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A new-spin zone County gives OK to replace turbines with more efficient models BY RACHEL RODGERS 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

DIXON – The state’s first wind farm also will be the first to decommission its entire fleet of turbines and replace about them with larger, more efficient models. Lee County Board members approved the Men-

dota Hills Wind Farm project Tuesday after it was introduced about 2 months ago and sent to the county zoning board for a recommendation. The zoning board gave its blessing for the project Sept. 27 after going through about 10 hours of testimony, public comment and discussion spread across a few weeks. TURBINES continued on A54 Submitted



Looking for the best flight plan Board sorting through options to address airport problem BY RACHEL RODGERS 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

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Oregon Park District employees (from left) Tyler Hagemann, Andy Egyed and John Barnhart shovel concrete out of a skidloader driven by Brent Suter as the crew works Tuesday to secure the supports for the new playground behind Oregon Elementary School. The school district bought the new equipment to replace the old wooden Project PLAY, which was torn down in August.

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Students will soon be able to work out some of their extra energy on new playground equipment BY VINDE WELLS Shaw Media

OREGON – Students will be able to get some play time in before the snowflakes fall at Oregon Elementary School. Workers were at the school Tuesday putting up the framework and pouring concrete supports for the colorful exercise stations behind the school that will replace Project Play, a wooden playground torn down in August for safety reasons. The school board voted in September to buy the new equipment from NuToys, the same firm that supplies playground equipment for the Oregon Park District, at a cost of $94,475. Oregon Park District employees are installing the set.




The design for the new playground, comparable in size to Project PLAY, was chosen by elementary students after they came back to school this fall. Project Play, with its castles and twisting walkways, was built by hundreds of volunteers in 5 days in October 1989. Months of fundraising, including a Pennies for the Playground drive at the elementary school, brought in the $45,000 needed to build the unique wooden play set. In the end, the very wood the playground was made of turned out to be its downfall. Superintendent Tom Mahoney said an increasing number of kids were getting injured, mostly with large splinters. The demolition, which cost $5,800, and the new playground were paid for from the school district’s Tort Fund.

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DIXON – Improve the Dixon Municipal Airport or shut it down? Neither option would be an easy solution to what’s become a financial burden to the city. Ron Price, principal of Florida-based QED Airport and Aviation Consultants, presented the Dixon Airport Board with the final draft of a feasibility study Tuesday to gauge options to make the facility more viable. “It’s challenging,” Price said. “You’re neither here nor there, and it’s going to be hard to get to there.” The airport is currently operating on a deficit of $33,756, down from being about $100,000 in the red in 2015. After Airport Manager Larry Haley retired last summer, the city saved about $61,630 in salary costs.

Firm sketches out plan for proposed jail ​BY VINDE WELLS Shaw Media

OREGON – The Ogle County Board got a look at what a new county jail in the heart of Oregon might look like. Jeff Goodale, director of justice at HOK, a Chicago architectural and planning firm, gave board members a drawing of a proposed detention center located on county property on South Sixth Street, west of the judicial center. HOK was hired a year ago to do a jail needs assessment. Goodale said the proposed building, which would house from 180 to 200 prisoners, would fall within the $28 million previously estimated for the project. The site is large enough, he said, to allow for future expansion. The board has not yet voted on whether to build the new jail, or where it would be. JAIL continued on A54

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Defense: Jury pool tainted

Mayor’s criminal charges dropped

Lawyer outlines reasons husband’s murder conviction should be overturned BY PHILLIP HARTMAN 815-625-3600, ext. 5525 @phartman19

MOUNT CARROLL – Jury contamination, a probation officer’s testimony, and other elements are part of a defense motion to reverse the guilty verdict in a Freeport man’s murder trial. Morgan D. Hake, 50, was found guilty Sept. 23 in Carroll County Court of first-degree murder in the Dec. 5 slaying of his wife, Suzanne Hake. Hake’s Moline-based attorneys, Daniel P. Dalton and Nate Nieman, filed a judgment notwithstanding the verdict Oct. 5. The motion asks that a judge reverse the jury’s verdict when the judge believes there was no factual basis for the verdict, or the verdict was contrary to law. An alterna-

tive motion would be for a new trial. The defense cited five reasons to consider in Morgan the motion: Hake • Spectators’ pre-trial statements contaminated the panel of prospective jurors and infringed on Hake’s right to a fair trial. The attorneys said some panel members heard statements about the case made by spectators sitting in the gallery before the trial began. • Justina Kidd, Hake’s probation officer from Stephenson County, should not have been allowed to testify on issues concerning Hake’s marriage. Dalton and Nieman said the difficulties were irrelevant, far back in time, and Hake was surprised by the information.

• Autopsy photos should not have been sent back with the jury for deliberations. • The state failed to prove the elements of first-degree murder beyond a reasonable doubt. Hake argued selfdefense at the trial, and, Dalton and Nieman said “the state failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not acting in self defense when Suzanne Hake died.â€? • Even if the state proved the elements of the offense of first-degree murder, Hake met his burden of proof for second-degree murder. Instructions to the jury before deliberation read, “If the state proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of first-degree murder, the defendant then has the burden of

proving by a preponderance of the evidence that a mitigating factor is present so that he is guilty of the lesser offense of second-degree murder, and not guilty of first-degree murder. In deciding whether a mitigating factor is present, you should consider all of the evidence bearing on this question.� Hake’s attorneys claim that he did prove that he thought that circumstances justified the use of deadly force, and the jury should have returned a verdict on seconddegree murder where Hake adequately proved “imperfect self-defense.� Scott Brinkmeier, Carroll County state’s attorney, recently said the motion will be taken up Nov. 4, at Hake’s sentencing. If the motion is denied, sentencing will proceed.

State: Link to porn video was YouTube glitch Officially, the agency, whose conference last month included a session on cyber security, insists no one “hijacked� the website to tag the lewd material onto the end of director James Joseph’s video invitation promoting the summit in Springfield. Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson blames the foul-up on an unfortunate but random circumstance created by YouTube, the platform storing the IEMA clip, which was ultimately

viewed more than 900 times. YouTube policies prohibit pornography and exclude nudity that is provocative or gratuitous. Stephanie Shih, a spokeswoman for the online video company, said the company depends on viewers to flag questionable videos for review and removal. According to the emails, disclosed to the AP under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the 2 minute, 17-second video

featuring Joseph and assistant director Joe Klinger was completed by the first week of August. On Aug. 29, chief of staff Jennifer Ricker emailed Joseph, Klinger and others indicating that she had instructed web developer Brad Brooks to disable the invite. Less than an hour later, IEMA chief information officer Sreekumar Govindan reported, “It’s back on! We added stricter privacy settings. ... There was no hijacking involved.�


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POLICE Rock Falls Police

Boy, 16, of Rock Falls; 2:40 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Fifth Street; speeding; given notice to appear in court. Sarah R. Sorochan, 27, of Sterling; 10:36 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of First Avenue; speeding; given notice to appear in court. Megan M. Schultheis, 22, of Rock Falls; 4:29 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of 12th Avenue; Lee County warrant; posted bond. Julian D. Horton, 20, of Rock Falls; 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of U.S. Route 30 West; Whiteside County warrant; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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Troy Johnson, 49, of Dixon; 2:50 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of North Galena Avenue; retail theft, theft – subsequent offense;

FULTON – Charges of felony theft and official misconduct filed against the city’s 72-year-old mayor were dismissed Tuesday, his attorney said in a news release. Judge Michael R. Albert determined that the city’s dispute with Larry Russell is genuine, but should be handled as a civil matter, attorney James Mertes said. According to the release: The dispute arose because Russell believed he was entitled to a $764 refund for unused boat slip rental fees at the city’s marina, but the harbor master disagreed. The city administrator, over whom the mayor has no direct control, issued

him a refund. Within days, Russell repaid the refund and appealed the issue to the marina board. The Whit e s i d e County State’s Larry Attorney’s Russell Office filed felony charges; at Tuesday’s evidentiary hearing, Albert found that there was no probable cause to believe Russell had committed a crime. “I have devoted myself to serving the people of the city of Fulton,� Russell said in the release. “As their mayor, I have strictly followed my obligation to act as a careful steward of the city’s funds. I have never once violated that duty.�



SPRINGFIELD (AP) – At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency’s training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later, a pornographic clip appeared. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Illinois Emergency Management Agency scrambling in late August to disable the video, and its chief of staff ordering an investigation into how the salacious footage was added.

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Desmond Curry, 46, of Rockford; Monday on Interstate 39 in Ogle County; speeding, driving while license suspended; taken to Ogle County Jail. Timothy P. Grillo, 25, of Byron; Sunday on Glacier Drive in Byron; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, disorderly conduct; taken to Ogle County Jail and given notice to appear in court. Leonard Cook, 48, of Rochelle; Sunday; warrant for failure to appear; given notice to appear in court. Paul Weston, 53, of Rockford; Sunday, warrant for failure to appear; given notice to appear in court.

Oregon Police

Clifford C. Jones, 69, of Ashton; 4:08 p.m. Oct. 11 at South Fourth and Jefferson Streets; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; citation issued. Mari J. Vesey, 55, of Oregon; 8:42 p.m. Oct. 11 at Third and Jefferson Streets; disobeying a traffic control device; citation issued. Blake V. Young, 27, of Oregon; 10:21 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of East Washington Street; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; citation issued.

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Freeport; Sept. 29; speeding; citation issued. Jonathan J. Long, 19, of Ashton; Sept. 30; driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage, illegal transportation of liquor; taken to Ogle County Jail. Christina D. Laub, 21, of Oregon; Oct. 3; speeding; citation issued. Matthew J. Cheesman, 18, of Polo; Oct. 9; speeding; citation issued. Elton E. Gonzalez, 25, of Macungie, Pennsylvania; Oct. 10; speeding; citation issued. Truly G. Wingert, 19, of Dixon; Thursday; speeding; citation issued. Richard E. Khanjian, 54,

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State Police

Eric T. Peterson, 25, of Stillman Valley; 5:01 p.m. Monday at state Route 72 and North White Rock Road in Ogle County; warrant, possession of controlled substance; taken to Ogle County Jail.

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First phase of riverfront project wrapping up BY PAM EGGEMEIER 815-625-3600, ext. 5570 @pam_eggemeier

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ROCK FALLS – The first phase of work at the RB&W green space project site is nearing completion, and the progress on the second phase is already noticeable. City Engineer Brian Frickenstein of Willett, Hofmann & Associates gave an update on the work at Tuesday’s Rock Falls City Council meeting. “Phase one is almost done near the hotel, the riprap to the Route 40 bridge should be done Thursday, and it’s looking like the east side of the hotel area will wrap up Friday, he said. Frickenstein said the second phase, which includes the amphitheater, is already looking vastly different in a short period of time. “We had the preconstruction meeting not even a week and a half ago, and already there is a big difference,” Frickenstein said. “There is a lot of equipment, people, and activity there – you really have to keep your head on a swivel when

The Rock Falls City Council next meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at City Hall, 603 W. 10th St.  The agendas will be posted at and at City Hall. Call 815-622-1100 for more information. The council meeting also airs live on Channel 5. you’re at the site.” The council approved the low bid on the second phase Oct. 4, as well as a work order change for additional riprap near the bridge. The city decided to do all of the riprap at the same time to ensure a consistent look. Martin and Co. of Oregon is doing the first part of the project, while Gensini Excavating of Princeton had its low bid of $1.34 million accepted for phase two. The city is trying to expedite the project so the entertainment venue will be in place for the city’s 150th anniversary celebration next year.

Speeding up new police vehicles The council approved the purchase of two Ford Interceptor utility vehicles for the police department. The vehicles will be pur-

chased locally from Kunes Country Auto Group at a cost of $68,462.78. The council also authorized the city to waive the formal bidding process for the vehicles, which one alderman questioned. “Why are we waiving this procedure – is there a regular process for this?” Alderman Rod Kleckler asked. City Administrator Robbin Blackert said the vehicles were financed through the Tax-Exempt Leasing Corp., a company that specializes in competitive pricing and a variety of financing terms for tax-exempt customers. “We generally go above and beyond what is required by state statute when we get quotes,” Blackert said. “We got quotes at state bid rate, and at that point, we weren’t going to get anything better, and trying

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Crews get the riverfront ready for more riprap Monday in Rock Falls, as part of the RB&W green space project. The first phase of work on the project site is almost done, and the progress on the second phase is already noticeable. would have just cost us more money.”

Abandoned and blighted properties Also, the city is ready to submit its grant application for an Illinois Housing Development Authority program. The city is seeking $75,000 from the

ties,” Blackert said. “We had very good results the first time we received the grant.” Blackert said that after a dilapidated structure was demolished on Ninth Avenue, $57,000 in building permits were issued to residents in the area who were more willing to invest in their homes.

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Resident fed up with parked vehicles ​BY VINDE WELLS Shaw Media

POLO – A trio of vehicles doesn’t seem to be budging, and neither is the resident who’s complaining about them, and a Polo City alderman wants something done about it. During Monday’s City Council meeting, Alderman Troy Boothe told the city’s police chief he wants the problem resolved – and soon. “Chief, take care of this tomorrow,” Boothe, who’s also head of the Police Committee, told Chief Dennis Christen. The discussion was prompted by continued complaints from Marv Bushman, whose appearance before the council Monday was the third consecutive meeting at which he’s complained about vehicles parked in two locations. He voiced his concern Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 about two pickup trucks parked in front of 903 S. Division Ave. He said the trucks block drivers’ visibility at the intersection of West

Dement Street and South Division Avenue. Although they have been moved a short distance, he said he thinks they still are illegal and should be towed, adding that one has no tail lights. Bushman also complained about a car that is in disrepair and has no license plates at 902 Provost. It was partially blocking an alley and has been moved, but still is sitting outside, he said. He cited a city ordinance that prohibits disabled vehicles from being parked outside for more than 10 days. Another ordinance prohibits abandoned vehicles from being parked in the same place for more than 48 hours. City Attorney Tom Suits said the ordinance’s wording includes the owner’s “intention to abandon,” which is difficult to prove and can be challenged in court. “I don’t think you’re smart enough to challenge it in court,” Bushman replied. The city’s snow parking


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ordinances call for vehicles that aren’t in compliance to be towed to make way for snow removal, but Bushman c l a i m s that ordinance wasn’t enforced this past winter when the pickups were parked on the street, and plows went around them. Alderman Phil Peterson is working to put more teeth into the city’s abandoned vehicles and property upkeep ordinances, but enacting new ordinances is a lengthy legal process, he said. Bushman also told the council that Richard Jeter, 901 S. Division Ave., is still conducting salvaging outside on his property. “He’s got a terrible mess out there,” Bushman said. Christen issued Jeter two notices to abate Sept. 2, one for the salvaging operations and the other for an abandoned vehicle. A notice to abate is issued prior to legal action being taken, and a person has 7 days to comply. According to city ordinances, salvaging must be done fully inside a building “out of public view.”

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OBITUARIES Jacob R. Williamson ​STERLING – Jacob Ryan Williamson, 14, of Sterling, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2016. He was born Dec. 7, 2001, in Sterling, the son of Donald Williamson and Lisa Gordon. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Lisa; his foster father, Raymond Phillips; his sisters, Briauna Gordon, Autumn Phillips, Michelle King, and Danielle Corley; his brothers, Gabriel Phillips and Justin Phillips; his

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paternal grandparents, Jack and Becky Williamson; his maternal grandmother, Linda King; and many friends. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls, and the memorial service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Les Funderberg, officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements.

Tina Fordham Vail, 50, of Dixon, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at her home. She is survived by her two children, Amber Swarbrick of Dixon and Bradley Fordham of Milledgeville; exhusband, David Vail; one brother, Steven Fischer; one sister, Sandy Tooley; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,

Howard R. Fischer and Mary Jane Fischer.  The memorial service will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amber Swarbrick, 803 Jackson Ave., Dixon, IL 61021. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

ALBANY – Larry J. Anglese, 67, of Albany, died MonTHOMSON – Gene E. Marken, 86, of Thomson, died day, Oct. 17, 2016, at his home. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton handled Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his home. arrangements. Law-Jones Funeral Homes handled arrangements.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE WEEK ▼ Today’s visitations: Dorothy J. Foy, formerly of Rock Falls, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Gwendolyn R. Fritsch of Rock Falls, 10-11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Dorothy A. Wohrley of Dixon, 10-11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon. James S. “Jimmy” Henry of Rockford, noon1 p.m. at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home in Ashton. Douglas G. Ricklefs, 5-7 p.m. at Schilling Funeral

Home & Cremation in Sterling. ▼Today’s funerals: Charles M. “Marty” Boos of Dixon, 10:30 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Dorothy J. Foy, formerly of Rock Falls, 10:30 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Elnora Hinrichs, 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church of West Jordan in Sterling. Gwendolyn R. Fritsch of Rock Falls, 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls.

