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Community Events - Boone County Journal
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Off to the Races
By James Middleton
Anyone could examine the photograph above and
imagine dozens of reasons why the man in the wagon was
racing through downtown Belvidere. The dog dashing in
front of him probably had little to do with why they were
running so fast, but for the fact the dog wanted to run fast
too.
We could imagine maybe the guy running the wagon
just wanted to race through downtown Belvidere, for no
other reason than to run the horse and wagon as fast as he
could. The driver in the wagon wore a hat but we could also
imagine he might have felt the rush of the wind as the gusts
passed his ears with the accelerating pace of his horse.
Even though he does not have hoses attached to the
wagon, perhaps he was a volunteer fireman racing to answer
the call of help to extinguish a fire. Maybe he had the hoses
coiled in the box of the wagon, unseen by the photographer.
A century or more ago getting the word to the volunteers that
manned the fire department did not always work reliably.
In those days, but for major city fire departments, most
such agencies in towns the size Belvidere was at the turn of
the 19th Century were voluntary. Old photographs showing
the fire department in Belvidere in that era had two men at
most seated atop a wagon with a few hoses draped across
the wagon box. In this instance, the driver of the wagon is
in a hurry to get from one spot to another and he appeared to
hold little care how he got where he was headed.
The driver of the wagon might have discovered on that
sunny summer morning, after checking his pocket watch, he
was late for a very important date. Even a century or more
ago, people kept a calendar of important dates and many,
too, used pocket watches or some other time-telling device
to be certain they met their commitments.
At the time of the photograph, the driver of the wagon
racing through downtown would not have to worry about
sheriff’s deputies or police officers. Speeding laws did not
come into use, with frequency, until a few years after those
“horseless carriages” came to town for common use.
In some towns and villages, horse races and trotting
races were staged through the downtown Main Street. The
most popular form of these races in Belvidere occurred each
summer during the Boone County Fair. Out there, trotters
and pacers would race around the big track to the cheering
crowds. This guy, however, was likely not one of those that
raced his horse with a small two-wheeled cart being pulled
behind.
A scan of the photograph indicates the driver was racing
down the street with a large horse, one that might have been
experienced in pulling heavy wagons, more so than pulling
small carts. This horse also was likely accustomed to pulling
farm implements through a field, perhaps a plow or a larger
wagon to carry bundles to the threshing machine.
The horse this man drove was a working horse and not
one that idled in a pasture to be admired from afar or to be
occasionally saddled for a ride through the woods. One can
tell by the horse’s size and the depth and muscling of the
front quarters, this horse could pull heavy loads and race for
a long distance pulling a wagon.
Note the driver who is thrust forward holding the reins
as he encourages the horse to race even faster. Though he
is seated on the wood bench, the driver is near to nudging
himself even further forward if that could move the horse
to run faster.
But, we still do not know why the driver raced through
downtown Belvidere. We can conjecture perhaps he had
a date with a sweetheart and was late for a picnic. After
all, the sun shown brightly that day, the horse was ready to
run and the wagon was likely empty; with such conditions
before him, perhaps the only thing for him to do was to race
through town. Maybe he wanted only to run full out just
because of the sun shining in his face, the wind rushing
by his ears and maybe because he just wanted to, perhaps
racing through downtown Belvidere was the only thing he
could do.
Regardless of the reason for his rush, it is certain that
the wagon wheels with their wooden frames and steel bands
encircling them made a loud racket as the man raced through
the city. The dog was not bothered by the noise. He looked
to be too excited at just running full speed with no one to
bother or to even have to step aside for anyone or anything.
Over the last few days, but for a couple of storms,
conditions have been particularly bright and sunny as
summer appears on the perceivable horizon. The winter
that was 2009 is on the wane and few if any here in the city
or in the county would allow winter to return. The farmers
are busy cropping their land with corn and soybeans. The
few that raise hay are sitting back and letting the first crop
grow. Those farmers with their winter wheat are also laying
back to allow that crop to mature.
Too bad no one has a wagon and a full-size horse ready
to run with a dog not far behind. They could certainly enjoy
the late spring and early summer sunshine. But, there could
also be a patrol officer today who was not around century
ago when this trio caused a racket racing through downtown
Belvidere for no reason other than they could do it.
The Journal wants to thank the Boone County Historical
Society for allowing use of the photograph.
Budget Tightens
for City
By James Middleton
Even though the new Belvidere City budget for Fiscal
Year 2009-2010 has been approved less than one month,
there remain questions regarding the previous Fiscal Year
2008-2009 budget. The questions came to the floor of the
Belvidere City Council during the Monday Committee of
the Whole meeting after a special meeting was called to
revise the older budget document.
The matter came to the attention of the aldermen as
Ordinance #16H that sought to revise the previous Ordinance
#952G which was the 2008-2009 budget ordinance enacted
on March 17, 2008. Though the process was convoluted,
the steps had to be taken under Illinois State law and the
Belvidere Municipal Code. The special meeting preceded
the regular Committee of the Whole meeting and took only a
few minutes before the new budget ordinance was enacted.
During the special meeting, Belvidere Finance Manager
Patricia Chamberlin was called by Mayor Frederic Brereton
to explain why these steps had to be taken and what would
be disclosed about the previous budget document that had
changed in the short term.
The main reason for the special meeting to alter the
soon-to-be-finished budget was due to reduced revenues
arriving into Belvidere. According to Ms. Chamberlin,
“The revenue coming into the city is about 6.9 percent lower
than our earlier projections.” This reduction will amount
to a better than a $289,300 estimated deficit as Fiscal Year
2008-2009 closes.
Three areas of revenue expectations had to be reduced
based upon the actual revenue receipts that differed from
what had been projected.
Municipal sales tax is one of those three areas that had
to be revised downward. The revised change in municipal
sales tax revenue had to be reduced by $238,347. The
projection of state income taxes showed a slight reduction
from estimates at $9,076. Further, engineering fees for
subdivision development also showed a significant drop
from prior estimates by $162,700.
Ms. Chamberlin pointed to the national economic slow
down as one reason why sales tax revenues and state income
tax projections had dropped so much from prior estimates.
The other explanation for why engineering fees had dropped
was due to the lack of housing and commercial property
construction and development that has occurred over the
last two years.
She told aldermen at the meeting, “Housing construction
has effectively stopped in the city.”
One bright sign that Ms. Chamberlin reported had a
reduction in general administration expenses that amounted
to a saving of $83,607 over what had been estimated. She said,
“We found savings in the general administration expenses
with savings from the police and fire departments.”
She also reported that for last year and for the new fiscal
year the city expects to receive lower revenues from motor
fuel tax collections. Part of this reduction is explained by the
lower cost for gasoline and diesel fuel. Another explanation
is that since last summer when gasoline climbed over $4.50
per gallon and diesel fuel reached near to $5 per gallon,
motorists and over-the-road carriers reduced their overall
fuel consumption. As the rate of consumption drops so do
motor fuel tax collections.
Projections remain firm for the new Fiscal Year 20092010 budget with what Ms. Chamberlin reported could be a
“potentially very small surplus.”
Earlier this year when the budget preparation process got
underway, Ms. Chamberlin and Mayor Brereton recognized
revenue for the year could be less than what should have
been expected. When the gravity of the reduction was
recognized, considerations were made regarding how the
existing city revenues might be reallocated to manage what
appeared to be a potential deficit.
The result had a portion of the utility tax collections being
reallocated for use to pay the salaries of city employees that
manage street maintenance and construction.
Years ago when city utility tax collections were approved
the decision was made for those revenues to be used for
the resurfacing, redevelopment and reconstruction of city
streets and roads.
That has been the primary use of those funds since the
1990s when the tax began to be collected. This new use
provided the city with the opportunity to continue to use
that money for road resurfacing and reconstruction and to
defer some salary expenses by use of utility tax revenues.
