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It’s the rut of the problem Some trail users concerned about a proposal to let UTVs use trail year-round ​BY RACHEL RODGERS rrodgers@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

Jordan DeWilde offers advice to third-grader Gabbi Schelling, 9, on her version of Marc Chagall’s painting, “I and the Village.” The class relies on DeWilde to be a helpful, engaging teacher who works with them to bring out their best.

Echoes of Jordan DeWilde tapped into his inner voice and found a world of art; now, he’s helping students do the same – and they’re more than happy to echo that voice

excellence ​BY ZACH ARBOGAST Shaw Media zarbogast@shawmedia.com

OREGON – Introducing elementary school kids to the many styles and perspectives of art can be rewarding – literally and figuratively. Just ask Oregon Elementary School art teacher Jordan DeWilde. DeWilde recently was honored by the Illinois State Board of Education’s “Those Who Excel” program, achieving the top award of excellence in the Early Career Educator category. “Art teachers aren’t always acknowledged or respected; it was an honor to be nominated by my administrator,” he said. DeWilde grew up in Taylorville in central Illinois, the son of two passionate educators. His mom was an art teacher who always had art supplies on hand and creative projects to do, so it’s easy to see where his journey began, although wasn’t always certain he wanted to be a teacher himself.

Third-graders Mckenna Scruggs (left) and Aniyah Sarver show off their artwork. Their class recreated the stylings of Marc Chagall’s painting, “I and the Village,” using their own faces, favorite animals, activities and communities.

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STERLING – On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Eve, area churches, leaders and residents will gather Sunday to celebrate the activist who dreamed like no other. A Community Celebration In Song: March On! will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 411 13th Ave. A four-church combined choir will perform during the annual celebration. The event is free.

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DIXON – Snowmobile and UTV groups fear the Joe Stengel Trail might not be big enough for the both of them – at least not in the winter. The Park Board recently renewed a program allowing drivers of utility task vehicles to use the trail April 1 through Oct. 31, after buying a $100 permit. It also expanded the program to include the roads in Page and Lowell parks. Mark Imfeld, a Blackhawk Trail Riders Club member who has spearheaded the UTV trail initiative, approached the board 2 weeks ago and proposed making access year-round. “There’s no doubt that UTVs would get more use out of it,” Imfeld said at the board meeting Wednesday.

A birthday gift for the area Dixon mayor: Sauk Valley could benefit from state’s bicentennial ​BY RACHEL RODGERS rrodgers@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

DIXON – The mayor sees the state’s 200th birthday as a prime opportunity to highlight the Sauk Valley’s historic ties. Mayor Li Arellano Jr. is one of 55 government officials, businesses leaders and organizational heads from public and private sectors throughout the state appointed last month to serve on the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, which met for the first time Thursday. BICENTENNIAL continued on A54

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MOUNT CARROLL – Winter Fest, part of the city’s yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Point Rock Park on Mill Street. Free activities include ice skating, music, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and a snowmanmaking contest. People can warm up at fire rings chestnuts will be roasted. Refreshments will be available.   Donations will be accepted to help replace the skating rink liner next year. Contact Michelle Fossett at mfossett98@yahoo.com or 815-275-0159, or Judy Fitzpatrick at mtcarrfitzs@ yahoo.com or 815-2382764 for more information.

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POLO – The Polo Area Community Theatre’s third annual Masquerade Ball will run from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Township Hall, 117 S. Franklin Ave. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, snacks and nonalcoholic drinks, as well as games, dancing, and a raffle. The ball is open to highschoolers and older. Formal evening wear and masks are required, and will be available for rent. Tickets cost $15, or $20 for a couple at the door, or $10 and $15 in advance at polotheatre.org. Contact Faith Morrison at faith@fashdesign.com for details.

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DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings returns to the downtown. Among the activities are open mic night at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave., starting at 7:30 p.m. Sign-up begins at 6, or call 815-973-4476. Acoustic guitarist Jeff Kagay performs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Books on First, 202 W. First St., and there’s an art reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Next Picture Show, with details to follow. There will be karaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at PatiO’s Irish Pub, 222 W. First St. Find Dixon Main Street & Riverfront on Facebook for more information.

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DIXON – The 13th annual Regional Survey of Art Exhibition will kick off with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St. There will be more than 90 original works of art representing mediums such as oil, ceramics, glass, photography, ink and paper, silk painting, wood carving, watercolor, and acrylic. Tristan Bushman, an Ashton singer-songwriter, will perform. The show runs through Feb. 25. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Go to thenextpictureshow. org or call 815-285-4924 for more information.

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a stop sign, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and expired registration; given notice to appear in court. Eric L. Diedrich, 41, of Sterling; 1:56 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of First Avenue; driving without lights when required, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol; given notice to appear in court.

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Alex F. Ramirez, 64, of Sterling; 6:01 a.m. Wednesday at Locust and West 14th streets; expired registration; given state citation. Austin L. Bennecke, 26, of Sterling; 5:48 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of East Seventh Street; Whiteside County warrant – probation violation/violation of court order on a driving under the influence charge; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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Tony B. Filo, 22, of Rock Falls; 3:23 p.m. Wednesday at Dixon Avenue and Avenue B; expired registration and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle; given notice to appear in court. Gary C. Stanley, 38, of Sterling; 8:03 a.m. Wednesday at Second Street and Eighth Avenue; disobeying

Javon T. Coleman, 23, of Sterling; 12:52 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Corporate Drive; possession of cannabis; given city citation. Darlene Sieberns, 60, of Amboy; 1:59 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Galena Avenue; retail theft; posted bond.

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Nathan Q. Sandell, 25, of Morrison; Wednesday; warrant – failure to appear; given notice to appear in court. Anthony Boyle, 29, of Freeport; 8:52 p.m. Wednesday at Lanark and Union roads; driving while license suspended, speeding and expired registration; taken to Ogle County Jail.

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DIXON – Police are looking for at least three people, one of whom was driving a white SUV, who are suspected of burglarizing several unlocked vehicles around 5 Thursday morning at Dixon Square Apartments, 1540 Freedom Walk, and Canterbury House Apartments, 1501 Lowell Park Road. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815288-4411 or Ogle-Lee Crime Stoppers at 888-228-4488. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest; tipsters can remain anonymous.

These images from surveillance footage show the three people suspected of burglarizing several unlocked vehicles around 5 a.m. Thursday at Dixon Square Apartments, 1540 Freedom Walk, and Canterbury House Apartments, 1501 Lowell Park Road. One of the suspects was seen driving a white SUV.

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SUV collides with Eastland school bus BY ASHLEY CADY acady@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

SHANNON – Three people were taken to a hospital, but no students were hurt, when an SUV collided with the back of an Eastland school bus stopped at a railroad crossing just south of Shannon. The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday on Shannon Road at the Canadian Pacific Railroad cross-

ing. The southbound bus carrying students in grades K-6 was struck as it began to accelerate, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department said. Heather Skerik, 30, of Shannon, and two children who were her passengers were taken to Freeport Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Skerik was not listed as a patient there Thursday. The students were

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MORRISON – An objection to two Sterling school board members’ petitions to run in the upcoming election was shot down Thursday morning, allowing them to stay on the ballot – for now. A three-person electoral board – County Clerk Dana Nelson, Circuit Clerk Sue Costello, and state’s attorney designee Tom Senneff – unanimously overruled an objection filed Dec. 28 by former school board member and current art teacher Gonzalo Reyes, who is running in the April 4 consolidated election. He said incumbents Marc A. Geil and Terry McGuire failed to appropriately fill in blanks on their statements to run, and so they should be removed from the ballot. Nelson declined to comment on their decision until Senneff completed a report from their 17-minute deliberation. The three candidates are running for two

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4-year seats representing Sterling Township. Reyes has 5 days to file a petition seeking a circuit court review of the decision; a hearing would have to be held within 30 days of that filing. “We’re thankful to have the opportunity to stay on the ballot and let the election process work itself out in the public,” said Geil, who represented himself and McGuire, who is out of town for work until tonight. Reyes’ attorney, William Lee of Morrisonbased Ludens, Potter & Lee, said by not indicating which seat they were running for, and by failing to indicate the official name of the school district, Geil and McGuire created confusion. “That’s the touchstone, really, for these objections: Is there a basis for confusion? We think so,”

Go to shawurl.com/2z41 to read Gonzalo Reyes’ objection to Sterling school board members Terry McGuire and Marc A. Geil’s petitions. Go to shawurl.com/2z42 to read the board members’ petitions. Go to shawurl.com/2z3z and shawurl.com/2z40 to read the state statutes pertaining to petitions stating candidacy for office.

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Read this story at saukvalley.com to watch video of Sterling school board member Marc Geil responding to an objection to his petition to run to retain his seat on the board. Lee said. “We’re left to the county clerk to fill in the blank, to jump the bridge, to fill in the gap. That’s what we’re not supposed to do.” On Jan. 12, when Thursday’s hearing was scheduled, the panel permitted McGuire to provide Geil with notes in which he pointed out that he filled out the petition “as accurately as possible” on the advice of the County Clerk’s Office staff and that of Jill Froeter, assistant to school Superintendent Tad Everett. “Up until this last election cycle, Jill was responsible for receiving and reviewing all board

candidacy packets,” Geil read. “She told me it was accurate.” Geil then pointed out that he filled out the petition the same way he did when he ran for his first two terms, that other candidates for other townships’ seats had completed their paperwork similarly, and that Reyes’ petition, too, had issues – including that his own signature is among those needed to validate his candidacy. “We’d like to ask the board to either accept or reject all,” Geil said. In closing, Lee commended Geil and McGuire for the work

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Sterling school board member Marc Geil, right, speaks during a hearing Thursday morning at the Whiteside County Courthouse. An objection to Geil’s petition to run in the April 4 election filed by Gonzalo Reyes (at left) was overruled by a three-person electoral board. they’ve done, but added, ‘this is a country of laws, not men, and it’s important the law be followed carefully.” McGuire took over Reyes’ seat in 2011, when Reyes accepted his position as an art teacher. If he and Reyes wind up serving on the board

together, he could get past the legal proceedings, Geil said. “It might take some time, right? It feels personal,” he said. “But I do appreciate the comments said at the end, understanding my character and who I am as a person.”

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Warehouse or self-storage? Business plans on hold for now BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5570 @pam_eggemeier

ROCK FALLS – A local contractor says there’s nothing special about some storage units he wants to build – at least when it comes to a city ordinance, but the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission isn’t so sure. Jack Guerrieri’s plans to turn an empty lot into a business were put on hold at Thursday’s commission meeting when his petition was tabled while members get a ruling from city attorneys. Guerrieri recently bought residential property at 307 W. 16th St., which still includes a vacant home. The land is

just west of Perna’s Pizza on U.S. Route 30, and to the naked eye, looks like it’s on the highway. The area was once home to a small trailer park. He plans to demolish the house, and put up a small office building. He also wants to clean out the brush in the area and put up some self-storage units. The area is zoned for business, but Guerrieri was told he needed the zoning panel’s approval for the storage units. City ordinance says that warehouses need a special-use designation in the B-1 district because of its location along the U.S. Route 30 business corridor. Guerrieri, who already owns storage units in the

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The Rock Falls Planning and Zoning Commission next meets at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, but the panel could call a special meeting to expedite the process. east-end industrial park, contends that his business isn’t really a warehouse, so he doesn’t need a special-use permit. “The definition of a warehouse is a place where you store things for retail sale, and I don’t do that,” Guerrieri said. “This is self-storage – it’s a business, but I belong in a business services category.” After fielding several questions, the owner couldn’t hide his disappointment. “This property has been sitting there empty for 25

years,” Guerrieri said. “I made an investment, and I was hoping for a positive response.” Alderman George Logan Jr. said the panel has no problem with the business, but members just wanted to make sure proper procedure was followed. “We’re not trying to be negative, but there is a simple process for special-

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use situations,” Logan said. The commission decided to table the matter because both city attorneys were out of town. No one felt comfortable making a recommendation to the City Council without clarification on warehouses. “I understand you want to move on this, so I promise I’ll find the city attorney tomorrow for clarification,” Building Inspector Mark Searing said. “There are very few definitions in the ordinance, and that can cause

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OBITUARIES Marian E. Bollman DIXON – Marian Edith Bollman, 101, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Marian was born March 1, 1915, in Harmon, the daughter of Frank C. and Ada (Speigle) Swartz. She married Wilbur H. Bollman on Nov. 18, 1933, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on June 15, 1995. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon for more than 70 years, the Loyal Club, and Women’s Circle. Marian was a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed flower gardening, canning and freezing produce. She was a good pie maker. Her hobbies were shopping and traveling; and her favorite pleasure was enjoying friends at McDonald’s and Wendy’s. She is survived by two sons, Frank Bollman of Rock Falls and Dale (Diana) Bollman of Harmon; one daughter, Janet (James) Warner of Stillman Valley; one brother,

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Donald (Bernice) Swartz of Brodhead, Wisconsin; one sister, Ruth Miller of Polo; 13 grandchildren; 37 greatgrandchildren; and 13 great-greatgrandchildren. Marian also was preceded in death by one son, Marvin Bollman; one brother, Paul Swartz; one sister, Florence Kirby; and one grandson, Andrew Bollman. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, with the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Monday, at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Robert C. Kinnear, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

STERLING – Raymond D. Ybarra, 82, of Sterling, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Sterling, the son of Jose and Trinidad (Cabrera) Ybarra. He married Celia Sanchez on Jan. 4, 1957. She died March 23, 2015. Raymond had been employed for 38 years at the former A.E. Bogott & Son in Sterling as an architectural draftsman. He was a graduate of Sauk Valley Community College. He had served in the Army, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his daughter, Nancy (Andy) Trancoso of Rock Falls; his sons, Raymond (Kathy) Ybarra Jr. and John (Donelle) Ybarra, both of Sterling, Arthur Ybarra of Orlando, Florida, and Robert (Cindy) Ybarra of Montgomery; his brothers, Joe Ybarra,

John (Maria) Ybarra, Louis (Carol) Ybarra, Larry (Mardi) Ybarra, the Rev. Manuel Ybarra, and Ben Ybarra; his sisters, Delores Cuevas, Susan (Fermin) Arocho, Martha (Jesse) Elizondo, Dolly (Bill) Blair, and Marilyn Ybarra; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Frank and Felix; and his sister, Mary Ybarra Rodriquez. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, followed by the Rosary at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Adelberto Sanchez officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church or Gaffey Hospice.

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Laswell, of Byron, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Byron. Mary D. Vaile of Dixon, 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Dixon. John O. Bonnell of Dixon, 11 a.m. celebration of life at Dixon Elks Club. Gregory T. Pfeifer of Winter Haven, Florida, 11 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Douglas Payne of Amboy, 4 p.m. celebration of life at Amboy Community Building. ▼ Monday visitations: Marian E. Bollman of Dixon, 9-11 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Raymond D. Ybarra of Sterling, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. ▼ Monday funerals: Raymond D. Ybarra of Sterling, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Marian E. Bollman of Dixon, 11:30 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Claire Johns MOUNT CARROLL – Claire Johns, 88, of Mount Carroll, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Mount Carroll. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna handled arrangements.

Merlin K. ‘Ken’ Clausen FRANKLIN GROVE – Merlin K. “Ken” Clausen, 72, of Franklin Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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Buddy Greco, the jazz singer, piano player and long-running Vegas showman whose hits included “The Lady Is a Tramp,” has died. The musician, who was often associated with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s Rat Pack and whose lengthy career spanned 8 decades, died Tuesday in Las Vegas, according to his Facebook page. He was 90. Sam Greco confirmed his father had died, but did not provide details or cause of death. For decades Greco headlined top nightclubs, cabarets and music rooms around the world. He had such solid-selling singles as “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “I Ran All the Way Home” and “Mr. Lonely” and recorded more than 60 albums. He also performed with Marilyn Monroe, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and once played for Queen Elizabeth II along with The Beatles. Although he was never officially a member of the Rat Pack, he shared the stage and hung out with Sinatra, Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Born Armando Greco in South Philadelphia in 1926, Greco began performing at age 4. He sang on the radio and started playing piano by the time he was 6. When he was 20, he signed with his first record label, MusiCraft, which

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Jazz singer Buddy Greco performs at Orange Coast College’s Robert B. Moore Theatre in 1996. Greco died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was 90. counted Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme among its artists. “I knew the minute I was born, I’ve always known my life was going to be in the music business,” Greco said in a 2008 interview with The Riverside Press-Enterprise. “Oh Look-A-There Ain’t She Pretty” was his first hit, selling more than 1 million copies, according to his website. In 1949, band leader Benny Goodman came into Philadelphia’s Club 13, heard Greco and hired him as his keyboardist. “I always wanted to be my own boss,” Greco said in 1991. “I never liked working with anybody. When I first made a couple of records that were little hits, people like Charlie Ventura, Buddy DeFranco and Dizzy [Gillespie] used

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6 months before they were to become known in the U.S.,” Greco recalled. “That was a thrill, an Italian from South Philly performing for the queen.” In his prime, the headlining Strip performer drew crowds comparable to his pals in the Rat Pack. He made his Las Vegas debut in 1955 at the lounge at the Sands, where he met Sinatra. He also headlined the Desert Inn’s Starlight Room in 1992 – that’s where he met his wife fifth wife, Lezlie Anders, who had been his opening act. “I’m basically a jazz piano player who made it as a singer like Nat (King) Cole did – he started me. He was my best friend. A lot of the stuff I do is stuff he gave me over the years,” Greco said. In 1991, Greco released his first jazz album, the self-produced “The Magic of It All,” which took him back to his musical roots. “I’m at the point in my life that I don’t have anything to prove to anyone,” Greco told The Times. “I just want to go out and play and have fun.” In August, Greco celebrated his 90th birthday with tributes and toasts at the Italian American Club in Las Vegas. Greco is survived by Anders and seven children from previous marriages.

but has side effects NEW YORK (AP) – It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it could also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger heart attacks. Those are among the conclusions about marijuana reached by a federal advisory panel in a report released Thursday. The experts also called for a national effort to learn more about marijuana and its chemical cousins, including similarly acting compounds called cannabinoids. The current lack of scientific information “poses a public health risk,” said the report, from the National Academies

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Members of two area snowmobile groups, though, are worried that UTVs might add more wear and tear to the trail and increase maintenance work. “The UTVs are going to rut up the trail, snow or no snow,” said Rich Frye, a member of the Blackhawk Snowblazers Snowmobile Club based in Oregon. Tim Cavanaugh, president of Polo Snow Rangers, said he doesn’t mind UTVs using the trail, but “you can’t have two on the trail at the same time,” he said. “It’s too steep on both sides.” In addition to space constraints, UTVs could disrupt the snow, which needs to be packed and smooth for snowmobiles, Cavanaugh said. He also wants to make sure the trail’s legacy, named after a snowmobile and trail enthusiast, stays intact. Park District Executive Director Deb Carey said the trail was developed through four snowmobile grants from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, but both groups should keep in mind that the multiuse trail also is used by hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders and others. Board Vice President Ron Pritchard said the UTV riders have respected the trail – picked up garbage, policed themselves, and looked out for other trailgoers not following district rules – and the groups will need to work together to address any issues before the board votes on the proposal. Imfeld said he is confident they can work something out to be “one big, happy family.”