Dorothy A. Wohrley of Dixon, 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon. Barbara C. Drolinger, formerly of Dixon, 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dixon. James S. “Jimmy” Henry of Rockford, 1 p.m. at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home in Ashton. ▼Thursday visitation: Patricia A. Keller of Amboy, 5-8 p.m. at MihmJones Funeral Home in Amboy. ▼ Thursday funeral: Douglas G. Ricklefs, 11 a.m. at Schilling Funeral

Home & Cremation in Sterling. ▼ Friday visitation: Jacob Ryan Williamson of Sterling, 9-11 a.m. at First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls. ▼ Friday funerals: Patricia A. Keller of Amboy, 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amboy. Jacob Ryan Williamson of Sterling, 11 a.m. at First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls. ▼ Saturday funeral: Tina F. Vail of Dixon, noon4 p.m. at Loveland Community Building in Dixon.

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Of mice and men – and dinner

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The European palate may not always have been so sophisticated. This week, researchers report the first evidence of ancient Europeans snacking on rodents at least 5,000 years ago. The discovery suggests that rodents such as mice and voles have not always been mere pests hellbent on annoying humanity throughout its history: They may have been a food source as well. “Rodents are frequently excavated from older archaeological sites in Europe, but people haven’t examined why they are there,” said Jeremy Herman, a biologist at the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh. “Maybe because they are not currently a food source in Europe, no one ever thought to ask if they had been in the past.” The new finding, reported Tuesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science, was made after researchers sifted through nearly 60,000 small mammal bones collected at the Skara Brae settlement on the largest island of the Orknay archipelago in Scotland. Skara Brae consists of the remnants of eight stone houses and was occupied in the latter half of the Stone Age

from roughly 3180 B.C. to 2500 B.C., according to radiocarbon dating. Archaeologists pulled more than 2 pounds of micro mammal bones out of four different trenches dug at and near the site in the 1970s. The bones were bagged based on which trench they came from and also what strata or time period they represented. Herman, the senior author on the study, said all told there were enough bones to fill a cereal box. After re-examining the bones, the authors found the number of mouse bones was equal across all four trenches. However, the trench in one building had a greater accumulation of vole bones than the other three trenches. This suggests that the voles, who generally live in the fields and stay away from human homes, had been brought there deliberately by people, the authors said. In addition, the research team found burn marks on several of the bones, suggesting the animals had been roasted. “The way they are burnt it’s pretty clear that they were pretty much whole when they were stuck on the embers of a fire,” Herman said. “I haven’t tried it myself, but I imagine they got pretty crisp on the outside.”



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Smithsonian hopes public will help prop up iconic ruby slippers WASHINGTON (AP) – It will take more than three clicks of the heels to preserve the ruby slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas at the end of “The Wizard of Oz.” The slippers, which for more than 30 years have been one of the most beloved items at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, were crafted almost 80 years ago by the MGM Studios prop department. Like most movie props, they weren’t built to last. Now, the frayed shoes aren’t even ruby-colored anymore – they’re more like a dull auburn. On Monday, the Smithsonian asked the public to help save the slippers, launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $300,000. In addition to keeping the shoes’ color from deteriorating further, the money will go toward a technologically advanced display case that will preserve them for future generations. The Smithsonian’s museums are federally funded, but the institution frequently solicits private and corporate contributions for major projects that its budget doesn’t cover. This is the Smithsonian’s second Kickstarter campaign. In 2015, the National Air and Space Museum raised $700,000 through the crowd-funding site to preserve the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he walked on the moon. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful,


Smithsonian Museum officials started a Kickstarter fundraising drive Monday to repair the iconic slippers from the 1939 movie, “The Wizard of Oz‚“ and create a new state-of-the-art display case for them at the National Museum of American History. the slippers will be the They have been on nearsecond-most-researched constant display since item in the museum’s they were anonymously collection, behind the donated to the museum flag that inspired Francis in 1979. Scott Key to write “The Their age is showing, Star-Spangled Banner,” and preserving them is said Richard Barden, the more complicated than museum’s head of conit might appear. The slipservation. pers contain a dozen The shoes are the most different materials. The recognizable prop for the sequins are made of gelabeloved 1939 musical, tin with a primitive plastic their deep red hue dazcoating, and many are no zling audiences when the longer red because the movie made its dramatic coating has flaked off, in transition from blackpart because of decades and-white to Technicolor. of exposure to light and

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moisture. The undersides of the sequins, or portions that did not have direct exposure to light, have retained more of their color. The shoes also include glass beads and red felt on the soles that was used to muffle their sound when Judy Garland wore them during dance sequences. The pair is also mismatched: One shoe is wider than the other, and there are other subtle differences in their shape. Each has Garland’s name written inside. As of Tuesday afternoon, donors had pledged nearly $80,000 on Kickstarter. If the museum does not reach its $300,000 goal in 30 days, no one will be charged. Donations start at $1 and, depending how much they give, contributors can receive rewards including T-shirts and tote bags created by William Ivey Long, a Tony award-winning costume designer.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Price is Right” history was made on Monday’s episode when a trio of contestants spun different combinations of $1 on the game show’s colorful wheel. The three contestants each landed on spaces adding up to $1 in a pair of spins during one of the show’s showcase showdowns. The game show famously awards contestants who earn $1 on the wheel without going over a $1,000 prize and a chance to spin again. “The Price is Right” host Drew Carey pumped his fist in the air after the contestants achieved the first three-way $1 tie with different combinations in the show’s history. In past instances of such a tie, at least one of the contestants landed exactly on the wheel’s coveted $1 space. The long-running CBS game show is airing its 45th season.

A trio of contestants spun $1 on the “Price is Right” on Monday. The three contestants each landed on different combinations of $1 in a pair of spins. It was the first tie of its kinds in the show’s history. Host Drew Carey is shown here. AP

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City Manager Cole O’Donnell said possible solutions need to fit with the city’s amount of airport traffic. Extending the runway could make the airport more attractive for commercial aircraft, but the demand isn’t there to fully justify it. “None of the businesses in this area need the airport,” Price said. “Your economy base doesn’t attract that type of use.” There’s also the problem of being located between Whiteside County and Rochelle Municipal airports, which both have longer runways and other competitive features. “You’re in this awkward competitive situation with two airports so close,” Price said.

Feasible fixes The best hope would be pairing a conducive management style with other features that would motivate pilots to set down in Dixon, like instituting aggressive fuel pricing or allowing third parties to build private hangars on the property. Price presented forecasts for the airport based on three different management models: city-operated, overseen by the city but managed by a fixed-base operator, or overseen by the city but managed by a private entity. The fixed-base operator model predicted negative net income even if the airport extended its runway from 3,897 feet to 4,500 feet, rented five hangars and had aggressive fuel pricing. “The traditional FBO model I think is losing favor at the small, general aviation airports,” Price said. The city-operated model showed potential profits of $63,437 to $88,958 annually for the two runway lengths, but they were contingent on having the hangars and the fuel pricing. Price recommended the private-entity model, based on Mesquite Municipal Airport in Nevada, which is city owned but operated by a private entrepreneur who is paid solely on a

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The City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 121 W. Second St, for a work session dedicated to the airport feasibility findings. Go to discoverdixon. org or call City Hall at 815-288-1485 for an agenda or more information. 70-percent commission of total fuel sales. Projected income ranged from $3,299 to $35,405 depending on runway length and extra features. Airport Board Chairman Dave Flenner said the Mesquite and Dixon airports operate in completely different environments, and it would be difficult to grasp how the model could work in Dixon. Price said the city could also create a hybrid system of management and features. He also recommended selling or leasing the 49 aces south of the airport, possibly bringing in a solar farm, a development that is growing at airports.

Closing conundrum Closing the airport is an option, but it’s a costly one. If the city decided to shut down the airport, it would be on the hook for $2.36 million in grant funds owed to the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA grants usually span across 20 years, and the airport wouldn’t be clear of financial obligations until 2030, Price said. In addition to cost, the FAA closure process is lengthy and could take at least 3 or 4 years to complete. The city could choose to begin the closure process while testing out a model that could generate more sustainability at the airport, but it could be hard drawing others to hitch onto a sinking ship. “We can’t attract business if we’re going to close in 10 years,” Flenner said. The City Council will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss the feasibility study findings.

ELECTION Obama to Trump: Stop your whining WASHINGTON (AP) – “Stop whining,” President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month’s election and chiding the Republican for sowing suspicion about the integrity of America’s presidential vote. Obama also accused Trump of cozying up to Russia’s Vladimir Putin to a degree “unprecedented in American politics.” The president said Trump’s intensifying preemptive warnings about voter fraud are unheard of in modern politics. The rhetoric is not based on any evidence, Obama said, but is simply aimed at discrediting the outcome before the first

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This drawing shows the new county jail connected to the judicial center.

Residents don’t want Sixth Street closed JAIL


Goodale’s drawing showed South Sixth Street closed to traffic by a sally port that would connect the new detention center to the judicial center. The sally port, he said, would be large enough to accommodate at least six vehicles to easily pick up and drop off prisoners. The front of the jail

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The Ogle County Board next meets at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Ogle County Courthouse, third floor. Go to for meeting agendas or more information. would face north, lining up with the north side of the judicial center. “The brick used will blend with the judicial center, but the judicial center will remain the more prominent building,” Goodale said. Board member Lee Mey-

ers told Goodale he liked the concept, but would like to see a similar drawing of a detention center next to the public safety complex on First Street. “Most of the comments I’ve heard [on the proposed jail] have been about Sixth Street,” he

said. “Several people don’t want that blocked off.” Board member Don Griffin, who chairs the Long Range Planning Committee, has approached Oregon officials about vacating the street, but no decision has been made. Goodale said he will bring the plan requested by Meyers, as well as cost estimates on both options, back to the board Nov. 15.

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The wind farm, owned by Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, has operated with a deficit for at least 4 years and plans to uproot its 63 turbines and build 27 to 34 upgraded towers. In addition to increasing the farm’s viability, the project could also generate an extra $550,000 in property tax revenue for the county. The project includes expanding the 13-year-old wind farm’s footprint to allow the new turbines to be more spaced out, but the location of two of the towers caused concern for the privately owned, publicly used Bresson Airport in Compton. Airport Manager Mark Bresson said the turbines would be too close to pilots’ flight patterns, about a football field’s distance from the plane to the towers, which could present a safety risk. “I’ve been flying for 50 years, and I know this is going to create a hazard,” he said. The closeness could also unnerve student pilots or deter them from receiving instruction at the airport, he added. Board member Greg Witzleb said they shouldn’t move forward with the proposal until Leeward and Bresson reach an agreement where the turbines wouldn’t encroach on

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The Lee County Board next meets at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 in the third-floor boardroom of the Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd St. Go to for an agenda or more information. airport traffic or until the Federal Aviation Administration weighs in on the matter. “I really don’t think we can do anything until we get a definitive answer regarding the safety issue that Mr. Bresson presented to us, because he’s talking about student pilots, inexperienced pilots,” he said. Assistant State’s Attorney Matt Klahn said the board would not be

able to table the proposal because the zoning board’s recommendation needed to be approved or rejected within 30 days of Sept. 27. The county board either had to make a decision or send the proposal back to the zoning board, which board member Allyn Buhrow said would just be a method to “buy time.” “I would be in favor of approving a complete

project, not a moving target, and this is a moving target,” board member Rick Humphrey said. A vote to send the proposal back to zoning narrowly failed by a vote of 11-9. Leeward asset manager Chris Green agreed to reach an arrangement with Bresson through which the turbines would be moved so they wouldn’t impede the flight path. The board approved the proposal 18-2. Decommissioning the existing turbines and building the new models could began as early as May or June, with the turbines becoming operational in October 2017.

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Voters sound off on fixing budget, abandoning ship Cutting waste, inefficiency not enough to solve problems

Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service


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oes the Ogle County Board have too many members? Member Bruce McKinney of Rochelle thinks so. McKinney believes the 24-member board would be more efficient if its size were trimmed to 16 members after the 2020 census. The post-census period is when such adjustments are allowed to be made. Even though the decision is about 5 years away, we see no harm in the Ogle County Board taking a look at it now. Thus, we encourage Board Chairman Kim Gouker of Byron to act on McKinney’s request to appoint a committee to begin to study the issue. Gouker, during an interview with Shaw Media, said he is willing to bring the question

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With a 16-member board, there might actually be competition We see no harm in Ogle County Board serve on the board, members starting the process of reducing to which would generate the board’s size after the 2020 census. more choices for voters. Looking farther afield, before the board’s Exec- fewer board members other counties should utive Committee. Howto pay for such things as give board reduction ever, he believes “it’s a monthly salaries ($150 some thought. Whiteside little premature” to name per month to attend leads the way with 27 a full-fledged committee. three meetings; $50 per members, Bureau has We say, Why wait? meeting after that) and 26, and Lee has 24. Carmileage reimbursement. roll County previously To best serve taxpayOgle County has eight ers, units of government reduced its 15-member districts, each represhould be continually board to nine, which sented by three board reassessing themselves. seems to be working Are they doing things in members. The reduction well. would simply change the the most efficient manCounty boards historiscenario to eight districts cally were large because, ner? Could changes be made being represented by two until about 50 years ago, to save money and better members apiece. they consisted of each In a 24-member board, elected township superserve the public? individual members can visor, and most counties McKinney estimates that reducing the board’s get lost in the crowd too have lots of townships. easily, and a board roster size from 24 to 16 memBut the days of county that size can be difficult bers could save the boards of supervisors are to fill. Look at this year’s long gone. county nearly $50,000 election, for example. Of over 10 years. So, too, should be the the 16 seats up for elecThose savings would days of plus-sized county tion, all are uncontested. boards. accrue from having


Time to tear up trade deals, restore jobs DEL WASSO Freeport

Jobs are leaving the USA because we allow it. It really is that simple. No American is entitled to set up shop overseas: the ability to do so is a privilege bestowed upon the employer courtesy of one of the many trade treaties we have entered into – trade treaties that could be torn to shreds as easily as they were written. The 1 percent argue that, somehow, unions are blackmailing employers into granting higher wages to union members – when nothing could be further from the truth. Union membership is at an all-time low, and union-busting is at an all-time high, because employers are using the authority to abandon our shores that comes along with government-provided foreign trade treaties we enter into as a threat against

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their American workers: domestic employers are blackmailing their domestic employees. I think we could all handle ripping up a couple of those trade treaties and allowing America’s unions to “blackmail” employers, again, for a little while. Don’t you?

NRA’s training program could reduce deaths DUANE BLAUFUSS Sterling

The article in the SV Weekend newspaper was heartbreaking [“Accidental shootings kill a child every other day,” The Associated Press, Oct. 15]. The thought of so many children being shot by others is terrible. Much of this carnage could be reduced by educating children. The NRA has a great program for gun safety. It is called the Eddie Eagle program. It is targeted at the youngest of children and gives them

things they should and shouldn’t do if they come across a firearm. Passing new laws is not the answer. A teenager with a stolen handgun is already in violation of the law. Parents who leave firearms where children can find them need to be trained as well. These two efforts could help to reduce the number of accidental shootings. It is a shame that in many schools, the thought of the NRA coming in and doing training is more repulsive than the shootings. The neighborhoods where these terrible incidents take place are in the poorer areas of Chicago and other large cities. It is a shame that politicians are more concerned about furthering a leftist agenda than trying to eliminate the drugs and gang violence that cause most of the carnage. The police officers on the streets know who the problem people are, but stopping them and checking them out for weapons and drugs is


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Election letters reminder The maximum length for letters to the editor endorsing candidates or discussing issues regarding the Nov. 8 general election is 200 words. Letter writers may not endorse the same candidate or issue more than once. The submission deadline for electionrelated letters is noon Nov. 1. frowned upon by the politicians. Violence Policy Center people have a history of trying to eliminate the Second Amendment in the United States. Their belief is that if firearms are removed from the nation, all would be wonderful. It is obvious to any clearthinking person that only law-abiding people would comply. A person has only to look at Mexico to see how this flawed policy works in real life!

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute released another poll last week, this one dealing with the state’s budget problems. It asked 1,000 registered voters how the state should fix its $9-billionand-growing budget deficit. On the positive side, 33 percent said it will take a mix of spending cuts and higher taxes, just as people like Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan and others have been saying. Just how that balance works out is another matter. Some lawmakers might be inclined to split the difference, with 50 percent coming from cuts and 50 percent coming from higher taxes. Those percentages can change dramatically as you move along the political spectrum, with some preferring far deeper cuts and others preferring higher taxes. Unfortunately, the poll didn’t get into specifics about either tax hikes or budget cuts. In fact, the only cutting mentioned by pollsters was “cutting waste and inefficiency in government.”  Any neophyte candidate worth his or her salt knows that cutting waste is a safe, surefire campaign theme, but they probably won’t be specific about where the waste is or how much will be saved. They simply slide by with saying “cut waste and inefficiency.” Cutting spending for specific programs is another matter, which is why trying to balance the budget is so difficult. If you’re a parent who needs subsidized day care in order to hold a job, you don’t want cuts to that program. If you’re a homeowner with older children or no children, that program may not be so important, but you probably like the property tax credit you get on your state income taxes. (In government accounting language, that is a spending program). So go ahead, cut all of the waste and inefficiency. Just be ready to decide what you’ll support to fill the other 95-plus percent of the budget hole.