Earlier this year the City Council, after some debate,
approved the use of those collected utility tax funds for
payment of street worker salaries.
In part because of these changes and the limited flow of
revenues, the city is now moving through a general hiring
freeze with no new hiring planned through the remainder of
the current and upcoming fiscal year. The replacement of
retirees and other workers that choose to leave the city will
be handled on a case-by-case basis at least through Fiscal
year 2009-2010.
When discussion concluded in the Committee of the
Whole meeting regarding the revision of the budget, Mayor
Brereton confirmed the City Council plans to review the
financial condition of the city month to month and Ms.
Chamberlin will provide those updates.
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Tale of the
Lost Bonds
the group that created the bonds that could occur before the
official date of maturity and/or redemption. Municipalities
and corporations will often call bonds before the maturity
date to remove the interest and principle obligation from
their debts or to refinance the remainder of the bonds if a
lower interest rate is available.
The result of the discussion did not lead to a vote, but
Mr. Drella indicated after the meeting that he would prepare
a letter with the indemnification agreement for the city to
protect against duplicate payments of the existing bonds.
The letter would further provide for the existing bonds held
by LaSalle Bank to have those bonds transferred to US
Bank.
The City Council next week will vote to allow Belvidere
Mayor Frederic Brereton to execute that letter. Upon that
step being taken, the letter will be sent and the transfer will
be concluded.
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By James Middleton
The question arose in Belvidere city government, “What
happens if bonds are owned by a bank and later, that bank
is bought out by another bank?” The ancillary question also
arose, “What happens if those bonds are not found after the
transaction has occurred?”
These two questions came before city leaders and were
discussed in the Monday Belvidere City Council Committee
of the Whole meeting. The result called for City Attorney
Michael Drella to draft a letter to provide for the movement
of the old bonds held by LaSalle Bank to their new owner,
US Bank. The letter will also contain a hold-harmless clause
to indemnify the City of Belvidere if someday in the distant
future these lost bonds ever resurface and someone tries to
negotiate them for value.
The process was convoluted but it describes some of the
more arcane duties a public municipality must manage in
order to function in the general interest of the public.
Mr. Drella said after the meeting, “These bonds were
created and sold to fund a water extension project for
the west side of Belvidere.” Bonds can work similar to
mortgages in that, after a mortgage is created, the institution
that produced the mortgage can sell the mortgage into
the secondary market and such is the case with tax-free
municipal bonds.
Mr. Drella said the LaSalle Bank in Chicago put together
the bond sale and served as the Bond Registrar; however,
another step in the process had LaSalle Bank also buying
many of the Belvidere water project funding bonds.
Public projects are funded through the sale of bonds that
allow the municipality to enter into expensive public works
projects designed to benefit the community. Because of the
investment security provided by municipalities and their
ability to pay back these bonding commitments, the bonds
are offered with the interest paid being tax-free.
Because a municipality, in most instances, is a safer risk
than a corporation, the interest paid by the municipality is
often less than what is offered by a corporation. However,
to encourage the purchase of these bonds, municipalities
offer the bonds to buyers as tax-free investment vehicles.
During the City Council
meeting, Mr. Drella told
the aldermen, “Over the
last few days I have learned
more about bonds than I
ever thought I could.” He
went on to say that, when
LaSalle Bank was bought by
US Bank the actual bonds or
information regarding who
might, in fact, hold them was
lost. LaSalle Bank knew the
bonds were created and sold
but who actually held those
bonds was uncertain.
Mr. Drella said, “When
one bank is sold to another
and if they hold these bonds
they are supposed to sell the
bonds to the new owner.”
He also said, because of
the uncertainty as to where
the bonds are held the
old bank, in this instance,
LaSalle Bank, would need
to indemnify the City of
Belvidere to avoid paying
twice for the bonds.
Mr. Drella said, “We
wrote the indemnification
agreement and it adequately
protects the city.” After the
meeting Mr. Drella added,
“I used the Illinois Lost
Bond Act to help write the
indemnification agreement.”
He also said he consulted
with others lawyers he knew
and respected who had
experience with these types
of transactional questions.
Before the floor was open
for comment in the meeting,
Mr. Drella also said, “We are
required by law to execute
this [the indemnification
letter and agreement].”
Alderman
Mark
Sanderson
(Ward
5)
expressed uncertainty if he
was comfortable with US
Bank now holding these
bonds.
Alderman Andy Racz
(Ward 1) suggested the city
call the bonds. Calling bonds
is a step that can be taken by
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Public Raises and
Fiscal Responsibility
It is common to hear the complaint that taxes rise, gas
is more expensive, cigarettes cost more and the wheel
turns again. But with those cost increases history has
shown that salaries also rise to cover the increased cost.
But, given the decline in the cost of living projected for
2009, we wonder if salaries should continue to increase.
This week, General Motors announced they will slash
21,000 jobs, the Pontiac brand will disappear and no
one knows the future of Chrysler. But, with all of this
happening, salaries for public employees continue to rise
as witnessed by the recent arbitration between Boone
County and the Fraternal Order of Police that covers
sheriff’s deputies and sergeants.
As private sector employees suffer layoffs and no
salary raises, is it appropriate for public employees to
expect salary increases? This year and for the next few
years, tax collections are not likely to rise appreciably for
municipalities or school districts due to the nature of this
recession.
One reason current local taxation is not likely to rise
is because most local taxes are paid through ownership of
real property. Real property values across the nation have
shown significant reductions and taxes collected from
these diminished assets will also drop.
Boone County taxing bodies function under voterapproved tax caps that limit the amount a taxing body
can raise taxation annually to either the cost of living or
5 percent, whichever figure is lowest. Ergot, the cost of
living is expected in 2009 to register, at best, 0.1 percent
and that means next year taxing bodies in Boone County
can increase taxation by 0.1 percent or less.
Some may scream, “Hooray,” until the deficit spending
becomes a reality. Spending will continue and the question
is, to what extent will the public body go into deficit, who
will be laid off, what services will be cut and to what
extent will anyone suffer.
This will be the case after Boone County’s arbitrated
settlement over salaries of sheriff’s deputies and sergeants
and the result has 3.5 percent, 3 percent and 3 percent
salary increases over three years. These salary increases
must be paid regardless of whether the county can afford
the increases or not.
The county has now entered into negotiations with
dispatchers and, because of the arbitrated settlement the
county could experience further increases if the dispatchers
use the prior agreement as a precedent. This is a spiral that
could continue regardless if the county can increase tax
revenues or not.
Belvidere School District #100 is also in negotiations
with the teachers’ union and no one knows how that
process will unfold.
Last week the finance consultant for District #100
presented four fiscal scenarios. One scenario anticipated
a state aid increase of $130 per student, a 6.8 percent
teacher’s salary increase, other salary increases at 3 percent
and a 24 percent increase in insurance premiums. The
proposed deficit in that scenario could reach $3.5 million
before any cuts. Another scenario projected a $130 state
aid increase, a 24 percent insurance premium increase and
no salary increases; the deficit could total just under $1
million.
This situation is repeated in municipalities across the
nation; however, few have found a means to stem the
salary increases that will become more problematic in
succeeding years.
Financial planners expect that 2010 and beyond will
become progressively more difficult to manage. There are
no simple answers and planners must be more agile today
than they were earlier.
It is unrealistic for governmental employees to expect
significant pay increases when the cost of living will total
less than 1 percent and tax collections are in decline.
Public salary increases over the next few years must be
tied to the cost of living. If the cost of living in 2009 is
0.1 percent, then the salary increase in 2010 must be 0.1
percent. If the cost of living increase in 2010 is 1 percent,
then the salary increase in 2011 must be 1 percent.
If this policy is followed through the next period of
salary negotiations, local governments might be better
able to manage this period of anticipated low revenue
collections. There are other elements that could be
negotiated into labor contracts to take effect after the fact
similar to professional athletic labor contracts that have
other elements designed to benefit the employee when the
entity is better able to accommodate the increased pay. .
