback. That would also go a long way toward easing concerns that insurance companies won’t be able to sign up enough young, healthy people to keep prices low for everyone. But the grace period might have been a tacit acknowledgement that

the website remains vulnerable to heavy traffic. What’s more, the delay offered critics of “Obamacare� another opportunity to argue that the law still isn’t working, and that President Barack Obama keeps changing the rules. In Ohio, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor called the deadline extension “a clear sign Healthcare.gov continues to struggle.� “Consumers are already confused and insurers are overwhelmed with

the administration’s last-minute changes, yet there seems to be no end in sight,� Taylor, a Republican who heads Ohio’s insurance department, said. The administration was careful not to characterize today as a new deadline or an extension, likening the move instead to the Election Day practice in which people who are in line when the polls close are still allowed to vote. Monday had been the deadline for Americans in the 36 states served by the federal site to sign up if they wanted coverage at the start of the new year. The remaining states operate their own online marketplaces, and some of them have also extended their deadlines. As the deadline drew new, more than 1 million people visited the website over the weekend, and a federal call center received more than 200,000 calls. Roger Colyn, 60, of Des Moines, Iowa, was happy when he left his Monday morning appointment with a state enrollment navigator. She helped him sign up for a “silver� plan that will cost him $10.79 in monthly premiums after government aid is factored in. “I feel relieved,� Colyn said.

DIXON

Shaw Media buys daily newspaper in Joliet Adds Herald-News to suburban portfolio STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com    EXT

DIXON – Shaw Media announced Monday that it agreed to acquire the assets of The Herald-News in Joliet from Sun-Times Media. The purchase is expected to close during the first week of January. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shaw Media is the parent company to Sauk Valley Media. The Herald-News has been serving Joliet, Will County and Grundy County communities for more than 150 years and will continue as part of Shaw Media’s newspaper group. “We are excited to bring The Herald-News into our established, and growing, familyowned media portfolio,� Shaw Media President John Rung said. “We expect to maintain the storied tradition of serving the Joliet region with a high-

quality, community-oriented newspaper.� “We have found a great buyer for The Herald-News in Shaw Media,� said Tim Knight, president of Sun-Times Media. “This sale will allow the SunTimes to focus its resources on transforming its core products.� Shaw Media, based in Dixon, is the third-oldest continuously owned and operated family media company in the nation. It is the parent company of the Telegraph and Daily Gazette.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (AP) – Salvation Army officials say someone dropped a valuable gold coin into a collection kettle in in Arlington Heights.

They say the $10 piece was minted in 1898 and now is worth an estimated $750. The Daily Herald reports it was dropped in a kettle outside Mariano’s

grocery. It’s the 20th gold coin left in area kettles this season. Officials say the cumulative value of those coins is $11,242.56.

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Stuff of miracles happens all year

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Use greater care when proofreading CAROL BROWN Dixon

What we think Miracles aren’t associated only with the biblical Christmas story. Through diligence and care, seemingly miraculous outcomes might happen anytime.

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hristmas is a holiday for those who believe in miracles. Christians believe that a virgin gave birth to a savior, heralded by an angelic choir and the arrival of the Magi, guided by the star of Bethlehem. But are miracles limited to biblical times? A case could be made that several miraculous events might well have occurred to Sauk Valley folks since last Christmas. When fire swept through eight downtown buildings in Prophetstown in the overnight hours of July 15, some second-floor apartment residents were fast asleep. As flames devoured the historic buildings, would they escape? Yes, they did. One apartment dweller smelled smoke and escaped with her life. Three other apartment dwellers, sound asleep with the air conditioning on, were awakened by a friend and got out safely. Was it mere coincidence that eight buildings were destroyed and nobody was hurt? Or something else? In Dixon, community residents were pleasantly surprised by a September announcement that the city reached an out-ofcourt settlement with its former auditors and a bank regarding ex-Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million over two decades. “Surprised� might not be entirely accurate. How

about shocked? A $40 million recovery is much more than most people expected. But it happened. Some would credit a talented lawyer, meticulous research, and shrewd negotiating skills for the city’s success. To others, the unbelievable news seemed nothing short of miraculous. Then there was “the Miracle of Mount Baldyâ€? on July 12 near Michigan City, Ind., where a 6-yearold Sterling boy was buried in a collapsed sand dune for nearly 4 hours and still survived. Dozens of rescuers dug and dug before finding Nathan Woessner beneath 11 feet of sand, cold and apparently lifeless, but alive. After spending 2 weeks in a hospital and undergoing respiratory therapy, Nathan returned home. Greg and Faith Woessner would later express their thanks at a special ceremony to the 139 people involved in the rescue. Their son survived “because of the diligence and grace of your hands and the grace of God,â€? Greg said. In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy, whose untimely death Americans recalled last month, said, â€œâ€Ś [H]ere on earth, God’s work must truly be our own.â€? People, working together, can achieve miraculous outcomes. We think that’s worth keeping in mind this Christmas.

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The light of Christmas Note to readers – The following editorial appeared in Sauk Valley Media on Dec. 24, 2010. For poets, playwrights and song writers, December is decidedly devoid of light. Edgar Allen Poe referred to the month as “bleak.� William Shakespeare wrote of December’s bare, pale, gloomy days. Simon and Garfunkel sang of “a deep and dark December.� Deep and dark it can be, and wintry, too. With sunrise a little before 7:30 a.m. and sunset a little after 4:30 p.m., sunlight bathes the frigid Sauk Valley for barely 9 hours. For 15 hours, we dwell amid twilight and darkness. “What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!� Shakespeare lamented. Will, we know exactly what you mean. In this, the darkest of months, people need light. Light to pierce the darkness. Light to warm the heart. Light to soothe

the soul. People need the light of Christmas. The holiday brings forth a wondrous light. Lighted churches and lighted candles. Lighted Christmas trees. Outdoor light displays of every kind. And the lights of businesses as shoppers hustle and bustle. Signs of an inner light also are apparent. The light that shines through faith, hope, love, and generous acts of good will is a strong antidote to darkness. Christians trace the light back 2,000 years to the birth of Jesus, “the light of the world.� The Bible tells of brilliantly lit angels heralding the newborn child, and the star of Bethlehem guiding the three kings. However you choose to celebrate, we hope the light of friendly faces and caring spirits brightens your holiday. A deep and dark December? It doesn’t have to be. Just embrace the light. Merry Christmas.

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Two-year-old Harmony George of Dover, Pa., is all smiles as she visits with Santa Claus at the York Galleria Mall in York, Pa., earlier this month.

There is a Santa Claus The New York Sun

Note to readers – The following editorial, perhaps the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 116 years later. IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS? We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor! I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun it’s so.� Please tell me the truth: Is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon. 115 West NinetyFifth Street. Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia,

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whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal life with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would

that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernatural beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

THE CARTOONIST’S VOICE

I started to read the Dec. 16 Telegraph and was disappointed in your ability to proofread. This is not the first time I have noticed these typos; this is just the first time I felt compelled to write. The Bears did not beat the Lions, as your headline stated; rather, they beat the Browns. Also, on the front-page article about Shopping Small, the headline reads, “Local businesses enjoy vamp in sales.� I believe that you meant to say “ramp� in sales. I know how easy it is to allow spell checker to do its job, but I believe that words are your business, and more care should be taken with proofreading. Thank you for allowing me my opinion.