‘Should I stay or should I go?’ Another poll released last week was titled “Illinois Voters Ask: Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The poll asked 1,000 registered voters whether they would like to leave the state or if they prefer to stay. A sobering 47 percent said they would like to leave. Just 51 percent said

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they would like to stay. The other 2 percent must be really beaten down at this point because they didn’t know whether they want to stay or not. That result isn’t something to be proud of, but remember a desire to leave and actually leaving are two different things. On that front, the


A sobering 47 percent said they would like to leave. Just 51 percent said they would like to stay. The other 2 percent must be really beaten down at this point because they didn’t know whether they want to stay or not.


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poll found 20 percent said it was extremely or somewhat likely they would actually leave Illinois in the coming year. Another 80 percent said it was unlikely. So there are a lot of people out there who will be staying, but apparently won’t be happy about it. As you might imagine, the No. 1 reason people gave for wanting to leave was taxes. (Note to self: Has a poll ever shown a majority of people in any state who said they are happy with their tax burden?) Second on the list was weather, barely beating out government. You can certainly blame politicians for the public’s dissatisfaction with government, but even Madigan can’t be blamed for the state’s weather. Although if the state GOP can figure out a way to tie him to meteorology, there will no doubt be a mailer produced to that effect. That same poll also asked some questions about the direction people felt the state and their local areas were headed. About 84 percent said the state was headed in the wrong direction. But about 50 percent said their city or locality was going in the right direction. So whatever bad is going on at the state level must not affect how people think their locals are doing.

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Robots could someday fly passengers MANASSAS, Va. (AP) – Think of it as the airborne cousin to the selfdriving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and cargo – and eventually even replace them. The government and industry are collaborating on a program that seeks to replace the second human pilot in twoperson flight crews with a robot co-pilot that never tires, gets bored, feels stressed out or gets distracted. The program is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon’s arm for development of emerging technologies, and run by Aurora Flight Sciences, a private contractor. With both the military and airlines struggling with shortages of trained pilots, officials say they see an advantage to reducing the number of pilots required to fly large aircraft while at the same time increasing safety and efficiency by having a robot pick up the mundane tasks of flying. The idea is to have the robot free the human pilot, especially in emergencies and demanding situations, to think strategically. “It’s really about a spectrum of increasing autonomy and how humans and robots work together so that each can be doing the thing that it’s best at,” said John

Langford, Aurora’s chairman and CEO. Langford even envisions a day when a single pilot on the ground will control multiple airliners in the skies, and people will go about their daily travels in self-flying planes. At a demonstration of the technology at a small airport in Manassas, Virginia, on Monday, a robot with spindly metal tubes and rods for arms and legs and a claw hand grasping the throttle was in the right seat of a single-engine Cessna Caravan. In the left seat, a human pilot tapped commands to his mute colleague on an electronic tablet. The robot did the flying. Sophisticated computers flying planes aren’t new. In today’s airliners, the autopilot is on nearly the entire time the plane is in the air. Airline pilots do most of their flying for brief minutes during takeoffs and landings, and even those critical phases of flight could be handled by the autopilot. This program, known as Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System, or ALIAS, goes further. For example, an array of cameras allows the robot to see all the cockpit instruments and read the gauges. It can recognize whether switches are in the on or off position, and can flip them to the desired position. And it learns not only from

its experience flying the plane, but also from the entire history of flight in that type of plane. The ALIAS robot “can do everything a human can do” except look out the window, Langford said. Give the program time and maybe the robot can do that, too, he said. In other ways, the robot is better than the human pilot, reacting faster and instantaneously calling up every emergency checklist for a possible situation, officials said. In some ways, it will be like flying with a “copilot genius,” Langford said. “The robot carries in them the DNA of every flight hour in that aircraft system, every accident,” he said. “It’s like having a human pilot with 600,000 hours of experience.” The robot is designed to be a “drop-in” technology, ready for use in any plane or helicopter, even 1950s vintage aircraft built before electronics. But the robot faces a lot of hurdles before it’s ready to start replacing human pilots, not the least of which is that it would require a massive rewrite of Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations. Even small changes to FAA regulations often take years. Elements of the ALIAS technology could be adopted within the next 5 years, officials said, much the way automakers are gradually adding


Aurora Flight Sciences’ technicians work on an Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automantion System (ALIAS) device in the firm’s Centaur aircraft at Manassas Airport in Manassas, Virginia on Monday. Government and industry are working together on a robot-like autopilot system that could eliminate the need for a second human pilot in the cockpit. automated safety features that are the building blocks of self-driving technology. Dan Patt, DARPA’s ALIAS program manager, said replacing human pilots with robots is still a couple of decades away, but Langford said he believes the transition will happen sooner than that. Pilot unions are skeptical that robots can replace humans. Keith Hagy, the Air Line Pilots Association’s director of engineering and safety,

pointed to instances of multiple system failures during flights where only the heroic efforts of improvising pilots saved lives. In 2010, for example, an engine on a jumbo Qantas airliner with 469 people on board blew up, firing shrapnel that damaged other critical aircraft systems and the plane’s landing gear. The plane’s overloaded flight management system responded with a cascading series of emergency

messages for which there was no time to respond. By chance, there were five experienced pilots on board – including three captains – who, working together, were able to land the plane. But it was a close call. “Those are the kind of abnormal situations when you really need a pilot on board with that judgment and experience and to make decisions,” Hagy said. “A robot just isn’t going to have that kind of capability.”


Infants pay more attention to their native language Tribune News Service

As anyone who’s tried to befriend a baby knows, the very young are a tough crowd. In response to your solicitous babble, a baby might lock eyes with you. Just as likely, though, she’ll stare insistently into an empty distance, spit up, or dispatch you with a wail of protest. New research suggests

that babies are highly selective – discriminating even – in whom they will pay attention to. And even before their first birthdays, this research shows, babies distinguish between “people like me” and all others. For those who like to think that prejudice is a taint that comes with age, this might be disap-

pointing news. But a new study, published Monday in the journal PNAS, offers a fresh perspective on babies’ remarkable ability to distinguish between “in-group” members (“people like me”) and out-group members (“others”) at such a young age. Babies are all about learning new stuff, the

new research concludes. And they won’t waste a minute paying attention to someone they deem unlikely to deliver the goods. The new research shows that, given the choice of listening to someone speaking in their native language and someone speaking another tongue, 11-month-old babies will

consistently ignore the foreign speaker and pay attention to the person speaking the language that’s familiar to them. At the moment that those babies made such decisions, researchers detected a distinctive pattern in their brain activity – a pattern consistently seen in babies expecting to learn something new.

Yes, the babies were making “us” versus “them” judgments which, research has found, become ever more generalized and powerful as we age. But they appeared to be making those selective judgments, the research found, in a bid to maximize the information they take in, not to exclude the “other.”


Study: Schools should give students dental sealants Tribune News Service

How can elementary schools save nearly $50 per student? By bringing in dental professionals to put sealants on their molars, federal health officials said Tuesday. If that doesn’t sound like an education-related problem, consider this: Cavities that go untreated cause kids to do worse in school. A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that students whose oral health was rated “good, fair or poor” were about three times more likely to miss school because of dental pain compared with kids with “very good or excellent” oral health. What’s more, kids who stayed home with toothaches were nearly twice as likely as their peers to earn mostly C’s, D’s and F’s in school. Cavities are a risk for all kids, regardless of income level. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called cavities “one of the most common chronic conditions among kids in this country.” Molars are particularly vulnerable; these teeth do most of the chewing and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Indeed, nearly 90 percent of cavities are found on molars, experts say.

Sealants can reduce the risk of cavities by 81 percent over 2 years and keep fighting cavities for up to 9 years, according to the Community Preventive Services Task Force, part of the U.S. Department of Health

and Human Services. These plastic coatings cover the pits on top of molars, creating a barrier between the tooth and the bacteria that cause tooth decay. You can think of sealants as a vaccine for




teeth, Frieden explained. “It’s a way of preventing cavities,” he said. But the majority of school-age kids in the U.S. don’t get them, according to the CDC Vital Signs report released Tuesday.

Nationwide, if all 6.5 million low-income kids who don’t have sealants were to get them, schools would prevent about 3.4 million cavities, the report authors estimate. It would also save near-


ly $300 million in dental treatment costs, Frieden said. “The bottom line is that a simple coating painted on the back teeth can keep children from getting most cavities,” Frieden said.





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Boyfriend focuses on other women Dear Abby, My boyfriend and I are mature adults who enjoy photography. He brings his camera when we go to the beach or sporting events – even to the store. He’s learning all the time about how to use light correctly and his zoom lens. When we get back and I download the pics from his camera, the majority of shots are of women’s chests, behinds and pretty faces. He has snapped many of them while they were standing right next to me. (There are very few shots of me – ever.) When I ask if he wants me to delete the photos, he says no. I don’t understand why he would keep pictures of strangers. He

to feel unimportant and ignored? – Out of the Picture

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

says he’s like any photographer: he likes to review his photos. I tell him it hurts my feelings to think he enjoys looking at other women more than at me. It would be different if they were beautiful portraits, but they’re not. It is painful that I’m not included. Am I wrong

Dear Out of the Picture, You are entitled to your feelings, and they might be justified. Because you identify this man as your boyfriend, I assume you have an exclusive relationship. There will always be women around who are younger and prettier. That’s life. Because you can’t control his taste in subjects, my advice is to quit downloading his pictures for him if they make you uncomfortable. Dear Abby, My fiance and I have a loving relationship. He is affectionate – hug-

ging, kissing, etc. – but he doesn’t have a high libido, which I am concerned about because he’s only 26. He has confessed to me he’s had relations with men in the past, and I’m thinking he might be bisexual. While that does not concern me whatsoever (after all, it’s one thing to be attracted to someone and another thing entirely to cheat), I worry that he thinks he couldn’t share this with me, and that it might lead to lies. I am also worried that if I confront him with this, he might be offended or think I think less of him. What should I do? – Loving Relationship in Michigan

Dear Loving, You and your fiance are overdue for a frank talk. He has told you that he has had more than one same-sex relationship, so it’s fair to consider him to be bisexual. That he didn’t use that word doesn’t mean he was dishonest. We communicate with our actions as well as verbally. That you have continued your relationship after learning about his sexual history should indicate to him that you don’t think less of him. As to the strength of his libido, no two individuals are alike. If he is able to provide you with what you need, I don’t think you need to

be concerned. If not – as I said before – you have to talk with him about it. Dear Abby, How do you get a man to help you financially? – Anony-Miss in Beverly Hills Dear Anony-Miss, Tell him you need his help and hope he’s the type who likes rescuing women. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, Oct. 19 Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, West Second Street, Rock Falls, 815-625-4500. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815734-6335. 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., Post House Community Center, 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. Stretch & Move, 9 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Mexican Train dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-7323252. Sharing Life’s Memories, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S.

10th St, Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 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. Lunch and birthday party, 11:30 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-7346335. 500, noon, Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815946-3818. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Card games, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior

Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 6815-622-9230. Men’s cards, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 1 p.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815734-6335. 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., 815-456-3000. Skeet shooting, 2 p.m. until no shooters, Coleta Sportsmen’s Club, the corner of Pilgrim and Blue Goose roads, 815-336-2191. Mindfulness Meditation community sitting sessions, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mind Body Spirit Connection, 1254 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 563-210-6516. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815625-4101. Thursday, Oct. 20 Biscuits & gravy, 7 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. 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., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815734-6335. Burn exercise class, 8:309 a.m., Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. 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, 815-562-5050. Boot Scootin’ Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Join Us for Java community coffee, 9:15-10 a.m., Morningside of Sterling, 2705 Ave. E, 815-6222800. Cards and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., 815-456-3000. Bags, 10 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815734-6335.

Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Friendly Needles, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 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, Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Mexican Train, noon, Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Euchre, noon to 3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Hand and Foot card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Euchre/500 games, 1-2 p.m., Post House Community Center,

100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 1 p.m. Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-8220. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Trap shooting, 2 p.m. until no shooters, Coleta Sportsmen’s Club, the corner of Pilgrim and Blue Goose roads, 815-336-2191. 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. Mindfulness Meditation community sitting sessions, 5:306:30 p.m., lower level, United Way of Whiteside County building, 502 First Ave., Sterling, 563-210-6516. Mexican Train dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., 815535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES Alcoholics Anonymous Gratitude Group, noon, Big Book, closed; 6 p.m. literature, open, lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Parish Nurse Networking meeting, noon, CGH Professional Building, 15 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-625-0400, ext. 5425. Friendship Quilters, 12:30 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Lee County Democratic Central Committee, 6:30 p.m., Sublette Saloon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon,, 7 p.m. open, 12x12, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Healthy Lifestyles Club, 1 p.m., Conference Room C, OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, 815-5391411. Look Good Feel Better, 1-3 p.m., Town Square Centre, 102 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Registration: 815-288-4673. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 2-5 p.m., 101 W. Second St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-2849555. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Narcotics Anonymous, 3 p.m., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815-625-0013. Blood sugar and blood

pressure screening, 3-4:30 p.m., County Market, 210, W. Third St., Sterling, 815-625-0400, ext. 5716. Kids Coping With Cancer Group, 3:30 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Al-Anon-Alateen, 4 p.m., Wesley Chapel Annex, 200 S. Hickory St., Shannon. Fibromyalgia Support Group, 6 p.m., Suite 215, Positive Changes Acupuncture, 609 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-499-5425. Sauk Valley Gluten-Free Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815973-0537. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Northern Illinois Tea Party, 6:30 p.m., Greater Rockton Community Centre, 302 W. Main St., Rockton, 815-277-1144. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Fulton Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., 815499-5618. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, back door, 707 First Ave., Suite A, Rock Falls. Dixon VFW, 7 p.m., 1560 Franklin Grove Road. Dixon Area Garden Club, 7 p.m., Plum Creek Garden, 626 Palmyra Road. Al-Anon-Alateen, 7 p.m., St.

John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave, 815-622-4629. Sauk Valley Landlord Association meeting, 7 p.m., Coventry Living Center, 612 W. St. Mary’s Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-AnonAlateen, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Rock River Lodge AF & AM, 7 p.m., 113 1/2 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Progress Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Church of St. Anne, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-626-1574. Sterling Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113 1/2 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Friday, Oct. 21 Childhood immunization clin-





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closed; Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Sauk Valley Gluten-Free Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Al-Anon-Alateen, 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, state Route 52 N, Amboy. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Abstinence Program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815-8572682. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed; Rochelle Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., women’s, closed, back door, Reformed Church Parsonage, 703 14th Ave., Fulton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (6), Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division Ave., state Route 26, Polo. Alcoholics Anonymous District 73 meeting, 8 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division Ave., Polo.


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Food Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Serve sweet-and-spicy apple chutney with grilled or roasted pork chops or a juicy slice of ham. It’s also absolutely delicious tucked inside a grilled cheese sandwich. Tribune News Service photos

Give chutneys a chance

LEFT: Spiced pumpkin chutney can be spread on toast, but it also makes a wonderful dip for crackers. ABOVE: Spicy carrot chutney can be served with feta, farmer’s cheese or any other salty pressed cheese. It is also delicious with cold meats or on top of rice.