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Something missing from the equation Newman staff, students dealing with the empty space left by teacher sidelined by a stroke More easily said than done. “She’s an ace math teacher, that’s for sure,” said Kathy Howard, principal and superintendent. “She teaches all the ewman Central Catholic hard things: calculus and preHigh School is seeking a calc. We can piece it together rock star. here for a little The smart money bit, but we need a says the position christopher teacher. We really will come with an HEIMERMAN do.” interim tag. Howard is in Heimerman is Ann Propheter, the Enterprise no-news-is-goodwho’s taught math and Projects news mode, since at the school since Editor at SVM. Propheter had He can be 2008 and who’s surgery Tuesday reached at championed its cheimerman@ evening. stalwart Scholastic saukvalley. “They always say com or Bowl program, the next 48 hours 815-625-3600, is recovering at are critical, and ext. 5523. Central DuPage we’re still in that Hospital in Wintime window,” field after suffering she said Thursday a stroke midday Tuesday. morning. As the 67-year-old was being A moment of silence took wheeled out of the school on place during the Comets’ home a gurney, she didn’t waste her game against Kewanee Tuesday breath saying, “I’ll be OK.” night, and a special Mass was “She said, ‘Make sure somebody celebrated Wednesday morning. takes my calc class,’” Athletic All that happened after an Director Mike Papoccia said. BY CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN cheimerman@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5523 CHeimerman_SVM

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incident debriefing, during which staff were told to be available for upset students, and to be sure to treat them as Ann adults. Propheter “Kids have responded wonderfully,” Howard said. Propheter and her husband, Tim, live in Rock Falls and have three kids who attended Newman: Brian, Nick, and Megan. Propheter also coached both tennis teams since 2001, and first relinquished the reins last year, although Papoccia said she’s been bugging him about wanting to help out with the boys again – that is, when she’s not reminding him the Scholastic Bowl team will someday win a championship. It’s already put three third-place banners in the gym from its performances in 2014 and 2015. “She’s a fierce competitor,” Papoccia said. “She’s always telling me, ‘We’re going to

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Park to the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and the John Deere Historic t Site, Arellano said. Illinois was granted “Throughout the Sauk statehood on Dec. 3, 1818, Valley, and Dixon espeand the commission cially, there are a lot of plans to stretch the Land ties to Illinois history,” he of Lincoln’s birthday said. “It makes sense for out into a year of events us to use the bicentennial across its pool of counties, to tell our stories.” cities and communities. The celebration will be “This is a great funded through way for history to a mix of taxpayer come alive for peodollars and private ple,” Arellano said donations, relying after the meeting at more on the latthe Old State Capiter considering the tol in Springfield, state’s current fiscal where Gov. Bruce woes. Mayor Li Rauner unveiled the Arellano Jr. The commisbicentennial logo. sion also discussed The celebration will implementing a crowdbegin Dec. 3 and build source funding campaign up to the Dec. 3, 2018, that could be pooled and birthday gala in Chicago. then distributed as sepaA statewide collaboration rate grants for projects of events is slated to take that promote state history. place Aug. 26 next year to Arellano said the potencelebrate the first Illinois tial grants could be wellConstitution’s bicenten- suited for repairing the nial. Reagan Home or building The commission aims to a Reagan statue at Lowell have all of the major activ- Park, a project that lost ities worked out in the traction after the death of next 7 or 8 months, and former Mayor Jim Burke. communities will be able The city also has another to feature their events on representative planning the state’s bicentennial bicentennial efforts. Vicky website. Turner, former director The Sauk Valley has a of Dixon Tourism, is the wide array of history to chairwoman of the Illishowcase – from Lowell nois Realtors Association

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The logo During Thursday’s unveiling of Illinois’ bicentennial logo, Gov. Bruce Rauner said that Illinois reflects “virtually every aspect of America. We are a crossroads of the nation.” The logo, which was designed and donated by Ben Olson of the Schaumburg-based public relations firm 3 Monkeys and an Aardvark Studios, reflects those strengths, bicentennial organizers said. Twenty-one gold stars — marking Illinois’ 1818 entry into the union as its 21st state — surround a blue outline of the state. In the middle of the bicentennial logo is a gold-colored “200” in a white sunburst with rays emanating in all directions. “The sunburst in the middle of the state outline portrays the impact Illinois has made on the country and the world over the past two centuries and the bright future we aspire to for the next 200 years,” said Stuart Layne, the commission’s executive director.   Although Native Americans have lived in Illinois for centuries — Cahokia in southern Illinois had an advanced city of as many as 40,000 people 1,000 years ago — French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to record their sighting of Illinois in 1673. It was claimed by the French and later the British before joining the U.S. as a territory in 1787. Bicentennial Task Force. The task force’s goal is to have more than 20 Realtor associations provide resources and volunteer assistance for historic homes and properties in celebration of the bicentennial.

“From our rich history to our rich soil, Illinois has changed over the last 2 centuries, but our focus is still much the same,” Rauner said in a news release Thursday. “We’re still deeply rooted

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bring you some trophies, Papoccia.’ Whatever she does, she does it to the nth degree. She’s super-involved with teaching, which is proven by the sort of people our kids are when they leave here.” Even when they’re still there, they unabashedly show their love for Propheter. In his December Student of the Month feature, senior Jacob Neisewander called her his favorite teacher. “Mrs. Propheter inspires me every day with her warm smile and intense enthusiasm for both teaching and life in general,” he wrote. “Her lively sense of wit and charm are infectious, and she is always ready with a good joke to brighten your day.” From all of us: Get well soon, Ann. Christopher Heimerman covers education for Sauk Valley Media and is its enterprise and projects editor. He can be reached at 815-625-3600, ext. 5523, or cheimerman@saukvalley.com.

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ote to readers: The Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board presents the SVM Editorial Board Roundtable. Several members of the Editorial Board offer their responses to a question of the week. Some questions will be of a serious nature, and some won’t be. Members might agree on an issue one week, but not the next week. Regardless, we certainly encourage public feedback.

Question of the week: Do you think President-elect Trump should continue tweeting comments about daily events after he takes the oath of office Jan. 20?

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o, let’s see. How has Donald Trump been using his Twitter account on the campaign trail and during the weeks leading up to becoming president? To voice snap judgments on international and U.S. incidents. To bully former beauty pageant contestants and Gold Star parents. For airing personal grievances with private citizens, celebrities, political opponents, foreign countries, and the media. Oh, and Saturday Night Live, too. Overrated! Terrible show! Sad! While some might find Trump’s tweets entertaining, it would be hard

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ure, I’d love to see him give up his incessant Twitter rants. Realistically, that’s about as probable as him releasing his taxes, acknowledging that the Russians hacked the DNC in attempt to sway the election, or admitting that Meryl Streep is a great actress. I get the whole social media thing. The problem with the leader of the free world expressing his thoughts on Twitter is just that it should be his thoughts and kept to himself or his closest allies. He has no filter or restraint, and forethought is something that the president should have. His Twitter rants offers tremendous insight

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onald Trump used Twitter to his advantage during the campaign, and he continues to tweet – to the distraction of some, the delight of others – as president-elect. The problem, as I see it, is that Mr. Trump risks devaluing what he has to say because he tweets so frequently, too often in a knee-jerk, undignified, almost uncontrolled fashion. There is value in not responding immediately, in 140 characters or less, to every barb that critics cast your way, every news event near and far, every thorny issue that faces the nation. But Mr. Trump habitually responds to anything and everything that comes across

to argue they are presidential. And one week from today, Mr. Trump Jeff will be our Rogers president. It will be long editor past time for Mr. Trump to begin to act presidential. Starting international controversies on social media isn’t presidential. Neither is attacking a citizen’s right to disagree with him publicly. It’s time for Mr. Trump to say farewell to his personal Twitter account. Perhaps store it away in a blind trust.

into him (scary as that might be for me) as an individual, and undoubtSam edly that Fisher unconventional way publisher of communicating is, in part, what got him to the White House. We need his communications to the whole world to be more extensive and insightful than a 140-character diatribe. I trust that the American people will, as time passes, understand that governance is much more than bullying people who have offended you through Twitter. He should think first, tweet second!

his radar, whether it’s worth responding to or not. Silence is golden, so Jim the saying Dunn goes. Novelist George editorial page editor Eliot would have agreed: “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.” President Calvin Coolidge, aka “Silent Cal,” knew how to hold his tongue. Would that Mr. Trump learn to exercise even a tiny modicum of Coolidge’s reserve in his tweets. Better yet, cut back or quit tweeting altogether.

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Six key questions about the Russia hacking report Little proof was conveyed to the American public Julia Ioffe, a writer for The Atlantic who watches Russia carefully, tweeted this about the intelligence community’s unclassified report on Russian hacking released Friday: “It’s hard to tell if the thinness of the #hacking report is because the proof is classified, or because the proof doesn’t exist.” “Thin” is right. The report is brief – the heart of it is just five broadlyspaced pages. It is all conclusions and no evidence. In the introduction, the IC – the collective voice of the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA – explains that it cannot supply evidence to the public, because doing so “would reveal sensitive sources or methods and imperil the ability to collect critical foreign intelligence in the future.” The problem is, without evidence, it’s hard for the public to determine just what happened in the hacking affair. So here are six questions the IC might consider answering in the days ahead: 1) When did the Russian hacking campaign begin? The report says Vladimir Putin “ordered an influence campaign in 2016.” It also says Russia’s intelligence services gained access to the Democratic National Committee’s computer system in July 2015 as part of an effort targeting both Democrats and Republicans, as well as individual campaigns, think tanks, and lobbyists. The IC also notes that some of Russia’s “professional trolls ... started to advocate for President-elect Trump as

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early as December 2015.” This could be a simple writing problem, or it could be something more significant. Is the report saying Putin ordered the 2016 campaign in 2015? Is it saying Russian activities in 2015 were routine operations to mess with U.S. institutions and then became part of the Putin-ordered campaign in 2016? Is it saying something else? 2) Was the Russian campaign intended more to help candidate Donald Trump or to undermine President Hillary Clinton? The report says Putin ordered the 2016 campaign “to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.” The report goes on to say that at some point Putin “developed a clear preference” for Trump. But it also says that, “Moscow’s approach evolved over the course of the campaign based on Russia’s understanding of the electoral prospects of the two main candidates. When it appeared to Moscow that Secretary Clinton was likely to win the election, the Russian influence campaign then focused on undermining her expected presidency.” That suggests some sort of shift in the Russian campaign. But when? 3) How much of the Russian campaign was

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garden-variety propaganda? The IC report says, “Russia’s state-run propaganda machine – comprised of its domestic media apparatus, outlets targeting global audiences such as RT and Sputnik, and a network of quasi-government trolls – contributed to the influence campaign by serving as a platform for Kremlin messaging to Russian and international audiences.” Indeed, the report devotes more space to analyzing RT, the Russian TV network, than it does to hacking. It’s hard to know how much of the alleged Russian influence the IC attributes to hacking and how much to propaganda. 4) How and when did Russia transmit the hacked information to WikiLeaks? “We assess with high confidence that the GRU used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets,” the IC report says. “We assess with high confidence that the GRU relayed material it acquired from the DNC and senior Democratic officials to WikiLeaks.” But when did that happen? Was it during the period when Putin supposedly thought the U.S. presidential race was anyone’s game? Or during the time he thought Clinton was likely to win? And if it was the latter, did Russia transmit the information to WikiLeaks as part of an effort to undermine Clinton’s “expected presidency”? 5) Just what did the Russians do to target Republicans? The IC report has one sentence devoted to Rus-

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sian cyber efforts against the GOP: “Russia collected on some Republican-affiliated targets but did not conduct a comparable disclosure campaign.” There have been reports that the Russians attempted to hack the Republican National Committee, but that those efforts were unsuccessful. The word “collected” in the IC report suggests some effort against GOPrelated targets might have been successful, but what happened is not clear. And the report does not elaborate on the IC assessment that there was a big disparity between efforts targeting Democrats and Republicans. 6) Why can’t the IC release more? Intelligence officials have already leaked classified parts of the report. For example, The Washington Post recently reported that U.S. intelligence agencies “intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on the outcome.” The Post also reported the intercepted messages “revealed that top officials in Russia anticipated that Clinton would win.” There will likely be many more leaks to come. Why not at least release the information that has already been leaked? To the degree that there are partisan differences in assessing the Russia hacking affair, it’s important that Republicans with access to the classified IC report leak as much as Democrats. A confused public will be trying to get a picture of what the full report says. Better to get both views of what’s in there.

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Feel free to ignore high school ‘frenemy’ Dear Abby, I need your help in dealing with an old “frenemy.” “Jenny” and I were friends in high school, but she constantly berated me and accused me of taking advantage of her. She would make herself feel better by putting me down. After she went away to college, she got pregnant by a non-boyfriend. When she had an abortion, she swore me to secrecy because she didn’t tell the father. Shortly thereafter, he came to me and tricked me into telling him. To this day, Jenny still blames me and says I was out to get her and ruin her life. Jenny spread rumors about me around our group of friends, on the

and had a kid. I never respond because that’s what she wants. She pops up at the worst times and makes me feel worse. How should I deal with her? – At a Boiling Point in Tennessee

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

internet, and told my mom horrible lies about me. She even threatened a lawsuit. Ten years later, she still pops up out of the blue to attack me. A year ago, she sent me a message saying she wished I had died in a tornado that struck my area. She sends taunts about an old boyfriend of mine who got married

Dear Boiling, Continue to ignore this troubled woman. Block her anywhere you can, and delete any messages that leak through so you won’t have to see them. If you have mutual friends who don’t know the whole story, you should have enlightened them years ago – and the same goes for your mother. Jenny appears to have serious issues. She isn’t a “frenemy.” She is strictly bad news, so recognize it and move on.

Dear Abby, While preparing a letter at work, I noticed that it was going to be mailed to a married lesbian couple. Typically, the correct way to address an envelope to a woman would be to Ms., Miss or Mrs. and to a male it’s either Mr. or Master, depending upon his age. What’s the proper way to address a gay couple? Is M/M still used in place of Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs.? – Proper in Illinois Dear Proper, According to Steven Petrow’s “Complete Gay and Lesbian Manners,” the correct way to address the envelopes of married gay and lesbian couples should be (in alphabetical order):

MOVIE REVIEW | ‘LIVE BY NIGHT’

Film never quite comes together BY COLIN COVERT Tribune News Service

The concept of honor among thieves is the cornerstone of “Live by Night,” a Roaring ‘20s crime story whose kingpin filmmaker (Ben Affleck as director and leading man) appears to have been corrupted by absolute power. Swanking about in dressy fedoras and mammoth shoulderpadded summer suits that recall the enormous white outfit David Byrne wore in the “Stop Making Sense” concert film, Affleck seems determined to stand out on camera shot after lingering shot, a big star in every sense of the word. He has cast himself as a very heroic antihero. He plays Joe Coughlin, a World War I veteran who entered the military as the patriotic son of a Boston police official (Brendan Gleeson in a throwaway role) and returned an outlaw. “I don’t know much about honest work,” he admits to floozy Emma Gould (Sienna Miller), whose sugar daddy is the sort of mob kingpin you don’t want to annoy. After a series of broad daylight walk-by hits and bank jobs with highly flammable Model T getaway vehicles, Joe’s options in New England gangster circles run dry. A better future seems to await him in the Sunshine State, making and marketing Prohibition rum with ingredients smuggled from Havana and building a vast gaming casino. He has less opposition from the live-and-let-live sheriff (Chris Cooper) than the Ku Klux Klan, who throw pipe bombs into Joe’s favorite interracial nightspots. Equally offended by

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In this image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ben Affleck and Sienna Miller are shown in a scene from “Live by Night.”

‘Live by Night’ 2 out of 4 stars Rating: R for strong violence, language throughout and some sexuality/nudity Showtimes: 4:05, 7:05 and 10 p.m. today at Carmike Sauk Valley 8, 4110 30th St., Sterling. Go to carmike.com for more showtimes. Joe’s status as “a Papist” and his interracial love affair with a Cuban beauty (Zoe Saldana), their racism and bigotry is more distasteful than his outright manslaughter. With his triggerhappy henchman (Chris Messina) at his side, Joe rarely shoots his business opponents personally, so he tries to negotiate rather than assassinate. Briefly, anyway. Trimmed down from a 400-page novel by Dennis Lehane, the film has a swarm of interesting denizens and plot ingredients. But it doesn’t assemble them into an especially coherent package. Perhaps the novel never possessed strong movie potential. Lehane, whose work usually reflects presentday social concerns (he wrote the source novel for the Oscar-winning

“Mystic River”), seems to draw Affleck into a chronological compromise. The clothes, cars and furniture that adorn the production all look as shiny and polished as priceless prop shop museum pieces. But the speech sounds unusually up to date, even in Affleck’s recurring voice-over explanations of what, why and how things are proceeding. Worse, the narrative point of view lacks the old school pulp thrills of the Coen brothers’ classic “Miller’s Crossing,” which was up-to-the-minute and wonderfully antique at once. The center of the story swings like a pendulum from mobsters conducting serious business to romance, at times feeling like a Nicholas Sparks movie about a great family man who happens to be

a crime kingpin. Affleck fared much better in his directing debut, 2007’s “Gone Baby Gone,” based on another Lehane crime novel. On that project he stayed behind the camera and left the acting to his extravagantly talented young brother Casey. Despite the narrative’s frequent changes of focus, some scenes are outstandingly effective. The action builds relentlessly until an 11th-hour Tommy gun battle. Elle Fanning appears in entertaining but alltoo-brief episodes as the sheriff’s teenage daughter, traveling from expectant youth to a melodramatic crisis and then a dubious salvation on the faith preacher circuit. Affleck’s dialogue with her seems to sharpen his own focus on performing. And as his sarcastic, volatile early love, Miller gives the screen a squirt of sour lemon with every line. They are welcome contributors on the fringes of a film that too often turns puzzling rather than thrilling.