A glorious presence in Bethlehem CHARLES BECKER Dixon

Who are you seeking? Is the divine hiding in his humanity? Of course, in the womb of his mother, Mary. Blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Mary’s “yes� to the announcement of the angel Gabriel, and Jesus is hidden in Mary’s womb. Joseph protects and cares for Mary with child. He knows Mary’s secret. She has a divinity and humanity of life in her womb. O holy night, O night divine. The baby is asleep in the manger’s bed. The divine is present. The humanity is at rest. The mother rests. Gentle Joseph watches. Joseph works at his chores, keeping mother Mary warm with her beautiful baby boy. O little town of Bethlehem. How still. How peaceful. The night sky twinkles with perfect diamond stars. Angels by the multitude chorus “Glory to God.� What glorious presence of our savior. Even the rough, unkempt shepherds cautiously approach the stable to seek and see the little one. Such hide and seek. So divine. The wise men notice the beaming star. They go. Where? To Bethlehem. Why? To find and seek; to worship and give gifts. This child is true God’s true man. Imitate the three kings. To you, a merry, joyful, peaceful Christmas. Love among all on earth.

What do you think?

Joe Heller, Heller Syndication

“People grow or diminish in moral stature by the words which they speak and the messages which they choose to hear.� Pope John Paul II, 2004

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There are good reasons why generosity varies Dear Abby: I have some advice for “Lacking Why,� the girl in your Oct. 18 column who is wondering why the amount of allowance money Grandpa gives her and her sisters varies from one girl to the other: Stop comparing the amounts and try focusing on how attentive each of you is to your grandfather. Do you all visit him with the same frequency? Do you all write thank-you notes for his generosity? Do you all phone him the same number of times each week? Do you all remember his birthday with a nice card or small gift? Do you take turns

ity as one who showers him with love and affection? I have two grown grandkids who treat me differently and, son of a gun, I respond in kind. – Connecticut Grandma

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

baking him a birthday cake? I suspect, as with my grandchildren, there are wide disparities in the way these sisters treat Grandpa. Why would a person who ignores him expect the same generos-

intends that each granddaughter receive the same sum of money by age 18, and he started giving the money to each of them at the same time, he would HAVE to give them different amounts. This Dear Grandma: Your concept would be hard to explanation is one I explain to a child, which received from other read- may be why the girls were ers as well. That letter res- never sure about the onated with a large num- “why.� ber of people, and what – Numbers Guy in follows is a sampling of San Mateo, Calif. their responses: Dear Abby: My father Dear Abby: Financially did the same thing. Each speaking, I’ll bet there’s year, I received more a good reason for the money from my dad than disparity in the amounts my brothers did. Even“Lacking� and her sistually I asked him why, ters receive. If Grandpa and it turned out he felt

that, over the years, he had helped them more in other ways. They had lived at home longer than I had, and Dad had paid for their educations, while I’d had a scholarship. In his mind, he was trying to even things out. Funny thing was, it didn’t matter to me. But I never told my brothers. – Solved The Puzzle in Denver Dear Abby: I would recommend that they first discuss among themselves the differences in their own circumstances and their relationship with their grandparent. It might be that those in

need, those who invest wisely, or those who respond kindly receive more. I help my kids and grandkids based on what their needs are and how they spend the money. It is not a matter of favoritism. And being thanked once in a while doesn’t hurt, either. – Patricia in Tempe, Ariz. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bingo, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230.

Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-2117. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St. Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Shrimp/steak dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-2842003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Tuesday, Dec. 24 Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Community coffee and doughnuts, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., 815-732-7994. Triple Play Tuesday Program, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Catered lunch, 11:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. There is a cost; registration is necessary. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354. Wednesday, Dec. 25 Holiday: SVM has not received

cancelation notices on these events. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838. Thursday, Dec. 26 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401

Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815-456-3000. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Card players, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. “Hand and Foot� card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County

Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m. Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Euchre/500 games, 1-2 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre, 1 p.m., Sterling Moose Club, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8220. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train Dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., Tampico, 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Friday, Dec. 27 Open pool, open cards, open

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Wednesday, Dec. 25 Holiday: SVM has not received cancelation notices on these events. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Gaffey Home Nursing blood pressure screening, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., women’s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, 403 13th Ave., Sterling. Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815625-0382. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center – Red

Fox Grocery, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. People with Disabilities Support Group, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Civic Plaza I, Rock Falls, 815-625-7860 (voice) or 815-625-7863 (TDD). Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Julie’s Cafe, 501 First St., Albany, 815-772-4213. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Free blood pressure check, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30

p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Parkinson’s Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815622-2800. Women’s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52., Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Rock River Grange, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 1409 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-973-1490. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117

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N. Franklin Ave. Thursday, Dec. 26 Childhood immunization clinic; Women, Infants and Children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing Team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Mary’s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Caregiver Support and Education Group, noon, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-6267333, ext. 317. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 p.m., closed, Big Book,

90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon closed; 7 p.m., closed, 12 steps, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. American Red Cross blood drive, 4-7 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Speak Boldly Toastmasters, 6 p.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., Sterling. Breast Cancer Networking

Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Sterling Optimist Club, 7 p.m., Candlelight Inn, 2907 N. Locust St., Sterling. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-Anon, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555.


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ttention parents and grandparents who have a teenage athlete: This article is for you. Many teens are currently participating in various sports such as basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, dance, hockey, skiing, and crossfit-type training programs. Did you know teen athletes have unique nutrition needs? They need extra calories to fuel both their sports performance and their growth. Depending on how active they are, teen athletes might need anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 total calories per day to meet their energy needs. Where those calories come from makes all the difference in how your athlete performs. An athlete consuming whole grains, water, lean proteins and vegetables

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is going to perform at a much higher level of endurance and intensity than the athlete surviving on donuts, soda, cheeseburgers and chips. Help your teen athlete excel this season. Put the following suggestions into practice:

Drink water frequently Water is just as important as food in pumping up your game power. If allowed, start by having a water bottle at school, and sip on it frequently throughout the day.

Drink water before and after exercise and every 15 to 20 minutes during exercise. Sports drinks may be used if exercising for longer than an hour. Chocolate milk is an excellent post-workout beverage. Never drink energy drinks, especially before exercise. Energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine and other ingredients that have caffeine-like effects. This raises the heart rate, which can be extremely dangerous when exercising, as exercise also increases the heart rate.

Eat breakfast every day Include a complex carbohydrate and a protein source. Examples include whole grain toast with peanut butter, an egg with a whole grain English muffin, or yogurt and fruit.

Eat variety of foods I am always telling people to “eat a wide variety of foods,� but especially for athletes this certainly serves a purpose. The wide variety is going to help fill all the nutrition gaps and allow athletes to excel to their full potential.

Eat frequently during day Take advantage of every break to have a meal or snack. Pack a snack to eat immediately before practice, such as a banana or a snack bar. Avoid going longer than 3 hours without eating. Eat within 30 minutes of exercise to help replace glycogen stores and replenish your body’s needs.