Recipes blend sweet with sour for incredible fall flavors BY GRETCHEN MCKAY Tribune News Service


ow do we know it’s fall? It’s getting dark way too early in the evening, for one thing. And the sidewalk is starting to feel way too chilly beneath my bare toes when I walk outside to pick up my morning newspaper, for another. But mostly, it’s about the changing guard of flavors, which in autumn make a slow slide from the bright,

sunny savor of berries, melons and stone fruits to the tangy crunch of apples, the spicy warmth of ginger and cinnamon, and the meaty sweetness of fresh pumpkins and fat, purple plums. Fall chutneys are a perfect way to capture those distinctive tastes and aromas. With local strawberries and peaches in our rearview mirror, it’s time to switch gears and think “savory” instead of “sweet.” Or maybe tart-sweet is a

better descriptor because American-style chutneys are cooked to a jam-like consistency with more than a little sugar. They also include vinegar, which works both to preserve the fruits and vegetables and give them a bit of tang. Onion and garlic often make an appearance. There also can be unexpected aromatics, such as black pepper, red chili pepper, and mustard or fennel seeds. It’s a bit different in India, where the condiment origi-

nated (chatni is Hindi for “sauce”) and often is used to enliven rice dishes (think mint chutney, cilantro chutney and tamarind-date chutney). Ingredients can range from peanut to coconut to vegetables such as tomato, onion and beet, and the finished product – which can be cooked or raw – often resembles what Americans consider a relish. Chutney made its way west across the Indian and Atlantic oceans during the British

colonial era. In the process, the recipe was modified somewhat with the addition of vinegar to give it a longer shelf life so it could be eaten throughout the year. The ingredient list also was expanded to include the seasonal bounty of English orchards – think apples, quince and damson plums – along with sweet dried fruits such as raisins for added flavor. CHUTNEYS continued on A104


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Push for orange to be the new pink BY SHERRY DEWALT CGH Medical Center


here’s a whole lot of pink going on right now for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but orange might be a better color choice for women who want to avoid breast cancer. “Orange is the New Pink” is the theme of the breast cancer prevention campaign recently launched by The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. The organization of physicians and other health promoters are attempt-

beyondTRIM Sherry DeWalt is a community health educator at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Reach her at Sherry. DeWalt@

ing to change the way we treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer by focusing on prevention rather than drugs and surgery. Its goal is to

teach people how to take control of their health through better nutrition.   The “orange” in their message about breast cancer refers to the color of some vegetables and fruits containing carotenoids, specifically beta carotene, which are potent cancer fighters. Beta carotene is found in foods such as carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes, so it’s easy to see why orange was chosen as the theme color. Beta carotene is also present in dark, leafy

greens such as spinach and kale, and in red fruits and vegetables such as bell peppers and tomatoes. Research shows that women who consume the most carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables might reduce their risk of breast cancer by about 19 percent. According to The Institute of Medicine, consuming just 3 to 6 milligrams of betacarotene a day reduces the risk of breast cancer. One medium sweet potato contains two to three times the recommended intake.

To decrease the risk of breast cancer even further, women can follow the advice of the American Institute for Cancer Research. Breast cancer risk was reduced by 60 percent in women who met at least five of its 10 Recommendations for Preventing Cancer: 1. Be as lean as possible without being underweight 2. Be physically active for 30 minutes every day. Avoid being sedentary. 3. Avoid sugary drinks. 4. Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,

and legumes (beans). 5. Limit consumption of red meats and avoid processed meats. 6. If you consume alcohol, limit it to one drink per day. 7. Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with sodium. 8. Don’t rely on dietary supplements to prevent cancer. 9. New mothers should breast feed exclusively for the first 6 months. 10. Cancer survivors should follow recommendations 1 through 8 for cancer prevention.

Start the day with spiced plum chutney on waffles CHUTNEYS

Nectarine-Fennel Chutney


Makes: 2 to 3 8-ounce jars Chutneys often rely on ginger for flavor. This recipe hangs its hat on fennel, a vegetable in the carrot family that has a sweet licorice flavor. Stuff this fresh chutney into a pork tenderloin for an extra-special meal. Or mix it with mayonnaise and roasted chicken for a quick sandwich salad. 13⁄4 pounds ripe nectarines, peeled and pitted ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 3 ⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup white wine vinegar ½ cup finely chopped red onion ½ cup finely diced fennel 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 ⁄3 cup golden raisins ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon salt Cut nectarines into ½-inch wedges. In heavy, dry pot over medium heat, toast fennel seeds until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in sugar and vinegar, and bring mixture to a boil. Stir in onion, fennel, jalapeno, raisins, black pepper and salt. Reduce heat and simmer very gently for 10 minutes. Stir in nectarines and simmer, stirring occasionally, until fruit is tender and juices are thick enough that they don’t pool when dragged with a spoon, about 10 minutes. Ladle the hot chutney into jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace. Wipe rims and apply lids and bands; process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Allow jars to seal, and store in a cool, dark place. Refrigerate after opening.


Thick and chunky, chutney can be used to perk up cheeses, bread, cured or roasted meats and as a spread for crackers. It also brightens a grilled cheese sandwich, and when mixed with a little olive oil or water over low heat, it makes a terrific glaze or marinade. Some tips on making chutney at home: • Always start with the freshest ingredients. If the fruit has bruised spots, cut them out. • Cook the chutney in a nonreactive pan, such as stainless steel, glass or enamel-lined cast-iron. Aluminum and copper react with acidic foods, imparting a metallic taste. • Keep an eye on the cooking pot. Because it contains sugar, chutney can easily burn. • Cook the fruit down until it’s thick and fairly dry. You’ll know it’s done when the mixture sticks to the back of the spoon. It shouldn’t be runny. • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits and spices. Something you’re not particularly fond of eating out of hand can be magically transformed when cooked with sugar and vinegar.

Sweet-and-Spicy Apple Chutney Yield: 3 cups Serve this awesome chutney with grilled or roasted pork chops or a juicy slice of ham; Brian Keyser of Pittsburgh’s Casellula@Alphabet City suggests pairing it on a cheese board with a blueveined cheddar such as Dunbarton Blue. It’s also absolutely delicious tucked inside a grilled cheese sandwich. 2 cups cider vinegar 2 cups light brown sugar 5 garlic cloves 2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled and sliced or

LEFT: Spiced plum chutney is terrific on roasted chicken or a pan-seared pork chop, and a great way to start your day on top of waffles. RIGHT: Mix nectarine-fennel chutney with mayonnaise and roasted chicken for a quick sandwich salad. coarsely chopped 1½ teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 2 pounds Granny Smith apples 1½ cups golden raisins 2 sticks cinnamon 2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds Place vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, salt and red chili flakes in blender. Puree on medium-high until smooth, about 1 minute. Peel apples and cut out core. Discard core. Dice apples into ¼-inch-thick cubes. They need not be perfectly uniform. Place apples, raisins, cinnamon and mustard seeds in large saucepan. Pour vinegar blend over apples. Simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until almost all the liquid is reduced, about 25 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks. Turn off heat and let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Serve cold, warm or at room temperature. – “Composing the Cheese Plate: Recipes, Pairings and Platings for the Inventive Cheese Course” by Brian Keyser and Leigh Friend (Running Press, September 2016, $22)

Spiced Pumpkin Chutney Makes: 6 servings Forget the pie. This recipe will be your new favorite way to cook pumpkin at Thanksgiving. Red chili peppers add just the right amount of bite while

ginger adds spice. I spread it on toast but it also makes a wonderful dip for crackers. 2½-pound pumpkin, peeled and seeded 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 small red chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped 2 cups light brown sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons ground cloves 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 2½ cups white wine vinegar Dice pumpkin. Place in wide saucepan with remaining ingredients. Mix well. Place pan over mediumhigh heat, bring to boil, then reduce to mediumlow. Simmer uncovered until pumpkin is very tender and liquid has thickened, 45 minutes to an hour. (If chutney thickens but pumpkin is not soft, partially cover and cook as needed.) While chutney cooks, sterilize two one-pint canning jars and their lids in boiling water for several minutes. When chutney is ready, spoon it into jars, cover with lids and allow to cool. Can be stored unopened at room temperature for up to 3 months. – “Kitchen” by Nigella Lawson

Spiced Carrot Chutney Yield: 2 cups This crunchy, spicy chut-

ney can be served with feta, farmer’s cheese or any other salty pressed cheese. Also delicious with cold meats or on top of rice. 1 pound medium carrots 1 small yellow onion 2 garlic cloves 1 ounce fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds 2 teaspoons cumin seeds ½ cup golden raisins ½ cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt Peel carrots and trim off tops and bottoms. Grate carrots on the largest hole of box grater. Yield will be about 3 cups. Set aside. Peel onion. Grate it on the largest hole of box grater. Set aside. Puree the garlic, ginger and vinegar in a blender, on high, for 2 minutes or until smooth. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Cool, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid is reduced. Remove chutney from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serve at room temperature. – “Composing the Cheese Plate: Recipes, Pairings and Platings for the Inventive Cheese Course.”

Spiced Plum Chutney Makes: About 4 cups Supermarket plums can be disappointing to eat out of hand. This sweet-spicy chutney, perfumed with ginger, cloves and pepper, is anything but. It’s good enough to eat by the spoonful right out of the jar. Terrific on roasted chicken or a pan-seared pork chop, and a great way to start your day on top of waffles. 1 whole star anise 1 whole clove 1 (2-inch) piece cinnamon stick ½ cup red wine vinegar ½ cup sugar A 2-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger, cut into ½-inch-thick rounds 1 tablespoon whole mustard seeds 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 pounds red, black, green, or blue plums (tart or sweet; about 5 large), quartered, pitted Finely grind star anise, clove, and cinnamon stick in spice mill or coffee grinder. Combine spice mixture, vinegar, sugar, ginger, mustard seeds, and pepper in heavy large saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and bring to boil. Add plums; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until chutney thickens and chunky sauce forms, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Cool. Season to taste with salt.

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Social Security recipients will get small raise WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The adjustment adds up to a monthly increase of less than $4 a month for an average recipient. The cost-of-living adjustment, announced by the government Tuesday, will affect more than 70 million people – about 1 in 5 Americans. For recipients, the average monthly Social Security payment now is $1,238. Unfortunately for some seniors, even the small increase will probably be wiped out by an expected increase in Medicare Part B premiums, which are usually deducted from Social Security payments. By law, rising premiums for most Medicare recipients cannot exceed their Social Security costof-living increase. That’s known as the “hold harmless” provision. However, new enrollees and high-income retirees are not covered by that provision, so they could face higher Medicare premiums, which will be announced later this year. There was no Social

Security benefit increase this year, and next year’s will be small because inflation is low, driven in part by cheaper fuel prices. The low inflation rate should help keep some older folks’ bills from rising very rapidly. Don’t tell that to Millicent Graves, a retired veterinary technician, who says Medicare and supplemental insurance premiums eat up nearly a third of her $929 monthly Social Security payment. The 72-yearold from Williamsburg, Virginia, says her insurance premiums went up by $46.50 this year, and her cable TV, internet and phone bill went up, too. “I just lose and lose and lose and lose,” Graves said. More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children get Social Security benefits. The COLA also affects benefits for about 4 million disabled veterans, 2.5 million federal retirees and their survivors, and more than 8 million people who get Supplemental Security Income, the disability program for the poor. Many people who get SSI also receive Social Security. Since 2008, the COLA has been above 2 percent only once, in 2011. It’s

been zero three times. “This loss of anticipated retirement income compounds every year, causing people to spend through retirement savings far more quickly than planned,” said Mary Johnson of the Senior Citizens League. “Over the course of a 25- or 30-year retirement, it reduces anticipated Social Security income by tens of thousands of dollars.” The cost-of-living adjustment is based on a broad measure of prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It measures price changes for food, housing, clothing, transportation, energy, medical care, recreation and education. If prices go up, benefits go up. If prices drop or stay flat, benefits stay the same. Gasoline prices have fallen by more than 6 percent over the past year, according to the September inflation report, while the cost of medical care has gone up by more than 5 percent. For seniors who don’t drive much, they don’t get the full benefit of low gas prices, said Max Gulker, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. Many seniors spend more of their income on health care.

Graves said she appreciates lower gas prices, but the higher medical costs are a problem. “I just have to rely more each month on cashing in investments,” Graves said. “I’m lucky I can do that.” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has embraced the idea of expanded benefits for certain lowincome retirees. She says the nation would pay for

it by raising taxes on “the highest-income Americans.” Breaking with other Republicans, GOP nominee Donald Trump has pledged not to cut benefits. However, he has offered few specifics on how he would address Social Security’s longterm financial problems. Social Security is financed by a 12.4 percent tax on the first $118,500 of a person’s

annual wages, with the worker paying half and the employer paying the other half. The amount of wages subject to the payroll tax will go up to $127,200 next year, the Social Security Administration said. About 173 million workers will pay Social Security taxes next year – about 12 million of them will face higher taxes because of the higher cap, the agency said.


States seek to reassure voters and tighten poll security Republican nominee has warned that the election is about to be stolen from him on Nov. 8 by backers of Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump has called on people to act as “election observers” in certain areas of the country to help prevent fraud – a move that has stirred fears of voter intimidation and confrontations at the polls. In North Carolina, state election officials are coordinating with sheriffs to make sure law enforcement agencies know the location of each polling place on Election Day, in case they need to be called. And in South Carolina, election officials have asked local law enforcement to increase patrols near voting locations while being careful not to oversaturate the area and intimidate voters. Given the nation’s long history of intimidating black voters, especially in the South, local officials must tread carefully in stepping up security. In South Carolina, for example, authorities said that under state law, police are not allowed to enter polling places unless they are summoned by election officials. “If it is not done correctly, not only can it intimidate voters, it can

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sary, Board of Elections spokeswoman Tamara Robinson said. Officials in a number of states said they are following standard security procedures for elections and not taking any special precautions beyond that. “There is a reasonable level of paranoia,” said Ken Menzel, general counsel for the Illinois Board of Elections. “But I’m not hearing that the level of paranoia is much different from in previous years.” In metropolitan Atlanta, the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office said that the Georgia Constitution requires the county sheriff to provide security at each polling place and that the department does that for every election. Officials also sought to reassure the public that the election is secure against rigging. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, said

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First-time home buyers increasing Couples are seeking homes WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, the U.S. housing market looked bleak for young couples hoping to buy their first homes but struggling with high student debt, low pay and meager down-payment savings. But a new survey by the real estate firm Zillow suggests that firsttime buyers are entering the market in greater numbers than industry watchers had assumed. Over the past year, the survey found, nearly half of home sales have gone to first-timers. That’s a much higher proportion than some

other industry estimates had indicated. And it comes as a surprise in part because ownership rates for adults under 34 are at their lowest levels since the government began tracking the figure in 1994. Zillow’s survey results suggest that the trend is shifting, and that some of this year’s growth in home sales has come from a wave of collegeeducated couples in their 30s, who are the most common firsttime buyers. They are people like Natasja Handy, a 32-year-old lawyer and new mother. She and her husband, a doctor, are about to close on their first home in the Northeast section

of Washington, D.C. – a row house with about 1,900 square feet that cost $720,000. The couple worked with brokers at Redfin and made a 5 percent down payment after having lost two bids on other homes. “We waited a very long time to purchase our first house,” Handy said. “We’ve always felt like we were giving someone else our money, instead of putting it into something we own.” In suburban Minneapolis, few first-time buyers have enough savings for a down payment, and many rely on gifts or loans from relatives, said Marcus Johannes, an agent with Edina Realty.

“Most of my people, they get funds from family,” he said. “They get creative tapping 401(k)s.” If the pattern in Zillow’s survey holds, it could raise hopes that today’s vast generation of 18-to-34-year-old millennials will help support the housing market as more of them move into their 30s. The 168-page report that Seattle-based Zillow released Tuesday also found that home ownership is increasingly the domain of the college-educated. And it reported that older Americans who are looking to downsize are paying premiums for smaller houses.


Costs rise at fastest pace since spring Inflation rose at 0.3 percent in September Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – Consumer prices increased in September at the fastest pace since the spring as gasoline costs jumped after declining for 2 straight months, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The consumer price index, a closely watched barometer of inflation, rose 0.3 percent last month after a 0.2 percent gain in August. The last time the measure increased by more was in April. Prices increased 1.5 percent for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, the fast-

est inflation rate in nearly 2 years. A year ago, there was virtually no inflation as the annual rate was just below zero, according to the consumer price index. Tuesday’s report likely boosts the chances that Federal Reserve policymakers will nudge up their benchmark shortterm interest rate again before the end of the year. Federal officials have been waiting for inflation to pick up after years of slow price growth following the Great Recession. Gasoline prices increased 5.8 percent in September and accounted for more than half of the overall rise in the consumer price index, the Labor Department said. Gas prices had declined 0.9 percent in August and

4.7 percent in July. Rent and housing costs also contributed to the consumer price index increase last month, rising 0.4 percent for its biggest gain since May. The higher prices in those key sectors came as food costs in September were unchanged for the third consecutive month. Core prices, which exclude often-volatile food and energy costs, increased 0.1 percent last month. The pace was slower than the 0.3 percent growth in August because it does not factor in the declining gas prices. For the 12 months ended Sept. 30, core prices increased 2.2 percent, down from a 2.3 percent annual rate through the end of August. Federal monetary

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STERLING – With the NIB12 West title already in hand, and the always emotional Senior Night on the minds of the Sterling Golden Warriors, Tuesday night’s conference and regular-season finale against Ottawa could have been somewhat of an afterthought. But the Warrior seniors weren’t about to fall into any kind of trap. They sprinted out to big leads early in both sets at Musgrove Fieldhouse, and quickly finished off a 25-11, 25-14 victory over the Pirates. “We were pretty amped up for Senior Night,” Mya Pearson said, “but we wanted to make sure we played as hard as we could, focused on the match and left everything out on the court. It means a lot that the rest of our team played so hard for us tonight, too.” “We knew it was going to be emotional,” added liberoturned-hitter Olivia Pilgrim, wiping tears from her eyes, “but we told each other in the huddle before the match that we were going to go out there with the same intensity we’ve had all season and make it a really worthwhile final match.” Fittingly, each of Sterling’s five seniors got involved in the first few points of the match. Kaylee Martin started things with an ace, then Mya Pearson’s kill for a sideout put Miranda Williams back at the service line.