Mr. Bradley Burch and Mr. Mark Foster Ms. Cecelia Carter and Ms. Diane Grant Or, if the couple shares the same last name: Mr. Bradley and Mr. Mark Burch Ms. Cecelia and Ms. Diane Carter Dear Abby, Now that I’m older, I often find it hard to remember all the names and amounts of my prescriptions when I visit my various doctors. To help myself, I now carry in my wallet a small copy of a spreadsheet listing all my medication information. That way, I can give accurate details to the physician. I’d like to pass my solution on to other readers who may have the same

need to be precise and up-to-date when visiting the doctor. – In Good Health in Austin Dear In Good Health, That’s a suggestion worth sharing. And while you are at it, you should also list for your doctor any vitamins, supplements and over-thecounter meds you take on a regular basis. This information can also be stored in your smartphone, if you have one. 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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES Saturday, Jan. 14 Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Alcoholics Anonymous Gratitude Group, 9 a.m., open; noon, open; 6 p.m., open, lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., closed, former St. Anne Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., Amboy, 815-8572315. Parkinson’s Support Group, 10-11 a.m., board room, Mercy South Medical Center, 638 S. Bluff Blvd., Clinton, Iowa, 563243-5585. Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 7 p.m., closed (5), Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Narcotics Anonymous Hope Without Dope, noon, in the back of Lifescape Community Services, 1901 First Ave., Sterling, 815-535-3748, 24-hour hotline 844-678-7684. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Old Timers; 7 p.m., open, family fun night, bring a friend, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls. Sauk Computer User Group, 1-4 p.m., 2:30 p.m. presentation “What to Do When Your Computer is Running Slow,” Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Overeaters Anonymous, 5 p..m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll, 630-709-7807. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m.,

open, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, steps and traditions, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Sunday, Jan. 15 Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; noon, open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, barn, Horizon View Farm, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 10 a.m.-noon, open, Big Book, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls. PFLAG Sauk Valley, 1:30 p.m. support time, 2:30 p.m. meeting, Eels Room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-440-2672. Dixon VFW Post 540, 6 p.m., 1560 Franklin Grove Road, 815288-5165. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., closed, Church of St. Anne, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 236 Kelly Drive, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. W, Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (4), Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St.

IN BRIEF De Niro: Streep’s speech was ‘great’ NEW YORK (AP) – Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro has come to the defense of Meryl Streep. The multiple Oscar-winner wrote a letter of support to his “The Deer Hunter” costar following fallout after her Golden Globes speech that criticized Presidentelect Donald Trump. Streep said that “when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” “What you said was great. It needed to be said, and you said it beautifully,” De Niro wrote. “I have so much

respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements. I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Enough is enough.” A De Niro representative confirmed the letter was authentic. De Niro and Streep have co-starred in four films: “The Deer Hunter,” “Falling in Love,” “Marvin’s Room” and “First Man.” Besides endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Streep has been aligned with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, and even impersonated Trump at a gala in Central Park.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Friday, Jan. 13 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, 815-2889236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Kings on Corner cars, 9 a.m.,

Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Stretch & Move, 9 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Wii bowling, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle 815-562-5050. Free blood pressure, 9-10 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E Mason St., 815-946-3818. Bingo, 9:30-11 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Intermediate line danc-

ing, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Yahtzee, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Beginning line dancing, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. 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. Bridge, 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. Euchre, Bridge, Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Movie Day, 12:15 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Mexican Train dominoes,

12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mexican Train, 12:30 p.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon.

Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Roast Beef & Gravy, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls VFW, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave. Saturday, Jan. 14 Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815-6268610.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

933 Mekeel Rd., Dixon, Rt. 52 S.E. 815-284-3090 Michael Donoho, Pastor Sunday 9:30am - Adult Bible Studay & Morning Fellowship Sunday 10:30am - Worship Service & Childrens Church & Nursery Wednesday 7:00pm - Adult bible Study

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GRAND DETOUR

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

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

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST

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

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC

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

ST. FLANNEN CATHOLIC

ST. MARY CATHOLIC

Walton Road, Walton Rev. Timothy Draper, Priest Saturday 6:00pm Worship, Weekdays as Scheduled

SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC

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

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH White Pines Campus

Meeting Sundays at 10:00 AM 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo ~ 815.837.5255 whitepines@crossroadscn.com Pastor ~ Chris Bradshaw Associate Pastor ~ Eric Jackson Chris Bradshaw ex 302 Contemporary worship & relevant Bible teaching Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship Kidzlink Children’s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) ~ during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) ~ Wednesday nights 7PM www.crossroadscn.com

MENDOTA CHURCH OF THE NAZERENE

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

ST. PATRICKS OF AMBOY

32 N. Jones, Amboy, IL Rev. Timothy Draper, Priest Saturday Evenings 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. & 10:30a.m.

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

RIVER VALLEY CHURCH

415 E. 3rd Street., Sterling Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

GREATER LIFE CHURCH

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

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY

ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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

U.S. 52 & Red Brick Rd., Dixon, 815-288-2447, 815-994-0509 Robert Dunbar, Pastor Sun. School 9:45, Sun. Worship 10:45 a.m. Ladies Bible Study Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

Penn Corner on Lowell Park Rd., Polo, 946-3949 Sun. School 9:30, Worship 10:30

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

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

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

COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK

LINCOLN AVENUE CHURCH OF GOD

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

MENDOTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

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

TURNING POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH

GRACE FELLOWSHIP

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

ST. BRIDE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

All are welcome Vicar: Rev. Barbara Harrison Seward Sunday Schedule: 10 AM Holy Communion with Music Fellowship and Coffee after the 10 AM service Contact information: 1000 IL Route 64 W, Oregon 815-732-7211 saintbrides@gmail.com, www.saintbrides. org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

FAITH UNITED METHODIST

DIXON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

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

SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH

SAUK VALLEY ISLAMIC CENTER

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

Sunday School 9:45am

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMBOY

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

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN

421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 288-2757 Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Sat. 5:30pm Traditional Service Sun. 8:30am Traditional Service 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Study 10:45am Contemporary Service Mon. 10:00 am Prayer Team Visitors welcome. www.stpauldixon.org, email: Office@stpauldixon.org

EAST GROVE UNION CHURCH

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

SUBLETTE UNION CHURCH

500 W. Main St., Sublette, 849-5914 Pastor Kris Johnson Sunday Worship Service 9:00 am Kid’s Klub Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm

ASHTON UNITED

METHODIST CHURCH

906 Richardson Ave., Ashton, 453-2328 Pastor Laura Crites Sunday Worship 9am, Sunday School 10:15am

CHANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

606 Main Street, Chana Pastor Chan Ik Choi chanaumc@gmail.com Sunday: Adult & Children’s Education 9 am Worship Service 10:30 am Holy Communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Open Hearts - Open Minds - Open Doors.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

202 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 284-2849 Tim Mitchell, Senior Pastor Heewon Kim, Associate Pastor Saturday Worship 5:00 pm Chapel Sunday Services 10:00 am in Sanctuary Nursery available 8:30am - 11:30am Cross Current Youth 4:30 pm Sunday 9:45 am Powerhouse Kids www.fumcdixon.org

FRANKLIN GROVE UNITED METHODIST

203 W. Middle St., Franklin Grove, 456-2456 Pastor Laura Crites Sunday School 9:30a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

CHURCH OF ST. MARY CATHOLIC

211 N. Franklin Avenue - Polo Rectory phone: (815) 946-2535 Rev. Louis F. Tosto, Parochial Administrator Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.

REYNOLDS UNITED METHODIST

2496 Reynolds Rd, Ashton - 815-453-2513 Rev. Sheamus Enright, Pastor - 847-9758974 Sunday 10 a.m. - Family Worship / Children’s Church Bible Study Wednesday 9:30 a.m. www.reynoldsumc.net • Handicapped Accessible

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

498 IL. Rte. 2, Dixon, 288-7000 Sunday Worship 10 a.m., nursery provided. Tuesday evening praise and prayer 6 p.m. www.saukchurch.com

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

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

11038 E. IL RT 38 Rochelle 815-562-7750 Pastor: Greg Duncan Sunday School: 8:30am, Sunday Worship 9:30am Nursery & Children’s Church during Morning Service, Youth Sunday 6pm, Prayer Wednesday 7PM

NEW LIFE LUTHERAN

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

umans are made for adventure. We all love a good adventure story, and if you are a student of history, you know that human beings have been seeking adventure from the dawn of history, and probably before, if the prehistoric cave paintings are any indication. What prompts one person to set off on foot over the range of mountains and another to fashion a boat or raft and set off across the ocean must be some sort of innate wanderlust. Whatever it is, we all have a hankering for adventure. This can be satisfied in big or small ways. Sometimes we set off on a path through the woods in our own backyard or decide to take our bicycle somewhere we’ve never been. Other times we opt for the adventure vacation, perhaps hiking in a remote wilderness or exploring an unfamiliar city. Of course the notion of adventure is relative. What one person considers wildly adventurous another may consider child’s play. In any case, we should all indulge our spirit of adventure—safely, of course. It’s not for nothing that the Bible is filled with great stories of adventure, from Noah’s ark to Paul’s shipwreck in the Mediterranean. God favors the bold. – Christopher Simon

106 Gaston St., Prairieville 815-445-5912 Bible study Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m. Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome.

702 E. Dixon Street, Polo, 815-946-3212 Rev. Karen Hundrieser, Pastor Sunday School at 9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am All are welcome to our multi-generational congregation. Nursery service provided during the service. Handicapped accessible.

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

“I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.” —2 Corinthians 11:26 NIV

Please check our website and Facebook page for additional services 131 N. Court, Dixon, 284-3849 Randy Sizemore, Pastor Sun. School 9:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

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

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FRANKLIN GROVE

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL

Corner of 3rd St. & Peoria Ave., Dixon Ph: 815-288-2151 Web page: stlukesdixon. org Rev. Mary Ann Rhoades, Deacon SUNDAY Eucharist 10:15 a.m., followed by Coffee and Fellowship

BETHEL EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

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GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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“I’m not certain I believe in an innate artistic ability – at the very least, not that I had one,” DeWilde said. “I practiced it constantly, and as I practiced, I got better; as I got better, my interest increased. It’s a lot like sports – or anything, really – in that regard.” He attended Western Illinois University in Macomb in 2005, pursuing an interest in broadcasting. The art bug bit again, though, and by 2009, he had earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting with a double major in art. He studied and loved a variety of artistic styles and techniques. “I knew I wanted to continue employing all the different things I learned; painting, ceramics, printmaking, all of it. And really, what job could I get where I could do all of it?” he said. With that, DeWilde attended Illinois State University in Normal, where he completed his teaching certificate and graduate classes in 2012, the same year he began teaching at Oregon Elementary School. He earned his master’s degree last year. Forging your own passion is one thing; how do you then project that pas-

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Kloie Pretzsch, right, was proud of the work her friend and fellow third-grader, August Schwartz, did during a recent class. DeWilde fosters a supportive atmosphere, where the kids are supportive of each others’ work.

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Oregon Elementary School art teacher Jordan DeWilde uses social media to share art created by him, surrounding communities, and especially his students. Find him on Facebook, follow @mrdewildeart on Instagram, or visit the elementary school, 1150 Jefferson St., to see the works in person. Student-made art always adorns the school’s walls. sion so others can learn? It helps when you are allowed to take the ball and run with it, and DeWilde was encouraged to create his own curriculum from the start. “I can teach things I’m really passionate about and have an interest in, and the kids know if you care about what you’re teaching or

not,” he said. “It’s so cool to share that passion and see the students echo my excitement.” Eight-year-old Libby Patterson is one of his little echoes. “I love to draw in the car, at home, everywhere,” the third-grader said. “Mr. DeWilde is very talented with art, and it helps me

because I tend to make mistakes and he helps me figure out where to correct them.” Fellow third-grader August Schwartz, also 8, says DeWilde is “nice, funny, and gets us thinking about lots of different kinds of art. The projects he has us do are creative, and I like them.” His curriculum tends to mimic his college studies, and features a variety of inspirations and projects. In addition to a range of artistic techniques, his students study and recreate art from nations around the world. “I want the students to see that all cultures, not just their own, have made great art, that art is for everyone,” DeWilde said. For example, his class is studying poetry, music, and artwork from the Harlem Renaissance. DeWilde also uses social media to spread art awareness, and often shares pictures not only of a finished project, but also of the exploration along the way. Social media also has allowed DeWilde and his students to reach out to contemporary artists. After studying and performing art pieces in the vein of South African artist Garth Erasmus, DeWilde contacted Erasmus, who responded, thankful for and proud of the students’ work. Now, that’s rewarding.

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Teachers, rally your troops. Brainiacs, stir up those creative juices. Aspiring videographers, clean off those lenses. Here’s your shot to impress the governor, and even persuade him to visit your school. Gov. Bruce Rauner is soliciting videos from K-12 students showcasing the unique ways kids are learning around the state. Doing unique things in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field? Learning through service projects? Whether the video is filmed in or out of the classroom, no matter the subject, it’s all fair game. Rauner will pick three finalists, post them to his Facebook page, and the rest of us Illinoisans get to vote on our favorite. The winner will be the first place he goes to learn something new. If you talk about the initiative on social media, use the hashtag #GovClassroomVisit. The governor plans to do a learning tour, visiting several schools throughout the state to highlight schools’ hard work and creativity. “I get requests to visit schools both in person and on my social media pages, and I thought a Learning Tour would be a fun way to connect with the students of Illinois,” Rauner said in a news release Thursday. “We all need to put children and education first. It’s the most important thing we can do as a community.” Videos should be 5 minutes or shorter, and can be submitted until Feb. 10 by e-mail to govclassroomvisit@illinois.gov

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MEN’S BASKETBALL | BLACK HAWK 69, SAUK VALLEY 68

Sauk just can’t hold on Black Hawk steals win over Skyhawks in Dixon BY CODY CUTTER ccutter@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5552 @CodyCutter35

DIXON – Almost a month after the Sauk men’s basketball team last took to its home court, the Skyhawks looked to start the Arrowhead Conference season on the right foot against Black Hawk. Sauk did that in the last 10 minutes of the first half, getting 11 points off five steals. However, Black Hawk came back and stole the game in the final seconds of a 69-68 loss.  Black Hawk (11-6, 1-0 Arrowhead) trailed by 10 points at half and clawed back to take a 67-65 lead with 25 seconds to go after Larry Dixon’s slicing straightaway jumper. Sauk coach Russ Damhoff used two straight full timeouts to draw up the potential tying play for their next possession, but it went for naught.  A loose ball in the left corner was deflected by Corielle Robinson and into Connor Fuller’s hands to preserve the win with 3 seconds left. Fuller was fouled on the play and made both bonus free throws for a four-point lead.  “Everybody just played with their heart,” said Fuller, who finished Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com with 16 points. “We were just switch- Sauk’s Malcolm Mabry shoots a layup in front of Black Hawk’s Tyler Phillips ing everything and making sure they during their Arrowhead Conference opener Thursday night at SVCC. didn’t get no easy shots. Any 50-50 ball was ours. We couldn’t let them get any Star of the game: Tyler Houston, Black Hawk, 19 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds loose balls.” Key performers: Karson Arrenholz, Sauk, 14 points, 4 assists, 3 steals; Karson Arrenholz soon sank a halfCorielle Robinson, Black Hawk, 12 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists; court 3 to beat the buzzer, but the SkyConnor Fuller, Black Hawk, 16 points, 4 rebounds; Malcolm Mabry, Sauk, hawks (8-8, 0-1) came up short in the 10 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks first conference game for both squads. Up next: Sauk at Carl Sandburg, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday HOLD ON continued on B44

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL | SAUK VALLEY 75, BLACK HAWK 32

Shooters get hot for Skyhawks Fast start, stifling defense send Sauk past Black Hawk BY ERIC INGLES eingles@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5555 @Eric_Ingles

DIXON – The Black Hawk Braves came in shorthanded, dressing just five players for the Arrowhead Conference opener Thursday at Sauk Valley, and the Skyhawks made them pay, cruising to a 75-32 win. SVCC put up 20 or more points in each of the first three quarters before slowing the tempo and burning more clock in the fourth. Sauk Valley opened the game on an 11-0 run. A 3-pointer from Kennedy Kuykendall on the opening possession followed by a steal and layup from Dabriona Williams forced the Braves to use a timeout, facing a 5-0 deficit just 29 secPhilip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com onds into the game. Sauk Valley’s Jaida Carlson (1) forces Black Hawk’s SVCC continued the run Mikaylin Bent into a turnover during their Arrowhead with another Kuykendall 3 and a 3 from Williams. Conference opener Thursday in Dixon. Sauk won 75-32.

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Raiders fall short of upset AFC nearly beats 3A Stillman Valley BY ADAM FEINER afeiner@saukvalley.com 815-625-3600, ext. 5550 @AdamFeinerSVM

ASHTON – In a battle of the bigs, the Stillman Valley Cardinals edged the AFC Raiders 52-48 on Thursday night. “This was a perfect game for us to get ready for the postseason,” AFC head coach Chris Jahn said of the Class 3A Cardinals. “Win or lose, it didn’t matter. We’re setting up for teams in pressure situations in the tournament, and tonight did nothing but help us for that.” AFC’s Prestegaard sisters had never gone up against a more skilled post player until they matched up against Stillman’s Macy Weaver. Then again, the 6-foot 3 Weaver had never gone up against two players down low like the Prestegaards. “It was pretty different,” Weaver said. “We don’t have that in our conference. It was nice to play someone my size. It makes me and them better.” SHORT continued on B34

Stillman Valley 52, AFC 48 Star of the game: Macy Weaver, Stillman, 23 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block Key performers: Anna Broski, Stillman, 10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists; Grace Timm, Stillman, 8 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals; Madeline Prestegaard, AFC, 19 points, 8 rebounds; Jaynee Prestegaard, AFC, 15 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks Up next: Amboy at AFC, 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Star of the game: Courtney Rogers, SVCC, 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals Key performers: Kennedy Kuykendall, SVCC, 17 points, 5 steals; Dabriona Williams, SVCC, 15 points, 7-for-7 FGs; Bailey Schrader, SVCC, 8 points Up next: Sauk Valley at Carl Sandburg, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday “We just come in to try and continue to do what we do, and play hard and be solid and execute,” SVCC coach Jed Johnson said. “At the beginning of the game, we hit a couple 3s to start it and got off to a great run.” Sauk Valley (7-7, 1-0 Arrowhead) lit it up from 3-point range, burying seven in the first half. Kuykendall hit four in the first quarter alone. SHOOTERS continued on B44

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AFC’s Madeline Prestegaard (22) shoots over Stillman Valley’s Macy Weaver (30) during the first quarter of Thursday’s game in Ashton.