Keep food available Keep the cupboards,

pantry and refrigerator stocked with healthy food options for your teen athlete. It is difficult taking in the amount of calories needed, so frequent eating is a must. Work with your teen in developing a healthy grocery list with staples such as milk, yogurt, string cheese, lean meats, tuna, eggs, whole grain breads, pastas, and crackers, fruits, vegetables and nuts/seeds.

Pack healthy food Pack healthy food for sporting events and competitions. Many athletes are competing in games back-toback, or all-day events. Send your athlete with a cooler full of energyboosting food items like sandwiches, fruit, snack bars, whole grain crackers, water and raw veggies. Some concession stands are doing better by selling items like

fruit, deli sandwiches and hard-boiled eggs, but packing your own food saves money and ensures your athlete will be fueling properly. Don’t forget to nourish yourself while you are cheering on your teen, and pack yourself a sandwich also!

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Lessons in the specialty flatbread lefse Popular in communities with Scandinavian heritage BY LEE SVITAK DEAN -#4.EWS3ERVICE

MINNEAPOLIS – Thirty pounds of potatoes. Three pounds of butter. Six cups of heavy cream. Ten pounds of flour. The Lefse Institute was open. Rebecca Jorgenson Sundquist slipped a pastry sleeve over a ridged rolling pin. Four griddles were heating up. Pastry boards were covered and sprinkled in flour. Chilled dough awaited on the porch. She was ready. With ample kitchen space and enthusiasm for heritage, Sundquist offered her 13-foot counter for lefse making. The other church ladies of Central Lutheran of Minneapolis were ready, too (well, five of them, including me), aprons in place, in high spirits for their second year of marathon cooking. In 6 hours, we would produce 360 pieces of lefse before collapsing, covered in a dusting of flour. The lacy flatbread would be sold at a holiday bake sale, with proceeds to be donated. Like tortillas, injera or naan, lefse is a specialty flatbread made of an

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ingredient always at hand – in this case, potatoes. In communities with Scandinavian heritage, it turns up on dinner tables from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, a kind of holiday version of the Parker House roll. Spread a little butter on the surface, sprinkle it with sugar (white, brown or blended with cinnamon), and roll it up. Then listen for the sigh that follows with the first bite. There are variations, of course – there always are in the kitchen – since recipes differ from cook to cook, depending on what region your ancestors come from and who happens to pass along a recipe. Sundquist works with a version from Beatrice Ojakangas, the cookbook author from Duluth, Minn., who is of Finnish heritage. It starts with a really good batch of mashed potatoes (that’s where the butter and heavy cream come in) with a bit of sugar and plenty of flour. What could possibly be better than that? Well, there was discussion on one option: adding bacon to lefse. We never really got to the nitty gritty – would that

be bacon grease or bacon bits? – before we laughed off the idea.

Plan Ahead The effort starts the night before when the potatoes are prepared: peeled, boiled and drained, as you would for mashed potatoes. Then they are put through the potato ricer, a sieve-like contraption similar to a garlic press or food mill, that pushes the potatoes through tiny holes into rice-like bits, before they will be gently mashed. It’s a terrific way to make mashed potatoes anytime, but for lefse, where you don’t want any lingering chunks of potato, it’s almost a necessity. Almost is the operative word, as one of our cooks prepared her mashed potatoes without ricing them. “I couldn’t find my ricer,� she pleaded (nameless here to protect her lefse reputation). Those who had used ricers for their dough were unforgiving. “There are lumps in her lefse,� a few muttered, perhaps more times than were necessary. LEFSE CONTINUED ON A9

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Love of lefse connects woman to her past LEFSE

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Preparation continues After refrigerating the mashed potatoes overnight, there is no turning back the next day once the flour is added (as with baking, the amount will depend on the humidity in the air and the moisture in the ingredients). By now, it’s real dough, not simply mashed potatoes, and it’s gently shaped into golf ball-sized spheres that are soft and supple. We keep them chilled until ready for the griddle. Each ball of dough is rolled as thin as possible and shaped into a circle. Woe to the lefse maker who isn’t attentive. “Oh, please, that looks like the Taj Mahal,” noted one cook to another. A wooden lifter – a thin, long spatula-like device with a colorful handle – transfers the lefse round from counter to griddle. There, the lefse will bubble up while the bottom browns. Then it’s flipped to finish on the other side,

and set aside to cool. For Sundquist, her love of lefse connects her to the past. “It’s all about our heritage,” she said. “I learned how from my parents. It evokes so many happy memories. I want to pass this on to my children and grandchildren.” The rolling pins squeak as we prepare one round after another. Griddles overheat after hours at 500 degrees, and a fifth blows a fuse. (Note to host: You need a lefse circuit.) Our backs ache, and our clothes smell of eau de potato when we realize there are another 10 pounds of dough in the refrigerator. “Time to open the wine,” says Sundquist, before we tackle the remaining 120 pieces of lefse. Last year, Becky Forsberg had been a newcomer, a non-Norwegian who married into lefse (never mind that she’s Swedish and Finnish). “Lefse will change your life,” Sundquist told her at the time. “So, did it?” we asked this year. She just smiled.

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Ask a cook: Are anise and star anise the same thing? BY KATHLEEN PURVIS MCT News Service

Q: What’s the difference between anise and star anise? And how do you pronounce it – a-NIECE or ANN-is? A: The licorice-like flavor anise, or anise seed, has been popular since ancient times. It turns up in drinks, from Greek ouzo to French pastis,and in breads and pastries from Europe through the Mediterranean, and all the way to India. The flavor comes from a volatile oil in the seed, called anethol. Star anise, found almost exclusively in

Asia, comes from a different plant, a relative of the magnolia tree, but it also has anethol. It’s a dried fruit with a distinctive star shape that usually has eight points, or carpels. The flavor is very similar, but a little more bitter. It’s one of the ingredients in Chinese fivespice powder. Different people pronounce it different ways, but ANN-ihs is the most common for both forms. Email questions about cooking and food to Kathleen Purvis at kpurvis@charlotteobserver. com.

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Kathy Kvammen-McKinley checks a lefse cooking on a griddle in Deephaven, Minn. A church group spent an afternoon creating the Scandinavian flatbread for a fundraiser. There are variations, of course – there always are in the kitchen – since recipes differ from cook to cook, depending on what region your ancestors come from and who happens to pass along a recipe.