There are no simple answers, but the situation
Belvidere, Boone County and District #100 face is grim.
With revenue streams expected to be much lower, the
expectation that administrators and municipal leaders
can provide services and salary without deficits is not
realistic.
An alleged financial expert announced last September
on television when the gravity of the economic situation
was being discovered, “The next 50 years will be very
different and fiscally much harder to manage than the
previous 50 years.” This alleged expert might have been
a very astute prognosticator.
Executives
Elected To
Dist. #100
School Board
By James Middleton
As is the case after a general election with members of
the board of education being decided, a special meeting is
held soon after the general election and results are certified
by the county clerk. The purpose of that special meeting
is for the members to elect new executives. Such was the
case Tuesday when the Belvidere School District #100 held
a special meeting to invest the one new member elected and
five incumbents that were reelected to serve.
Darryl Fox was sworn in to serve on the board after
having garnered more votes than the incumbent Ron Ramos.
Mr. Ramos was chosen to fill the balance of the term that
had been held by Larry Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham left
in November and Mr. Ramos was chosen to fill his post.
Five incumbents were reelected to the board including
Richard Van Evera who won a tight race, overcoming
Christina Gloria by less than 10 votes. Other incumbents
reelected included Julia Norem, Douglas Smiley, Michael
Rathbun and John Powell.
In addition to swearing in these six members to the
board, the group also chose their new leaders. Those posts
included the board president, vice-president and secretary.
The incumbent executives included Richard Van Evera
serving as president, Douglas Smiley as vice-president and
Julia Norem invested as secretary. Each was reelected to
serve another two-year term. A motion was placed on the
floor to nominate Mr. Smiley to serve as president of the
board, but that motion failed due to a lack of a seconding
motion.
The current board of education representing Belvidere
School District #100 includes President Richard Van Evera,
vice-president Douglas Smiley, Secretary Julia Norem, and
John Powell, Michael Rathbun, Ted Stenerson and Darryl
Fox
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In Our 14th Year
North Boone Uncertain over
Community Service Policy
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By Bob Balgemann
Future North Boone High School students won’t know
until later in May whether they will have to perform 40
hours of community service in order to graduate.
The District #200 School Board continued debating
the issue April 27, then referred the matter to the Policy
Committee for discussion at this Monday’s meeting.
Board action could come at its regular meeting on May
21 or at an earlier special meeting, such as the one scheduled
for May 11 to see how students have been faring on various
tests.
The three North Boone teachers who originally presented
the proposal to the board, Justin Bowers, Matt Lerner and
Michael Wesbecher, were there last Monday to pitch the
concept again.
Board member John Ellingson reiterated his concern
about the community service being forced, not voluntary.
He liked the idea of credit being available to those wishing
to volunteer, but not being forced on them as a graduation
requirement.
Many school districts, including those throughout the
city of Chicago, already have incorporated community
service as must for graduation.
In North Boone the current proposal is for the addition
to the curriculum to be effective this fall, with the Class of
2013.
Hours would be accumulated as follows: Six during a
student’s freshman year; 12 during the sophomore year;
12 during the junior year; and 10 during the senior year.
Progress in meeting the requirement would be noted on each
report card, starting with the student’s sophomore year.
During the freshman year letters would be sent to each
student’s home during the second semester, advising parents
how many hours had been completed so far.
Also Monday, the board received additional information
on the need for new instruments in the middle and high
school music departments, but took no action.
It would cost $25,474.93 to buy 17 instruments
including two four-valve euphoniums, one four-valve tuba,
with case; one baritone saxophone; three concert baritones;
three marching baritones; two three-quarter tubas; four
mellophones; and one set of concert chimes.
The district’s business manager, Cathy Nelson, said it
would be better to include the cost of the new equipment in
the 2009-10 budget rather than leasing it.
Department spokeswoman Leslie Aska said there is
a “huge shortage of school-owned instruments,’’ adding
that to her knowledge the district has not purchased any
instruments since 1970.
Quite a few students currently rent instruments, with
monthly costs ranging from $30 to $45.
Additionally, the board determined it would be more
cost-effective to lease two 30-passenger buses and one
14-passenger bus to transport special-needs students, rather
than buying them outright.
Members voted to continue leasing the equipment after
receiving additional information from Nelson.
In other action April 27 the board:
• Re-elected Don Ward as president, while choosing
Denise Balsley as the new vice-president. Laura Zwart was
returned as secretary-treasurer.
• Was told there would be three sessions of summer
school, compared with one last year. This year’s dates are
Monday through Thursday, July 20-23; July 27-30; and
Aug. 3-6. Hours are 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
• Renewed a waiver, also known as the Modification of
School Code 105 ILCS 5/24-2, which allows the district to
have class on various holidays should it become necessary
because of snow days or having cancelled classes for other
reasons.
Specifically, those holidays are Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr.’s birthday, President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday,
Casimir Pulaski Day, Columbus Day and/or Veterans Day.
Often the district will have school on one of those
holidays, usually Casimir Pulaski Day, in order to make up
for a snow day, stated a communication to the board.
The waiver was due to expire at the end of the current
school year.
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By Lisa Palmeno
There’s a lot of talk “out there” about low test scores, poor reading performance and
people who can’t “talk American,” but the numbers of people doing something about it,
especially for free, are small. The Literacy Council pairs students with volunteers tutors,
for free, in one-one-one situations to help bridge the gaps in learning that leave many
readers wanting more out of their education and out of life in general. Connie Frazier is one
volunteer tutor who believes the time she gives her own student is worth the effort.
Frazier went to college and became certified to teach elementary education. However,
she ended up at Rock Valley College and worked in administration in the adult education
program. Eventually she landed at The Literacy Council where she worked as director
just prior to John Hurley’s taking over the position and later as director in the Budget and
Finance Department. Now she is retired and chooses to work as a volunteer reading tutor as
one of her community commitments.
Every week she goes to Ida Public Library to tutor one student. She has been working
with that student for a year and three months and in that time, her student’s reading ability
has jumped an impressive three grade levels. The student wishes to remain anonymous, and
understandably so. It is not an easy thing to admit one needs help, but sometimes it’s the
only way we humans can get the help we need.
Frazier’s student finally got the necessary help after spending some time on a waiting
list for the one-on-one tutoring. The student had already participated in the group classes
offered by the council for a while but thought individual work with be even more helpful.
Frazier’s student is an ESL student, or English as a Second Language, and while listening
and comprehension were very good, there was much work to be done in terms of feeling
comfortable enough to speak in front of others.
Students have gaps in their basic knowledge, explained Frazier. Tutors from The
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The manual begins at the very beginning, working on the letters of the alphabet and their
phonetic sounds, which vary from language to language. Then they work on pronunciation
and listening and speaking skills.
Her student is dedicated and hard-working says the volunteer, who gives much credit
to the council’s training and Teaching Reading to Adults. “They really give you the tools
that you need both through the initial training and through ongoing support;” Frazier said.
“Professional staff members are always available to help.”
Frazier, like other Literacy Council workers, insists that one doesn’t need to be a
certified teacher, a reading specialist or have a background in the field to do the volunteer
job. “Sometime people don’t realize all you have to be is a reader yourself and have an
interest in teaching an adult,” she said.
Hers is a success story. Her student has put that learning into action, translating at the
emergency room for a co-worker and renting an apartment, all without the help of friends and
family for the first time, something that caused the individual a pleasant surprise. Helping
someone make a better life is “what it’s all about,” Frazier said, and “It is so rewarding to
be able to create an opportunity for someone to improve their life.”