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Chargers relocate to Los Angeles The Chargers announced Thursday morning that they are moving to Los Angeles after 56 years in San Diego. Team owner Dean Spanos made the move official with a post on Chargers.com at 8 a.m. The team will join the Los Angeles Rams in a $2.66 billion stadium that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood. The Chargers must pay the league a $550 million relocation fee, which would rise to $650 million if the team chooses to cover the payment with installments over 10 years.

Urlacher gets temporary custody of son Concerned about the safety of his son after the shooting death of the 11-year-old’s stepfather in the family’s Willow Springs home, Brian Urlacher filed an emergency motion in a Cook County courtroom this week and received temporary custody of the boy. After Judge Abbey Fishman Romanek granted the request Monday, Urlacher moved his son, Kennedy, to Arizona, where the former Bears linebacker lives with his wife and two daughters. Urlacher, who also owns a home in Lake County, has enrolled Kennedy in school in Arizona. COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Swinney wins Bear Bryant Award again Dabo Swinney received his second straight Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year award Wednesday night after leading Clemson to its first national championship in 35 years. Swinney is only the second coach to win the award twice, joining Chris Petersen – the winner in 2006 and 2009 at Boise State – and the first to win it in back-to-back seasons. The Tigers are 28-2 the last two seasons. NBA

Knicks fine Rose about $200K for going AWOL Disappearing Knicks point guard Derrick Rose was fined roughly $200,000 for missing Monday’s loss to the Pelicans without notification, sources said. Rose left the team Monday to travel to Chicago to visit his mother for what he deemed a “family crisis.”

LeBron upset about officiating Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has become increasingly frustrated with the way he has been officiated this season, multiple team sources told ESPN. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue has compared James to Shaquille O’Neal for the way contact went unnoticed because of his size. GOLF

Thomas shoots 59 to lead Sony Open Fresh off his victory on Maui, Justin Thomas joined the “59 Club” on the PGA Tour by making a 15-foot eagle on his last hole at the Sony Open for an 11-under 59. Jim Furyk was the last player with a sub-60 round when he closed with a record 58 at the Travelers Championship last summer. Thomas leads by 3 strokes over Hudson Swafford. Rory Sabbatini is four strokes back, and eight golfers are five back.

Alexander Ovechkin Capitals star scored his 1,000th career point just 35 seconds into the game in Wednesday night’s 5-2 win over the Penguins.

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NFL | GREEN BAY PACKERS

Hail Mary not a prayer Rodgers making desperation heave look routine BY EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

Not so long ago, it was a one-in-a-million play, the sort of thing a player or fan would pray about. These days, Aaron Rodgers is turning the Hail Mary into touchdowns – and doing so at such a rate that his high-in-the-sky heaves into the end zone feel more like routine, and less like a miracle. Three times over the past 13 months, including last week against the Giants in a wild-card playoff game, the Packers quarterback has dropped back at the end of a half, reared back and thrown the ball high toward the end zone. The ball has dropped on the trajectory of a javelin from the sky and landed in a Green Bay receiver’s hands. The plays have resulted in touchdowns no one could’ve expected, though maybe now, they should. “Because he’s done it before, you’re thinking, ‘You never know,’” said Roger Staubach, the Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback who famously coined the term ‘Hail Mary’ for the desperation heave he used to beat Minnesota in 1975. Staubach dubbed Rodgers “Mr. Hail Mary.” “There’s a belief on the team, too, that he can make it happen,” Staubach said. “And, golly, maybe the next 10 in a row he throws, he’s not going to complete it, but right now he’s on a hot streak.”

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Today Boys basketball 6:30 p.m.

• Tri-State at Faith Christian 7:15 p.m.

• Winnebago at Oregon 7:30 p.m.

• Newman at Hall • Kewanee at Bureau Valley • Erie at Morrison • Fulton at Orion • St. Bede at Prophetstown • AFC at Milledgeville • West Carroll at Pearl City • Polo at Forreston • Eastland at Stockton

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (12) launches a Hail Mary pass to the end zone Sunday against the Giants. Rodgers connected on the TD pass to Randall Cobb, the third time he’s completed a desperation heave in the last 13 months. Football was different when Staubach threw his touchdown to Drew Pearson to win a divisional-round playoff game. In that situation, he basically drew up a play in the sand, looked off a Vikings safety (Hall of Famer Paul Krause, who holds the record for career interceptions with 81), and found Pearson in single coverage, where the receiver slowed down to make the catch. Explaining the TD afterward, Staubach said, “I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary.” Over the next several decades, the play was refined, but the name stuck. Receivers were coached to bunch up in a section of the end zone, quarterbacks were told to throw it in that direction.

On rare occasions, it works. But mostly, successful Hail Marys have been as rare as lunar landings. The numbers, usually four or five receivers against up to eight defenders, simply didn’t work, and defenses, by and large, heeded the constant reminders to knock the ball down, not try to intercept it. Along came Rodgers. His offensive line gives him plenty of time to roll out and wind up. His arm strength allows him to throw the ball farther, both vertically into the air and horizontally down the field. The changing angle of the ball, combined with the newly calibrated timing that’s dictated by the throw, has allowed his receivers to make these

catches on balls that no defender has gotten a hand on. “I think we’re starting to believe that anytime the ball goes up there, there’s a chance,” Rodgers said after his latest TD, a pass that landed in the hands of Randall Cobb in the back of the end zone to increase Green Bay’s lead to 14-6 over the Giants at halftime last week. The Packers practice the play about once a week, but, says Cobb, “it’s more for the defense to give them an opportunity to break it up.” In a sense, things come full circle Sunday when the modern-day master of the Hail Mary goes against the team that gave the play its name – the Cowboys.

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‘A pure, simple, personal decision’ Edwards at peace with decision to step away from Sprint Cup BY JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Carl Edwards listed reason after reason for stepping away from full-time NASCAR competition this season, less than 2 months removed from nearly winning his first Cup title. He’s content with his career accomplishments. He wants to spend more time on his outside interests. He’s healthy and doesn’t want that to change. Edwards, one of NASCAR’s top stars and driver for a top organization, really seemed at peace with a personal decision he made right before Christmas. But for a brief moment, he had to turn his back to the audience and compose himself. “Yeah, I just want to be a good person, you know?” he said, his bottom lip quivering. Edwards quickly recovered and returned to script. He has so many outside interests – aviation, agriculture, a possible career in politics – that he literally has no idea what will come next. “There’s no life raft I am jumping on to, I’m just jumping,” he said. “This is a pure, simple, personal decision.” Edwards had 1 year remaining on his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, and he came 10 laps away from winning his first Cup title 2 months ago. He informed Joe Gibbs in late December he did not want to race this season, and used about 40 minutes Wednesday at team headquarters to explain his reasoning. “This was such a surprise,” Gibbs said. “When he sat down in front of me and shared what he was thinking, I was totally surprised. I said, ‘This is a huge decision, let’s take some time with this.’” Four days later, Edwards and Gibbs spoke on the telephone and the team owner knew the

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NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, known for doing backflips after wins, is stepping away from Sprint Cup racing. decision was made. “I could tell he was totally committed,” Gibbs said. Roughly 10 minutes after Edwards finished, Gibbs began a second news conference in which Mexican Daniel Suarez was introduced as the replacement for Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota. Suarez is the reigning Xfinity Series champion, and the first foreign-born winner of a national series crown. “Since I moved to NASCAR when I was 16 years old, this has been something that I’ve been dreaming about,” Suarez said. “To be in this position is just something amazing.” Edwards was a Midwest racer who filled in the financial shortfalls by substitute teaching. He handed out business cards at race tracks, placed ads in trade magazines, anything to get his big break. It paid off with a job driving for

Jack Roush that led to a Truck Series championship and a rapid rise through NASCAR’s ranks. Edwards twice came within moments of winning a Cup title. He lost to Tony Stewart in 2011 on a tie-breaker, then again in November when he was leading the season finale with 10 laps remaining when a debris caution set up a final restart. Edwards had to block Joey Logano on the restart and it triggered a crash that ended his title hopes. Despite that heartbreak, he said he’s walking away content with his 28 career victories. “You guys know I don’t race just for the trophies,” Edwards said. “I’m rewarded by the challenges. I feel accomplished. I know sitting in that car, I’m the best I can be.” Edwards, who lives in his home state of Missouri, is married to a doctor and has two young children, also wants more time to focus on outside interests. “This is all-encompassing. Fulltime. Not just physical time,” he said. “I think about racing all day, wake up and have dreams about it. I’ve been doing it for 20 years. I need to take that time right now and devote it to people and things that are important and I’m really passionate about.” He also insisted he’s healthy, and that no one in his family needed his attention for medical reasons. But his wife specializes in neurological rehabilitation, and Edwards admitted the concussion issues that plagued Dale Earnhardt Jr. most of last season were a wake-up call to the industry. “I can stand here healthy after all the things I’ve done,” Edwards said. “That’s a true testament to NASCAR, the tracks. It’s a risky sport. I’m aware of the risks. I don’t like how it feels to take the hits we take. I’m a sharp guy. I want to be sharp in 30 years.”

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• PGA Tour, Sony Open, second round, at Honolulu, GOLF Motorsports 5:30 p.m.

• Dakar Rally, Stage 10 (Chilecito to San Juan, Argentina) (taped), NBCSN

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THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD SVCC basketball Thursday’s results at Sauk Valley C.C., Dixon MEN

BLACK HAWK 69, SAUK VALLEY 68 BLACK HAWK (11-6, 1-0 Arrowhead) Larry Dixon 5-9 1-2 13, Tyler Houston 7-15 2-2 19, Kyle Epping 1-3 0-0 2, Connor Fuller 5-10 6-8 16, Corielle Robinson 6-13 0-0 12, Tyler Phillips 2-2 0-0 4, Vinnie Bramm 0-1 0-0 0, Brock Schwarz 1-5 0-0 3, Dakhari Ingram 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 27-58 9-12 69. SAUK VALLEY (8-8 0-1 Arrowhead) Karson Arrenholz 5-13 1-2 14, Laron Carr 3-7 2-2 11, Sean Chislom 3-9 0-0 6, Garrett Duffin 5-13 2-2 13, Malcolm Mabry 3-14 4-5 10, Devin Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Seth Horn 2-2 0-0 4, Riley Mehrens 0-0 0-0 0, Matt Wasilewski 1-2 1-2 3, Lamont Patton 1-5 3-4 5. Totals: 24-71 13-17 68. Halftime — Sauk 36-26. 3s — BH 6-17 (Houston 3-6, Dixon 2-4, Schwarz 1-3, Bramm 0-1, Fuller 0-2, Robinson 0-1), Sauk 7-22 (Carr 3-5, Arrenholz 3-7, Duffin 1-5, Chislom 0-2, Johnson 0-1). Rebounds — BH 34 (Robinson 8), Sauk 35 (Mabry 8). Assists — BH 22 (Houston 5), Sauk 20 (Carr 5). Steals — BH 8 (Robinson 5), Sauk 11 (Mabry 4). Blocks — BH 1 (Robinson), Sauk 4 (Mabry 2). Turnovers — BH 19, Sauk 12. Fouls — BH 12 (Epping out), Sauk 12 (Chislom). WOMEN

SAUK VALLEY 75, BLACK HAWK 32 BLACK HAWK (3-11, 0-1 Arrowhead) T’ahja Hicks 1-11 0-0 2, Asia McMeans 3-7 0-0 9, Kiara Nai 1-8 3-4 5, Mikaylin Bent 4-15 0-0 10, Hannah Libby 3-11 0-0 6. Totals: 12-51 3-4 32. SAUK VALLEY (7-7, 1-0 Arrowhead) Carol Hammelman 0-1 0-0 0, Courtney Rogers 6-13 2-2 18, Bailey Schrader 4-8 0-0 8, Dabriona Williams 7-7 4-4 15, Kennedy Kuykendall 6-16 0-0 17, Tori Edleman 2-4 2-2 6, Tressa Schuler 1-4 0-0 2, Jaida Carson 1-3 2-2 4, Alexi McCloud 0-1 1-2 1. Totals: 27-57 11-12 75. Black Hawk 6 6 10 10 — 32 Sauk Valley 21 23 22 9 — 75 3s – Black Hawk 5-28 (McMeans 3, Bent 2), Sauk Valley 10-23 (Kuykendall 5, Rogers 4, Williams). Rebounds – Black Hawk 33 (Libby 11), Sauk Valley 35 (Schuler 7). Steals – Black Hawk 1 (Bent), Sauk Valley 17 (Kuykendall 5). Turnovers – Black Hawk 26, Sauk Valley 15. Fouls – Black Hawk 6, Sauk Valley 9.

Boys basketball Sterling MLK Classic Saturday’s games • United Township vs. Kankakee, 10 a.m. • Belvidere North vs. Sterling, 11:30 a.m. • Willowbrook vs. Lake Forest Academy, 1 • Kankakee vs. Belvidere North, 2:30 • Lake Forest Academy vs. United Township, 4:15 • Sterling vs. Willowbrook, 6 Monday, Jan. 16 • Belvidere North vs. Lake Forest Academy, 10 a.m. • Kankakee vs. Sterling, 11:30 a.m. • United Township vs. Willowbrook, 1 • Kankakee vs. Belvidere North, 2:30 • Lake Forest Academy vs. Willowbrook, 4:15 • Sterling vs. United Township, 6

Manny’s Shootout at Mount Carroll Saturday’s games • Fulton Unity vs. West Carroll (girls), 8:30 a.m. • Fulton Unity vs. DePue, 10 a.m. • Prince of Peace (Iowa) vs. Sterling (girls), 11:30 a.m. • Prince of Peace (Iowa) vs. Milledgeville, 1 • Messmer (Wis.) vs. Newman, 2:30 • Prophetstown vs. Forreston, 4 • West Carroll vs. Easton Valley (Iowa), 5:30 • Rockford Christian vs. Bettendorf (Iowa), 7

South Beloit MLK Tournament Pool A: Byron, Dakota, South Beloit, Stockton Pool B: AFC, Dixon, East Dubuque, Harvard Saturday’s games • Dixon vs, AFC, 9 a.m. • Harvard vs, East Dubuque, 10:20 a.m. • South Beloit vs. Dakota, 11:40 a.m. • Byron vs. Stockton, 1 • East Dubuque vs. Dixon, 2:20 • AFC vs. Harvard, 3:40 • Dakota vs. Byron, 5 • Stockton vs, South Beloit, 6:20 Monday, Jan. 16 • Dakota vs. Stockton, 9 a.m. • South Beloit vs. Byron, 10:20 a.m. • Harvard vs. Dixon, 11:40 a.m. • East Dubuque vs. AFC, 1 • Pool A 4 vs. Pool B 4, 2:20 • Pool A 3 vs. Pool B 3, 3:40 • Pool A 2 vs. Pool B 2, 5 • Pool A 1 vs. Pool B 1, 6:20

Girls basketball Le-Win MLK Classic at Lena E = elementary gym; HS = high school gym Gold Pool: Lena-Winslow, Prophetstown, Stillman Valley, Aquin Black Pool: Galena, Erie, Winnebago, Dakota Saturday, Jan. 14 • Lena-Winslow vs. Aquin, 10 a.m. (E) • Stillman Valley vs. Prophetstown, 10 a.m. (HS) • Galena vs. Erie, 11:15 a.m. (E) • Winnebago vs. Dakota, 11:15 a.m. (HS) • Stillman Valley vs. Aquin, 12:45 (E) • Le-Win vs. Prophetstown, 12:45 (HS) • Dakota vs. Galena, 2 (E) • Erie vs. Winnebago, 2 (HS) Monday, Jan. 16 • Le-Win vs. Stillman Valley, 10 a.m. (E) • Aquin vs. Prophetstown, 10 a.m. (HS) • Galena vs. Winnebago, 11:15 a.m. (E) • Erie vs. Dakota, 11:15 a.m. (HS) • Gold 4 vs. Black 4, 12:45 (HS) • Gold 3 vs. Black 3, 12:45 (E) • Gold 2 vs. Black 2, 2 (HS) • Gold 1 vs. Black 1, 2 (E) Thursday’s box scores at Ashton

STILLMAN VALLEY 52, AFC 49 STILLMAN VALLEY Mady Sasse 2-10 0-0 6, Anna Broski 3-9 2-2 10, Alexa Ballard 0-2 0-0 0, Maris Daleo 2-8 1-4 5, Grace Timm 3-7 2-4 8, Macy Weaver 10-17 3-5 23. Totals: 20-53 8-15 52. AFC Laci Meurer 1-5 0-0 2, Emily Shrimplin 5-12 0-0 10, Grace Friday 0-0 0-0 0, Bryce Gittleson 0-2 0-0 0, Lexi Meurer 1-3 0-0 2, Madeline Prestegaard 7-15 3-4 19, Jaynee Prestegaard 6-17 3-4 15. Totals: 20-54 6-8 48. Stillman Valley 25 7 7 13 — 52 AFC 11 16 15 5 — 48 3s – Stillman Valley 4-15 (Sasse 2-8, Broski 2-4, Daleo 0-3), AFC 1-6 (La. Meurer 0-1, Gittleson 0-1, Le.Meurer 0-2, M.Prestegaard 1-2). Rebounds – Stillman Valley 31 (Weaver 13), AFC 33 (J.Prestegaard 12). Assists – Stillman Valley 11 (Broski 5), AFC 14 (Le.Meurer 9). Steals – Stillman Valley 10 (Timm 5), AFC 6 (J.Prestegaard 4). Blocks – Stillman Valley 1 (Weaver), AFC 3 (J.Prestegaard 2). Turnovers – Stillman Valley 12, AFC 11. Fouls – Stillman Valley 9, AFC 14.