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Mickey Mouse said, “Arithmetic is being able to count up to 20 without taking off your shoes.” Bridge requires counting, sometimes – but rarely – as high as 40. And occasionally it is the count in one specific suit that makes all the difference – as in this deal. South is in four hearts. West leads the club ace. How should the defense proceed? East’s overcall is no thing of beauty, but everyone likes to bid these days, especially if the bid might make it harder for the opponents to find a major-suit fit and if it probably indicates the best lead for your side should you end on defense. North then rebid three diamonds to show his six-card suit, and South bid

what he hoped he could make. East is wondering how many clubs his partner holds. If West has only three, East can win the second club,

cash his heart ace, and take a third club trick for down one. But if West has four clubs, East must shift to a diamond at trick three, hoping to establish a winner there before South can draw trumps and run dummy’s spades. How will East know how many clubs West started with? Under the club ace, East drops his king. Then, in this deal, West continues with his club two, the lowest of three remaining cards. East wins and leads the diamond nine, which defeats the contract. If West had started with only three clubs, he would have led his original middle one at trick two, starting a high-low with a remaining doubleton. Carding can be critical on defense. Discuss it with your partner. © 2013 UFS


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Number behind name indicates how many lights purchased. On behalf of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Community Improvement Committee, we would like to thank all purchasers of Love Lights for recognizing those special individuals in your lives. We also appreciate your support in this annual tradition in Rock Falls. Special thanks to Joe McDonald and the staff at McDonald Funeral Home for their support. May all of you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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Maybe it’s not David vs. Goliath, but Newman might want to pack some slings and stones. The Comets have the task of taking on St. Thomas More in the first round of the girls State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament Thursday in Bloomington. Newman (3-6) is the No. 16 seed in the small school girls tournament, while St. Thomas More (11-2) is No. 1. The Sabers were last season’s Class 2A state runners-up and were the top-ranked team in the Associated Press preseason poll. St. Thomas More is led by AP

first-team all-staters Randa Harshbarger and Tori McCoy, who is a 6-foot-4 sophomore that is ranked as one of the top 10 players in the nation in her class by Blue Star Basketball. “We’re playing the best 2A team in the state,� Newman

coach Jay Howell said. “I think we’re excited to play a team like this. Our perspective is to measure ourselves. It can’t help but make you better.� The Rock Falls girls also figure to have their hands full, with their first-round matchup against Brimfield on Thursday. The Rockets (6-6) are the No. 11 seed in the small-school tourney, with Brimfield (17-0) No. 6. The Indians were ranked eighth in 1A in the preseason poll. Brimfield boasts Illinois Basketball Coaches Association first-teamer Hannah Wallace, and the Dura sisters, Kennedy and Kerrigan. FARM CONTINUED ON B5

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Newman’s Mary Alice Oswalt and her teammates will have a tall task when they open the State Farm Classic against St. Thomas More, No. 1 in 2A and the top seed in the small school bracket.

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The Man and the Myth Musial’s swing, Weaver’s temper remembered in 2013

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The soundtracks could not have been more different. One was the stinging crack of the bat of yet another double in the gap and the folksy harmonica strains of some song from long ago. The other soundtrack was rough and grating – a snarling, profane, arm-flailing argument that often ended with home plate covered with dirt. Stan Musial and Earl Weaver, men of disparate times and temperaments, died in 2013. The deaths of the two Hall of Famers, in an odd alignment of baseball’s planets, came hours apart on Jan. 19. Musial – Stan the Man, “baseball’s perfect knight,� as a statue inscription reads – was 92 when he died at home in suburban St. Louis. Weaver, the Baltimore Orioles’ longtime manager, was 82 and on a Caribbean cruise. They underscored a year of losses in sports: Bill Sharman and Jerry Buss in basketball; Pat Summerall, on the football field and in the booth; Deacon Jones in the NFL; Ken Venturi in golf; and Michael Weiner, on baseball’s labor front. Musial, simply put, was one of the best hitters in baseball history. With his left-handed, corkscrew stance, he played with a proficiency and elegance during a 22-year career – all with St. Louis – that lifted the entire sport.

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HILADELPHIA – Surely, this was a joke. In a private control room high above the natural grass of Lincoln Financial Field, somebody was howling. Somebody was wheezing. Somebody had tears in their eyes and cramps in their sides. Because this, my friends, was comedy gold. “And now for an update from around the league‌â€? The Bears pretended not to notice the high-resolution images on the scoreboard, the deep-voiced announcer blasting through the speakers. They lined up in a defensive huddle near midfield and pretended to ponder the Eagles’ next play, pretended that their next move would be their best. It was a valiant attempt by a once mighty group of defenders. But how could Lance Briggs or Julius Peppers or Shea McClellin or Major Wright not have noticed? How could they have avoided the noisy highlights, which led off with clips from the New York Giants’ overtime win against the Detroit Lions? How could they have manipulated their eyes and ears as the highlights rolled on with footage from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win against the Green Bay Packers? MUSICK CONTINUED ON B5

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to get it done.� Toronto won at Oklahoma City, something no one else has done this season. Boston won in Miami. Detroit won in Indiana and Miami. Brooklyn and New York probably can’t stay this bad – among the very worst in the East – all season. There’s still plenty of time for a race. Or if nothing else, some surprises. “It’s a long season, you know, and teams that have injuries now, they get healthy as they go along,� said Thibodeau, whose Bulls have lost Derrick Rose for probably another entire season with yet another injury. “Anything could happen at the end.� True, but right now it doesn’t look good.

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He won seven batting titles and was the MVP three times before retiring in 1963. He led the Cardinals to three World Series crowns in the 1940s. Even the Hall of Fame was overtaken by his body of work, surrendering to the scope of his achievements by saying on his plaque that he “holds many National League records.� “Stan will be remembered in baseball annals as one of the pillars of the game,� Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson said. “The mold broke with Stan. There will never be another like him.� Musial played offBroadway in St. Louis, never enjoying the mythic acclaim of Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams. But he never seemed to mind, happy to deliver season after season, all the while busting out tunes on his harmonica or delighting in his magic tricks. The word gentleman followed him wherever he went. “I never heard anybody say a bad word about him,� Willie Mays said. “Ever.� Surely that was not the case with Weaver. Opponents and umpires all had a few select words of their own for this 5-foot-6 pugnacious fighter in the dugout. But in Baltimore, where he managed for 17 seasons, a statue of him stands at Camden Yards. “His passion for the game and the fire with which he managed will always be remembered by baseball fans every-

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Legendary Lakers owner Jerry Buss was one of the top sports names to die in 2013. Buss owned the Lakers from the early 1980s until his death in February. where,� Orioles great Cal Ripken said. Weaver understood what made players tick and how to coax the most out of a pitching staff. Let others bunt and move runners along; Weaver waited for the three-run homer. Baltimore went to the World Series four times under him, winning in 1970. But the casual fan saw less of the managerial shrewdness than his nose- to-nose, hatturned-backward, footstomping confrontations with the men in blue. This was someone who was once ejected from both games of a doubleheader. Former umpire Don Denkinger recalls the time Weaver came to home plate before a game and said he was quitting. “I told him that if he ever ran out of money to call the umpires’ association and we’d take up a collection for him,� Denkinger said. “We’d do anything just to keep him off the field and away from us.� The Celtics-Lakers

rivalry that once defined the NBA had a unifying thread in Sharman. He teamed in the backcourt with Bob Cousy in Boston and became one of the game’s best foul shooters. He later coached the Lakers of Wilt Chamberlain and Gail Goodrich when they won 33 in a row, and as an executive presided over the team’s Showtime run. He made it to the Hall of Fame as a player and coach, and died at 87. Two footnotes: Sharman introduced the pre-game shootaround; as a baseball player, he was called up by the Dodgers in 1951 and was in the dugout when Bobby Thomson hit his mighty home run. The Laker family also lost its patriarch in Jerry Buss, 80, the owner who gave his franchise a celebrity dazzle in a city where there is no higher calling. His team won 10 championships and became the gold standard, from the Showtime era of Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant. Football in 2013 lost

not its heart but its voice. Summerall, 82, spent 10 years in the NFL, kicking field goals for the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. But it was afterward, behind a television microphone, where he became a steady, calming, intelligent presence, in everyone’s living room, week after week. Tennis and golf also sounded a lot better with him around. When Jones died at 74, football lost one of its Fearsome Foursome. He was a pass-rushing terror for the Rams who left his stamp not only on the bodies of countless quarterbacks but on the vocabulary of the game: He coined the term “sack.� Weiner succeeded Donald Fehr as head of the baseball players’ union in 2009. He inherited harsh terrain, with labor relations still rough. But in not much time, and with a lighter touch, he managed to smooth the field. He died at 51 of a brain tumor. Sports in 2013 also mourned a man whose first love was boxing and who understood better than anyone just how much sway, how much force these games can carry. In 1995, when he stood in the middle of a Johannesburg stadium, wearing a green rugby jersey – the game of the apartheid regime now banished – he knew precisely what he was doing. “Sport has the power to change the world,� Nelson Mandela, 95, would say years later. “It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.�

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Newman senior guard had 33 points and six assists in helping the Comets beat Winnebago 86-80 in the championship game of the Forreston tournament on Friday. Also had 12 points in semifinal win over Aquin on Thursday.

Ashley Currier

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Dixon junior rolled a 619 series in the Duchesses’ NIB-12 win over Ottawa on Thursday. Currier had games of 213, 216 and 190 in Dixon’s 3,141-2,695 victory.


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CHICAGO – The Blackhawks weren’t in the spirit of giving in their final game before a 3-day Christmas break. The defending champions gift-wrapped a 5-2 win over the Devils on Monday by playing stifling defense that limited New Jersey to 12 shots and were dominant in the faceoff circle with 38 wins in 56 draws. Throw in an offensive outburst and the Hawks had their third win in their last four games and will be able to rest while holding a 26-7-6 record. Patrick Sharp had two goals, Nick Leddy a goal and an assist, and Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored to provide plenty of support for goaltender Antti Raanta. Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, and Brandon Saad each added two assists for the Hawks. Stephen Gionta and

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Warriors fall at DeKalb

Boys basketball Winter tournament schedules Chuck Dayton tournament in DeKalb Pool A: Marmion (3-0), DeKalb (2-1), SchURZ  "ELVIDERE.ORTH  Pool B: 7EST #HICAGO   4HORNRIDGE   3TERLING  (ARLEM  Pool C:"ELVIDERE  7INNEBAGO  DuSable (1-2), Rochelle (0-3) Pool D: (INSDALE 3OUTH   'ENESEO   -OLINE  (AMPSHIRE  Saturday’s results s7EST#HICAGO (ARLEM s(INSDALE3OUTH -OLINE /4 s4HORNRIDGE 3TERLING s"ELVIDERE $U3ABLE s-ARMION "ELVIDERE.ORTH s7INNEBAGO 2OCHELLE s$E+ALB 3CHURZ s3TERLING (ARLEM s(INSDALE3OUTH (AMPSHIRE s7EST#HICAGO 4HORNRIDGE s$U3ABLE 2OCHELLE s-ARMION 3CHURZ s"ELVIDERE 7INNEBAGO s'ENESEO (AMPSHIRE s$E+ALB "ELVIDERE.ORTH Monday’s results s7INNEBAGO $U3ABLE s3CHURZ "ELVIDERE.ORTH s'ENESEO -OLINE s(INSDALE3OUTH 'ENESEO s-OLINE (AMPSHIRE s7EST#HICAGO 3TERLING s"ELVIDERE 2OCHELLE s-ARMION $E+ALB Thursday’s games s(ARLEMVS2OCHELLE AM s "ELVIDERE .ORTH VS (AMPSHIRE  a.m. s3CHURZVS-OLINE NOON s$U3ABLEVS3TERLING PM s'ENESEOVS4HORNRIDGE PM s7INNEBAGOVS$E+ALB PM Championship bracket s7EST#HICAGOVS(INSDALE3OUTH PM s-ARMIONVS"ELVIDERE  Friday’s games s2OCHELLEVS"ELVIDERE.ORTH AM s(AMPSHIREVS(ARLEM AM s-OLINEVS$U3ABLE NOON s3TERLINGVS3CHURZ PM s4HORNRIDGEVS7INNEBAGO PM s$E+ALBVS'ENESEO PM s4HIRD PLACEGAME PM s#HAMPIONSHIPGAME PM Plano tournament Monday’s results s'AME !URORA#HRISTIAN ,ISLE s'AME .EWARK (INCKLEY "IG2OCK s'AME -ENDOTA 7ILMINGTON s'AME &ORRESTON 3ANDWICH s 'AME  2OCKFORD #HRISTIAN  )NDIAN #REEK s'AME 0LANO 0RINCETON s'AME 9ORKVILLE 3TREATOR s'AME 3OMONAUK 3T"EDE Thursday’s games s 'AME  ,ISLE VS (INCKLEY "IG 2OCK  s'AME 7ILMINGTONVS3ANDWICH  s 'AME  )NDIAN #REEK VS 0RINCETON  s'AME 3TREATORVS3T"EDE  s 'AME  'ENOA +INGSTON VS !URORA #HRISTIAN AM s'AME +ANELANDVS.EWARK  a.m. s'AME 3ENECAVS-ENDOTA  s'AME /TTAWAVS&ORRESTON  s'AME -ORRISVS2OCKFORD#HRISTIAN 3;30 s'AME #OAL#ITYVS0LANO  s'AME $IXONVS9ORKVILLE  s 'AME  "URLINGTON #ENTRAL VS 3OMONAUK  * Games Dec. 27-30, TBD State Farm Classic Small School Boys Thursday’s games s'AME )6#VS/LYMPIA AM s 'AME  3T 4HOMAS -ORE VS 0EORIA #HRISTIAN AM s 'AME  +ANKAKEE -C.AMARA VS %L 0ASO 'RIDLEY  s 'AME  2OCKFORD ,UTHERAN VS 0RAIRIE #ENTRAL  s 'AME  4RI 6ALLEY VS 1UINCY .OTRE $AME  s 'AME  3T *OSEPH /GDEN VS -ACON -ERIDIAN  s'AME 2OCK&ALLSVS&IELDCREST  s 'AME  "LOOMINGTON #ENTRAL #ATHOLIC VS#ISSNA0ARK  Newman tournament Thursday’s games s/REGONVS!&#  s!QUINVS0AW0AW  s.EWMANVS$URAND  Friday’s games s0AW0AWVS$URAND  s!QUINVS/REGON  s.EWMANVS!&#  Saturday’s games sTHPLACE  sRDPLACE  s#HAMPIONSHIP  Eastland tournament Pool A: !MBOY !NNAWAN %ASTLAND 0ROPHETSTOWN Pool B:&ULTON 0EARL#ITY 0OLO 7ARREN Thursday’s games s&ULTONVS0EARL#ITY AM s7ARRENVS0OLO AM s!MBOYVS%ASTLAND AM s!NNAWANVS0ROPHETSTOWN  s0EARL#ITYVS7ARREN  s0OLOVS&ULTON  s0ROPHETSTOWNVS!MBOY  s%ASTLANDVS!NNAWAN  Friday’s games s&ULTONVS7ARREN  s!MBOYVS!NNAWAN  s0EARL#ITYVS0OLO  s%ASTLANDVS0ROPHETSTOWN  * Games on Dec. 28 TBD Erie tournament Pool A: "UREAU 6ALLEY -ERCER #OUNTY /RION 0EORIA(EIGHTS 2IVERDALE 3TOCKTON Pool B: %RIE +NOXVILLE ,ENA 7INSLOW -ORRISON 3TARK#OUNTY 7ETHERSFIELD Thursday’s games s2IVERDALEVS/RION AM s-ORRISONVS+NOXVILLE AM s"UREAU6ALLEYVS3TOCKTON AM s3TARK#OUNTYVS%RIE AM s-ERCER#OUNTYVS0EORIA(EIGHTS  a.m. s 7ETHERSFIELD VS ,ENA 7INSLOW  a.m. s+NOXVILLEVS3TARK#OUNTY  s/RIONVS"UREAU6ALLEY 