The Literacy Council is seeking tutors for all locations, but the Boone County program
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The Syn to Appear at Chubby Rain
Fulton Dutch Days Festival
By Lisa Palmeno
The British are invading, again! The Syn, that North
London regular at the Marquee back in the 1960s will
appear at Chubby Rain House of Tunes on Wednesday, May
13. Original member Steve Nardelli and his crew are back at
it, after a nearly 45 years of band members fusing, changing,
returning and one being replaced due to mother nature’s
biggest trick of all, death. But The Syn is alive and well, and
they even have released a new CD, Big Sky.
The album is part of songwriter vocalist Steve Nardelli’s
“Umbrello Music Entertainment,” an internet entertainment
company he formed recently. Now with Francis Dunnery (of
It Bites), Tom Brislin and Brett Kull (founder of Echolyn)
they are back on tour with ideas about the future. No doubt
they will play some tunes from Original Syn 1965-2004, but
progressive rock leans toward days ahead, not hanging onto
the past except for lessons learned.
And the band comes with some veritable music industry
heavyweights; Guitarist/Vocalist Francis Dunnery has done
much work with Robert Plant and Carlos Santana, and
Keyboardist/Vocalist Brislin not only toured with Yes, but
he also worked with Meat Loaf and Deborah Harry. His own
group was “Spiraling.” Guitarist Brett Kull is a producer,
and recording engineer, and Drummer/Percussionist Paul
Ramsey was a co-founder, along with Kull, of Echolyn.
The new line up will share tunes from Syndestructible
released in 2004, which is a 2-CD set with a live DVD.
Their music is balanced with plenty of harmony and
uplifting lyrics and their style melds much from the past
to create something new and fresh. Chubby Rain is a fairly
large venue, particularly for a club, for those in the area
who have never been there. The Syn are used to 800- and
1500-seat venues, but they will be coming from Martyrs in
Chicago on Tuesday night and heading down to The Canopy
Club in Urbana on Thursday, May 14, offering what many
musicians now dub “a more intimate venue.”
Big Sky is available to download at www.umbrellorecords.
com and anyone wishing to check out the band before the
show can go to www.synmusic.net or myspace.com/thesyn.
Opening act for Syn is Rockford local, Clark Colborn
of Krypton Entertainment Group. Colborn will share lots
of intricate guitar music from his CD Clark Plays Guitar,
2003. The CD starts out like any good metal album should;
“Waiting in the Wings” is a sweet, melodic guitar intro to a
fast guitar journey down a winding path.
The style is definitely guitar-driven, dominated music,
but Colborn never gets obnoxious or too loud on the album.
It’s well-mixed and recorded with a pleasant and inviting
By Rebecca Osterberg
The Boone County Arts Council (BCAC) will host
a festival of the arts at the Baltic Mill in the late summer
of 2010. The council presented Belvidere Township Park
District (BTPD) commissioners with the plan outline at
their April 28 meeting.
The Arts Council presents free concerts in the summer
on the Baltic Mill Stage, making the area a natural fit for
what planners hope will draw hundreds of local and regional
artists for the festival.
The Baltic Mill master plan was recently implemented
to upgrade the site, which was first renovated in the mid90s. That plan calls for many new features and changes,
including approximately 100 additional parking spaces to
serve the Baltic Mill and amphitheater. It also includes better
access to the building and grounds, and a new, universally
accessible playground and gardens.
BTPD Commissioner Jean Twyning acts as liaison
between the park district and the arts council and is working
to help make the festival a reality.
BCAC representatives Jerome Jones and Sam Yoveff
made the presentation before the board.
“August 21-22, 2010 is the tentative date planned for the
festival,” said Jones. “We’ll have between 60 and 100 tents.”
The grounds plan showed a diagram showing the spaces that
the artists would occupy in addition to identifying the egress
points for the festival.
Yoveff told the commissioners that patrons would be
identified with wrist bands after paying admission.
An artist’s rendering was shown of how the festival area
would look. “The way it will feel is really important,” Jones
said. “This is an aesthetically historical and distinctive site.
It is anchored by the Baltic Mill and the Mill Stage.”
Musicians will also be an integral part of the festival
which the council hopes will resemble other fine arts
festivals, such as the Greenwich Village Art Fair held in
Rockford. “We planned the date and timed it to coordinate
with other state and regional art events in order to attract top
artistic and musical talent,” said Jones. “This summer we
are going to be identifying the artists and musicians.”
The festival is expected to run from mid-morning to the
later afternoon both days. Planners hope to have an area
where they will be able to serve alcoholic beverages such as
wine and are planning food for the event.
“We very much want this to be a product of the
community,” said Jones. “We went to the Greenwich
festival and met with many artists who were interested. We
had nothing but positive feedback including offers to help
with our event.”
The art of music was also included as Jones and Yoveff
May 5th
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artists. Jones said many had told them it was not about the
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awards given, but the promotion and sale of their art. With
the approval of the park district, the festival plans will move
forward to the promotional stage.
In other business, BTPD Executive Director Dan
Roddewig noted that the Northern Illinois Service Company
has the improvements for the Baltic Mill project well in
hand. Some sub-grade problems were discovered when
working on rebuilding the roads that have been addressed
by the contractors.
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He’ll be a good opener for The Syn.
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number is 815-765-1884. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the
bar stays open until 2 a.m. for those who don’t have to work
on Thursday. The restaurant will be open until 10 p.m. so
patrons can “get their munch on.” The show starts at the
early bird weeknight time slot of 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in
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Fulton Dutch Days Festival
For those who love European culture, festive costumes,
dancing and special food treats, the Fulton Dutch Days
Festival 2009 is the way to go this weekend, Friday May 1
and Saturday, May 2.
Held in downtown Fulton on the Mississippi River, the
family event will feature everything a good festival has and
more, including: “De Immigrant Dutch Windmill;” arts
and crafts booths; authentic food; a wooden shoe maker;
antique tractor show; antique car show; a petting zoo; pony
and carriage rides; concerts; “street scrubbing;” and tons
of other goodies. Those who really dig history will want
to check out the 1800’s village at Heritage Canyon (515
North Fourth Street), where their literature promises “Early
American Crafters.” There will also be a parade on Saturday
at 3 p.m.
Anyone interested in doing things the old-fashioned way,
going green or using wind power will love the windmill
tours. Windmills have provided all kinds of services over
the centuries, from grinding corn to transporting water and
the trip back in time at the festival might foster some new
ideas built on old concepts.
Apparently Fulton began its Dutch heritage in 1872 with
59 families which grew over the course of 20 years, with
most of the residents belonging to the Dutch Reformed
Church. They chose the Midwest as their home and have
remained to share their heritage, and the festival actually
developed out of a Dutch dinner held back in 1974.
While the festival lasts only two days, the events at
Heritage Canyon will occur on May 1 and 2 and continue
through Sunday, May 3. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the crafters
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By Rebecca Osterberg
Graffiti is now being experienced in communities across
the country and around the world. From Toronto to Texas,
Germany, Guam or Japan; the issue of how to do battle with
graffiti vandals begins with how to stop their activity. The
matter ends with clean up and prosecution of the spoilers.
Some have claimed, including the late Andy Warhol,
“Graffiti is art.” There are people who would come to the
defense of such a statement, but the Belvidere Police, area
park districts and business owners as well as some residents
are not among them.
Fighting those who spoil public and private property
has been an ongoing battle in City of Belvidere for a long
time. The time, effort and cost to wage this war has risen
to the tens of thousands of dollars and the cost to taxpayers
has increased in the remedies and the insurance rate hikes
it causes.
Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble believes that involving
every citizen in the city is the best way to win the war against
this property crime.
“Crimestoppers acquired a camera a year ago that we
have used to work against the people who do graffiti,”
Noble said.
The tactic has had an impact, according to Noble. The
camera was most recently placed at the Boone County
Health Department. After the county office experienced
a rash of what is commonly referred to as “tagging,” the
camera was placed on the backside of the building and went
“live.” The graffiti stopped shortly afterward.