ROCK FALLS – During a hard-fought Big Northern match between Rock Falls and Winnebago, Rockets coach Sheila Mammosser came away disappointed with her team’s performance.  Winnebago coach Kendra Cox was happy with her team’s performance.  Usually you’d think that would mean the Rockets came away from Tabor Gym on the losing end of things, but that wasn’t the case. Rock Falls might have won the match 22-25, 25-19, 25-18, but came away wanting to have had more intensity than it displayed on the court.  The Rockets (20-12, 6-3 BNC) had trouble putting leads out of reach in each set. They had an 18-12 lead in the first set before Indians junior outside hitter Abby O’Rourke pounded three straight kills from the left corner to put her team back in contention.   After a Rockets hitting error tied the set at 19, O’Rourke reeled off two aces and Katie Mulkins put up a block on the Rockets’ Kenzie Olson to go up for good the rest of the set.  “Sometimes we just play so complacent, with no sense of urgency,” Mammosser said. “When we have a lead, we just need to get that killer instinct of wanting to put the game away and not let teams hang around.”

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Sterling’s Tobi Garcia goes up for a kill Tuesday night against Ottawa. Garcia and her four fellow seniors led the way to a 25-11, 25-14 win over Ottawa on Senior Night.

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Sterling’s Miguel Gallardo (4) scores one of his four goals during Tuesday’s 2A Sterling Regional semifinal against Rochelle. Gallardo had a hat trick less than 3 minutes into the match, and the Golden Warriors went on to win 8-0.

Hats off early Gallardo’s surge lifts Warriors Star of the game: Miguel Gallardo, Sterling, 4 goals, hat trick in 2:20 Key performers: Tony Diaz, Sterling, 1 goal, 1 assist; James Roddy, Sterling, 6 saves; Cruz Nava, Rochelle, 7 saves Up next: 3A Sterling Regional final, Sterling vs. Crystal Lake Central, 6 p.m. Saturday

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STERLING – It did not take long for the Miguel Gallardo onslaught to begin. The Golden Warriors junior forward had a hat trick less than 3 minutes into the Class 2A Sterling Regional semifinal Tuesday at Roscoe Eades Stadium, and Sterling cruised to an 8-0 win over Rochelle.

Gallardo’s first goal came on a breakaway just seconds after the opening kickoff. In the second minute, another breakaway led to his second goal. In the third minute, a cross from Cesar Meza set Gallardo up perfectly for the third goal. “We were passing the ball, possessing the ball, bringing it down,” Gallardo said. “I got a couple breakaways, got the shot, and I finished them.” HATS OFF continued on B24


Dukes can’t hold off CLC Second-half penalty kick sinks Dixon in regional BY ERIC INGLES 815-625-3600, ext. 5555 @Eric_Ingles

STERLING – Dixon held off a slew of Crystal Lake Central chances, and even held the lead for most of the first half, but a goal off a free kick late in the first half and a secondhalf penalty brought the Dukes’ season to an end in a 2-1 loss Tuesday at Roscoe Eades Stadium in the Class 2A Sterling Regional semifinal. The Tigers drew the penalty in the 52nd minute, as Gustavo Costa went down in the box. Senior captain Ryan Nottoli took the penalty, going to his left while

Star of the game: Ryan Nottoli, CLC, winning goal on a penalty kick Key performers: Caleb Carlson, Dixon, 1 goal; Bryson Forrest, Dixon, 1 assist; Nicholas LeSage, Dixon, 11 saves

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Dixon’s Nicholas LeSage makes a diving stop Tuesday against Crystal Lake Central during their 2A Sterling Regional semifinal. Dukes goalkeeper Nicholas LeSage dove the other way. “It takes a toll,” Dixon coach Josh Brigl said. “When you couple that with

the physical play, it hurts a little bit. We lost some momentum, but I thought we did a good job keeping the intensity coming out in

the second half. We made some adjustments. We saw some things on set pieces and we were able to shut it down in the second half, but one poor call gives them a penalty kick and doesn’t give us one. That’s kind of the difference in tonight.” DUKES continued on B24

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Rock Falls’ Kenzie Olson (16) hits the ball against the block of Winnebago’s Katie Mulkins on Tuesday night at Tabor Gym. The Rockets won 22-25, 25-19, 25-18.



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Josh Sitton is expected to miss his much-anticipated return to Green Bay on Thursday because of the sprained right ankle he suffered on the Bears’ penultimate snap last Sunday against Jacksonville. That would be the first personnel disruption to the offensive line since the shuffle before Week 1. Although Ted Larsen finished the Jaguars game for Sitton, veteran Eric Kush is a top candidate to join the starting lineup.

Belichick done with sideline tablets In the National Football League’s march toward technology, Bill Belichick is calling a timeout. The New England Patriots coach says he’s “done” with Microsoft’s Surface tablets, the devices that line NFL sidelines during games to help players and coaches review images of past plays. “They’re just too undependable for me,” he said in a rant at a press conference that reporter Zack Cox of NESN clocked at 5 minutes, 25 seconds long. Belichick says he’ll stick with paper printouts from here on out. AUTO RACING

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Ceremony at U of I set for Nov. 29 After 3 years of renovations, Illinois will dedicate the revamped State Farm Center on Nov. 29 during a basketball game against North Carolina State. The $170 million renovation began in March 2014, including the addition of new locker rooms, new seating, air conditioning, a new sound system and scoreboard, and new hospitality clubs. The ceremony includes a video tribute and an oncourt recognition of donors, as well as giveaway items for fans.

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Sterling’s Carter Gearing takes the ball away from Rochelle’s Austin Brown during their 2A Sterling Regional semifinal match Tuesday evening at Roscoe Eades Stadium in Sterling. The Golden Warriors won 8-0 to advance to Saturday’s championship match, where they will face Crystal Lake Central.

t Gallardo added a fourth late in the first half. Adrian Herrera slid to keep a ball from rolling over the end line, which became the perfect cross for Gallardo to make it 7-0. Sterling also got first-half goals from Herrera, Tony Diaz and Patrick Nelsen. Diaz assisted on Herrera’s in the 11th minute, then cleaned up a loose ball in the penalty area in the 34th. In the 38th minute, Jose Castro sent a crossing pass to Nelsen for a goal. “We started off with more intensity,” Diaz said. “We realized last week we didn’t really finish. We gave them hope coming into this game. All we had to do was come in with more energy, and right off the bat just show them that they didn’t have a chance.” The Warriors and Hubs met last week, a 6-3 Sterling win that saw the Warriors jump out to an early lead. The Hubs mounted a brief comeback in the second half by switching from a sweeper/stopper system to a flat-back-four, catching Sterling’s long runs offside. Tuesday, the Hubs opened in the flat-back-four, but the Warriors were ready. “I had the feeling that they might come back with that flatfour and catch us offside,” Sterling coach Brian Cebula said. “We worked in practice on how to progress the ball up the field and timing our runs perfectly.” In the shortened second half, both teams had a handful of chances. Sterling goalkeeper James Roddy dove to his left to make a save in the 47th minute. The Sterling defense shut down a run in the 55th minute. Sterling’s Reilly Hay had a chance denied by Rochelle center back David Escutia in the 50th minute. But Hay broke through in the 58th minute, heading home a ball which had bounced high in the air.

Physical play throws off Dukes DUKES

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t Physical play resulted in a slew of free kicks on both sides. Two Crystal Lake players were shown yellow cards. “We just have to get in a rhythm with our midfield and play the ball around quickly and avoid that contact,” Brigl said. “We were successful at times, and other times we couldn’t avoid it, and that’s where we won or there were fouls which slowed play down for them, which was to their advantage.” The Dukes jumped ahead early, as Bryson Forrest found Caleb Carlson to set up a goal in the fourth minute. “He was coming in and he got it to me,” Carlson said. “I saw one come in pretty fast and I pulled it back. I saw the open net on the back post, so I got it.” Soon after that goal, the momentum shifted to the Tigers. Dixon had a few scattered chances later in the half, with a seemingly promising Remington LeRette run flagged as offsides, and a 35th minute opportunity for Carlson pounced on by Crystal Lake Central goalkeeper Drew Dayton. The Tigers generated one chance after another late in the half in search of the equalizer. Crystal Lake Central managed to put 14 shots on goal in the game, and had another eight sail wide. Many of the shots on frame were turned aside by LeSage, who came away with 11 saves, several of them diving stops. “He had a good night, good reactions, good positioning, especially on a lot of the flicks and the set pieces,” Brigl said. “He always had the right angle. He was able to be in space and not dive as far. His footwork was excellent tonight.” Eventually Crystal Lake Central broke through, on a long free kick with 4 seconds left in the half which Willen Bracher knocked in to tie the game. Dixon had only a few chances

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Dixon’s AJ Schmall tries to get around Crystal Lake Central’s Garret Hughes during their 2A Sterling Regional semifinal match Tuesday night at Roscoe Eades Stadium. in the second half. A header from Carlson was deflected wide in the 43rd minute, and Dayton came up with a save moments later to deny LeRette after he had taken a pass from Thailer Somsri-Betts. Dixon spent most of the second half trying to play long balls over the Crystal Lake Central defense to either Carlson or LeRette. Often, the Tigers backline stifled the chance. “We had to make sure we were composed,” Crystal Lake Central center back Kareem Castaneda

said. “We had to focus on the ball all the time, watch our man, and we were fine with that.” Dixon had a few chances in the attacking third in the closing minutes of the game, but could not convert. A handful of passes were behind the intended recipient. A few others came on balls that players couldn’t settle. “I think we needed to get more numbers forward,” Brigl said. “We were a little hesitant in our attack at times. We were being a little too conservative.”

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Hawks squeeze out win Dixon sweeps North Boone; Comets top BV in 3 By SVM Sports Staff

Bailey Nelson put down 13 kills to lead Oregon to a 25-22, 25-23 victory over Byron on Tuesday in the Blackhawk Center. Also for the Hawks (16-12, 5-4 Big Northern), Gylian Finch had 11 kills, nine digs, two aces and a block, Aleah Wight had 15 digs, and Haylie Rorbeck had 24 assists, four digs and a kill.

Tuesday’s stars Haylie Rorbeck, Oregon, 24 assists Dena Johnson, Prophetstown, 16 kills, 16 digs Madalyn Wilson, Newman, 11 kills Jenna Saad, Erie, 15 assists

road loss to the Tigers. Also for Erie (5-22-4, 1-10 Three Rivers West), Jenna Saad had 15 assists, and Courtney Kruthoff added 10 digs. Claire Crippen had 13 assists for Sherrard (20-6, 8-3), and Spenser Strandgard had 27 assists.

AFC def. Milledgeville 25-18, 25-16: Emily Shrimplin had 11

assists, 10 points, three kills and

For Bureau Valley (8-20, 4-7), an ace as the Raiders knocked off Dixon def. North Boone 25-17, Saige Barnett had eight kills the Missiles in Ashton. 25-17: Maddy Melvin had 16

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Rock Falls’ Jalen Morthland (15) and Alex Romo (18) block a hit from Winnebago’s Abby O’Rourke on Tuesday night in Rock Falls.

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CONTINUED FROM B1 t Rock Falls did capitalize on sizable leads of 21-10 in the second set and 18-11 in the third set, but allowed the Indians (1413, 2-7) to pull back in it late each time.  “They played tough all the way through,” Cox said of her team. “It can get long going to three games, but I think they played tough, and I’m proud of them tonight. We knew it was going to be tough coming down here, and I think we’ve played one of the best games we’ve played.” The Rockets got out to leads of 3-0, 5-1, and 9-5 in the third set before senior outside hitter Bailey Bickett put down a pair of kills from the left corner for an 11-5 lead.  “We just didn’t have any intensity,” Bickett said. “We weren’t really covering our hitters or hitting around the block. In the second and third games, we started covering our hitters and hitting around the block.” The six-point lead grew to seven after junior reserve Jaida Dean had

her first kill of the match for an 18-11 lead. Olson had four kills after Bickett’s consecutive spikes.  “Once we started off good, and we just stay up, we play good and we can stay up,” Olson said. “Once we keep going, I think we’re good because the intensity stays up and communicate well. “We need to keep the intensity up, and play how we can play. We just need to play our level, and not play down to anyone else’s level.” After Bickett’s seventh kill, the Rockets had four straight hitting errors to narrow their lead to 22-18. However, a pair of hitting errors from the Indians set up match point, and Emily Marcum’s fifth kill of the match closed it out. “They just need to bring that intensity every single game, and it’s just lacking,” Mammosser said. “It’s just been a battle all year that way.” Winnebago came into Tuesday on a sevenmatch winning streak, having gone to a third set just once in that span. Both of its conference wins came during that stretch also.

Volleyball Rock Falls def. Winnebago 22-25, 25-19, 25-18 Star of the match: Kenzie Olson, RF, 11 kills, 4 stuff blocks Key performers: Abby O’Rourke, Winnebago, 10 kills, 24 digs, 2 aces; Hailey Youngren, Winnebago, 11 kills, 10 digs; Maddie Sands, RF, 13 digs, 7 kills; Annie Austin, RF, 22 assists, 11 digs Up next: Dixon at Rock Falls, 6 p.m. Thursday

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Rock Falls’ Emily Marcum (12) hits the ball while Winnebago’s Hailey Youngren tries to block it Tuesday at Tabor Gymnasium.

assists, five kills and three blocks as the Duchesses won in Poplar Grove. Also for Dixon (16-11, 5-4 Big Northern), Abbie Devine had seven kills, Julianna Rotella had four aces and three kills, and Ally Cullen had seven digs and two aces.

Newman def. Bureau Valley 25-15, 22-25, 25-20: Madalyn

Wilson put down 11 kills, and Cassidy Wilson added six as the Comets handled the Storm in Manlius. The Comets (18-11-2, 10-2 Three Rivers East) clinched the conference championship with the win. Mary Jensen finished with five kills and two block kills, Mady Ferris had 21 digs, 12 service points and an ace, and Madison Craft (12) and Cate Payan (11) combined for 23 assists.

and two digs, Nicole Wirth had AFC (18-9, 8-4 NUIC East) also 14 assists, and Christen Hurley received four kills and a block added four kills. from Madeline Prestegaard, three Kewanee def. Prophetstown kills and three blocks from Jaynee 25-23, 22-25, 26-24: Dena John- Prestegaard, and a combined 15 son racked up 16 kills and 16 digs digs from Laci Meurer (9) and for the Prophets in a home loss to Bryce Gittleson (6). the Boilermakers. Amboy def. Polo 25-22, 29-27: Also for Prophetstown, Court- Delaney Wilhelm led the Clipney Pierceson had 17 digs, Lexi pers with six kills in a home win Rangel had 15 assists, 11 digs and against the Marcos. eight kills, and Hannah McKinney Also for Amboy (11-7), Karlee added 16 assists and an ace. Doege had four kills and four Fulton def. Riverdale 25-10, blocks, Haley Varga had four kills 25-13: Brooke Huizenga had six and four digs, and Arianna Noble digs and five kills as the Steamers added four digs. routed the Rams in Port Byron. For Polo, Justine Gorzny had Also for Fulton, Emily Schipper five kills and three aces, Kenzie had four kills, Jensen Schrader had Dusing had 15 assists, and Hanseven assists and three digs, and nah Blumhoff added four kills. Taylor Curley dished eight assists. Eastland def. West Carroll Sherrard def. Erie 23-25, 25-13, 25-10, 25-11: The Cougars had 25-22: Taylor Steimle had 10 kills little difficulty with the Thunder and a block for the Cardinals in a in Lanark.

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Sterling’s Mya Pearson (11) and Olivia Pilgrim (4) go up for the block on Ottawa’s Toni Froisland on Tuesday night. Pearson had 10 kills and 17 service points, and Pilgrim had two kills and 11 digs in Sterling’s win.