3s – Newman 4-16 (Simpson 3-9, Craft 1-4, Murray 0-2, McKenna 0-1), Princeton 3-13 (Grieff 2-7, Murray 1-4, Fisher 0-1, Hochstatter 0-1). at Morrison

MORRISON 49, ROCKRIDGE 20 ROCKRIDGE Range 0 0-0 0, Riley 1 0-0 2, Henry 1 0-0 3, Hersch 0 0-0 0, Garrett 3 1-2 7, Woods 0 0-0 0, Stice 2 0-0 4, Dehner 0 0-0 0, Fischer 0 0-0 0, Letts 2 0-2 4, McQuate 0 0-0 0, Salmon 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 1-4 20. MORRISON Emma Melton 3 0-0 6, Emma Sitzmore 3 0-2 6, Jaeden Workman 4 3-3 13, Kassidee Church 3 3-4 10, Shayna Vanderleest 1 0-0 2, Lauren Vos 3 1-2 7, Mackenzie Petkus 0 0-0 0, Madison Steines 2 0-0 4, Peyton Tegeler 0 1-2 1. Totals: 19 8-13 49. Rockridge 5 6 7 2 — 20 Morrison 14 18 7 10 — 49 3s – Rockridge 1 (Henry), Morrison 3 (Workman 2, Church). at Polo

AMBOY 59, POLO 26 AMBOY Katelynn Pankhurst 2 0-0 5, Delaney Wilhelm 6 0-2 12, Karlee Doege 4 0-0 11, Emma Lindenmeyer 4 1-2 9, Nataly Jones 0 0-0 0, Logan Winters 1 0-0 2, Mackinzie Hamlink 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Ortgiesen 1 0-0 2, Kelsey Stewart 1 0-0 2, Kyleigh Donna 0 1-2 1, Breanna Fisher 1 0-2 2, Hope Sachs 1 0-0 2, Kallie Appleman 2 0-1 4, Noelle Jones 2 1-2 5. Totals: 26 3-11 59. POLO C.J. Gray 0 0-0 0, Rilley Peterson 2 0-0 4, Kanzie Dusing 2 0-0 5, Cassie Bushman 0 0-0 0, Lizzy Stamm 0 0-0 0, Lexi Cox 1 0-0 2, Hanna Blumhoff 0 0-0 0, Lani Bergstrom 2 0-0 4, Justine Gorzny 3 4-7 10, Hanna Hobbs 0 0-0 0, Brianna Pellini 0 1-2 1. Totals: 10 5-9 26. Amboy 11 18 21 9 — 59 Polo 3 4 14 5 — 26 3s – Amboy 1 (Pankhurst), Polo 1 (Dusing).

Girls bowling Thursday’s results at Ladd Lanes, Spring Valley

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Comets take care of Tigers Coatney scores 20 to lead Eastland; Fillies rout Rockets By SVM Sports Staff

The Newman Comets grabbed an early lead and went on to beat Princeton 50-36 in a Three Rivers East road game Thursday at Prouty Gym. Kelsey Simpson had 17 points, three rebounds and two steals for the Comets, who led 13-5 after the first quarter, then pulled away by outscoring the Tigers 12-6 in the fourth quarter. Mary Jensen added 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, Madison Craft scored nine points, and Mady Ferris added four points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals. Lauren Wilson chipped in five rebounds and five assists. Courtney Oeder led Princeton with 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals, while Sara Grieff added 11 points and seven boards. Eastland 52, Stockton 48: Lydia Coatney scored 20 points, including hitting a pair of late free throws to put the Cougars in front, in an

Thursday’s stars Lydia Coatney, Eastland, 20 points, 9 rebounds Kelsey Simpson, Newman, 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals Mary Jensen, Newman 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks Jaeden Workman, Morrison, 13 points, 4 steals NUIC West road win. Coatney also grabbed nine rebounds. Makenzie Fink had 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Erin Henze had nine points, five assists and four rebounds. Morrison 49, Rockridge 20: The Fillies led 32-11 by halftime, and held the Rockets to seven points or fewer in every quarter of a Three Rivers West win at home. Jaeden Workman had 13 points and four steals for Morrison, while Kassidee Church added 10 points and five rebounds, and Lauren Vos

finished with seven points, five rebounds and three assists. Emma Melton and Emma Sitzmore both scored six points, with Sitzmore grabbing six rebounds, and Melton chipping in four rebounds and four steals. Amboy 59, Polo 26: The Clippers spread their scoring between 13 players in an NUIC East road win. Delaney Wilhelm’s 12 points led the way, Karlee Doege scored 11, and Emma Lindenmeyer added nine for Amboy, which led 11-3 after one quarter, 29-7 by halftime, and 50-21 after three quarters. Justine Gorzny had 10 points for the Marcos. Sherrard 58, Fulton 34: The Tigers were too much for the Steamers in a TRAC West matchup in Fulton. St. Bede 63, Bureau Valley 39:

The Storm fell to the Bruins in TRAC East play in Peru. Galena 66, West Carroll 27: The Thunder could not hold off Galena in a loss in Savanna.

HALL 2,230, STERLING 2,168 STERLING Jasmynne Brinkmeier 152-122-124–398; Jamie Riley 133-110-138–381; Zoey Paone 157-132-157–446; Hannah Stout 165-150161–476; Kyleigh Glazier 144-144-179– 467. Totals: 751-658-759–2,168. HALL Destiny Harmon 137-127-136–400; Hanna Goodrum 130-107-96–333; Emily Breland 163-138-153–454; Katie Follmer 112-126157–395; Erin Biccochi 254-212-182–648. Totals: 796-710-724–2,230. at Highland Park Lanes, East Moline

UNITED TOWNSHIP 3,040, DIXON 2,617 DIXON Melisa Bates 181-160-188 — 529. Mackenzie Kavanaugh 178-171-184 — 533. Alyssa Bonnette 160-185-196 — 541. Virginia Gray 137-154-147 — 438. Katlyn Bay 161-183-232 — 576. Totals 817-853947 — 2,617. UNITED TOWNSHIP Sky Stoutt 234-225-202 — 661. Ashlyn Burkeybile 227-184-170 — 581. Makyla Penderson 148-149-183 — 480. Sam Miner 202-200-257 — 659. Leah Samuelson 171-224-264 — 659. Totals 171224-264 — 3,040.

Wrestling Thursday’s results at Musgrove Fieldhouse, Sterling

STERLING 33*, MERCER COUNTY 32 106 pounds – Kolten Smith (S) pin Clay Chapman 1:15; 113 – Camden Whitenack (MC) dec. Andrew Rodriguez 6-5; 120 – Reed Heeren (S) dec. Noah Miller 10-6; 126 – Stone Engle (MC) tech. fall Isaac Figueroa 16-1, 3:59; 132 – Kaedin Harmon (MC) dec. Noah Garcia 5-3 OT; 138 – Ethan Adolphson (MC) pin Isaiah Figueroa 1:36; 145 – Tanner Barnhouse (MC) dec. Ethan Edmondson 6-5; 152 – Turner Garcia (S) tech. fall Johnathan Svoboda 17-2, 3:31; 160** – Elias Edmondson (S) dec. Maden Tacey 7-3; 170 – Tyson Hall (S) dec. Steve Speaker 5-4; 182 – Justin Carrey (MC) pin Moises Lopez :29; 195 – Robbie Carrey (MC) pin Edgar Rodriguez 2:21; 285 – Jacob Capes (S) pin Cal Bigham 1:13 Sterling rec. forfeit: 220 * – won on tiebreaker criteria ** – match started at 160 at Sterling

NEWMAN 60, ST. BEDE 18 126 pounds – Korey (SB) pin Dylan Schmall 3:12; 132 – Cade Bianchi (N) pin Lough 4:43; 138 – Brody Ivey (N) pin Funfsinn 4:37; 145 – Cael Sanders (N) pin Mooney 4:37; 152 – Colin Roberts (N) pin Donnell :40; 170 – Mason Newman (N) pin Sartain :46; 195 – Ryan Waldschmidt (N) pin Barton 5:02 Newman rec. forfeits: 106, 113, 220, 285 St. Bede rec. forfeits: 160, 182 Double forfeit: 120

RIVERDALE 42, NEWMAN 34 106 pounds – Brayden Henry (N) tech. fall Fuller 20-5; 113 – Kyle Tunink (N) major dec. Ebenroth 9-1; 126 – Edwards (R) pin Bianchi 1:11; 132 – Ivey (N) pin Reiman 2:11; 138 – Sanders (N) major dec. Altensey (score unavailable); 152 – Biscontine (R) pin Roberts :59; 170 – Angel (R) pin Newman 3:37; 195 – Waldschmidt (N) dec. Lemaster 8-1; 220 – Riley Wescott (N) pin Dwyer 1:20 Riverdale rec. forfeits: 120, 145, 160, 182 Newman rec. forfeit: 285 at Kewanee

FULTON 48, KEWANEE 23 120- Tyler Fleetwood tech fall Hand 16-0. 132- Gromm (K) tech fall Cade Hansen 15-0. 138 - Brandon Kaecker (F) dec. Carder 9-5. 160 - Cole Grant (F) dec. Burhorn 12-3. 170- Eli Pannell (F) pin Fitzpatrick 1:02. 195 - Jack Lenz (F) pin Tucker :42. 285- Akif Zendel (F) pin Simaytis :31. Fulton rec fft- 106, 126, 152. Kewanee rec. fft - 113, 145, 220. Double fft - 182.

MORRISON 54, FULTON 22 106 - Ryan Kennedy (M) pinned Alfredo Henderson 3:04. 120- Ty Fleetwood (F) maj. dec. Augustus Linke 11-2. 126 Anthony McCartney (M) pinned Jake Pannell 2:46. 132 - Kyle Roberts (M) pinned Cade Hansen 1:08. 145 - Reilly Dolan (M) pinned Adam Hodge 4:29. 152- Cole Grant (F) pinned Jacob Vegter 2:52. 170 Eli Pannell (F) pinned John Anderson 1:13. 285 - Taylor Fleetwood (F) pinned Brandon Meier 4:30. Morrison rec. fft - 138, 160, 182, 195, 220. Double fft - 113 at Stillman Valley

OREGON 48, G-K 24

NEWMAN 50, PRINCETON 36

106 - Jacob Milliman (O) pin Bray 1:09. 113- Ordlock (GK) pin Nolan Thomas (O) 1:31. 138 - Skyler Carlson (O) pin Ramza 3:56. 152- Chase Prehn (O) pin Kaiser :56. 170- Logan (GK) pin Caleb Mennen 4:45. 195 - Anthony Marchetti (O) pin McCarty 1:40. 220- Mangum (GK) pin Jeff Gracyalny 3:18. 285 - Garcia (GK) pin Nick Alexander :34. Oregon rec. fft - 120, 132, 160, 182. Double fft - 126, 145.

NEWMAN Delaney Hinrichs 0-1 0-0 0, Mady Ferris 2-5 0-0 4, Teagan McKenna 0-2 0-0 0, Hannah Wilson 0-5 0-1 0, Lauren Wilson 0-5 0-2 0, Kelsey Simpson 7-17 0-0 17, Mary Jensen 8-11 0-4 16, Madison Craft 4-7 0-0 9, Payton Murray 2-8 0-0 4, Chloe Klein 0-3 0-0 0. Totals: 23-64 0-7 50. PRINCETON Fisher 1-5 0-0 2, Mall 1-4 0-0 2, VanDenBusshe 0-1 0-1 0, Rawlings 0-0 0-0 0, A.Murray 2-10 1-2 6, Hochstatter 0-1 0-0 0, Grieff 4-10 1-2 11, Oeder 4-14 4-7 12, J.Jensen 1-3 1-2 3. Totals: 13-48 7-14 36. Newman 13 14 11 12 — 50 Princeton 5 15 10 6 — 36

106 - Millimn (O) tech fall Loyola 4:18. 113- Thomas (SV) pinned Nolan Thomas 1:07. 120 - Noah Paul (O) def. Bennett 11-2. 132- Chase Clark (O) def. Lagerhausen 7-0. 138 - Watson (SV) def. Sky;er Carlson 7-4. 145- Durfey (SV) pinned Chris Alaniz 4:00. 152 - Chase Prehn (O) pinned Watson 1:56. 160- Nathan Clark (O) pinned Jennings 1:26. 170 - Caleb Mennen (O) pinned Volden 1:29. 182 Sawyer Foss (O) pinned Arreguin 1:05. 195 - Anthony Marchetti (O) pinned Tarara :44. 220- Dobson (SV) pinned Jeff Gracyalny 2:35. Stillman Valley rec. fft - 126, 285.

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Sterling wrestlers win on tiebreaker Newman wrestlers split a pair of duals; Morrison tops Steamers By SVM Sports Staff

The Sterling Golden Warriors took advantage of tiebreaker criteria to eke out a 33-32 victory over Mercer County in a nonconference dual Thursday at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Mercer County won four straight bouts to take a 32-27 lead with one match remaining, but Sterling’s Turner Garcia earned a technical fall victory at 152 pounds to tie the score at 32. The Golden Warriors got the extra point for the team win by scoring more points on first-point scoring in each bout. Kolten Smith (106 pounds) and Jacob Capes (285) won by pin for Sterling, with Reed Heeren (120), Elias Edmondson (160), and Tyson Hall (170) winning decisions. Newman splits at home:

The Comets defeated St. Bede 60-18 and lost to Riverdale 42-34 in a pair of Three Rivers duals in Sterling. Brody Ivey (132/138 pounds), Cael Sanders (138/145) and Ryan Waldschmidt (195) all won two bouts for Newman,

Thursday’s stars Brody Ivey, Cael Sanders and Ryan Waldschmidt, Newman wrestling, each won 2 matches Tyler Fleetwood, Fulton wrestling, won a pair of matches Eli Pannell, Fulton wrestling, won twice with firstperiod pins with Ivey recording a pair of pins. Cade Bianchi (132), Colin Roberts (152), and Mason Newman (170) all won by pin against St. Bede. Riley Wescott (220) notched a pin against Riverdale, while Brayden Henry (106) won by technical fall, and Kyle Tunink (113) won a major decision.

Oregon sweeps at Stillman Valley: The Hawks

picked up a 48-24 win over Genoa-Kingston and a 42-33 win over Stillman Valley. Jacob Milliman (106), Chase Prehn (152) and Anthony Marchetti (195) were all double winners for the Hawks, with Prehn and Marchetti winning twice with first-period pins. Milliman scored a pin and a tech fall. In the match against Stillman Valley, Prehn, Sawyer Foss, Nathan

Clark, Caleb Mennen and Marchetti notched firstperiod pins in five consecutive matches.

Mustangs top Steamers: Morrison beat Fulton

54-22 in a triangular at Kewanee. Fulton beat the host Boilers 48-23. Kyle Roberts picked up a first-period pin for the Mustangs, needing just 1:08 to win his 132-pound match against Fulton’s Cole Hansen. Ryan Kennedy (106), Anthony McCartney (126) and Reilly Dolan (145) also scored pins for Morrison against the Steamers. Tyler Fleetwood won a pair of matches for Fulton at 120 pounds, winning by tech fall against Kewanee and major decision against Morrison. Eli Pannell (170) won both of his matches with pins in the first period. Fulton sent two heavyweights to the mat and

both came back with wins via fall; Akif Zendeli against Kewanee and Taylor Fleetwood against Morrison.

Girls bowling Hall 2,230, Sterling 2,168: The Golden War-

riors lost a dual at in Spring Valley, where only one of the 10 bowlers competing for either team rolled a 500 series. Hannah Stout led Sterling with a 476 series and high games of 165 and 161. Kyleigh Glazier added a 467 series, and Zoey Paone rolled a 446 series. Erin Biccochi led Hall with a 648 series that featured games of 254 and 212.

United Township 3,040, Dixon 2,617: The Duch-

esses fell at Highland Park Lanes as three United Township bowlers had a 600 series or better. Sky Stoutt had a 661 series with all three of her games over 200. Sam Miner and Leah Samuelson both had 659 series. Samuelson had her team’s high game of 264. Dixon had a high game of 232 and high series of 576 from Katlyn Bay.

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t Stillman Valley head coach Bobby Mellon knows Jaynee and Madeline Prestegaard unlike many other coaches. Mellon is the high school director of the Midwest Wildcats, an AAU team that the Prestegaard sisters and Bryce Gittleson play on alongside the Arkansas commit Weaver. The Cardinals pounced on the Raiders early, with 10 points in the first 3 minutes of game action. Weaver controlled the paint in the first quarter, and her teammates found her against AFC’s zone. Jaynee Prestegaard picked up her second foul with 1:46 left in the opening quarter to make matters worse for the Raiders, as Stillman led 25-11 after the first. AFC staged a big 13-3 run in the second to get back into the game. The Raiders made it a point to go after Weaver inside, and it paid off with the Stillman post picking up her second foul with 2:41 to go before halftime. AFC took all the momentum into the locker room after Madeline Prestegaard beat the buzzer with a halfcourt shot to end the half, with the Raiders still trailing 32-27. “They’re excellent players, and I know Chris [Jahn] very well,” Mellon said. “I knew it wasn’t over when we took that big lead in the first quarter. With them being in their gym – a hostile environment – and them being disciplined,

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AFC’s Bryce Gittleson (10) tries to shoot over Stillman Valley’s Macy Weaver on Thursday night. they’re going to find a way to climb back in it.” The Raiders used that momentum to rip off five straight points to open the third quarter and tie the game at 32. They also forced Weaver to pick up her third foul in the first 2 minutes of the half. The teams went back and forth for a while before Laci Meurer’s jumper gave AFC its first lead of the ballgame at 40-39 with a minute to go in the third. Meanwhile Stillman was stagnant on offense without Weaver consistently on the floor, as the Cardinals posted their second consecutive sevenpoint quarter and trailed the Raiders 42-39. The Cardinals got things together

in the final quarter. The visitors scored four straight to retake the lead with 6 minutes to play. The two squads alternated baskets for the next 4 minutes. Ultimately, the difference was AFC turnovers turning into Stillman points. Weaver re-emerged in the fourth in a big way, scoring 11 of the Cardinals’ 13 points in the period and grabbing five rebounds. AFC had trouble with on-ball pressure, and scored just six points in the final quarter. The back-breaker for AFC came with less than a minute to go and Stillman leading by a point. Cardinals guard Anna Broski lobbed it to Weaver over the top of the Raiders defense for an old-fashioned threepoint play to cap the scoring. Weaver led all scorers with 23 points, and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds. Still, Jahn said his posts, who combined for 34 points, matched up well against the SECbound star. He also added that his team has nothing to hang its head about after a close loss to a solid 3A team. “I thought our girls did awesome,” Jahn said. “Jaynee at 5-foot 11 matched her up top every play. She and Madeline did a great job guarding her. “I told the girls that there’s nothing but positive things to come out of that basketball game. It was a super game. The girls fought back, but I thought we ran out of gas because we worked so hard to come back. It was fun to be in the gym tonight.”