Cameras are not the only tactic employed by police,
however. Vigilant neighborhood watch groups and routine
police patrols have also had an effect. But working to stop
the supply of paint isn’t as easy to do.
“The [police] department has also sought help from local
retailers that sell spray paint,” Noble said. The businesses
are asked to log sales of the products to purchasers who are
minors. “Some of the businesses have made the decision
not to sell spray paint to minors at all,” Noble said. Still,
there are other places the vandals can get their medium
making some question the practice.
Clean up is sometimes simple, but more often it involves
extensive labor. In some instances, property that has been
damaged or destroyed must simply be replaced. In others,
when a memorial or icon is hit, the damage is irreparable
The surveillance camera is available for use by both
businesses and private citizens. “The unit is solar powered,”
Noble explained. “People can call the Belvidere Police
Department and ask for the police chief. We will come
out and make an assessment and see if a camera will fit
the situation.” Noble said that the camera has been very
successful and has been up at other key locations in the city.
“We continue to count on people who see the crime being
committed,” Noble said.
The Belvidere Township Park District has had extensive
experience with vandalism, particularly graffiti. Doty and
Belvidere Parks and others have had major property damage
due to graffiti. BTPD board commissioners recently
considered the purchase and placement of equipment that is
more difficult to mark or damage and easier to clean than the
more aesthetically pleasing wooden or concrete structures.
The step was taken in hopes of continuing to make the parks
comfortable for patrons and less appealing for vandals.
Research indicates that there are many reasons vandals
produce graffiti. According to an article, some who were
convicted of the property crime in London who damaged
trains in their youth said it was a way to get attention or
rebel against authority. Other vandals are members of
organizations such as gangs and are attempting to mark
territory.
There are many programs that are attempting to stop
the damage. Some of those include enlisting volunteers
who patrol graffiti prone areas, adding extra police foot
patrol officers in high-risk locations, offering rewards, and
creating zero tolerance policies. Some cities have set aside
areas where graffiti is not only allowed but encouraged as
art. That policy has occasionally succeeded but just as often
backfired and the trash left behind by the makers as much a
problem to clean up as the paint.
The City of Belvidere has an ordinance in place that
involves a “Notice of Graffiti” that is given to the owner
of property where the damage is found. The notice says
the property owner must remove the graffiti within a set
time period or be fined. Putting laws in place can help, but
community involvement and strict enforcement of existing
laws works best.
In a recent instance, patrol officers caught a juvenile
female defacing picnic tables. The punishment; make
the youth remove the paint. Being seen by other people
while being supervised by a police officer as she scrubbed
the table was, hopefully, a deterrent to the next impulse to
destroy property.
Although a small piece in a monstrous problem, such
actions are seen as having at least some effect on the crime.
Work on the larger problem of gang graffiti remains a work
in progress.
For information on scheduling the placement of the BPD
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815-544-9626.
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Gill, Virginia Beth, 91, Caledonia, 4-09
Grover, Bernard I., 80, Capron, April 28
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Stevens, Dale O., 72, Belvidere, April 25
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Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported on April 27
at Manley Motors, 621 S. State St. Officers met with the
complainant who stated that a 2009 Ford F350 was parked
in the north lot of the car dealership on April 24 and what
was believed to be damage from a BB that was shot through
the windshield of the vehicle was found. Damage was
estimated at $500. There are no witnesses or suspects at
this time.
Officers answered a report of a battery in the 1000 block
of W. Sixth St. on April 27. Upon arrival, officers spoke
with the victim who said that he got off a school bus in front
of his home at approximately 3:15 p.m. At that time, he said
a red SUV drove by and the passenger in the vehicle threw a
hard object out the window, striking him in the right side of
his jaw. The victim had a red mark on his face but refused
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vehicle as an orange/rust colored SUV.
Boone County Sheriff’s Department
Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on April 22 in
the 11000 block of Illinois Route 20. Unknown person(s)
entered a Chevrolet pickup truck and stole a Garman GPS
valued at $280, two compound bows with accessories with
a value of $2,250, a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun valued at
$650, an Apple iPod with the value of $250, and a pair of
Luepold Cascade binoculars valued at $330.
Theft of a motor vehicle was reported in the 4100 block
of Wheeler Rd. on April 22 sometime between midnight
and 6 a.m. The 2006 Kubota RTV900 4-wheeler, valued
at $4,000, was recovered by Winnebago County law
enforcement at the corner of Perryville and Mill Road at
approximately 6 a.m. on April 22.
Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported at
Belvidere North High School on April 25. A window was
broken in a GMC Envoy. The perpetrator stole a purse and
contents valued at $300 and damage to the window was
valued at $200.
Damage to property was reported as occurring sometime
between April 21 and 26 at 112 Centralia Place. Damage
was reported to the screens in a gazebo at the address and
a ceramic figurine. Value of the screens and figurine were
not known.
Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported occurring
overnight between April 25 and 26 in the 100 block of
Newfoundland. A window was broken in a 2008 Pontiac
and an iPod Nano was stolen. Estimated damage and value
of the stolen property totaled $500.
The preceding reports were provided by the Boone
County Sheriff’s and Belvidere Police departments. If you
have witnessed or know of facts pertaining to these incidents
please contact Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867 or 815547-STOP and receive a reward of up to $1,000. Boone
County residents are encouraged to contact The Journal
with information concerning criminal activity and traffic
accidents that they believe have gone unreported.
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Community
Events
Boone County
May 1
Silver Creek Band: The
Grove Night Club, Route 173
& Poplar Grove Road, 8:30
p.m. Info: 815-765-1002,
www.TheGroveNightClub.
com.
Encore! Encore! Book Sale:
Ida Public Library, 320 N.
State, Belvidere, 9 a.m.-8
p.m. Info: 815-544-3838.
The Secret Garden: Belvidere North H.S., 1500 East Ave.,
Belvidere, 7 p.m. $7adults/$5 students or seniors, Info: 815547-3839.
Blue Jean Ball: Community Complex Building, 111 W.
First, Belvidere, 7-11 p.m. $5.
May 2
Encore! Encore! Book Sale: Ida Public Library, 320 N.
State, Belvidere, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Info: 815-544-3838.
Ladies Only Motorcycle Ride: Kegel Harley-Davidson/
Buell, 7125 Harrison, Rockford, 9:30-10 a.m. sign-up. $10
includes lunch at Kegel’s Diner. Info: 815-332-7125 or
www.kegelmotorcycles.com.
Green Spring Cleaning Party: Boone County Conservation
District, 603 N. Appleton, Belvidere, 9-11 a.m. Info: 815547-7935.
Boone County CASA Red Carpet Celebrity Roast of Don
Banks, Alpine Bank Vice-president, Community Complex
Building, 111 W. First, Belvidere, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m.
roast. Info: 815-547-6599.
May 3
Charity Run/Ride for Noah’s Ark (The Animals): Kegel
Harley-Davidson/Buell, 7125 Harrison Ave., Rockford, 11
a.m-12:30 p.m. $10 per person, entertainment by Radar,
food available at last stop with a $3 donation, Info: 815332-7125.
May 4
Administrative/Legislative Committee Meets: 6 p.m. Info:
www.boonecountyil.org.
May 5
Roads/Capital Improvements Committee Meets: 6 p.m.
Info: www.boonecountyil.org.
Lapsit Story Time: Ida Public Library, 320 N. State,
Belvidere, 9:15 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. Info: 815-544-3838.
In Our 14th Year
Belvidere Zonta Club 2009 Spring Luncheon: Belvidere
Moose Lodge, 575 Beloit Rd., Belvidere, $8 per person,
bake sale, raffle baskets.
May 6
PBZ Committee Meets: 6 p.m. Info: www.boonecountyil.
org.
Spring Citizen Police Academy: Topic: Scams and Fraud/
Protecting Yourself, Boone County Council on Aging, 2141
Henry Luckow Lane, Belvidere, free program. Info: 815547-8007.