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t Williams reeled off five straight points – one on a Pearson kill, another on a kill by senior Tobi Garcia – and Pilgrim had a couple of early digs to set up those kills. “It’s sad, but it feels good at the same time,” Williams said. “We’ve played together for 8 or 9 years, and we’ve become so close in that time and through all those matches. But it was really good to get a win in our last one together on this court.” Ottawa (3-21-1, 1-6) never got closer than four points the rest of the first set. A Garcia kill made it 13-8, then backto-back kills by Pearson pushed the lead to 16-9. A Martin spike made it 19-11, and provided the first of seven straight Pearson points to close out the opening set, including an ace to finish it off. Kills by Martin and Pearson made it 5-1 to open the second set, then a block and a kill by Pearson finished off a four-point run by Martin for a 10-3 lead. A Sterling hitting error brought the Pirates within 11-7, but Pearson slammed another kill for a sideout, then went back to the service line and reeled off 10 straight points as Sterling (28-5-1, 8-0)

Volleyball Sterling def. Ottawa 25-11, 25-14 Star of the match: Mya Pearson, Sterling, 17 points, 10 kills Key performers: Kaylee Martin, Sterling, 5 kills, 6 points, 9 digs; Tobi Garcia, Sterling, 4 kills; Olivia Pilgrim, Sterling, 11 digs, 2 kills; Miranda Williams, Sterling, 6 points Up next: Class 3A Rock Falls Regional semifinal, Sterling vs. Kewanee/Geneseo, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 took complete control – especially when the Pirates got flustered with some rotation and lineup issues and were unable to right the ship. Pilgrim took off the libero jersey for the second set and went through a full rotation, spiking a pair of kills in Pearson’s serving run.  “I knew he was going to let me play in the front row, but I didn’t know I’d get any kills,” said Pilgrim, who was an outside hitter when she was younger before moving full-time to the back row. “I was super nervous – I didn’t even know the handshake to do before the serve – and I hit the first one so hard it went way out of bounds. I told Josi [Borum] not to set me anymore, but she did anyway, and I got one kill, then another. I’m so proud of myself for remembering what to do as a hitter.” Garcia added her final kill in the run as well, and it only stopped when it was Pearson’s turn to

get the ovation as coach Dale Dykeman substituted for his seniors one at a time, starting with Williams and ending with Martin – the program’s all-time kill leader and multiple Warrior record holder. Nobody for Ottawa finished with more than one kill, and Molly Harris led the way with six assists and three points. Lexi Fahrion and Gracyn Tabor both had a kill and a block. “We got confused in the second set, and then we got flustered, but I told the girls we still have to get to the right spots on the court and play volleyball,” Ottawa coach Michele Masny said. “But you have to give a lot of credit to Sterling; they have a couple of big hitters, and they all took aggressive swings tonight.” Pearson finished with 17 points and 10 kills, and Martin added six points, five kills and nine digs. Borum set 23 assists to go with two tip-kills

and a block, and Pilgrim had 11 digs and two kills, Garcia spiked four kills, Williams finished with six points, and sophomore Gretchen Gould chipped in three kills. “There were a lot of emotions tonight, and we fed off it,” Pearson said. “We took the momentum and never gave it up, and once we got that early lead and got all the nerves out, we just had a lot of fun.” The celebration actually started Monday night, when the Warriors went to LaSalle and beat the Cavaliers in three sets to secure the NIB-12 West title outright. That had the Sterling players in a great mood already, and finishing a perfect 8-0 in the conference while getting ovations for each senior only made it that much sweeter. “We went out [Monday] and got done what we needed to, and that took all the pressure off us,” Williams said. “It was great to see everybody play in the match tonight and just finish things off on such a high note.” “We achieved something [Monday] night that we’ve been pushing so hard for all year,” Pilgrim added, “and tonight we wanted to celebrate that – and actually keeping that zero in the loss column for conference is a great way to finish the regular season.”

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Cubs’ bats silenced again Hill outpitches Arrieta as Dodgers seize NLCS lead

TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD Boys soccer 2A Sterling Regional

Tuesday’s results • No. 2 Sterling 8, Rochelle 0 • No. 3 Crystal Lake Central 2, No. 5 Dixon 1 Saturday, Oct. 22 • Championship, Sterling vs. Crystal Lake Central, 6 p.m.

1A Genoa-Kingston Sectional

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Fourteen months removed from independent ball on Long Island, Rich Hill pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead. Hill allowed two hits in six innings to beat 2015 Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta, Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and the Dodgers defeated the Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night in Los Angeles. After winning a big league-high 103 games during the regular season and sparking belief they could win the World Series for the first time since 1908, the Cubs have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time this year, managing just six hits – five of them singles. Hill, who pitched for the

Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks in August 2015, struck out six and walked two. Joe Blanton, Grant Dayton and Kenley Jansen finished, giving the Dodgers consecutive postseason shutouts for the first time. Hill was strong from the start against one of his former teams, retiring the side to open the game, and later setting down eight in a row. He’s given up one run in 23 innings over four home AP starts for the Dodgers, The Cubs’ Chris Coghlan is out at first as the Dodglowering his ERA to 0.39. ers’ Adrian Gonzalez (23) touches the bag during the Blue Jays 5, Indians 1: seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League Josh Donaldson hom- championship series on Tuesday in Los Angeles. ered to give Toronto a The Dodgers won 6-0. long-awaited lead, and the Blue Jays finally series 3-1, but Donaldson a welcome sight for a broke through with the and a poised Aaron raucous Rogers Centre bats, beating the Indians Sanchez handed them crowd that had fallen in Toronto to avert a their first loss of this silent watching its team sweep in the AL Champi- postseason. reach the brink of elimionship Series. Edwin Encarnacion nation because of a slumThe Indians still lead the later hit a two-run single, bering offense.


1 is the loneliest number for Bulls Ex-Buck Carter-Williams passes on Rose’s jersey No. 1 Bucks for Tony Snell, went out of his way to CHICAGO – If further stress he meant no disreproof was needed that spect toward Rose when the Bulls are doing whatfirst asking for No. 1. The ever it takes to distance 25-year-old point guard, themselves from Derrick expected to be Rajon Rose and last season’s Rondo’s primary backup, postseason-less debacle, pointed out he wore the it came Monday when number in college at Syrthey asked newcomer acuse and at his first NBA Michael Carter-Williams stop with the 76ers. what jersey number he “I know this organizawanted. tion respects Derrick “I said, ‘1,’ and there Rose,” Carter-Williams wasn’t too much discussaid. “It has nothing to sion,” Carter-Williams do with stepping on anysaid before the Bulls’ one’s toes or anything 108-104 overtime exhibilike that. [Rose] was a tion loss to the Hornets great player. He did a lot Monday night at the for this city.” United Center. In the end, whether No. 1, as in the numCarter-Williams performs ber Rose – traded to well on the court – with the Knicks this summer whichever number on his after seven often-volatile back – is all that matters seasons with the Bulls – to the Bulls. Swapping wore for his hometown AP the underachieving Snell team. The newest Chicago Bull, Michael Carter-Williams, for a former NBA rookie The Bulls issued the passed on his preferred jersey number, 1, out of of the year could pay big number to Carterrespect for former Bull Derrick Rose, who also wore dividends. Williams, who didn’t In 190 games over that number in Chicago. play against the Hornets three NBA seasons, but was listed as No. 1 in he would wear No. 7 to view mirror as possible. Carter-Williams is averthe game notes distribavoid any controversy Carter-Williams, who aging 14.5 points, 5.6 uted to the media. – the Bulls’ decision to officially became a rebounds and 6.1 assists. Though Carter-Williams at least initially let him member of the Bulls He became expendable apparently changed his wear No. 1 is a good indi- on Monday when they when the Bucks became mind – he told CSN Chi- cation they are putting announced the anticiflush with ballhandlers, cago after the game that Rose as far into the rear- pated trade with the and the Bulls pounced. BY CHRIS KUC Chicago Tribune

Tuesday’s result • Rockford Christian 2, Harvest Christian Academy 1 Today’s game • Oregon vs. Elgin St. Edward, 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 • Championship, 4:15 p.m.

MLB LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

American League Cleveland 3, Toronto 1 Friday: Cleveland 2, Toronto 0 Saturday: Cleveland 2, Toronto 1 Monday: Cleveland 4, Toronto 2 Tuesday: Toronto 5, Cleveland 1 Today: Cleveland (Merritt 1-0) at Toronto (Estrada 9-9), 3:08 p.m. x-Friday: Toronto at Cleveland, 7:08 p.m. (TBS) x-Saturday, Oct. 22: Toronto at Cleveland, TBA (TBS)

National League Los Angeles 2, Chicago 1 Saturday: Chicago 8, Los Angeles 4 Sunday: Los Angeles 1, Chicago 0 Tuesday: Los Angeles 6, Chicago 0 Today: Chicago (Lackey 11-8) at Los Angeles (Urias 5-2), (FS1), 7:08 p.m. Thursday: Chicago (Lester 19-5) at Los Angeles (Maeda 16-11), (FS1), 7:08 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 22: Los Angeles at Chicago, TBA (Fox/FS1) x-Sunday, Oct. 23: Los Angeles at Chicago, (Fox/FS1) Tuesday’s box scores

DODGERS 6, CUBS 0 Chicago Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Fowler cf 4 0 1 0 Utley 2b 4 0 0 0 Bryant 3b 4 0 2 0 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 Zobrist lf-2b 4 0 0 0 C.Sager ss 4 0 3 1 Rizzo 1b 3 0 1 0 Ju.Trnr 3b 4 1 1 1 J.Baez 2b-ss 4 0 0 0 Ad.Gnzl 1b 4 0 0 0 Soler rf 1 0 0 0 Reddick rf 2 1 1 0 Coghlan ph-lf 2 0 0 0 Puig ph-rf 2 1 2 0 Russell ss 2 0 0 0 Pderson cf 4 1 1 1 Heyward ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Grandal c 3 1 1 3 M.Mntro c 2 0 0 0 Toles lf 2 1 1 0 Cntrras ph-c 1 0 0 0 Kn ph-lf-2b 2 0 0 0 Arrieta p 2 0 0 0 R.Hill p 2 0 0 0 T.Wood p 0 0 0 0 Blanton p 0 0 0 0 Grimm p 0 0 0 0 Ethier ph 1 0 0 0 Almora ph 1 0 0 0 Dayton p 0 0 0 0 Mntgmry p 0 0 0 0 E.Hrnnd lf 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 0 4 0 Totals 34 6 10 6 Chicago 000 000 000 — 0 Los Angeles 001 201 02x — 6 LOB–Chicago 6, Los Angeles 5. 2B– Fowler (2), Pederson (2). HR–Ju.Turner (2), Grandal (1). SB–Rizzo (1), Reddick 2 (2), Pederson (2). IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Arrieta L,0-1 5 6 4 4 0 5 Wood 2/3 1 0 0 1 1 Grimm 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 1 Montgomery 1 2 2 2 0 1 Los Angeles Hill W,1-1 6 2 0 0 2 6 Blanton 1 0 0 0 0 1 Dayton 2/3 1 0 0 0 1 Jansen 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 2 Arrieta pitched to 1 batter in the 6th PB–Grandal. Umpires–Home, Gary Cederstrom; First, Angel Hernandez; Second, Alfonso Marquez; Third, Ted Barrett. T–3:18. A–54,269 (56,000).

BLUE JAYS 5, INDIANS 1 Cleveland Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi C.Sntna dh 4 0 0 0 Butista rf 5 1 0 0 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 M.Upton lf 0 0 0 0 Lindor ss 4 0 0 0 Dnldson 3b 3 1 1 1 Napoli 1b 3 0 0 0 Encrncn 1b 4 0 2 2 Jose.Rm 3b 3 0 0 0 Tlwtzki ss 3 1 1 0 Chsnhll rf 2 0 0 0 Ru.Mrtn c 3 0 0 0 Ra.Dvis ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Sunders dh 4 0 2 0 Crisp lf 2 1 0 0 Carrera lf-rf 4 1 2 1 Naquin cf-rf 2 0 1 0 Pillar cf 3 0 0 1 Guyer ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Goins 2b 3 1 1 0 R.Perez c 2 0 1 1 Totals 28 1 2 1 Totals 32 5 9 5 Cleveland 000 010 000 — 1 Toronto 001 100 21x — 5 E–B.Shaw (1). LOB–Cleveland 3, Toronto 8. 2B–Naquin (2), R.Perez (1). 3B–Carrera (2). HR–Donaldson (1). SF–Pillar (1). S–R. Perez (1). IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Kluber L,2-1 5 4 2 2 2 7 Otero 1 2 0 0 0 0 Shaw 1/3 2 2 1 1 0 Clevinger 1 2/3 1 1 1 1 1 Toronto Sanchez W,1-0 6 2 1 1 2 5 Cecil H,1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Grilli H,2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Osuna 1 0 0 0 0 2 WP–Sanchez, Clevinger. T–3:01. A–49,142 (49,282).



Hossa reaches milestone in victory Russian winger is 44th NHL player to score 500 goals By the Associated Press

CHICAGO – Marian Hossa scored his 500th career goal, Artem Anisimov snapped a thirdperiod tie with his first score of the season, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Tuesday night. Hossa’s power-play goal chased Michal Neuvirth and gave Chicago a 4-0 lead, but Philadelphia responded with four goals in a 5½-minute span overlapping the second and third periods. Wayne Simmonds, who hit the left post on two different shots, tied it at 4 on the power play at 3:49 of the third. The Flyers had all the momentum before Artemi Panarin stepped up for the Blackhawks in his best game so far this season. The Calder Trophy winner found a wideopen Anisimov for the tiebreaking goal at 10:24, and then finished off a

2-on-1 with Patrick Kane, beating Steve Mason for a 6-4 lead with 3:57 to go. Panarin also scored on the power play during Chicago’s three-goal first. The Russian winger was kept off the scoresheet during the Blackhawks’ first three games. Anisimov added an empty-netter with 45 seconds left, helping Chicago to its second straight win after it dropped its first two. Anisimov finished with four points, and Kane had his first goal of the season to go along with three assists. The 37-year-old Hossa slid a backhander through Neuvirth’s legs at 5:04 of the second, becoming the 44th player to reach 500 career goals. The rugged winger, long one of the NHL’s best two-way players, then skated behind the net and threw his arms in the air before celebrating with his teammates in front of Chicago’s bench. The crowd of 21,263 at

East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 1 0 .833 149 91 Buffalo 4 2 0 .667 162 103 Miami 2 4 0 .333 118 134 N.Y. Jets 1 5 0 .167 95 164 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 4 2 0 .667 108 127 Tennessee 3 3 0 .500 120 127 Jacksonville 2 3 0 .400 101 127 Indianapolis 2 4 0 .333 160 174 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 4 2 0 .667 154 123 Baltimore 3 3 0 .500 117 115 Cincinnati 2 4 0 .333 109 145 Cleveland 0 6 0 .000 113 176 West W L T Pct PF PA Oakland 4 2 0 .667 152 163 Denver 4 2 0 .667 140 108 Kansas City 3 2 0 .600 109 102 San Diego 2 4 0 .333 173 155


East W L T Pct PF PA 5 1 0 .833 159 107 4 2 0 .667 142 142 3 2 0 .600 135 78 3 3 0 .500 116 131 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 4 2 0 .667 199 166 Tampa Bay 2 3 0 .400 94 142 New Orleans 2 3 0 .400 155 168 Carolina 1 5 0 .167 161 176 North W L T Pct PF PA Minnesota 5 0 0 1.000 119 63 Green Bay 3 2 0 .600 114 113 Detroit 3 3 0 .500 150 153 Chicago 1 5 0 .167 101 143 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 4 1 0 .800 105 78 Los Angeles 3 3 0 .500 110 137 Arizona 3 3 0 .500 153 104 San Francisco 1 5 0 .167 127 185

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The Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa (right) scores his 500th career goal, past Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth, as Andrew MacDonald (47) defends during the second period of Tuesday’s game in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-4. the United Center roared when the milestone goal was announced, and Hossa waved his stick to acknowledge the standing ovation. But it looked as if he left with an injury in the third. Neuvirth was pulled after Hossa’s goal. He

finished with 12 saves, and Mason made nine stops. Matt Read had two goals for Philadelphia, and captain Claude Giroux finished with three assists. Sean Couturier also scored. Corey Crawford made 23 saves for Chicago.

Thursday’s game Chicago at Green Bay, 7:25 p.m. Sunday’s games N.Y. Giants vs. Los Angeles, 8:30 a.m. (at London) Minnesota at Philadelphia, noon New Orleans at Kansas City, noon Oakland at Jacksonville, noon Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, noon Washington at Detroit, noon Indianapolis at Tennessee, noon Buffalo at Miami, noon Cleveland at Cincinnati, noon Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 3:05 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. Open: Dallas, Carolina Monday’s game Houston at Denver, 7:30 p.m.