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Rock Falls’ Cory McCallister goes up for a shot Friday night against IVC. The Rockets fell to the Grey Ghosts, and will now set their sights on the State Farm Classic, beginning Thursday in Normal. s,ENA 7INSLOWVS-ORRISON  s3TOCKTONVS-ERCER#OUNTY  s%RIEVS7ETHERSFIELD  s0EORIA(EIGHTSVS2IVERDALE  Friday’s games s/RIONVS0EORIA(EIGHTS  s%RIEVS+NOXVILLE  s"UREAU6ALLEYVS-ERCER#OUNTY  s3TARK#OUNTYVS,ENA 7INSLOW  s2IVERDALEVS3TOCKTON  s-ORRISONVS7ETHERSFIELD 

s'AME #AMP0OINT#ENTRALVS0RAIRIE #ENTRAL  s'AME 3T4HOMAS-OREVS.EWMAN  s'AME 2OCHESTERVS!LLEMAN  s 'AME  "LOOMINGTON #ENTRAL #ATHOLIC VS0EORIA#HRISTIAN  s'AME !NNAWANVS4RI 6ALLEY  s'AME "RIMFIELDVS2OCK&ALLS  * Games Dec. 27-28 TBD

Saturday’s games s-ERCER#OUNTYVS2IVERDALE  s%RIEVS,ENA 7INSLOW  s3TOCKTONVS/RION  s-ORRISONVS3TARK#OUNTY  s0EORIA(EIGHTSVS"UREAU6ALLEY  s7ETHERSFIELDVS+NOXVILLE 

Erie tournament Pool A: 2OCKRIDGE 3TOCKTON -ORRISON -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE "UREAU 6ALLEY 2IDGEWOOD Pool B: +NOXVILLE -ERCER #OUNTY %RIE 'ALVA &ULTON 7ETHERSFIELD

Monday, Dec. 30 sTHPLACE  sTHPLACE  sTHPLACE  sTHPLACE  sRDPLACE  s#HAMPIONSHIP 

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Monday’s box score DeKalb Tournament

WEST CHICAGO 53, STERLING 37 STERLING (3-5) )SAIAH#ELESTINO  3TEPHEN'EIGER   !LEX3ORIANO  *UAN'OMEZ   2YAN(URLEY  !USTIN#OOK   3TERLING4HORNTON  :ACH 2EHMERT     2AFA 3OSA     $RAQUE0ENAFLOR (EIER  *OE"ROUILETTE Totals: 15 1-4 37. WEST CHICAGO 4HAKKER  -ITCHELL  +ONCHAR   (ENKE  /RR  "IBBS   ,OMIBAO  0EREZ  Totals: 23 3-5 53. 3TERLING     ˆ  7EST#HICAGO     ˆ  3s – 3TERLING  4HORNTON  2EHMERT  #ELESTINO 'OMEZ 7EST #HICAGO  ,OMIBAO /RR 

Girls basketball Winter tournament schedules Amboy tournament Red Pool: !&# !MBOY -IDLAND Somonauk Black Pool: -ARQUETTE 0LANO )NDIAN #REEK 0AW0AW Monday’s results s/TTAWA-ARQUETTE 0AW0AW s)NDIAN#REEK 0LANO s!&# 3OMONAUK s!MBOY -IDLAND Thursday’s games s)NDIAN#REEKVS/TTAWA-ARQUETTE  s0AW0AWVS0LANO  s-IDLANDVS!&#  s!MBOYVS3OMONAUK  Friday’s games s/TTAWA-ARQUETTEVS0LANO  s)NDIAN#REEKVS0AW0AW  s3OMONAUKVS-IDLAND  s!MBOYVS!&#  * Games on Dec. 28 TBD Dixon tournament Thursday’s games s'AME /REGONVS2OCHELLE AM s 'AME  $UNLAP VS !URORA #HRISTIAN AM s 'AME  +ANELAND VS 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY noon s'AME 3TERLINGVS!QUIN  s'AME 5NITED4OWNSHIPVS&ORRESTON 3 s'AME %ASTLANDVS0EKIN  s'AME $IXONVS,UTHERAN  s'AME "OYLANVS%ARLVILLE  Friday’s games s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME  AM s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME  AM s 'AME  7INNER 'AME  VS 7INNER 'AME NOON s 'AME  7INNER 'AME  VS 7INNER 'AME  s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME   s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME   s 'AME  7INNER 'AME  VS 7INNER 'AME  s 'AME  7INNER 'AME  VS 7INNER 'AME  s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME   s 'AME  ,OSER 'AME  VS ,OSER 'AME  * Game Dec. 28 TBD State Farm Classic Small School Girls Thursday’s games s'AME +ANKAKEE"ISHOP-ACVS0ANA 10 a.m. s'AME %L0ASO 'RIDLEYVS3T*OSEPH /GDEN AM

Friday’s games s-ERCER#OUNTYVS%RIE AM s&ULTONVS'ALVA AM s2IDGEWOODVS"UREAU6ALLEY AM s-ORRISONVS2OCKRIDGE AM s3TOCKTONVS-ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE  s7ETHERSFIELDVS+NOXVILLE  s2OCKRIDGEVS2IDGEWOOD  s'ALVAVS-ERCER#OUNTY  s-ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLEVS-ORRISON  s3TOCKTONVS"UREAU6ALLEY  s+NOXVILLEVS&ULTON  s%RIEVS7ETHERSFIELD  Saturday’s games s-ORRISONVS2IDGEWOOD NOON s&ULTONVS-ERCER#OUNTY NOON s7ETHERSFIELDVS'ALVA  s -ONMOUTH 2OSEVILLE VS "UREAU 6ALLEY  s2OCKRIDGEVS3TOCKTON  s%RIEVS+NOXVILLE  * Games on Dec. 30 TBD Prophetstown tournament Black pool: 0ROPHETSTOWN /RION 7EST #ARROLL 2OCKFORD#HRISTIAN Orange pool: ,A3ALLE 0ERU (INCKLEY "IG 2OCK 2IVERDALE (ALL Thursday’s games s0ROPHETSTOWNVS7EST#ARROLL AM s 2IVERDALE VS (INCKLEY "IG 2OCK  a.m. s/RIONVS2OCKFORD#HRISTIAN NOON s(ALLVS,A3ALLE 0ERU  s7EST#ARROLLVS/RION  s(INCKLEY "IG2OCKVS(ALL  s,A3ALLE 0ERUVS2IVERDALE  s 2OCKFORD #HRISTIAN VS 0ROPHETSTOWN  Friday’s game s,A3ALLE 0ERUVS(INCKLEY "IG2OCK  s7EST#ARROLLVS2OCKFORD#HRISTIAN  s(ALLVS2IVERDALE  s0ROPHETSTOWNVS/RION  * Game on Dec. 28 TBD Saturday’s games sTHPLACE  sTHPLACE  sRDPLACE  s#HAMPIONSHIP  Monday’s box scores Amboy Tournament