Strike Out Hunger: Dodge Lanes, 1940 N. State, Belvidere,
6-9 p.m. Registration: 708-450-1710.
Dutch Oven Desserts: Boone County Conservation District,
603 N. Appleton, Belvidere, 6-8 p.m. Info: 815-547-7935.
River City Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines Formal Dress
Rehearsal: Community Complex Building, 111 W. First,
Belvidere, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Info: 815997-9359 or [email protected]
May 7
Health/Human Services Committee Meets: 6 p.m. Info:
www.boonecountyil.org.
DeKalb County
May 3
Walk/Talks with Local Bird Artist and Birding Expert Peter
Olson: Afton Forest Preserve, 8 miles southeast of DeKalb
on Crego Rd.). Meet in the middle parking lot. 8-11 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo: downtown Sycamore, Ill. 1-9 p.m.
McHenry County
May 1
Illinois Railway Museum: Union, Ill. Free admission
Monday-Friday from May-23. Info: 815-923-4000
May 3
Scrap-A-Train Weekend: Illinois Railway Museum, Union,
Ill. Info: 815-923-4000.
May 4
Scrap-A-Train Weekend: Illinois Railway Museum, Union,
Ill. Info: 815-923-4000.
Rock County
May 1
Brother K Band (Rock and Blues): Silver Lake Inn, W5534
County Road A, Elkhorn, Wis. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Info: 262-7424777.
May 2
Wildflower Walk at Palmer Park: Welty Environmental
Center, 8606 W. County Road H, Beloit, Wis. Info: www.
weltycenter.org or 608-361-1377.
Opening Day Pig Roast: Beckman Mill, 11600 S. County
Rd. H, Beloit, Wis.: 12 noon-4 p.m. Info: 608-751-1551.
Guided Tours: Beckman Mill, Beloit, Wis. 1-4 p.m. Sat. and
Sunday through Oct. $3 donation suggested. Info: 608-7511551, www.beckmanmill.
org.
May 3
Stateline
Storytelling:
Bushel & Peck’s Local
market, 328 State, Beloit,
Wis. Info: 608-363-3911.
Stephenson County
May 1
Stephenson
County
Historical Society: 1440
South Carroll Avenue,
Freeport,
IL,
open
Wednesday through Sunday,
12 Noon-4 p.m. Members
free, $3 adults, $1 kids ages
6-12. Group tours available.
Info: 815-232-8419 or www.
stephcohs.org.
Aspiring Artists Exhibit:
Freeport Art Museum, 121
N. Harlem, Freeport, Ill.
Show through May 9. Info:
815-235-9755.
Spring Brunch: Freeport Art
Museum, 121 N. Harlem,
Freeport, Ill., 10 a.m.-12
Noon. Info: 815-235-9755.
May 3
Aquin Flea Market: Aquin
H.S. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Info:
815-233-2646.
Winnebago County
May 1
Klehm
Arboretum
&
Botanic Gardens: 2715
S. Main, Rockford, IL,
Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4
p.m.; Friday and Saturday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info: 815965-8146 or www.klehm.
org.
WWI and WWII Exhibits:
Camp Grant Museum, 1004
Samuelson Road, Rockford,
inside the Command Post
Restaurant. Info: 815-3950678.
Rockton
Township
Historical Society: 529
Green Street, Rockton, Ill.,
Open Saturdays 10 a.m.-
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2 p.m. April through September. $2 adults, $1 kids and
students, free for members. Info: 815-624-4830 or 815-6248200.
Hispanic Student Leadership Conference: RVC Stenstrom
Center, 4151 Samuelson Rd., Rockford, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info:
815-621-7144 or 815-601-4707.
May 2
Enjoying Spring Wildflowers: Severson Dells, Montague
and Johnston, Rockford, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 815-335-2915.
Brother K Band (Rock and Blues): Rockford Billiard Café,
Main and Auburn, Rockford 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Info: 815-9620957.
KNIB Spring Metals & Electronics Drive: Machesney Park
Mall South Parking Lot, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 815-637-1343.
Early Morning Bird Walk at Klehm: Klehm Arboretum,
2715 S. Main, Rockford, 7-9 a.m. Info: 815-965-8146.
May 4
Rockford Auditions for RIP Production’s 2009 Scream
Team, Northern Illinois’ Most Terrifying Haunted Event:
Auburn High School, Rockford, 4-7 p.m. Open to ages 16
and up. Info: www.trailofscreams.com or 815-965-6772.
May 5
Story Hour: Talcott Library, Rockton, 10 a.m. Info: 815624-7511.
Rockford Park District’s City of Gardens Spring Kick-off
dinner: Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside, 5 p.m. Info: 815987-1689.
Free SARE Fair: Center for Sight & Hearing, 8038 MacIntosh
Ln., Rockford, 9 a.m.-12 Noon. Info: 815-332-6800.
May 6
Story Hour: Talcott Library, Rockton, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Info: 815-624-7511.
Brother K Band (Rock and Blues): Big Cities Lounge, 905
E. State, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Every week. Info: 815-8273474.
Farmer’s Market Opens: Edgebrook Center Parking Lot,
1639 N. Alpine Rd., every Weds. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through
October 28. Info: 815-226-0212.
The Compassionate Friends of Northwest Illinois (Support
for Families After the Death of a Child): Crown Point
(Emmanuel Outreach Center on Genoa Rd.), 7 p.m. Info:
815-544-9864, www.compassionatefriends.org.
May 7
Old Towne Band Spring Concert: RVC PAC, 3301 N.
Mulford, Rockford, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-921-2160.
Shelter Care’s Annual Luncheon: Tebala Shrine Center,
7910 Newburg Rd., Rockford, Info: 815-964-5520.
Rock River Valley Blood Center Blood Drive: Village Hall,
Cherry Valley, Ill. Info: 815-332-3441.
SCORE’s First Ever Cash Flow Workshop!: RVC Woodward
Tech Center, Room 211, $50 at door, $40 prepaid, Info: 815962-0122.
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Open For The Season
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466 Quail Trap Rd. Caledonia
815-885-1444
Hours: Open Daily 10-5
Herbs and Heirloom Vegetable Plants, Perennials,
Garden Items, Essential Oils, Natural Products
and organic lawn/garden products
www.windridgeherbfarm.com
Tickets available at Wicked Brew, Cuppa Joe,
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For Information Call 815-544-2612
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News Briefs
The Belvidere High School Agriculture Department
will be hosting their annual plant sale and open house on
Saturday, May 9. We will open at 10 a.m. and sell until 4
p.m. We have a large variety of plants and hanging baskets
to beautify your home. Come around to the greenhouse
(behind the PAC) and start your spring plant shopping with
us. We will continue the sale weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. until the end of May or until we sell all of our plants.
We look forward to seeing you!
The Wind Ridge Herb Farm is open for the season from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. New this year are even more herbs,
many more heirloom veggie plants, herb seeds, organic
fertilizers, herb books, garden ornaments…The first dinner
in the garden is scheduled for June 24 and the menu is on the
website at www.windridgeherbfarm.com . The chef for the
dinners and lunches is Tom James from The Dockside Grill.
The annual Herb Faire will take place on June 27 and 28.
Don’t forget the gardens are available for special occasions,
groups/lunches, etc. For more information, call Wind Ridge
at 815-885-1444 or stop in. The farm is located at 466 Quail
Trap Rd. in Caledonia, Ill.
If you sell garden-related items Garden Fair invites you
to be a vendor. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 22.
Dates for Garden Fair 2009 are Friday, June 5, Saturday,
June 6, and Sunday, June 7. Now in its sixteenth year, Garden
Fair is a Klehm Arboretum signature event. Always held the
first weekend in June, Garden Fair is the region’s largest
outdoor living marketplace. More than 5,000 shoppers
attend each year to shop for flowers, shrubs, tools, and other
garden-related items. To download an application visit our
website www.klehm.org or call 815-965-8146 to have an
application mailed to you.