College football Big Ten East Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan 3-0 1.000 6-0 1.000 Ohio State 3-0 1.000 6-0 1.000 Penn State 2-1 .667 4-2 .667 Maryland 1-2 .333 4-2 .667 Indiana 1-2 .333 3-3 .500 Michigan State 0-3 .000 2-4 .333 Rutgers 0-4 .000 2-5 .286 West Nebraska 3-0 1.000 6-0 1.000 Iowa 3-1 .800 5-2 .714 Northwestern 2-1 .667 3-3 .500 Minnesota 1-2 .333 4-2 .667 Wisconsin 1-2 .333 4-2 .667 Purdue 1-2 .333 3-3 .500 Illinois 1-2 .333 2-4 .333 Saturday’s games Rutgers at Minnesota, 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Wisconsin at Iowa, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Indiana at Northwestern, 11 a.m. (BTN) Illinois at Michigan, 2:30 p.m. (BTN) Purdue at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2) Michigan State at Maryland, 6:30 p.m. (BTN) Ohio State at Penn State, 7 p.m. (ABC)

State schedule Saturday’s games Murray St. at E. Illinois, 1 p.m. Illinois St. at S. Dakota, 2 p.m. Indiana St. at S. Illinois, 2 p.m. Buffalo at N. Illinois, 2:30 p.m. N. Dakota St. at W. Illinois, 6 p.m.

AP Top 25 Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (60) 7-0 1524 1 2. Ohio St. 6-0 1457 2 3. Michigan (1) 6-0 1368 4 4. Clemson 7-0 1337 3 5. Washington 6-0 1304 5 6. Texas A&M 6-0 1218 6 7. Louisville 5-1 1168 7 8. Nebraska 6-0 1037 10 9. Baylor 6-0 1021 11 10. Wisconsin 4-2 935 8 11. Houston 6-1 766 13 12. West Virginia 5-0 744 20 13. Florida St. 5-2 733 14 14. Boise St. 6-0 694 15 15. Florida 5-1 626 18 16. Oklahoma 4-2 612 19 17. Arkansas 5-2 584 22 18. Tennessee 5-2 550 9 19. Utah 6-1 479 21 20. W. Michigan 7-0 285 24 21. Auburn 4-2 277 23 22. North Carolina 5-2 254 NR 23. Mississippi 3-3 188 12 24. Navy 4-1 163 25 25. LSU 4-2 123 NR Others receiving votes: Colorado 110, Miami 69, Oklahoma St. 47, Washington St. 39, Virginia Tech 38, South Florida 31, Stanford 15, Iowa 7, Arizona St. 6, Southern Cal 5, NC State 4, San Diego St. 3, Pittsburgh 2, Troy 1, TCU 1. Top 25 schedule Thursday’s game No. 14 Boise State vs. BYU, 9:15 p.m. Saturday’s games No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State, 7 p.m. No. 3 Michigan vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m. No. 5 Washington vs. Oregon St., 5:30 p.m. No. 7 Louisville vs. NC State, 11 a.m. No. 8 Nebraska vs. Purdue, 2:30 p.m. No. 10 Wisconsin at Iowa, 11 a.m. No. 11 Houston at SMU, 6 p.m. No. 12 West Virginia vs. TCU, 2:30 p.m. No. 16 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 17 Arkansas at No. 21 Auburn, 5 p.m. No. 19 Utah at UCLA, 3 p.m. No. 20 W. Michigan vs. E. Michigan, 2:30 p.m. No. 22 North Carolina at Virginia, 2 p.m. No. 23 Mississippi at No. 25 LSU, 8 p.m. No. 24 Navy vs. Memphis, 2:30 p.m.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF Tampa Bay 3 0 0 6 13 Ottawa 3 1 0 6 17 Florida 2 0 1 5 9 Montreal 2 0 1 5 11 Boston 2 1 0 4 11 Toronto 1 0 1 3 8 Buffalo 1 1 0 2 7 Detroit 1 2 0 2 10 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Washington 2 0 1 5 7 Pittsburgh 2 1 1 5 9 N.Y. Rangers 2 1 0 4 14 Philadelphia 1 1 1 3 11 New Jersey 1 1 1 3 5 Carolina 0 0 2 2 7 N.Y. Islanders 1 3 0 2 9 Columbus 0 2 0 0 5

GA 9 16 6 5 8 6 6 11 GA 4 12 10 13 6 9 12 9

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA 3 0 0 6 11 6 2 1 0 4 10 11 2 1 0 4 12 9 2 1 0 4 11 9 2 2 0 4 16 15 1 2 0 2 9 12 1 2 0 2 7 9 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 3 1 0 6 12 12 Vancouver 2 0 0 4 6 4 Edmonton 2 1 0 4 14 13 Arizona 1 1 0 2 8 10 Calgary 0 2 1 1 8 14 Anaheim 0 3 1 1 7 12 Los Angeles 0 3 0 0 6 12 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. St. Louis Colorado Minnesota Dallas Chicago Winnipeg Nashville

Tuesday’s results New Jersey 2, Anaheim 1 San Jose 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Washington 3, Colorado 0 Ottawa 7, Arizona 4 Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 0 Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3, SO Dallas 2, Nashville 1 Minnesota 6, Los Angeles 3 Chicago 7, Philadelphia 4 Buffalo at Calgary, late Carolina at Edmonton, late St. Louis at Vancouver, late Today’s games Toronto at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Thursday’s games San Jose at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 6 p.m. Washington at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Arizona at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Carolina at Calgary, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Friday’s games Arizona at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 6 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s box score

BLACKHAWKS 7, FLYERS 4 Philadelphia 0 1 3 — 4 Chicago 3 1 3 — 7 First Period–1, Chicago, Kane 1 (Anisimov, Seabrook), 0:56. 2, Chicago, Rasmussen 1, 17:26. 3, Chicago, Panarin 1 (Seabrook, Keith), 18:12 (pp). Second Period–4, Chicago, Hossa 1 (Campbell, Anisimov), 5:04 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, Read 2 (Voracek, Giroux), 18:23 (pp). Third Period–6, Philadelphia, Read 3 (Gostisbehere, Giroux), 0:37. 7, Philadelphia, Couturier 3 (Konecny, Schultz), 1:54. 8, Philadelphia, Simmonds 2 (Giroux, Voracek), 3:49 (pp). 9, Chicago, Anisimov 1 (Kane, Panarin), 10:24. 10, Chicago, Panarin 2 (Kane), 16:03. 11, Chicago, Anisimov 2 (Kane, Seabrook), 19:15. Shots on Goal–Philadelphia 8-10-9–27. Chicago 11-11-6–28. Power-play opportunities–Philadelphia 2 of 4; Chicago 2 of 3. Goalies–Philadelphia, Mason 0-1-1 (11 shots-9 saves), Neuvirth 1-0-0 (16-12). Chicago, Crawford 1-2-0 (27-23). A–21,263 (19,717). T–2:25. Referees–Trevor Hanson, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen–Lonnie Cameron, Scott Driscoll.

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ROCK FALLS 1 & 2 BR Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR apt. $350/mo. plus dep. Refrig. & stove furnished. or 815-625-0716 815-718-2783. 1BR with stove, refrig., water, $425/ mo.+ dep. No pets. 815-535-3237

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. PHILIP D. JOHANNSEN and CRYSTAL JOHANNSEN AKA CRYSTAL DAWN COSS AKA CRYSTAL MAUCH, Defendants. 15 CH 141 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 508 5TH AVE. STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on May 4, 2016, the following described real estate, to-wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 15, WEST OF BROADWAY IN THE CITY OF STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Index Number: 11-21-437003 Commonly known as: 508 5th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on November 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM, the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $91,253.49. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Sheriff of Whiteside County. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the mortgaged real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g1). If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I705084 Oct. 12, 19, 26, 2016

STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF LEE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WAYNE E. WETZEL, Deceased. NO. 2016 P 71 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of WAYNE E. WETZEL, of Ashton, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on September 28, 2016, to RONALD L. WETZEL, whose address is 115 W. Thomas St., Arlington Heights, IL 60004, and whose attorneys are Fearer, Nye & Chadwick, 420 4th Avenue, PO Box 117, Rochelle, IL 61068. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the office of the Circuit Clerk of the Court at Lee County Courthouse, Dixon, IL 61021, or with the representative, or both, no later than April 12, 2017, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. FEARER, NYE & CHADWICK, Attorneys for RONALD L. WETZEL, Executor of the Estate of WAYNE E. WETZEL, deceased Oct. 12, 19, 26, 2016

Public Notice of Sale All-Safe Storage Center at 690 Timber Creek Rd. in Dixon, Illinois, will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property, as described below, pursuant to the Illinois Facility Storage Act, at 3:00 P.M. on the 22nd day of November, 2016, at Auction City loat 2505 cated West Fourth Street, Illinois, Dixon, 61021. All items are sold as is and at the Auction City location. There is no guarantee given or implied. The terms of sale are as defined by Auction City. Mike Foster, Storage Unit # 708 The items for sale include but are not limited to small furniture, furnishings, household items. Oct. 19 & 26, 2016

Public Notice of Sale All-Safe Storage Center at 690 Timber Creek Rd. in Dixon, Illinois, will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property, as described below, pursuant to the Illinois Facility Storage Act, at 3:00 P.M. on the 15th day of November, 2016, at Auction City loat 2505 cated West Fourth Street, Illinois, Dixon, 61021. All items are sold as is and at the Auction City location. There is no guarantee given or implied. The terms of sale are as defined by Auction City. Joseph Stenta, Storage Unit # 1103 The items for sale include but are not limited to Hoover shampoo carpet fishing machine, poles, sleeping household bag, items. Oct. 19 & 26, 2016

Public Notice of Sale All-Safe Storage Center at 690 Timber Creek Rd. in Dixon, Illinois, will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property, as described below, pursuant to the Illinois Facility Storage Act, at 3:00 P.M. on the 15th day of November, 2016, at Auction City loat 2505 cated West Fourth Street, Illinois, Dixon, 61021. All items are sold as is and at the Auction City location. There is no guarantee given or implied. The terms of sale are as defined by Auction City. Susan Welch, Storage Unit # 706 The items for sale include but are not limited to large appliances, furniture, decor, home linens, large flat screen television. Oct. 19 & 26, 2016

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AMBOY Why rent when you can own? 141 W. Division. $600. 815-259-3168

DIXON 2 homes for rent: 3BR, 1 ¾ ba., 2 car attach. garage. 1650 Rockview, $650/mo. 3-4BR, 2 full & ½ ba. 2 car attach. garage. $900/mo. 1624 Brandywine Ln. 904-422-0359

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ROCK FALLS Cute 3BR, very nice, Why Rent?™ $598/mo. 815-878-7399 Large, clean, quiet 2 story, 2BR, 1.5 bath. 1 car garage. C/A. All applcs. includes W/D. Nice area, walk to library & park. 521 W. 11th St. Sorry, no pets or Sec. 8. $650 + sec. dep. 630-902-1060

STERLING 2 BR, 1 Bth, no garage $550 month + $550 deposit 815-440-7985





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Illinois Waterfront & Recreational Land Absolute Auction 10/22 10AM 4 Tracts 112.68+ acres United County Auctions, Appraisals & Realty 812-243-1303 David Shotts, Jr., Auctioneer IL Lic#440.000310 Terms: Visit website or call for complete terms. LIVE & ONLINE COIN & CURRENCY AUCTION November 12th 1pm LaSalle, IL *** 500+ LOTS *** Including a . . . 1797 PE Half Cent PCGS Au 53! 815-539-6300 www.sonnyhenry Municipal Vehicle/ Equipment Auction October 22nd 9:00am Lake County Fairgrounds Grayslake, IL OBENAUF AUCTION SERVICE 847-546-2095 10% Buyers Fee 7% Sales Tax Round Lake, IL #444.000105

SPECIAL SALES 620 NEW TODAY Automotive Toy & Die Cast Show October 30 th 10am - 3pm 2008 16th St. Moline, IL Check QCA & Craigslist for more details.

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 Thur. 3 – 7 pm; Fri. 8 – 11 am 433 Countryside Lane Tons of clean new clothing for women small - large. Much misc.

ROCK FALLS GARAGE SALES 624 Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8am-6pm 604 Marsha Ln. 3 Family Sale- 4 racks of Fall baby girl, teen girl 10-16, adult pants & tops, etc. 15 tables of misc., linens, shoes, purses, books, tapes, toys, baby walkers. Fairy pics. Amy Brown & Thomas.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antiques, collectibles, toys, post cards, etc. 815-445-6151. Nascar Collectibles Dale SR +JR Coats Cars, Elliott, Martin & Kenseth Coats, Etc. 284-3530



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Sterling Public Schools is looking for substitutes for teachers as well as support staff. *Teacher subs,$75.00/day, minimum of Bachelor degree *Sub aides make$9.00/ hr. Nurse subs $12.00/hr. *For Sub aides a paraprofessional license is needed which can be obtained at the Regional Office of Education in Sterling. Nurses need a current LPN or RN IL license For questions, call SPS district office at 815-6265050

Raynor, a leading manufacturer and supplier of residential and commercial garage doors and openers has an immediate opening in our corporate office in Dixon, IL for a Product Engineer, an Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk, a 2nd Shift Operations Supervisor and 2nd Shift Production Workers. The Product Engineer will be responsible for designing electrical and mechanical components and systems, testing these designs and implementing them into production. The successful candidate must have strong problem solving and decision making skills. The candidate must be able to show a demonstrated ability to maintain and develop relationships throughout the organization and must be a strong team player. A Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required, with proďŹ ciency in mechanical designs in sheet metal forming, plastics, castings and electro-mechanical systems. Knowledge of CAD systems and 3D modeling is preferred. The 2nd Shift Operations Supervisor will be responsible for directing and coordinating activities of workers engaged in production, logistics and material handling. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to ďŹ ve years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment that includes metal forming and assembly, and a demonstrated ability to effectively motivate and foster teamwork with direct reports. Knowledge concerning speciďŹ c machine capacity and capability issues is necessary, as well as the capability to increase manufacturing efficiencies through effective scheduling. A high school diploma is required with an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or other related ďŹ eld desirable. The Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk is responsible for obtaining revenue and paying invoices by verifying and completing payable and receivable transactions. The successful candidate must have strong problem solving and decision making skills with a high attention to detail. The candidate must be able to show a demonstrated ability to maintain and develop relationships throughout the organization and must be a strong team player. The successful candidate must also be proďŹ cient in basic math skills including percentages, decimals, fractions and algebraic principles. A high school diploma or GED along with 1-3 years of clerical accounting experience is required. We are also accepting applications for our Production departments on 2nd shift. QualiďŹ ed candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to read and correctly interpret orders, and be a hands-on team player. Heavy lifting is required. Raynor offers a competitive compensation package and beneďŹ ts, including medical, dental, vision, life, and 401(k). If you are interested in an exciting career with a solid organization, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Raynor Garage Doors Attn: Human Resources 1101 E. River Road Dixon, IL 61021 Fax – 815.285.7133 Email –




RN/LPN ------CNA up to $3,500 Sign-On Bonus! ------We are looking for experienced and dedicated professionals to work and assume these key full-time and parttime positions on our nursing teams. We offer: • Excellent Starting Wage! • Vacation & PTO Pay! • Holiday Pay! • 401(k)! • Health, Dental, Vision! • And Much More! Apply online at: https://tutera. Call (815) 284-3393 or email Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center 800 Division Street Dixon, IL 61021

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Serenity Hospice is looking for an RN to ďŹ ll a 3pm-11pm position in the Serenity Home. Part time or full time, each includes beneďŹ ts. Nursing experience required. Hospice experience preferred. Applications are available on our website or at the Serenity Home, 1658 S IL Route 2, Oregon, IL. Phone 815-732-2499 with questions.

Harbor Crest Home An 84-bed skilled nursing care facility in Fulton IL, 61252 (815)589-3411 Is seeking qualified nurses licensed to work in Illinois to join our team, full-time RN & LPN all shifts Competitive salaries Apply in person or submit resumes to harborcrest2 EOE PART-TIME Carroll County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) has an immediate opening for an Advocate Supervisor. Candidates must be detail oriented, organized and able to manage multiple projects at a time. A professional demeanor and confidentiality, coupled with strong verbal and interpersonal skills are necessary. Computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel are required. This position is approximately 20-25 hours per week. Please forward a cover letter and resume to: Trisha Morrow, CASA Executive Director casadirector@ Deadline for resumes: October 24, 2016.

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



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As the world’s largest food producer, Nestle knows success well. As an industry leader, we offer a competitive wage and benefits package. We currently have an opportunity for a Back Shift Lab Analyst for the Nestle Purina facility in Clinton, Iowa.