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t “Three-point shooting is what I like to do, but I haven’t had a quarter like that, so that was exciting,” Kuykendall said. “We were running our offense, executing the plays. We were pushing the ball when we had the opportunity to, but when we didn’t, we were just executing our plays.” After Kuykendall cooled off from long range, Courtney Rogers began to heat up. Hitting first from the right corner, then from the left, she knocked down four 3-pointers of her own. “Normally I can shoot top of the key, but Coach has been working with me on my shot and I got it going down in the corner,” Rogers said. “Right away, I knew I was heating up.” Sauk Valley shot 15-for26 from the field in the first half, then knocked down five shots in a row to open the third quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers from Rogers and a Kuykendall steal to feed Rogers for a layup. The shooting eventually cooled off, but the hot opening to the third expanded the lead from the 44-12 advantage at halftime to 64-15. That 20-3 run also saw steals from Rogers, Kuykendall, Williams and Carol Hammelman, all of which led to points on the other end. Sauk Valley had a similar defensive run to open the second quarter. Black Hawk turned the ball over on its first five possessions of the second, including a pair of steals by Kuykendall and steals by Rogers and Jaida Carson. “We were just running the defense, and talking

t “It’s a tough loss,” Damhoff said. “It’s our first [conference] game at home, and if you want to win this conference, you don’t want to lose at home very much. They made some plays late, and we came up one opportunity short.” Black Hawk committed 13 turnovers in the first half, nine of which came off steals. The Braves had a five-point run to go up 11-6 with 12:12 left in the half before the Skyhawks turned up their defensive intensity. Malcolm Mabry’s steal and pass to Devin Johnson put Sauk up 12-11, and Laron Carr followed with a steal and pass of his own to Sean Chislom for a threepoint lead. Carr added a 3 off an Arrenholz steal with 7:30 to go for a 19-13 lead. Mabry had four steals in the half, and Carr added three.  That same intensity was missing in the second half, and Black Hawk started to make its comeback. “Our defense started slacking after half,” Carr said. “We looked good in the first half, and we started slacking. They started hitting shots, and that just kind of killed us in the end. We just couldn’t make shots. “We played hard, but it’s a tough loss.” Tied at 65 with less than a minute left, Robinson came up with his fourth steal to set up the goahead play, which saw Tyler Houston make the pass to Dixon. “I thought they played a lot tougher than what we were,” Black Hawk coach Darren Bizarri said. “We stopped letting

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Sauk Valley’s Courtney Rogers (11) goes up for a shot over Black Hawk’s Asia McMeans during their Arrowhead Conference opener Thursday night at SVCC in Dixon. Rogers finished with 18 points, four rebounds and four steals in the Skyhawks’ 75-32 win. and moving and picking each other up,” Rogers said. The Skyhawks forced 17 steals in the game, with Kuykendall coming away with five and Rogers swiping four. “I’ve got a group that really likes to D it up,” Johnson said. “They like to get in your face and shoot the passing lanes, and they really showed that tonight.” Black Hawk came in after a weekend game against Iowa Central, and Braves coach Danielle Osterhaus said fatigue was starting to set in for her five-man squad.

“That was my biggest worry was would we have enough strength for this game, just because we were tired,” Osterhaus said. “It showed. It showed with some of the character of some of our players.” The tired legs also slowed Black Hawk’s shooters. The Braves shot 12-for-51 from the field and 5-for-28 from 3-point range in the game. Black Hawk knocked down just one 3-pointer in the first half, a shot by Mikaylin Bent with 5:35 left in the first quarter which accounted for the Braves’ first points of the game.

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Sauk Valley’s Laron Carr lines up a 3-pointer Thursday night against Black Hawk in the teams’ Arrowhead Conference opener at SVCC. Carr had 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in the Skyhawks’ 69-68 loss. little things bother us as much, and it helps when you make shots. Tyler Houston made some big shots, Larry Dixon made some huge shots, and Connor Fuller really made some big plays.” Houston led all scorers with 19 points. Garrett Duffin led a balanced Skyhawks scoring attack with 13 points – 10 of which came in the first half. Arrenholz and Carr each

finished with 11 points, and Mabry added 10 points, 8 rebounds and two blocked shots. Sauk made 15 of 35 field goal tries in the first half, but slumped to 25 percent accuracy (9-for36) in the second half.  “We’re getting close,” Damhoff said. “It wasn’t like we played bad tonight. We just didn’t make enough shots, and we lost our defense in the second half.”

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THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD NFL playoffs Wild-card round Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 27, Oakland 14 Seattle 26, Detroit 6 Sunday, Jan. 8 Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12 Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 13 Divisional round Saturday’s games Seattle at Atlanta, 3:35 p.m. (FOX) Houston at New England, 7:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday’s games Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 12:05 p.m. (NBC) Green Bay at Dallas, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 AFC Divisional winners, time & place TBD NFC Divisional winners, time & place TBD Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Orlando, Fla. AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Houston TBD, 5:30 p.m. (FOX)

Men’s basketball Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan St. 4-1 .800 12-6 .667 Maryland 3-1 .750 15-2 .882 Wisconsin 3-1 .750 14-3 .824 Nebraska 3-1 .750 9-7 .563 Minnesota 3-2 .600 15-3 .833 Northwestern 3-2 .600 14-4 .778 Purdue 3-2 .600 14-4 .778 Iowa 3-2 .600 11-7 .611 Illinois 2-2 .500 12-5 .706 Penn St. 2-2 .500 10-7 .588 Indiana 1-3 .250 11-6 .647 Michigan 1-3 .250 11-6 .647 Ohio St. 0-4 .000 10-7 .588 Rutgers 0-5 .000 11-7 .611 Tuesday’s result Maryland 75, Indiana 72 Wednesday’s results Illinois 85, Michigan 69 Michigan St. 65, Minnesota 47 Thursday’s results Iowa 83, Purdue 78 Northwestern 69, Rutgers 60 Wisconsin 89, Ohio St. 66 Saturday’s games Minnesota at Penn St., 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Nebraska at Michigan, 1 p.m. (BTN) Maryland at Illinois, 5 p.m. (ESPN2) Sunday’s games Rutgers at Indiana, 11 a.m. (BTN) Michigan St. at Ohio St., 12:30 p.m. (CBS) Iowa at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m (BTN) Thursday’s box scores

IOWA 83, No. 17 PURDUE 78 PURDUE (14-4) Swanigan 6-9 3-4 17, V.Edwards 2-8 8-8 13, Thompson 2-5 0-0 5, C.Edwards 3-7 1-1 8, Mathias 2-7 4-4 10, Haas 4-8 5-6 13, Albrecht 0-1 0-0 0, Cline 4-8 0-2 12. Totals 23-53 21-25 78. IOWA (11-7) Pemsl 2-5 0-3 4, Cook 7-10 2-5 16, Jok 11-19 3-4 29, Moss 1-4 0-0 2, Bohannon 4-7 2-2 12, Wagner 2-3 0-0 4, Kriener 3-4 0-0 6, Baer 1-2 2-4 4, Uhl 1-3 0-0 2, Ellingson 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 34-60 9-18 83. Halftime–Purdue 47-38. 3s–Purdue 11-28 (Cline 4-8, Swanigan 2-2, Mathias 2-7, V.Edwards 1-3, Thompson 1-4, C.Edwards 1-4), Iowa 6-14 (Jok 4-7, Bohannon 2-3, Moss 0-1, Ellingson 0-1, Baer 0-1, Uhl 0-1). Rebounds–Purdue 27 (Swanigan 8), Iowa 34 (Baer 10). Assists– Purdue 18 (V.Edwards, Mathias 4), Iowa 22 (Bohannon 9). Fouls–Purdue 16, Iowa 18.

No. 18 WISCONSIN 89, OHIO ST. 66 OHIO ST. (10-7) Loving 2-7 0-0 5, Tate 3-7 4-4 10, Thompson 3-8 5-5 11, Williams 5-11 2-2 12, Lyle 5-9 1-2 13, Wesson 1-3 3-4 6, Potter 1-2 2-2 5, Bell 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 1-6 2-4 4. Totals 21-53 19-23 66. WISCONSIN (14-3) Hayes 7-12 1-5 15, Happ 3-10 0-4 6, Brown 5-9 0-1 12, Koenig 7-12 2-2 21, Showalter 2-3 0-0 4, Van Vliet 0-1 0-0 0, Moesch 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 2-4 1-1 5, Illikainen 2-2 0-0 6, Schlundt 0-0 0-0 0, Trice 3-5 0-0 7, Pritzl 1-3 0-0 2, Hill 3-6 0-0 8, Ferris 0-0 0-0 0, Iverson 1-5 1-2 3. Totals 36-73 5-15 89. Halftime–Wisconsin 45-27. 3s–Ohio St. 5-20 (Lyle 2-4, Potter 1-1, Wesson 1-3, Loving 1-4, Tate 0-2, Williams 0-2, Jackson 0-4), Wisconsin 12-22 (Koenig 5-7, Illikainen 2-2, Hill 2-4, Brown 2-4, Trice 1-1, Hayes 0-1, Pritzl 0-1, Showalter 0-1, Thomas 0-1). Rebounds–Ohio St. 30 (Thompson 9), Wisconsin 37 (Happ 11). Assists–Ohio St. 7 (Jackson 3), Wisconsin 19 (Hayes, Showalter 4). Fouls–Ohio St. 14, Wisconsin 17.

NORTHWESTERN 69, RUGTERS 60 NORTHWESTERN (14-4) Law 7-14 9-9 23, Pardon 4-7 0-0 8, McIntosh 2-10 2-2 6, Lindsey 5-14 3-5 14, Lumpkin 0-3 0-0 0, Taphorn 0-1 2-2 2, Skelly 2-5 0-0 5, Benson 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 4-9 2-2 11. Totals 24-63 18-20 69. RUTGERS (11-7) Freeman 3-8 5-9 12, Omoruyi 3-7 1-2 7, Gettys 2-6 0-0 4, Johnson 2-14 4-4 8, Sanders 7-17 4-8 18, Thiam 0-0 0-0 0, Sa 1-1 0-0 2, Laurent 1-2 0-0 2, Diallo 1-4 0-0 2, Doorson 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 2-8 1-1 5. Totals 22-69 15-24 60. Halftime–Rutgers 28-25. 3s–Northwestern 3-20 (Brown 1-2, Skelly 1-3, Lindsey 1-7, Taphorn 0-1, Lumpkin 0-1, McIntosh 0-2, Law 0-4), Rutgers 1-12 (Freeman 1-1, Williams 0-3, Sanders 0-3, Johnson 0-5). Rebounds–Northwestern 45 (Pardon 11), Rutgers 41 (Freeman 15). Assists–Northwestern 11 (McIntosh, Skelly 4), Rutgers 10 (Sanders 4). Fouls–Northwestern 23, Rutgers 16. State schedule Thursday’s results Austin Peay 83, SIU-Edwardsville 81, OT Chicago St. 70, Utah Valley 61 Ill.-Chicago 59, Cleveland St. 54 Murray St. 83, E. Illinois 72 Saturday’s games Austin Peay at E. Illinois, 11 a.m. N. Illinois at Bowling Green, 11 a.m. Bradley at Indiana St., noon DePaul at Marquette, 1 p.m. S. Illinois at Evansville, 1 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Youngstown St., 6 p.m. Murray St. at SIU-Edwardsville, 7 p.m. W. Illinois at Omaha, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Illinois St., 7 p.m. Chicago St. at Seattle, 9 p.m. Sunday’s games Missouri St. at Loyola, 3 p.m. (ESPNU) Top 25 schedule Thursday’s results No. 4 UCLA at Colorado, late No. 5 Gonzaga 93, Loyola Marymount 55 No. 16 Arizona 91, Arizona State 75 Iowa 83, No. 17 Purdue 78 No. 18 Wisconsin 89, Ohio State 66 No. 20 Notre Dame 67, Miami 62 No. 21 Saint Mary’s at Portland, late No. 22 Cincinnati 66, SMU 64 Utah 86, No. 25 Southern Cal 64 Saturday’s games No. 1 Baylor at No. 25 Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State, 1 p.m. No. 3 Villanova vs. St. John’s, at Madison Square Garden, 11 a.m. No. 4 UCLA at Utah, 5 p.m. No. 5 Gonzaga vs. No. 21 Saint Mary’s, 9 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky vs. Auburn, 3 p.m. No. 7 Duke at No. 14 Louisville, 11 a.m. No. 8 Creighton vs. Truman State, noon No. 9 Florida State at No. 11 North Carolina, 1 p.m. No. 10 West Virginia at Texas, 3 p.m. No. 12 Butler vs. No. 15 Xavier, 1 p.m. No. 13 Oregon vs. Oregon State, 9:30 p.m. No. 19 Virginia at Clemson, 11 a.m. No. 20 Notre Dame at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. No. 23 Florida vs. Georgia, 11 a.m. No. 24 Minnesota at Penn State, 11 a.m. Sunday’s games No. 22 Cincinnati at East Carolina, 3 p.m. No. 25 Southern Cal at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 25 13 .658 — Boston 24 15 .615 1½ New York 18 22 .450 8 Philadelphia 11 25 .306 13 Brooklyn 8 30 .211 17 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 22 16 .579 — Charlotte 20 19 .513 2½ Washington 19 19 .500 3 Orlando 16 24 .400 7 Miami 11 29 .275 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 28 10 .737 — Milwaukee 19 18 .514 8½ Indiana 20 19 .513 8½ Chicago 19 21 .475 10 Detroit 18 22 .450 11

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Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 31 8 .795 — Houston 31 10 .756 1 Memphis 24 17 .585 8 New Orleans 16 24 .400 15½ Dallas 11 27 .289 19½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 24 16 .600 — Oklahoma City 24 16 .600 — Portland 18 23 .439 6½ Denver 15 23 .395 8 Minnesota 13 26 .333 10½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 33 6 .846 — L.A. Clippers 27 14 .659 7 Sacramento 16 22 .421 16½ L.A. Lakers 15 28 .349 20 Phoenix 12 26 .316 20½ Thursday’s results Denver 140, Indiana 112 New Orleans 104, Brooklyn 95 New York 104, Chicago 89 San Antonio 134, L.A. Lakers 94 Dallas at Phoenix, late Detroit at Golden State, late Today’s games Charlotte at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s games L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 4 p.m. San Antonio vs. Phoenix at Mexico City, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m. Sunday’s games Minnesota at Dallas, 1 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 2 p.m. New York at Toronto, 2 p.m. Houston at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s box score

KNICKS 104, BULLS 89 CHICAGO (89) Zipser 2-6 2-2 7, Gibson 4-7 4-5 12, Lopez 5-10 0-0 10, Carter-Williams 1-8 1-1 3, Wade 9-20 4-6 22, McDermott 0-5 2-2 2, Portis 1-4 0-0 2, Felicio 6-9 1-2 13, Grant 5-10 2-3 14, Rondo 2-9 0-0 4. Totals 35-88 16-21 89. NEW YORK (104) Thomas 2-9 0-0 4, Anthony 10-19 1-2 23, Noah 6-10 0-0 12, Rose 7-15 3-3 17, Lee 3-8 0-0 6, Kuzminskas 8-15 1-1 19, O’Quinn 5-7 2-2 12, Hernangomez 0-0 0-0 0, Jennings 1-4 2-3 5, Baker 0-0 0-0 0, Holiday 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 44-92 9-11 104. Chicago 22 29 14 24 — 89 New York 24 30 22 28 — 104 3s–Chicago 3-18 (Grant 2-4, Zipser 1-3, Rondo 0-2, McDermott 0-2, Wade 0-2, Carter-Williams 0-2, Portis 0-3), New York 7-23 (Holiday 2-4, Kuzminskas 2-4, Anthony 2-6, Jennings 1-4, Thomas 0-1, Lee 0-4). Rebounds–Chicago 43 (Gibson 9), New York 47 (Noah 15). Assists–Chicago 20 (Rondo 8), New York 21 (Anthony 6). Fouls–Chicago 12, New York 17.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 43 26 11 6 58 133 108 Boston 45 22 18 5 49 111 110 Ottawa 40 22 14 4 48 103 103 Florida 43 19 16 8 46 100 114 Toronto 39 18 13 8 44 120 116 Tampa Bay 43 20 19 4 44 122 129 Buffalo 41 16 16 9 41 95 114 Detroit 42 17 19 6 40 105 124 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Columbus 40 28 8 4 60 135 90 Washington 41 27 9 5 59 120 86 Pittsburgh 41 26 10 5 57 142 118 N.Y. Rangers 42 28 13 1 57 146 107 Philadelphia 44 22 16 6 50 129 137 Carolina 41 19 15 7 45 109 111 New Jersey 43 16 18 9 41 97 127 N.Y. Islanders 39 15 16 8 38 107 119 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 44 27 12 5 59 124 107 Minnesota 40 26 9 5 57 130 86 St. Louis 41 21 15 5 47 117 123 Nashville 42 19 16 7 45 116 112 Dallas 43 18 17 8 44 114 129 Winnipeg 44 20 21 3 43 122 133 Colorado 40 13 26 1 27 80 134 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 44 23 13 8 54 119 114 San Jose 42 25 15 2 52 112 96 Edmonton 44 22 15 7 51 126 120 Calgary 44 23 19 2 48 117 121 Vancouver 44 20 19 5 45 110 128 Los Angeles 41 20 17 4 44 102 105 Arizona 40 12 22 6 30 86 128 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s results Philadelphia 5, Vancouver 4, SO Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1 Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 7, Montreal 1 Nashville 2, Boston 1 Dallas 5, Detroit 2 Anaheim 4, Colorado 1 Edmonton 3, New Jersey 2, OT St. Louis at Los Angeles, late Today’s games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Calgary, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Arizona, 8 p.m. Saturday’s games Philadelphia at Boston, noon Nashville at Colorado, 2 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Columbus at Florida, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 7 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Philadelphia at Washington, 11:30 a.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Golf Sony Open Par Scores Thursday At Waialae Country Club, Honolulu Yardage: 7,044; Par 70 (35-35) First Round Justin Thomas 30-29 — 59 -11 Hudson Swafford 29-33 — 62 -8 Rory Sabbatini 30-33 — 63 -7 Russell Henley 32-32 — 64 -6 Russell Knox 33-31 — 64 -6 Gary Woodland 34-30 — 64 -6 Tony Finau 32-32 — 64 -6 Cameron Smith 31-33 — 64 -6 Jamie Lovemark 31-33 — 64 -6 Billy Hurley III 33-31 — 64 -6 Shawn Stefani 32-32 — 64 -6