AFC 49, SOMONAUK 28 SOMONAUK ,2ABE  "ENTLEY  *ACKSON   .2ABE  +AWALL  &ALL  "RUMMEL Totals: 11 6-14 28. AFC (9-2) +RISTA"EACH  !LLISON0RESTEGAARD   ,EA+ONING  ,AUREN(EAL     #OURTNEY 6IVIAN     +AYLA #OLWELL  #ASSIDY+ONING  ,AUREN-EURER  (OPE&RIDAY   #AITLIN"EROGAN  "EKKI-ATSON   !LISYN%SSEX Totals: 21 4-9 49. 3OMONAUK     ˆ  !&#     ˆ  3s –3OMONAUK !&#-EURER -ATSON %SSEX 

AMBOY 62, MIDLAND 23 MIDLAND #ORBEL  &OSTER  -ILLER   "ESSLER  2USSELL  3TRONG   4OEPPER  #ONLEY  Totals: 9 5-10 23. AMBOY (7-4) 3YDNEY7ILHELM  +ENNEDY$INGES     -ICAELA -C#OY     +AITLYN ,IEBING  %LIZABETH/RTGIESEN   -ADELINE%LY  *OANNA&REDERICKS  *ENNIFER"OYLE  $ELNEY 7ILHELM  (ALLIE.AUMAN  +ARLEE$OEGE Totals: 23 15-30 62. -IDLAND     ˆ  !MBOY     ˆ  3s –-IDLAND !MBOY%LY 

Sterling Thornton scored 12 points to pace Sterling in a 53-37 loss to West Chicago on Monday at the Chuck Dayton tournament in DeKalb. The Golden Warriors (3-5) were within striking distance at 44-36 through three quarters, but managed just a single free throw, by Isaiah Celestino, in the final quarter. Zach Rehmert added eight points for Sterling. John Konchar paced West Chicago with 17 points. Girls basketball

Monday’s stars Kaitlyn Liebing, !MBOY POINTS Sterling Thornton, 3TERLING POINTS Allison Prestegaard, !&# POINTS

Raiders past the Bobcats at the Amboy tournament. Also for AFC (9-2), Hope Friday had eight points and three steals, while Krista Beach and Kayla Colwell each added six points. Madison Kawall led Somonauk with nine AFC 49, Somonauk points. 28: Allison Prestegaard Amboy 62, Midland 23: had 11 points and eight Kaitlyn Liebing paced rebounds to lead the

Kaitlyn Liebing !MBOY senior

Allison Prestegaard !&# junior

a balanced attack with 16 points as the Clippers clobbered the Timberwolves at the Amboy tournament. Also for Amboy (7-4), Delaney Wilhelm scored 12 points, and Elizabeth Ortgiesen added 10. Kelsey Russell scored nine points for Midland.

Rockets glad to hit road Classic. The Rockets (3-5) are the No. 6 seed CONTINUED FROM B1 in the small-school tourney. They open Kerrigan was a with No. 11 seed Fieldfourth-team IBCA allcrest (3-5) Thursday. stater, while Kennedy “We’re excited to get received IBCA special away from home,� mention. Rock Falls coach Brad “They do a lot of Bickett said. “The last things well. They’re not 2 weeks we haven’t 17-0 for no reason,� played very well. We Rock Falls coach Craig need to regroup, bond Mammosser said of a little bit, and get back the Indians. “They play to playing the kind of mostly zone, and they basketball we’re capaplay it well. They’re not ble of playing. I truly Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@ a big team, but they’re believe we’re a good saukvalleycom pretty good.� basketball team. We Rock Falls’ Daegan Wharff The Rock Falls boys just need some good goes up for a layup Friday will also compete at the things to happen.� night against IVC.

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defense and special CONTINUED FROM B1 teams. But whether the Bears lost by 1 or by 50 is irrelHow could they evant. not also have taken a Now is the time for moment to glance at short memories. their score against the Now is the time for high-powered Eagles redemption. – an early 14-0 deficit, Now is the time for soon to become much, Packer Week. much worse? Less than 2 months Not possible. ago, the Bears ventured Somebody was laughnorth into the Land of ing, all right. Beef and Cheese and Somebody was came away with an mocking the Bears for improbable 27-20 win. responding to a golden The game’s signature opportunity by laying a play – a sack by Shea non-golden egg. McClellin that broke On a night when the Aaron Rodgers’ collarBears had a chance to be bone – quickly changed the head of the class, they the complexion of the became the butt of all division and the league. jokes. They were embarAnd now here we are, rassed on national televiback at first down and sion. They had no one to anybody’s guess. blame but themselves. Rodgers could be back The Eagles’ fourafter sitting out the past quarter beatdown of the seven games. The PackBears did not represent ers have gone 2-4-1 a red flag as much as without their star quarit represented a giant, 100-story red skyscraper terback, and if Rodgers is unable to play, then with red flags in every Matt Flynn should earn window. The Bears the nod. played a terrific game, Meanwhile, the Bears really, as long as you disregard everything that will turn to Jay Cutler for one of the most imporhappened on offense,

tant games of his career. Could Cutler be the hero? Could Cutler be the goat? Yes. And yes. Or maybe Cutler’s performance won’t matter because the Bears left their defense in storage and misplaced the key before the season. Maybe Rodgers (or Flynn) will carve up the Bears’ secondary, or maybe the Packers’ running attack will carry on the weekly tradition of men such as Brandon Jacobs, Benny Cunningham, Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy. Or maybe the Bears will reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Maybe Trestman will rally his players to achieve what Lovie Smith could not in five of his final six seasons with the Bears. Anything could happen. Because all-new highlight reels will play on stadium scoreboards next weekend. It’s not a joke. It’s the NFL in all of its wild, unpredictable glory.