The Boone County Council on Aging and OSF
Lifeline Ambulance, LLC is sponsoring a new “Vial
of Life” program. The program is available to local
residents and identifies valuable information in the event
of a medical emergency. The kit contains an information
form to list medicines and medical history, and is attached
to the refrigerator where emergency personnel will have
access to it in case of an emergency. If you are already
have participated in this program, please be advised that
the information/medical sheets need to be updated every 6
months. To receive the new “Vial of Life” please come to
the Boone County Council on Aging, 2141 Henry Luckow
Lane, Belvidere, Ill., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. , or call 815-544-9893.
The Northern Illinois Good Bank’s “Strike Out Hunger”
Bowling Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 at
Dodge Lanes, 1940 N. State St. in Belvidere, Ill. from 6-9
p.m. Teams are forming now; contact us soon as space is
limited! For more info, or to get your team registered, call
708-450-1710. Teams consist of 5 bowlers for $300, that’s
only $60 a bowler, which includes: 3 games of bowling,
shoes, unlimited soda and pizza.
Rhythm Moves Festival started as a class project
with a group of students. This has now snowballed into a
community event. The eleven students came together to
create a festival that will educate and give financial support to
three local charities, Rockford Rescue Mission, Shelter Care
Ministries, and Rock House Kids. In addition, offering the
community an experience of good food, great music and are
helping the community. Rhythm Moves Festival will occur
on Saturday, May 9 at the Venetian Club, 2180 Elmwood,
Rockford, Ill. from 4-11 p.m., with the doors opening at
3:30 p.m. Advance tickets sales available via website at
www.RhythmMovesFestival.com. The cost is $10 advance
tickets, $15 the day of the event. There will be five live local
and regional musical acts featuring Matthew Schoening
headlining. Other band include T-Roy, Chris Eldridge,
Silver (Rockford 2008 RAMI Winner), and Down Time.
For more information call Shawn Cremer at 815-814-1873.
The collection of past MELD Mother’s Day Cards, Note
Cards and Prints are available for purchase now thru Mother’s
Day. Cards, prints and note cards are the artwork of local
artists Tom Heflin, Christy Andres, Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm,
Steve Pitkin and Brad Nordlof. The cards and note cards are
available in Rockford at: Stone’s Hallmark Store, 2508 S.
Alpine Rd; Stone’s Hallmark Store, 5901 E. Riverside Blvd;
Pepper Creek Flowers, 7295 Harrison Blvd; Annie’s Gift’s
and Home Accents, 1643 N. Alpine (Edgebrook Center);
Nihan and Martin, 1660 N. Alpine Rd; MELD office, 716
N. Church St.; and at www.rockfordmeld.org. Cards are
$3each, a set of 8 note cards is $8, and prints are $10. Prints
are available at the MELD office only.
Stroke Awareness: Ask The Exerts, a free public
event sponsored by SwedishAmerican Health System,
will be held Monday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the
Conference Center at SwedishAmerican Hospital. John
Underwood, D.O., Medical Director of SwedishAmerican’s
Emergency Department, will discuss stroke warning signs
and symptoms, and early EMS Activation and emergency
treatments. Dr. Mohammad Sajed, Director of Neurology
and Stroke, will explain Ischemic Stroke and prevention. Dr.
Nesher G. Asner, Neurosurgeon, will share a presentation
on Hemorrhagic Stroke and treatment. Beginning at 5:30
p.m., participants can browse stroke awareness displays and
enjoy refreshments. The Conference Center is located on the
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first floor of the hospital. Participants should enter through
the Heart Hospital Charles Street entrance. Register on line
at www.swedishamerican.org or call 815-968-2500.
Life threatening emergencies occur every day in
America. Every year, nearly 200,000 people die of cardiac
related trauma; 50,000 of those could have been prevented
if the person had been treated with an AED (automated
external defibrillator). The Rock River Chapter of the
American Red Cross has a plethora of Health & Safety
programs which can empower everyday citizens to perform
extraordinary acts in the face of an emergency. From CPR/
First Aid to Babysitter’s Training, the Red Cross is poised
to transform you from a passive person in an emergency
situation into a trained and skilled lifesaver. The Rock River
Chapter now offers gift certificates for all Health & Safety
courses. Present a certificate to your daughter or niece to
become a trained babysitter for the summer months. Give a
certificate to your loved one to become better trained around
water. You can even provide a gift certificate to the animal
lover in your life for Dog/Cat First Aid/CPR. For more
information, or to purchase a gift certificate, please call:
(815) 963-8471 or visit: www.rockriver.redcross.org.
On Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Klehm
Arboretum & Botanic Garden will host its first Garlic
Mustard Pull. It may look innocent, but Garlic Mustard poses
a severe threat to native plants and animals. Many native
wildflowers that complete their life cycles in the springtime
occur in the same habitat as Garlic Mustard. Wildlife
species that depend on these early plants for their foliage,
pollen, nectar, fruits, seeds and roots are deprived of these
essential food sources when Garlic Mustard replaces them.
Volunteers are needed to hand-pull these noxious weeds in
many areas of the Arboretum. Bring gloves and dress for
the weather. We pull rain or shine. We’ll be weighing our
“harvest” to see how many pounds of Garlic Mustard we
gather.
Please join us in protecting the beauty of our Arboretum.
Volunteers will enjoy free admission to the Arboretum on
May 2 as a token of our thanks. Meet at the Visitor Center at
9 a.m. for a brief training before we head out on the grounds.
More information about Garlic Mustard call the Master
Gardening Helpline 815-986-4357. Klehm Arboretum &
Botanic Garden located at 2715 S. Main Street in Rockford,
Ill., is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission is free every Monday. For more information
about the arboretum visit www.klehm.org
The Belvidere High School Agriculture Department
will be hosting their annual plant sale and open house on
Saturday, May 9. We will open at 10 a.m. and sell until 4
p.m. We have a large variety of plants and hanging baskets
to beautify your home. Come around to the greenhouse
(behind the PAC) and start your spring plant shopping with
us. We will continue the sale weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. until the end of May or we sell all of our plants. We
look forward to seeing you.
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Charred remnants of the former Shady Lane theater remain on the site of the once-famous Marengo landmark on
Thursday, April 30. The theater was a “total loss” after a fire engulfed the building late Saturday night, April 25 according
to Captain John Kimmel of the Marengo Fire Department.
Kimmel said that more than 20 pieces of firefighting equipment from 13 area fire departments were deployed to extinguish
the fire. It took firefighters approximately 2.5 hours to contain the fire, and firefighters were on the scene for almost five
hours. There were no injuries in the fire, and no other buildings on the property sustained serious damage.
The summer stock theater for East Coast productions was built in 1941 by Chicago-area stage actor Frank Bryan to
accompany a restaurant he built on the same site in 1937. The theater hosted its first production, “The Milky Way”, in
1942 according to Nancy Fike, administrator of the McHenry County Historical Society. Tickets to that show cost patrons
$.85.
Fike says that the restaurant and theater were famous for their fried chicken and light-hearted comedies, and the theater
advertised an “all-Broadway” cast. Celebrities who have appeared at the Shady Lane theater include Geraldine Page in
“Tobacco Road”, Jeff Chandler in “The Milky Way”, comedian Jerry Stiller, and David Hasselhoff. The theater suffered
from diminishing attendance in the 1980s and 1990s, and performances ceased there by the late 1990s.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, according to Kimmel. (Photo by Curtis Clegg)
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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 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
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between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s
Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602.
Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0821462.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive,
24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
(312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0821462
I174758
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/17/24/5/1
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Washington Mutual Bank
Plaintiff, Vs.
Hamilton N. Kumar; et. al.Defendants,
07 CH 370
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 22, 2008
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located
at 601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property:
The common address of said real estate is: 509 Indian Dancer Trail,
Belvidere, IL 61008
PIN:05-24-426-023
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds.