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‘Special’ honor for Crawford Blackhawks goalie appreciates second All-Star selection BY CHRIS KUC Chicago Tribune

Joel Quenneville gathered the Blackhawks in a circle near the end of Tuesday’s morning skate at the United Center and informed the team which players had been selected for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. After the coach revealed Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford will be participants in the exhibition Jan. 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, teammates tapped their sticks on the ice in a display of appreciation. For Kane, Toews and Keith, being named All-Stars has become standard with a combined 14 selections. For Crawford, the second time around is still a big deal. “It’s special – it’s nice to be recognized,” Crawford said. “It’s a hard thing to accomplish so I’m excited about it. It’s going to be in a cool spot, too, in L.A.” If helping the Hawks to Stanley Cup championships in 2013 and ’15 already hadn’t cemented the 32-year-old Crawford as one of the top goaltenders in the NHL, a second All-Star selection should do it. Still, if any naysayers remain when it comes to Crawford’s abilities, he doesn’t much care to hear from them. “People can argue one way and others can argue another – that’s just chatter,” said Crawford, who was voted by fans into the 2015 AllStar Game in Columbus. “I just play hard and if you have the respect of your teammates and if your fans are on your side that’s all that matters.” The respect has grown with each save Crawford has made since being anointed as the Hawks’ No. 1

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Goalie Corey Crawford was one of four Blackhawks selected for the All-Star Game later this month in Los Angeles. It’s the second time Crawford will participate in the event. goalie to start the 2010-11 season. After posting a career-high 35 victories and .924 save percentage last season, Crawford is 16-8-3 with a .925 save percentage this campaign despite missing three weeks after an appendectomy. The strong first half of the season came after Crawford worked his way into being the primary backup goalie to Carey Price at the World Cup of Hockey that Team Canada won just before the NHL season. “I give [Crawford] credit that he continues to get better,” Quenneville said. “Goalies … as their career goes on, there’s still a lot of maturing and developing. “I find ‘Crow’ getting better each and every year. As a seasons progress, he seems to improve and he’s a good student of the game. He

wants the net, he finds pucks, he does everything you want. I can’t say enough good things about his progression, but we know the importance of goaltending.” Crawford believes he has reached a another level of play this season but keeps the focus on winning. “Experience plays a key part,” Crawford said. “There’s always more. We always want more in this room. It’s always about winning.” After being snubbed in favor of Pekka Rinne of the host Predators for the 2016 All-Star Game despite having far superior numbers, Crawford is embracing this latest selection, especially because he is sharing it with Toews, Kane and Keith. “It’s pretty cool to have four guys there,” Crawford said. “That’s awesome.”

NBA | KNICKS 104, BULLS 89

Ex-Bulls pace New York in win Rose’s 17 points, Noah’s double-double sink short-handed Chicago BY BRIAN MAHONEY Associated Press

NEW YORK – Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah had big games against their former team, and the New York Knicks beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 104-89 on Thursday night. Rose scored 17 points in his return to Madison Square Garden after skipping the last game here, and Noah finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds as the Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak. Rookie forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas had a season-high 19 points. The Knicks bounced back from a loss at the buzzer in Philadelphia on Wednesday to win for

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The Knicks’ Joakim Noah (left) and Courtney Lee (right) defend the Bulls’ Taj Gibson during the second half of a game Thursday in New York. the first time this season on the second night of back-to-back games. Dwyane Wade scored 22 for the Bulls, who were missing star swingman Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Denzel

Valentine, all because of illness. They dropped their third straight. Playing without starting forward Kristaps Porzingis, New York won for just the second time in 11 games, a much-

needed victory after the mystery surrounding Rose and then the team’s second buzzer-beating loss of the month earlier this week. Rose went home to Chicago on Monday without telling the team, returned to practice the next day and said his absence was for family reasons. The Knicks fined him but put him back in the starting lineup and he has played well in both games since. He was cheered during pregame introductions and then helped the Knicks race to an 8-0 lead. They pulled away by limiting Chicago to 14 points in the third quarter, and the Bulls never mounted enough offense to make a serious dent. Butler and Mirotic both missed their second straight game.

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Hawkeyes take down Boilermakers Wildcats win at Rutgers; Badgers cruise past Ohio State at home By the Associated Press

Peter Jok scored 29 points with eight assists and six rebounds and Iowa rallied from a ninepoint halftime deficit to beat No. 17 Purdue 83-78 on Thursday night in Iowa City. Freshman Tyler Cook had 16 points for the Hawkeyes (11-7, 3-2 Big Ten), who beat a ranked team at home for the second time this season. Caleb Swanigan, who led Purdue (14-4, 3-2) with 17 points, missed a layup in front of the rim with 13.8 seconds left and the Boilermakers down 79-78. Cordell Pemsl missed a subsequent free throw, but Iowa got the ball back after a lengthy review and Jordan Bohannon hit two from the line. Dakota Mathias missed

a contested 3 with 4 seconds left for Purdue, which lost for the first time this season to a team not in this week’s Top 25. Isaac Haas and Carsen Edward each scored 13 for the Boilermakers, who were outrebounded by the smaller Hawkeyes 35-28. Northwestern 69, Rutgers 60: Vic Law scored a

game-high 21 points while Scottie Lindsey scored 14 and Isiah Brown came off the bench to score 11 to lead Northwestern to a road win over Rutgers. Rutgers (11-7, 0-5 Big Ten) jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and led 28-19 with 2:04 left in the half before Northwestern (14-4, 3-2) was able to cut into the lead to make it 28-25 at the break. Northwestern went on

a 6-0 run early in the second half to take its first lead of the game, 33-32, at the 17:19 mark. The Wildcats’ largest lead was 15, when they went up 62-47 with 2:52 to play. Corey Sanders led Rutgers with 18 points while Deshawn Freeman had 12 points and 15 rebounds. Rutgers struggled to get shots to fall, shooting 31.9 percent from the floor and 65.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Wisconsin 89, Ohio State 66: The 18th-ranked

Badgers bounced back from a poor performance 4 days earlier against Purdue to blitz Ohio State in Madison, as they shot 49 percent from the field and a season-best 55 percent from the 3-point line. Perhaps no Badger embodied that bounce

back better than Bronson Koenig. The team’s leading scorer at 14 points a game, he was 3 of 8 against the Boilermakers and 1 of 4 from the 3-point line. Things did not start well as he missed his first three shots against the Buckeyes, but then he caught fire. He hit 7 of his final 9 attempts and finished with 21 points in just 27 minutes on the court. As a team, Wisconsin (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) shot 39 percent from the field on Sunday, including just 2 of 14 from 3-point range, as Purdue snapped the Badgers’ nine-game winning streak. Wisconsin had no such troubles with the Buckeyes (10-7, 0-4), especially because the Badgers seemed to rebound everything they missed.


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Will Rogers said, “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.” Isn’t that the truth? At the bridge table, though, we try to defeat declarer by assuming partner has the cheapest hand to achieve that end. This deal occurred during the World Youth Teams Championship in Italy last year. At the first table, NorthSouth had made three notrump. Let’s see how Harald Eide (East) and Christian Bakke from Norway worked out what to do. The auction was optimistic. North really should have passed over one diamond with that 4-3-3-3 garbage. When she dragged up a one-heart response, South’s

two-no-trump rebid indicated a strong hand with long diamonds. North’s three diamonds was weak and denied five hearts. West led the spade three,

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICTWHITESIDE COUNTY MORRISON, ILLINOIS CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, -v.MAYRA A. MARTIN A/K/A MAYRA A. MEDRANO, PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC Defendant 15 CH 33 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 3, 2016, the Sheriff of Whiteside County will at 10:00 AM on February 2, 2017, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, 3rd floor lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, IL, 61270, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 909 7TH AVENUE, Sterling, IL 61081 Property Index No. 1122154007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $74,335.51. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the saleThe property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information.If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES , 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432. Please refer to file number 15IL00049-1. E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Jan. 13, 19, 26, 2017

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IN THE MATTER OF THE UNION SPECIAL DRAINAGE DISTRICT OF THE TOWNS OF TAMPICO, PROPHETSTOWN and HUME, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND STATE OF ILLINOIS NO. 02 TX 25 DRAINAGE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 11th day of January, 2017,, the Commissioners of the Union Special Drainage District of the Towns of Tampico, Prophetstown and Hume caused to be filed in the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois, their Petition to Increase Annual Maintenance Assessment. The Petition seeks authority to increase the annual levy from $134,700 to the sum of $250,223 as the annual maintenance assessment for the District.

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STATE OF ILLINOIS CIRCUIT COURT WHITESIDE COUNTY NOTICE OF FILING A REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) The Commissioner's Petition will be CASE# 17 MR 1 heard on the 8th day of February, 2017, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. Before the Honor- Request of able Judge Stanley B. Steines, or such Heather Mae other Judge as may be sitting in his Zickefoose stead, at the Courthouse, 200 East Knox There will be a court hearing on Street, Morrison. request to my change my name Dated this 11th day of January, 2017. from: Union Special Drainage District Heather Mae of the Towns of Tampico, Prophetstown Zickefoose the new and Hume name of: by Commissioners: Arlyn K. Bush, Heather Mae Troy Purvis, Gene LeFevre Ellinor The court hearing will be held on William R. Shirk march 3, 2017 at Law Office of William Shirk, P.C. 9:00 a.m. At 200 E. Attorney for said District St., Knox 301 East Main Street Morrison,, WhiteMorrison, IL 61270 County in side Tele: 815-772-7231 Courtroom# TBA. Fax: 815-772-4599 /s/ Heather Mae Jan. 13, 2017 Zickefoose Jan. 13, 20, 27, 2017 STATE OF ILLINOISIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITMORRISON, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. VIOLETA L. JARAMILLO and BMO HARRIS BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA HARRIS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA AMCORE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Defendants. CASE NO. 16-CH-131 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 17289 TIMBER DRIVE STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Violeta L. Jaramillo, Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 17289 Timber Drive, Sterling, IL 61081, more particularly described as: #bed as: Lot 10 of Hickory Hills Subdivision of part of the East Half of the East Half of Section 6 and a part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 5; all in Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded July 9, 1954 in Plat Book 9, page 25. Permanent Index Number: 11-06-476-002 Commonly known as: 17289 Timber Drive, Sterling, IL 61081 UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the WHITESIDE County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270-2819 on or before January 30, 2017, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT,AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217)422-1719 Fax:(217)422-1754 Email: Non-CookPleadings@hsbattys.com December 30, 2016 & January 6 & 13 2017

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CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC -v.Plaintiff, MAYRA A. MARTIN A/K/A MAYRA A. MEDRANO, PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC Defendant 15 CH 33 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 3, 2016, the Sheriff of Whiteside County will at 10:00 AM on February 2, 2017, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, 3rd floor lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, IL, 61270, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: The South 44 feet of Lot 11 in Block 10 of Brink's Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 3. Commonly known as 909 7TH AVENUE, Sterling, IL 61081 Property Index No. 1122154007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $74,335.51. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in AS IS condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the saleThe property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information.If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff s attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES , 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432. Please refer to file number 15IL00049-1. E-Mail: il.pleadings@rsmalaw.com Jan. 13, 19, 26, 2017

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 11, A.D. 2017, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons ownconducting ing, and transacting the business known as KZ Collectibles located at 20287 Polo, Road, Sterling, IL 61081. Dated this 11th day of January, A.D., 2017. Dana Nelson County Clerk Jan. 13, 20, 27, 2017

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 9., A.D. 2017, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting business the known as WomWellness en's Therapeutic Massage located at 411 3rd Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081. Dated this 9th day of January, A.D. 2017. Dana Nelson County Clerk January, 13, 20, 27, 2017

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Commonly known as: 1202 Dillon Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 11-20-251-005; 11-20-251-006; 11-20-251-007 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $88693.41#.41 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT.Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Whiteside County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Sales Department at ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)4028661. For bidding instructions, visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 120 Naperville, IL 60563-4947630-453-6960 | 866-402-8661 | 630428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 58852, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 foreclosure@ALOLawGroup.com THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. R410 December 30, January 6 & 13 2017

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

DIXON 1BR, North side basement apt. attached garage, stove refrig, A/C, heat, water, garbage P/U furn. No pets. Ref. Lease. $425/mo. $425 dep. 815-652-2042 2 BR upper $450 rent / $450 deposit + utilities; 422 S. Peoria, no pets 815-284-7609 2BR Heat Included NO PETS $475, 630-772-5051 2BR upper, Dixon Dells. stove, refrig., air, garage w/ opener, basic cable & garbage p/u furnished, No Pets, Ref, & lease. $500/ mo. + $500 dep. 815-652-2042. 2BR, 1 ba., first floor. Attached garage, laundry fac. $525/mo. 497 Martin St. Call 224806-3564 Dixon Manor Apt. 2BR, 1ba. open now! Close to downtown, security building, hardwood floors, heat, water included. Clean, quiet lifestyle bldg. Call Erick for showing 815-739-5806 Must see- 2BR clean, quiet. No smoking or pets. $500+ dep. 815-690-2711 Upstairs Lg. 2BR, $600 + dep. Heat water & garbage inc. 815-973-5886

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Ages 62 and older We have 1BR's and Efficiency available now! Call 815-7182087 Prophet Manor Apartments Prophetstown EHO

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

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NEW TODAY 1BR $425 + dep. Util. Incl. No pets. 815-994-0945 Lg.1BR, No pets. $425. 815-718-1784 or 815 625-4701 Newly remodeled 1BR, stove & refrig. $475/mo. Dep. & refs. req. No pets. 815-440-2608 or 815-622-3892. Nice 2BR Duplex, C/A, stove, refrig., 403 Circle Dr. No pets. $450/mo. + dep. 815-625-2268 Studio and 1 Bed apt $365- $465/mo. $250 dep. Utilities incl. No pets 815-439-9722 THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

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Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $640.00 Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

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NEW TODAY 1bdrm applcs, a/c wifi cable, util $500 815-499-9021 1BR $400 & 2BR for $500

Water, sewer, garbage incl. Coin W/D, No pets/ No parties. Call Diana: 630-327-7046 1BR, Good location. all applics. Inc. W/D in unit. $500/mo. Inc water sewer & garb.. No pets.815-535-7077 2BR Apt., stove & fridge, w/d hook up, no pets, no smoking, Sect. 8 approved, $500/mo + $500 dep. 815-499-1631 Apts. For Rent No pets. No Exceptions! Call 815-716-0367. Near CGH & Rec Center, Nice 1BR garage, applcs., $450/mo., 1830 3rd Ave. 815-499-0199

STERLING Quiet 1BR, no pets Stove, refrig. & util. furn. 815-625-0624 Sinnissippi Townhomes Spacious 2 BR 2 story townhomes FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! Central air, Good location. Laundry hookup. (815)626-1130. Studio apt $325/ mo. and Nice 1BR apt. $400/mo. Call 773-319-0059.

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DIXON 2BR 2 story Duplex North & West of Dixon 4.5mi. Yard, garage. $500 mo. + dep. & refs. 815973-3223 a.m. 2BR, appliances, fenced garage, yard, basement. Lease. $725/ mo. Non smoking. No pets. Sec. Dep. 815-973-2105. 3BR 1BA 1801 Factory St., $600/ mo. + dep. 904422-0359 4 bed, 2 bath house in Dixon lg. kitchen, all applcs., laundry rm., fenced yard, 2 car garage, $900/mo. Call 815-622-2725 SNLRental.com Sm. Cozy 2BR atgarage tached $550/mo. + dep. 815-973-5886

MILLEDGEVILLE NEW TODAY 3BR 2 BA 2 car duplex garage $550/mo. + dep., no util. incl., no pets, ref. required. or 815-973-4228 815-947-2931 4BR, newer floorRefs. req. ing. Appliances incl. $550/mo. No dogs. 815-499-1793.

POLO 2BR Country home, 1.5 mi. from Polo. 2 car garage. No pets. Call 815441-3299

ROCK FALLS 1BR, bsmt., applc + garage, no pets, $450/mo. 815-7181784 or 625-4701 Cute 3BR, all redone. Why Rent?™ $598/mo. 815-878-7399.

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ROCK FALLS Nice, Clean, 2BR, 2BA house. Rock Falls. No smoking, No pets. $600/mo. 815-716-8644

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Franklin Grove Living & Rehab Center

2BR Townhome $600/mo. Hampton Apts. 625-7043

502 N. State St. • Franklin Grove, IL 61031

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3BR, 1 ½ bath. No pets. Call 815-625-0624 3BR, 1102 1st Ave. $875/mo. Call 815626-8790.

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

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Activity Director to coordinate and oversee a variety of activities for social, emotional, physical and other therapeutic needs of our residents.

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NEW TODAY Avonlea Cottage of Dixon C.N.A. Full Time 3pm- 11pm & Part time, 11pm-7am Cook- part time Apply in person 503 Countryside Lane in Dixon or call 815-288-6044

Wanted C.N.A. Shift, full time

RN 2nd shift, part time Please Apply in person at: Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, OR online at: heritagesquare dixon.com

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NEW TODAY DENTAL Treatment Coordinator in Sterling Our dental practice is seeking a fulltime dental treatment coordinator to propose and explain treatments to patients in our office. Our minimum expectations include: a professional demeanor, the drive to excel, a self-motivated attitude, ability to understand patient dental needs as well as educate patients regarding dental treatment and support our dentist's diagnosis. Other responsibilities include: arranging financial agreements, scheduling treatment, and responsible for successful and legal tracking of treatment and finances. An ideal candidate is organized and focused, as well as a friendly, caring and kind personality. Education, prior experience in dentistry, and your business skills enhance your overall suitability. Respond by telling us why you would be an asset to our team and include a resume. Please send your information to: sterlingdental opportunity@ gmail.com

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Registered Nurse, will do home care, Experienced, detrustpendable, worthy, kind. Must be within 10 mi. radius of Dixon. 779245-1542

Join our Team of Caring Professionals!!! Due to continued increase in our census we are recruiting the following positions: Full and part time RN’S $28.00 Full and part time LPN’S $24.00 CNA-$11.50 Weekend only, 12/Hr shifts Also Available with Increased Pay Dietary aide & Dietary Cook Competitive New Salary Scale, Benefits, Scheduling and Sign-On Bonus Available.