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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on July 17, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment:

LOTS 10 AND 11 IN BLOCK 9 IN THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

TAX NO. 11-21-281-002 11-21-281-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 219 1/2 WEST 2ND STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: RED, BRICK, TWO STORY BUILDING, UNIT UPSTAIRS AND TAVERN ON FIRST LEVEL, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $102,280.21. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1223890 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. December 24th, 31st & January 7th 2013

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

ESTATE OF: JANET E. BURTON, Deceased,

No. 2013 P 138

CLAIM NOTICE Notice is hereby given of the death of JANET E. BURTON. Letters of Office were issued on December 2, 2013, to Jason R.J. Burton, of 906 Mulberry Lane, Streamwood, IL 60107, as Independent Executor, whose attorney is Gregory F. Schott, 205 Third Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081-0471. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Probate Division, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the representative, or both, on or before June 13, 2014, and any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

2BR $450 avail. Jan 1st., very clean, all applncs. No Advertise your pets. Ref. & dep. Dated: December 5, 2013 mobile homes for Req. 815-849-5334 Gregory F. Schott sale here!! or 815-994-1202 Attorney for the Estate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH 205 Third Avenue JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY P.O. Box 471 -MORRISON, ILLINOIS Sterling, IL 61081-0471 815-625-8080 M&T BANK 815-625-8131 Fax PLAINTIFF Dec. 11, 18, 24, 2013 VS BARBARA L. GRAHAM; UNKNOWN 230

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on July 17, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment:

TAX NO. 11-21-281-002 11-21-281-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 219 1/2 WEST 2ND STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: RED, BRICK, TWO STORY BUILDING, UNIT UPSTAIRS AND TAVERN ON FIRST LEVEL, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $102,280.21. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1223890 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. December 24th, 31st & January 7th 2013

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NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLP PLAINTIFF VS TAMARA DELISLE A/K/A TAMARA A. DELISLE A/K/A TAMARA A. WINSTEAD; TRACE DELISLE; RYAN DELISLE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF RONALD DELISLE A/K/A RONALD L. DELISLE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 93 204 HUBBARD STREET AMBOY, IL 61310 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, TAMARA DELISLE A/K/A TAMARA A. DELISLE A/K/A TAMARA A. WINSTEAD; TRACE DELISLE; RYAN DELISLE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF RONALD DELISLE A/K/A RONALD L. DELISLE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: THE SOUTH HALF (S1/2) OF LOTS TWENTY-SIX (26) AND TWENTY-SEVEN (27) IN THE SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST HALF (E1/2) OF LOT ELEVEN (11) IN BLOCK NINE (9) IN FARWELL'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN (NOW CITY) OF AMBOY, REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE RECORDED PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN BOOK "Y" OF DEEDS ON PAGE 496, SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 204 HUBBARD STREET AMBOY, IL 61310 and which said Mortgage was made by, RONALD DELISLE A/K/A RONALD L. DELISLE *DECEASED*; TAMARA DELISLE A/K/A TAMARA A. DELISLE A/K/A TAMARA A. WINSTEAD; Mortgagor (s), to CENTEX HOME EQUITY CORPORATION Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of LEE County, Illinois, as Document No. 1999-08515; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Denise McCaffrey Circuit Clerk 309 S. GALENA AVE STE 320 Dixon, Illinois 61021 on or before January 16, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1316507

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT - WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., formerly known as Harris N.A., as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Amcore Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM FREDERICK WHEELER; MARYELAINE DAVIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 182 Property Address: 1309 14th Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO DEFENDANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, in the above entitled action that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 4, IN DAVID L. AND JOHN W. MARTIN'S FOURTH ADDITION TO THE CITY OF STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Property Index Number: 11-22-132-016 Common Address: 1309 14th Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081 Nature of Instrument: Date of Mortgage: Name of Mortgagor:

Mortgage February 21, 2006 William Frederick Wheeler and Maryelaine Davis, as joint tenants Original Mortgagee: Amcore Bank, N.A. Current Mortgagee: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Date and place of recording: March 20, 2006, with the Whiteside County Recorder; Identification of mortgage: Document Number 2224-2006 and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of this Court at the Courthouse in Morrison, Illinois, on or before __1/11/2014___, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court, this __26th___day of November_, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, Illinois PUBLICATION DATES: Dec. 11, 18, 24, 2013 Plaintiff's Name BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Plaintiff's Attorney Angela C. Wikgren (ARDC # 6300372) Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa Address 330 N. Wabash, Suite 1700 City & State Zip Chicago, IL 60611 Telephone (312) 755-3187

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12/25 ASTROGRAPH Astrograph Center yourself and prepare for unexpected changes. Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Center yourself and prepare for unexpected changes. If you can stay one step ahead of everyone else, you will have good fortune. Hold on to your secrets and avoid indulgence and hyperbole. Keep everything aboveboard and strive to be your best. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What is happening around you may not be to your satisfaction. Don’t let it bother you if someone isn’t playing by the rules. If you have been fulfilling your obligations, there is no need for guilt. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Enjoy your partner, friend or loved one, regardless of what someone else may think. Be true to yourself. Others may disagree with your choices, but as long as you’re happy, everything will be fine. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Avoid brooding over the past. Keep things simple and don’t spend impulsively. Financial security and a rosy future are the gifts you should be giving yourself this year. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- An adjustment to the way you present yourself will garner interest. Offer your services now, and you will be considered for

a future venture. Take initiative and trust your instincts. Love is highlighted. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Look after family members who need assistance. Show initiative, and you will come up with a lucrative service you can offer down the line. Keep your ideas to yourself for now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Maintain a brave front and an open heart in the face of buffeting winds. You’ll please your loved ones with unique, homemade offerings. Take a trip or enjoy a party. Love is in the stars. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are in for a surprise. You may get into trouble if you behave excessively. Stick to the rules and be honest. Don’t tempt fate or participate in gossip or secret encounters. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This festive season should be spent with someone special. Focus on love. Participating in volunteer or charity work will result in a new connection. Love is on the rise.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Now is not the time to feud with family. Instead of being critical or preaching about morality, concentrate on being compassionate and understanding. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It’s an excellent day to visit friends and relatives. Share your opinion and help someone make a positive change. Planning to shift your location will be the beginning of a fresh start.

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PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS: Get more puzzles in “Random House Crossword MegaOmnious” Vols. 1 & 2

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You need to stop being a Scrooge. A new approach to an old idea will renew faith in romance and future plans. Organize a spectacular evening, and enjoy the company of friends and family. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Enjoy the party, but don’t overindulge. Make pleasing others your priority and you will get the desired response. Don’t sit around hoping others will change -- set the standard.

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SERVICE DIRECTORY SAUK VALLEY

Air Cond./Heating

Basement Waterproofing

Eikenberry Sheet Metal 412 E. 3rd, Sterling Service work heating & cooling; gas, electric. Free estimates Accept Visa & MC on all new installations.

Prater Paint & Waterproofing We Dry Up Basements & Crawl Spaces, Remediate Mold & Install E-Z Breathe™ Ventilation Systems 815-626-5165

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Dumpster Rental

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Window Tinting

Hot Rods & Choppers Consignment / Sales 1807 Locust St. Sterling IL

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Painting

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★ NEW TODAY ★ Northern Grain Marketing is seeking Experienced CDL drivers. Immediate openings for temporary local grain hauling. Hours may vary. To inquire call Tom Wilson @ 815-973-3016. 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.

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Typist seeking work, 45WPM 815-441-4920

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FURNITURE

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1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, needs motor work, good body, $450 815-716-0475

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2011 CHEVY TRAVERSE LT

2006 ACURA TSX

198/MO

$

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25,999*

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26,999*

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21,999

$

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247/MO

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299/MO

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$

237MO

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239MO

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$

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2012 LINCOLN MKX

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32,999*

$

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