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Job Responsibilities: • Perform required finished product chemical and physical analysis in an accurate and timely manner; notify the QA Manager and appropriate Team Leader immediately of substandard results. • Utilize computer software programs for data storage and retrieval, process monitoring and verification and results generation. • Initiate Hold Orders. • Monitor all aspects of processing, including the extruders, screws, air transfers, dryers and FP units. • Monitor all aspects of packing, including the scales, fillers, coders, sealers and casing of the finished products. • Train and continuously update the training of operators in the proper methods of the quality testing for which they are responsible. • Maintain, update and send formulas for batching and production. Utilize Batchvue. • Recommend changes in methods, procedures and equipment, which improve the effectiveness of the analytical results. Implement modification only after validation and approval. • Maintain and calibrate lab and unloading test equipment and assist as necessary with the maintenance and calibration of the testing and monitoring equipment located throughout the plant. • Maintain accurate lab records including GPMQ data entry. • Assist in the chemical and physical testing for R&D and applications test runs. • Maintain the laboratory and work areas in a clean, orderly and safe condition. • Function as a Quality Liaison by communication QA goals and vision to all personnel. • Assumes all other duties as assigned by QA Manager or reporting team leader.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Check out an opportunity that can lead to extra income, but don’t sign up for something that doesn’t have anything in it for you. Focusing on equality, sharing and getting your facts straight will be necessary. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Keep an open mind, but don’t be too willing to share what you discover or think. Listen attentively and act accordingly. Secure your home and personal effects. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You need to gather information and find out what is fact and what is fiction. Staying on top of the truth will be your best way to avoid confusion and interference. Romance is highlighted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A last-minute change will cause you to overreact or lead you into battle with someone who won’t adjust to your way of thinking. Opt not to argue. Do your own thing.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Check out an investment that interests you. Work on honing or picking up skills that will help you achieve your financial goals. Love is highlighted. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -You need to keep your distance and think matters through. Someone will make demands or dump responsibilities that don’t belong to you into your lap if you aren’t careful. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Live a little. Get together with friends or make romantic plans with a loved one. A promise will be made if you discuss your feelings, objectives and personal desires. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Get involved in events that are geared toward education, communications or strategic business solutions. You will gain valuable knowledge that will help you get ahead in a competitive situation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Engaging in social events, dealing with children and expressing your feelings to a loved one are all favored. Let your voice be heard if you want to be granted favors and support. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Put a little thought into how you do your job. Look for alternative methods that will make your work better and help you achieve your goals. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your stamina and insight will make you a great collaborator and ally for someone who could help you as well. Love and romance are highlighted and will improve your personal life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Don’t give in to unreasonable demands. Take care of your responsibilities before tackling someone else’s. Networking and participating in workrelated events will be helpful and inspirational. ©2016 UFS


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

B11 A1

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Sudoku! Answer on B11 REAL ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, OCTOBER 22, 2016 10:00AM Peugh Family Farming LLC 939 Stover Avenue, Milledgeville

3 Bedroom, 2 Car Garage, Brick Home is located in a great neighborhood with schools just a few blocks. Legal: 94 Wysox 947 Lot 10 & .04 AC Adj. to Lot 10 Highland Est. #3 Dining Room: 10’ x 12’ Living Room: 13’ x 16’ 6” Family Room: 10’ 6” x 19’ Galley Kitchen: 8’ x 10’ 6” Bath:5’ x 7’ 6”

Master Bedroom: 12’ x 13’ Master ¾ Bath: 4’ x 7’ 6” Bedroom: 10’ x 13’ Bedroom: 9’ 6” x 10’

Electric Baseboard Heat, Exterior: Brick/Shutters, Central Air, 2- Car Garage, Foundation: Poured Concrete, 100 Amp Service, Windows Dbl. Hung, Alum. Gutters/Down Spouts, Roof: Approx. 8 Yrs., Granite Countertops, City Water & Sewer, Main Floor Laundry, Water Softener 3 Yrs., Mature Trees & Shrubs

Owner: Peugh Family Farming LLC Attorney William Shirk

Terms Real Estate: $6,000 down day of auction, balance on or before 30 days; when possession will be given, taxes to be prorated to date of closing, seller will provide Warranty Deed and title insurance policy, buyer will enter into contract to purchase immediately following the auction. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over written material and final bid subject to seller’s approval. Everything sols “As Is”, “Where Is”. Down payment is non-refundable. Not responsible for accidents or theft. Auction Conducted By:


18661 Holly Road, Morrison, IL 61270 Clerks: D.A.S. Office: 815-772-8850 • Cell: 815-535-1470 Computerized Auction Sales IL Licensed Auctioneer #440-000345

ESTATE/REAL ESTATE AUCTION October 22nd 9:00 AM 1313 S. College Ave., Dixon

DIRECTIONS: IL rt 26 to Bloody Gulch Rd West to S. College North to Auction Site. Watch for signs REAL ESTATE (to be sold at NOON): Approx. 1800 SF, 3 BR, 1 BA 2-story house on LARGE lot with outbuildings.

EQUIPMENT: wire welder; chop saw; sand blaster; Cub Cadet track snowblower; Kubota BX2350 (299 hrs); Case 480 gas; Massey Ferguson 180 diesel; Grasshopper 60” zero turn; Case 444 w/log splitter; Case 155; Aluminum car trailer; 5’ woods 3pt tiller; 5ft woods 3pt mower; parts washer; paddle boat; log splitter; storage buildings; large air compressor; Cobey barge box on gear; woodworking tools; large selection of wrenches, tools, and shop supplies; and much much more COLLECTIBLES: Longaberger collection; pocket knife collection; firearms; vintage advertising; vintage Rx; wrought iron patio furniture; local memorabilia; crocks; large collection of christmas; Standard Oil thermometer; Royal Crown Cola Thermometer; Griswold cast iron; Check out for a full listing. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Ronald Reagan memorabilia; Dixon memorabilia; Vintage advertising;LIONEL train set;Pedal cars, tractors; 100s of hubcaps; vintage toys/games; 196? Land Rover; Moped; Cub Cadet and Allis Chalmers garden tractors; large cast iron planters; 1 bottom walking plows; Fire hydrant; Schlitz cooler; milk cans; vintage Kelloggs cereal display rack;military helmet;wood burning stove; Coca Cola clock; fire extinguishers; candy machines; car parts; steel wagon wheels; large collection of clocks; bank collection;beer lights; steel tractor seats;Lincoln welder;vintage metal parts bin; card catalog file; well pump; antique drafting table;vintage lights;weather vane;White Hall ILL 8 gallon crock; chalk figures; wash tubs; pedesta sinks; and SOOOOO MUCH MORE BEING UNCOVERED There will be something for everyone.


SELLER: John Cover, Sr. TERMS: Cash, GOOD check, and Credit Card(3% BP applies to card) Auctioneer: Personal Property: Andrew Kitson IL 441.001674 (815) 973-0915 • Real Estate: Crawford Realty IL 481.011068 (815) 285-3444

October 29th 9:00 AM 1580 IL Rte 38 Franklin Grove, IL

Selling woodworking tools; mechanics tools and equipment; tractors, mowers; wagons and sooooo much more. For more info check out


Offer expires 12/31/16 No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Garage Sales, Wood/ Fuel, Tickets/ Travel or Real Estate

1994 Mustang GT convertible, red. 34,600mi. Exc. cond. Florida car. $11,000. Call 815499-7430. 1995 Camero Z28 convertible, triple black, leather, LT1 engine, 44k mi., asking $14,500 / obo 815-626-7278 after 5 pm 2003 Subaru Legacy AWD, $3500/ obo. Call 815-625-3928. 2004 Saturn 4DR L300, power everything, alum. wheels, 3.0 V6 engine. NICE CAR. 137,800mi. $3400 815-625-9490 2004 Taurus, gold, checked, garage runs great! $1200 779-245-8070

NEW TODAY 2006 Chevy Aveo, 94K mi., good runner. $3,000; 815-716-0475 or 815-535-0495 2008 Grand Prix, 4dr, V6, brown, sunroof, heated leather, 124k, perfect cond. $7350 obo. 815-378-5847 2010 Toyota Prius 4Dr. Hatch. 170K mi. Ex. Cond. $7,000, 5¼% 60 mo. w/ good credit. 815-379-2528 2011 Cadillac SRX leather, loaded, sun roof. Asking $21,500. Like new. 39,800mi. Call 815535-1021. creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD. Price Reduced! 1999 Buick LeSabre, 140k mi. Many new parts. $1450 or make offer. 815-677-1637



1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS, 4WD, 4DR, great condition, 150,159 miles, $2300 obo 815677-2098 2004 Buick Rainier. All wheel Dr. heated leather sun roof, very well maintained. $4,800. 815-632-0780



NEW TODAY 1995 Ford F350 Flat bed. 31K mi. $3,500 obo. 815-535-0495 or 815-716-0475

Looking for the perfect home? Read Sauk Valley Classifieds real estate section & Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays.


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CAROLYN MELBERG, OWNER KEVIN MELBERG, EXECUTOR ATTORNEYS PIGNATELLI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. AUCTIONEERS: Lyle Dirks, IL440000128, phone 815-626-3358 Rob Young, IL441000593, phone 815-632-8000 ID#43915





16' Black bottom Bass Tracker w/ motor & trailer. Mercury 30HP. $1,500 OBO. 630-774-0885 1989-1990 Lowe Back-Troller, 40hp Johnson, w/ 6hp Yaht Evinrude, Club Trailer, asking Call $3500/obo, 815-631-2510 2006 24ft. Pontoon 90HP Evinrude E-Tec motor. Some work needed. $6,500 815-973-6778

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT 941 2007 Sea Doo RXP, only 106 hrs., Runs Great!! $4000/obo 815-631-8325



NEW TODAY 20' Wells Cargo, 8x20 like new. $4,500 obo. 815-535-0495 or 815-716-0475 2010 Cameo 36 FWS 5th Wheel, self leveling, central vac, 2 A/C, double ref., king bed, washer/dryer, like new furniture, much more. $34,900 815-440-4666.



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506 5TH AVENUE, STERLING, IL 61081 (Bad Weather Date: Monday, October 24 - 4:00 P.M.)

Several nice book shelves, roll top desk, (2) 3-piece bedroom sets full beds, 4-piece living room set with end tables, (2) single beds, corner hutch with lights, nice wooden wine rack, wooden dinette set with 6 chairs very nice, 5 old handmade wooden Anheuser Busch chairs, child’s table with 2 chairs, large dog cage, 2 military gas cans, WWII military tent stove - burns wood or coal complete, old hand water pump, cork fishing poles with reels, 4X6 Wool Pile Woolmark rug, old bicycle very nice, Minn Kota trolling motor, 6 HP Johnson boat motor, wooden keg barrow, hydraulic jack, glassware, household decorations, lots of misc.

KATRINA BRAGE, OWNER TERMS: CASH OR GOOD CHECK HAVE POSITIVE ID NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS AFTER SOLD AUCTIONEERS: Lyle Dirks, IL440000128, phone 815-626-3358 Rob Young, IL441000593, phone 815-632-8000 CASHIER: Dianne Behrens; CLERK: Cheri Lockhart ID#43915









Auction location north of Polo, IL on IL 26 approx 2 miles at 1249 N. IL Rt 26, Polo, IL 61064 * See advance salebills, possible color photos on our website at & Auction Zip

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Personal Property sold at 9:30 am * Real Estate sold at 12:30 pm The surveyed 2.384 acres [1249 N. IL Rt 26, Polo, IL 61064] includes a 2 story house, 2 car unattached garage, 5 bay machine shed, chicken house and corn crib. The house was built in the early ‘40’s and is located in the Polo ďŹ re and school districts. This nicely shaded acreage has been family occupied and owned since the early ‘40’s.


MC-04150Y Scooter, 150 CC. Good tires, $750 815440-1329

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 – 11:00 A.M.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

2010 Harley Davidson Limited. 62K mi. Has extras. $13,500 815-499-3924 2015 Yamaha Zuma X50, blue & white, 165 mi., 815-441$2000 8782






2006 Chevy Silverado LT, 3500 diesel 4x4, loaded. 163K mi. New tires/brakes. One owner. Runs great! $19,500. 815-9733281.

Real Estate: Two story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with large dining, living, and sitting room. This home needs some minor TLC. Open house: Tuesday, October 25th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. To view this home at a different time, please contact one of the auctioneers. Terms: 10% down day of auction and remaining balance due within 30 days of closing. HAVE POSITIVE ID


1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, 4.0, flatbed/ sidestep box, new brakes, drums, rotars & ujoints, rebuilt trans., new Meyer 6 ½ ft. plow, new paint, $3900 815-626-2461


1989 Ford F150 4x4, Needs brakes, 4.9 engine, runs. 5sp. Transition like new. $800 for all, or will part out. 815-284-1128





THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016 – 3:00 P.M.





2000 Ford Conversion Van, white, 124,000 miles, 4 Captain's chairs + bench converts to bed. VGC, $6,900. 815-535-2380






Wednesday, October 19, 2016



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Real Estate Terms - The property is sold as is, where is. Owner will guarantee a clear title. Successful buyer required to put 10% down and enter into a purchase agreement day of auction; balance of purchase price due at closing on or before November 21st, 2016. Taxes will be prorated. Owner has right to accept or reject bid. All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over all printed materials. For more information or inspection of the property, contact any of the numbers below. Household - Magic Chef refrigerator; elec stove; microwave; Maytag washer; Roper gas dryer; Kelvinator upright freezer; dishware; pots, pans, sm appliances; kitchenware; glassware; atware; various cabinets; cookbooks; recliner; Electrolux vacuum; VCR; CD’s; lots of pictures & paintings; oor lamp; 14 various chess sets; chest of drawers; tall chest of drawers; 2 double beds; rollaway bed; wardrobe; bedding & linens; ofďŹ ce equip; desk chair; 2&4 drawer ďŹ les; book shelves; combination safe; Comcast computer; HP printer; Cannon BJC-7000 printer; camera; leather attache case & others; knick knacks; jig saw puzzles; costume jewelry; lots of art books; inlaid artist gouges, chisels & misc tools; yarn; handi-work; sewing machines plus new mini sewing machine; baskets; 2 sleeping bags; croquet set; lawn chairs; sump pumps; assorted hand & power tools; heavy duty lawn roller; lawn & garden tools; sm anvil; bicycle built for 2; walk-behind rototiller; garden plow; cast well pump w/pump jack; chicken waters & feeders; 2 riding mowers for parts. Farm Equipment – Cars - AC D17, WF, 3pt, set duals (28761D); AC wheel disk; AC snap coupler 3B plow; AC snap coupler 4R cultivator; 3pt blade; drag section; 2 wheel trailer; ‘95 Caprice wagon; ‘95 Buick Roadmaster wagon; ‘68 Ford Econoline for parts; [cars sold following Real Estate]; plus lots more sheds are full. Collectibles - Zenith table model radio; dinner bell; double rinse tubs; Standard Oil thermometer; wicker fern stand; armed rocker; cane back rocker; trunks; dome sewing machine; oak chair; smoking stand; telephone bench; lots of old books; kids books; series of 78 records; Aladdin lamp (rough); barn lantern; kerosene lamp; metal cans; 12 gal crock; ruby dish set; blue glassware; rose glasses; pitcher & bowl set; 2 silver trays; silverware in chest; tea pots; plus lots more.

Dorothy & Ernest Jeanblanc Trust

Auctioneers: Polo, IL 61064

Lenny Bryson (IL#440000158) 815-946-4120 Mark Ebert (IL#440000341) 815-946-2809





Lyle & Sheryl Hopkins (IL#440000185) 815-946-2660 or 800-848-9519

Terms on Personal Property - Cash, good check, Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards. All items must be settled for day of sale. Number system will be used, have proper ID. Not responsible for accidents or merchandise after sold.



COMMUNITY STATE BANK, OWNER DOUGLAS E. LEE, ATTORNEY EHRMANN, GEHLBACH, BADGER, LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC AUCTIONEERS: Lyle Dirks, IL440000128, phone 815-626-3358 Rob Young, IL441000593, phone 815-632-8000 ID#43915




Real Estate: Two story home completely gutted with a 2 car detached garage. The home has a new roof, new windows that have been installed and there are several new windows and a new door inside the home that have not installed. Open house: Tuesday, October 25th from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. To view this home at a different time, please contact one of the auctioneers. Terms: 10% down day of auction and remaining balance due within 30 days of closing. HAVE POSITIVE ID



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016 – 5:00 P.M.












1397 N. Galena Ave., Dixon 815-288-5626 ’08 CHEVY MALIBU $7,495* ’10 FORD FOCUS $6,995* ’07 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX $6,995* ’03 CHEVY C1500 PICK UP $6,495* ’05 CHEVY UPLANDER $5,995* ’07 CHEVY COBALT $4,995* ’05 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN $4,995* ’03 CHEVY SILVERED, 4X4 JUST IN ’03 DODGE CARAVAN $4,995* ’03 PONTIAC MONTANA $4,995* ’02 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER $4,995*

708 First Avenue, Rock Falls 815-622-6655 ’01 KIA SPORTAGE, 4X4 $4,995* ’07 CHEVY EQUINOX $3,995* ’06 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER $3,995* ’05 CHRYSLER SEBRING JUST IN ’04 PONTIAC GRAND AM $3,995* ’01 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER $3,995* ’06 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SOLD! ’06 BUICK LUCERNE $2,495* ’06 SATURN ION $2,495* ’05 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE $2,495* ’02 PONTIAC MONTANA $2,495*

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