Bachelor Degree preferred. Minimum of Associate’s Degree or 2-4 years related experience. Must have proven/effective supervisory experience and compassion and desire to work with the medically complex/DD population. E EOE

Send resume to: 2601 Woodlawn Road • Sterling, IL 61081 info@ectc1.com

WOODHAVEN ASSOCIATION is seeking to fill the following positions in our Public Safety and Recreation departments:

Tri-County Opportunities Council

Position Openings

Pre-K Teacher: Oregon/Rochelle/Sterling Teacher Assistant: Savanna Parent/Child Educator: Rochelle (must be bi-lingual) Site Supervisor: Oregon/Rochelle Family and Community Service Worker: Rochelle (must be bi-lingual) Assistant Office Manager: Rock Falls For job opportunities and information on how you can join our Head Start team visit our website at www.tcohelps.org and/or call us at 1-800-323-5434 and ask for the Head Start Program. T.C.O.C is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a United Way Partner.

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NEW TODAY Be the Heart of a Thriving, Modern Dental Practice We're looking for a Front Desk Administrator/ Receptionist who is organized, energetic, and highly personable. You will be the face and voice that launches our relationships with new patients and maintains a positive connection with our existing patients. Our minimum expectations are: professional demeanor, reliability, dedication, and patient and caring as well as an independent and selfmotivated attitude. Beyond that, your education, your prior experience, and your business skills enhance your overall suitability. We are committed to training the right person. Respond by telling us why you would be a great asset to our team, and include a resume or a description of your experience. Please send to: sterlingdental opportunity@ gmail.com

Entry level Mechanic needed Must have standard tools. Pay depends on experience. No phone calls please. Email resume to bellini@grics.net or stop in for application at 1577 Eldena Rd., Dixon

Casey's General Store accepting applications for Store Manager Rock Falls IL. location 1st Ave. Food Service Leader Rock Falls IL Dixon Ave. Food Service Leader and Shift Leader Dixon IL. Each position is Full time with benefits. Insurance, 401K, opportunity to continue growing with the company Willing to work variety of shifts including weekends & holidays. Apply online at www.caseys.com

Flex - O - Glass, a leader in the Blown Film Plastics industry is seeking an experienced Crew Foreman for its Dixon, IL location. The ideal candidate should have at least five years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the plastic film and sheet industry. Flex - O - Glass offers an excellent benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email their resume to dixon@warps.com

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Immediate full time opening for Receiving and Delivery Person. Must have a good driving record, some computer skills, and people skills, plus be able to lift 75lbs. Please send resume to jobs@callsbm.com

or apply at 501 Locust Street, Sterling.

Looking to start a new Career! SBM, the area's largest supplier of office supplies, furniture and machines in the Sauk Valley area, has an opening for a Service Technician Apprentice. SBM's apprenticeship is a two year training program designed to train you on all aspects of service and repair of Sharp and HP devices. The combining of on the job training with academic study with a good salary and excellent training environment make for an excellent opportunity. Applicants should possess good communication skills, both written and verbal. No prior experience required. Full time, M-F, 9-5. Please send resume/inquiry to jobs@callsbm.com

Seasonal Office Assistants

Wipfli LLP is currently looking for seasonal Office Assistants for the upcoming tax season for our Dixon Office. This will be a limited term employment opportunity for the period of January 30, 2017 through April 18, 2017 with the possibility of rehire for future tax seasons. Primary responsibilities include general administrative support and client deliveries as necessary. Visit our Careers page at www.wipfli.com to learn more about this opportunity and to apply online. Wipfli is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Jr. Salesforce Administrator Rotary Airlock Rock Falls, IL

Aperion Care-Amboy 15 West Wasson Street, Amboy, IL 61310

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BUSINESS FOR SALE/ LEASE Beautiful beer garden area. Formerly Ellis Bistro or Prophetstown. Call 815-5379019.

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

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Full-time Dispatcher Responsibilities Include Greeting property owners, monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras, answering phones,taking and delivering messages and issuing passes and taking payments. Computer experience is required and familiarity with CB and FM radios a plus. A friendly personality and positive attitude are a must. Hours are Midnight till 8 a.m., We offer an excellent benefit package. Holidays and Weekends are Required.

Part-time Patrol Officer Responsibilities Include Patrolling the building and grounds of Woodhaven.Candidates must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License,good communication skills and the ability to work independently.Qualifications preferred - 1st responder and/or EMT Certification. Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work.

Part-time Dispatcher Responsibilities Include Greeting property owners,issuing passes and delivering messages. Computer experience is required and familiarity withy CB and FM radios a plus. A friendly personality and positive attitude are a must.

Requirements: • Experience in Boolean Programming • Attention to detail • Thoroughness • Ability to Work Independently • Time Management Rotary Airlock, a manufacturer of airlock valves, has an opening for a Jr. Salesforce Administrator. The essential functions of the position include: • Develop and maintain workflows • Monitor software for issues • Assist with program implementations and changes • Assist in the development of end user automation solutions • Assist with help desk requests from employees Work Environment: This position is in an office environment and requires sitting for long periods of time. Will use a computer the majority of the day. Wages and Hours: Starting pay is $12.00-$14.00/hour depending on experience. Hours are 6:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Benefits Available After 90 Days: • 2 weeks paid vacation • 1 week paid personal time • Company paid holidays-currently 10 days per year • Health Insurance • Life Insurance • 401K-Company matches up to 4% Please submit resumes to hr@rotaryailock.com No phone calls please.

Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work.

Part-time ReePlex Manager Responsibilities Include Supervising the Recreation Complex; which includes a full service ice cream shop, craft program,arcade,mini golf operation,and day camp program.This position is full-time during the summer season withy some off season hours.This position would involve the supervision,scheduling and evaluation of approximately 20 staff members. Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work. Interested applicants should apply online at www.woodhavenassociation.com in person or by resume to: Woodhaven Association Human Resources Departments P.O.Box 110 Sublette,IL 61367 Fax:815/849-5116 Phone: 815/849-5209

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HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE DETAILER

Kunes Country Auto Group of Sterling is in need of an experienced detailer. Duties will include: • Washing, Waxing, and Buffing vehicles • Overall reconditioning of our vast inventory The following qualifications are a plus: • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet our business needs • Dependable, detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment

Contact Joe McGlennon 815-631-5167

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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))

Maintenance Mechanic needed to help service electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, also perform other general factory maintenance. Insurance, 401K, competitive wages, etc. Apply in person: 147 E 2nd Ave. Rochelle IL. NEW YEAR, NEW AVIATION CAREER-GET FAA CERTIFICATION TRAINING. FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED ? CAREER PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. CALL AIM 800-481-8312. PART TIME OFFICE POSITION 15 hours per week. Must have 2 years experience, office (i.e. Accounts Receivable; Accounts General Payable, Ledger Excel, Word) •Must be dependable & detail oriented •Only qualified. applicants need respond. •There are no benefits with this position. Please send replies, salary requirement and 3 references to Box #:1356 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 The deadline for submission is: January 25, 2017

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Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not accept knowingly advertising which is fraudulent or has intent. malicious While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential We problems. strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, when particularly dealing with companies with which you are not familiar.

I Buy: Antiques, collectibles, toys, post cards, etc. 815-445-6151.

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Kenmore 14.8 cu. ft. white refrig./ freezer. New in 2008. Very good cond. $250. 815Chad684-9997 wick, IL

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FIREWOOD Split, Delivered & Stacked Hardwoods 815-626-6875

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Wanted-Cab Driver. Must be 25 years old and have clean driving record. Must know Dixon area. Apply at 120 Commercial Alley, Dixon, IL.

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Mattress sets: $99, Full Twin $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Bunk Bed $298. Call 309451-7477

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 ABC Border Collie puppies, beautifully marked. 6 wks. wormed. Shots, Males $450, Females $500. 815631-7391 (no text)

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House Clean Out! 75 yrs. worth on 4 floors. All must go! 815-732-1492

Looking for Hifemale malayan kitten 6mos. or younger to 1yr old. Call 847-254-0154 Neutered Vaccinated Cat, workshop cat or single home (not cat good with other 815-499cats), 9923 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

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MTD Snowblower 3hp 2 cyl 21” cut, new auger, good cond., $250 815973-3223

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NordicTrack basic ski machine $50. Bowflex Blaze $400/OBO. 815453-2336

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

WANT TO BUY 795 I Pay Cash 4 Gold, Silver, Coins 24/7 779-245-2950

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE Antique Porcelain Kitchen Table, 80100 yrs. old, top 25x40, 30” tall, $30. 815-625-9490 Farm Fresh Eggs Gaumer Family Farms Free Delivery Fri-Saturday morn. $3.50 a dozen. (2 doz. Min) Duck Eggs Avail. 815-626-4380

Irish Setter Thinsolate boots, men's size 10EE, worn once. $40. 815-946-2568. Ladder rack for full size pick up. $150 obo. 815-225-7904 or 815-590-5852 New furniture & beds wholesale. Also used twin, full, queen, king beds. Electric lift recliner, washer, dryer, refrig., sofas, dresser, recliner, table/ chairs. 815-718-4385 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS Tanning bed great cond. 28 bulbs, 2 face tanners. Salon setting, gently used. $1600. 815537-9019. Wood burning stove, 24”x24”x 24”, partial envelope, fire brick lined. Good cond. $275. I can load. 815-973-3223.

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Purebred Pygmy goat kids, 10 wks. Dehorned, shots, wormed. Males $150, Females $200. 815-6317391 (no text)

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1994 Buick LeSabre, 182K mi. $1600/obo. 815499-6150. 2005 Nissan Altima 144K mi. Good cond. Lots of new parts. Heated leather seats. $2700/obo. 815-973-9600 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

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Cole's Complete Tree Service Tree Trimming Stump Removal Licensed and Insured *Free Estimates* 25HR Emergency Service Will meet or beat any written tree estimates. Call 815-718-2997 Now accepting credit/debit cards Donnie Cole

Serving the Sauk Valley Area for over 15 years. •Garages •Additions •Roofing •Siding •Windows •Gutters •Interior/Exterior •New Construction & Re-Construction Residential, Industrial, Commercial •Licensed •Bonded •Insured FREE Estimates 815-213-0704

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Water Softeners

The Softener Man 815-544-0918

Repairr on all makes & models Servicce Call Special $19.95!

Over 30 years of experience

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BLUE- $22,300

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• 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-toBumper Warranty • 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty CHEVROLET BUICK GMC • 24/7 Roadside Assistance • 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and No Worries.™ Reconditioning Process • New, Exclusive 2-year/24,000-Mile • 3-Day/150-Mile Customer Satisfaction Guarantee Standard CPO Maintenance Plan

PRE-OWNED

2016 Chevy Impala LTZ

2014 Chevy Impala 2LT, Leather

Silver.................................................... $24,900*

Red ...................................................... $17,900*

2016 Chevy Impala Limited LTZ

2014 Chevy 1500 Double Cab 4x4 LTZ

Black .................................................... $19,500*

Blue...................................................... $31,500*

2015 Chevy Colorado Ext Cab 2WD 4 cyl.

2013 Chevy Impala LTZ

Blue...................................................... $22,300* 2015 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab LTZ Diesel White.................................................... $46,900* 2015 Chevy Equinox FWD Gray ..................................................... $23,900*

Maroon ................................................ $14,500* 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 LT Ext Cab, Leather, Red ......................................... $25,900* 2013 Chevy Equinox FWD ILT Silver.................................................... $16,900*

2015 Chevy 1500 Double Cab Z71 4x4

2013 Chevy 1500 4x4 Crew Cab Z71 LT

Gray ..................................................... $31,500*

Green ................................................... $28,500*

2014 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab LT 2WD

2013 Chevy Suburban LT, 4x4

White.................................................... $26,900*

Black .................................................... $34,500*

2014 Chevy Impala Limited LTZ

2013 Chevy Equinox AWD ILT

Gray ..................................................... $15,500*

White.................................................... $17,500*

2014 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 LTZ

2012 Chevy Equinox AWD LTZ V6

Gray ..................................................... $33,500*

Blue...................................................... $17,000*

QUALITY USED CARS, TRUCKS, SUV’S & VANS 2011 Chevy Equinox FWD LT Maroon ....................................................................................$11,500* 2011 GMC 1500 Ext. Cab Z71 4x4 Green...............................................................................$22,500*

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2013 Cadillac SRX FWD Luxury Black....................................................................................$26,000*

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815-625-3600 815-625-3600

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2012 Chevy 1500 LTZ 4x4 Z71, Red.......................................................................................$25,500*

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2015 CHEVROLET COLORADO 2WD

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A division of Timber Industries, LLC. Tree & Limb Removal Stump Removal Storm Clean-up Mulch & Firewood •Free Estimates •Fully Insured 815-857-3674

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2008 Ford F350 Super Duty diesel auto, 73k mi., runs perfectly. No rust $18,000 OBO. 815-225-7904 or 815-590-5852

BOATS/MOTORS

940

NEW TODAY 2015 Lund, under 50 hrs. on motor, 115 hp, Mercury 19.7 length loaded, 2 live wells - xm stereo plus much more, exc. shape. Must see to appreciate $20,000 firm 815-379-2427

SNOWMOBILES

955

2015 Polaris Anniversary Edition Pro S800. $9,000. Call 815-718-2018

AUTOS WANTED

960

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Farm Services

Roofing/Siding

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Tax Services “Area's #1 Roofing Contractor IL Lic# 104-015191 Licensed, Bonded & Insured •Roofing •Siding •Windows •Decks •Additions •Garages & More Residential & Commercial Call now to schedule your FREE Estimate! Will beat any leading competitor price 815-590-2677

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1998 Dodge van 1500 Series, 107K mi. Good parts van. 318 engine & trans. good. $300/ obo. 815-499-3895

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Basement Waterproofing

Serving the Sauk Valley Areas for over 15 years •On the Job Manufactured • Expert Installation •Competitive prices •Best Quality Materials, Guaranteed •5” and 6” Seamless Gutters for Residential, Industrial & Commercial Needs •Leaf Free Gutter Protection Systems •Licensed •Bonded •Insured FREE Estimates 815-213-0704

1996 S10 2WD, ALL NEW tires, alternator, battery, gas tank, brakes, AM/FM CD radio, $1,800 815-535-1151 2005 Chevy full size pickup, v6, auto, 167k mi., 815$2700/obo 590-6544

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Alterations SHOE REPAIR ZIPPER REPAIR & ALTERATIONS Grummert's Hardware Sterling, Rock Falls, & also Shaw's Marketplace 214 Washington Prophetstown

601 IL Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-3pm

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•Residential & Commercial •24 Hour Service! •Specializing in Custom Duct Design & Fabrication •Free Estimates Affordable, Reliable & 25 years Experience!! Owner Tod Reynolds 815-535-1459

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OPEN: 8:30-7 Mon-Thurs • 8:30-6 Fri • 8:30-4 Sat

OWNER GREG MAJESKI

Like Us

Now With 2 Loca tions to Ser ve you Better!

1701 E 4th St Sterling (815) 625-9600

SALES DAN DANREITER

SALES DAN VEREIDE

SALES MIKE SCANLAN

849 North Galena Ave Dixon (815) 288-9600

OFFICE FRED HOFMANN

INTERNET MGR. JOHN WATTS

MANAGER MIKE PARENT

SALES NICK MELSNESS

Look what people are saying about Majeski Motors!

GMC ACADIA by Laurie Breed from Sterling, IL

DAN DANREITER IS THE MAN, MY WIFE IS HAPPY NOW

January 10, 2017

by ROSA PALMER from Sterling, IL

Dan was very helpful in helping me find a vehicle I liked. everyone was very friendly and helpful with all arrangements on my new vehicle. Overall service was very good.

January 10, 2017 THANK YOU THE GREAT SERVICE AND FRIENDLY SERVICE YOU PROVIDE

by Desirae Pruitt from Dixon, IL January 4, 2017 Went here with a twisted stomach thinking i wouldnt get approved just like any other place but dealing with Nick and Mike i was able to purchase my 2011 equinox. The customer service is amazing and very friendly. I would highly recommend going here.

9,999*

$

Wonderful selection of any make or model available to choose from for your every day need.

OFFICIALLY A “SOCCER MOM”!

Absolutely the best place ever!!!!

2012 Chevy Impala

THE BEST CAR LOT IN THESE TWO TOWNS. MAJESKI MOTOR. by Barb Miller from Sterling, IL December 20, 2016

by Baker: Party of 4 from Dixon, IL

My New Altima

January 4, 2017

by Sherry Richards from Dixon, IL

Great service!! John Watts helped us get our new family vehicle and couldn’t be happier! Process was smooth and painless.

January 10, 2017

2011 Chevy Cruze LT

9,999*

$

Picked up my new car today! :) What a great car buying experience. Mike & Nick were great to work with! They even filled my gas tank. ;) 100% Happy

2013 Impala LTZ

12,999*

$

2010 Chevy Malibu

9,999*

$

Factory Warranty Remaining!

Serviced and Ready to go!

Loaded One Owner

Low Miles Sharp!

2011 Chevy Malibu

2009 Chevy Malibu

2008 Ford Edge

2016 Chevy Equinox

10,999*

$

6,999*

$

11,999*

$

$

or $165 Mo**

19,999* WOW PRICING!

Low Miles Sharp!

Local Trade

Only 74,000 Miles! Very Nice Local Trade

3 to choose from! Low Low Miles!

2011 Toyota Camry SE

2016 Toyota Camry SE

2015 Toyota Sienna

2015 Toyota Rav 4 XLE

13,999*

$

Only 36,000 Miles

19,999*

$

or $299 Mo**

Only 14,000 Miles

21,999*

$

Diamond White Purchased From Toyota Motor Co. Very Nice!

$

19,999* or $299 Mo**

4 to choose from! 1 Owner - Like New Factory Warranty!

www.majeskimotors.com *Plus tax, title, license & doc fee. Payments based on 3.99% APR financing for 75 months with approved credit with vehicles up to $10,000 - $1,000 down, vehicles $10,000-$20,000 - $2,000 down, vehicles $20,000 - $25,000 - $3,000 down, vehicles $25,000+ - $5,000 down. Photos for illustration only. Dealer not liable for errors. **Plus tax, title, license & doc fee. Payments based on 2.99% APR financing for 72 months with approved credit and $2000 down. Photos for illustration only. Dealer not liable for errors.

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