The judgment amount is $249,167.28.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’s
Attorney
15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527,
Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794 - 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex 1320,
File No: 14-07-T387
I175990
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/9
08 CH 478
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on JANUARY 27, 2009
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located
at 601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property:
The common address of said real estate is: 612 Chicago Street, Belvidere,
IL 61008
PIN:05-26-241-004
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds.
The judgment amount is $146,030.15.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’
Attorney
15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527,
Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794 - 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex # 1320,
File No: 14-08-29027
I175989
Published in theBoone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
COUNTY OF BOONE - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLENEST GANT; CARMEN P. GANT; ELGIN CITY
EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC,
Defendants,
08CH 471
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 6, 2009,
Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, June 3, 2009,
at the hour of 2:00 p.m. in the office of Rockford Title, 175 Cadillac Court,
Suite 2,Belvidere, Illinois 61008, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the
following described mortgaged real estate:
Commonly known as 1735 Greenfield Court, Belvidere, IL 61008.
P.I.N. 06-31-454-001.
The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours,
by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection.
For information call William E. Dutton, Jr./Barbara J. Dutton at Plaintiff’s
Attorney, DUTTON & DUTTON, P.C., 10325 West Lincoln Highway,
Frankfort, Illinois 60423. (815) 806-8200.
I176871
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
CIRCUIT
COUNTY OF BOONE - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff,-v.-
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FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN
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et
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Defendants,
FOR
SALE
ROOMS FOR
TRUST, 2006-BNC2
08CH
526
3BR VICTORIAN
Plaintiff, 08CH 470 vs.
RENT BY THE
NOTICE OF SALE
THOMAS PATTALIO; JENNIFER PATTALIO; CHASE
HOME at 610 E.
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
WEEK AND
HOME FINANCE LLC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 24, 2009,
Pleasant
St.,
Belv.
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; SOUTHTOWNE
MONTH!
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 26,
Dining room, office,
Office Hours 9-6pm
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door), VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN
OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS
patio, privacy fence,
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
Mon.-Sat.
Defendants,
forth
below,
the
following
described
real
estate:
new roof, new
NOTICE OF SALE
Belvidere House
Commonly known as 1335 CASWELL STREET, BELVIDERE, IL 61008
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
plumbing, and new
Property Index No. 05-36-326-041The real estate is improved with a single
226 N. State St.
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 3, 2009,
family
residence.The
judgment
amount
was
$111,919.46.
central
air.
$140,000
Belvidere 544-4466
Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, June 3, 2009,
Sale
terms:
25%
down
of
the
highest
bid
by
certified
funds
at
the
close
of
815-544-0382
at the hour of 2:00 p.m. in the office of Rockford Title, 175 Cadillac Court,
the auction; the balance, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24)
hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special Suite 2,Belvidere, Illinois 61008, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the
assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered following described mortgaged real estate:
Commonly known as 609 Southtowne Drive, Belvidere, IL 61008.
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 P.I.N. 05-35-456-019.
The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence.
subject to confirmation by the court.
The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a
CIRCUIT
Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of
the Condominium Property Act.
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
after confirmation of the sale
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no
certified funds. No refunds.
FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME
representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
EQUITY ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1
admonished to check the court file to verify all information.
For information call Ms. Diane Thomas at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Freedman
Plaintiff,
-v.-
If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the
JAMES MATHESON A/K/A JAMES H. MATHESON, et al
foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the Anselmo Lindberg & Rappe, LLC, 1307 West Diehl Road, Naperville,
Illinois 60563-1890. (877) 729-6734 W08100023.
Defendants,
legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)
I176870
08CH 438
(1) and (g)(4).
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
NOTICE OF SALE
IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 27, 2009,
OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION
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an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 14,
15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
For information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. between
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff,
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys,
-v.-
RICHARD L MURPHY, et al Defendants,
forth below, the following described real estate:
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No.
08CH 467
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Commonly known as 4126 QUEEN ANN WAY, POPLAR GROVE, IL
(312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0820490. THE JUDICIAL
NOTICE OF SALE
61065
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IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
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without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
subject to confirmation by the court.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT
The judgment amount was $231,027.11.
Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Plaintiff, Vs.
the auction; the balance, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24)
after confirmation of the sale
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hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special
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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 sale
The 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 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: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com.
between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s
Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602.
Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0824890.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th
Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
(312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0824890
I176652
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
JPMORGAN
CHASE
BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS PURCHASER OF THE LOANS AND OTHER ASSETS OF
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA (THE ‘’SAVINGS BANK’’)
FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION,
ACTING AS RECEIVER FOR THE SAVINGS BANK AND PURSUANT
TO ITS AUTHORITY UNDER THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE
ACT, 12 U.S.C. 1821 (D)
Plaintiff, -v.-
CRUZ HERREJON, MARTHA J. HERREJON aka MARTHA HERREJON
, AMCORE BANK N.A., CACH, LLC sii to Chase Manhattan Bank
Defendants,
08CH 441
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 6, 2009,
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 15,
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
forth below, the following described real estate:
Commonly known as 304 BEAR DUSK WAY, Belvidere, IL 61008
Property Index No. 05-25-226-020
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
The judgment amount was $250,967.15.
Sale terms: The bid amount shall be paid in certified funds immediately
by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject
property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or
special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without
any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse
to 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 sale
The 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 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: HEAVNER, SCOTT,
BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC , 111 East Main Street, Suite 200, DECATUR,
IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 .
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive,
24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC
111 East Main Street, Suite 200
DECATUR, IL 62523
(217) 422-1719
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised
that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to
collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
I176903
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOAN SERVICING, LP Plaintiff,
-v.-
JEANANNA L. NICE, et al Defendants,
08CH 456
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 6, 2009,
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 29,
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
forth below, the following described real estate:
Commonly known as 13543 HARVEST WAY UNIT #20-6, POPLAR
GROVE, IL 61065 Property Index No. 03-26-406-022
The real estate is improved with a condominium.
The judgment amount was $132,833.17.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
the auction; the balance, 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 sale
The 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 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: Visit our website at http:\\
service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE &
ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite
1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file
number PA0822495. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South
Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0822495 I177361
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
815-544-4430 The Boone County Journal
08-012664
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
COUNTY OF BOONE - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
THE BANK OF NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF CIT
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM R. CONNIFF; ROBERTA J. CONNIFF;
Defendants,
08 CH 480
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above entitled cause on March 31, 2009, Intercounty Judicial
Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the hour of 2:00
p.m. in the office of Rockford Title, 175 Cadillac Court, Suite 2,Belvidere,
Illinois 61008, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described
mortgaged real estate:
P.I.N. 06-31-379-015.
Commonly known as 2407 Westfield Lane, Belvidere, IL 61008.
The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by
certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection.
For information call Sale Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, FISHER and
SHAPIRO, LLC, 4201 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062. (847)
291-1717. Refer to File Number 08-012664.
I178531
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
Plaintiff,
Vs.
Salvador Salgado; et. al.Defendants,
09CH 27
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MARCH 24, 2009
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located
at 601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property:
The common address of said real estate is: 1215 N. Candlewick Drive NW,
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
PIN:03-22-352-036
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds.
The judgment amount is $165,392.75.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’
Attorney
15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527,
Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794- 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex # 1320,
File No: 14-09-00772
I177994
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Chase Home Finance LLC
Plaintiff, Vs.
Ignacio Cervantes; et. al.
Defendants,
09CH 49
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MARCH 24, 2009
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located
at 601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property:
The common address of said real estate is: 1563 E Fairfield Trail, Belvidere,
IL 61008
PIN:06-31-405-014
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds.
The judgment amount is $242,355.73.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’
Attorney
15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527,
Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794- 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex # 1320,
File No: 14-09-02429
I178374
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006EC2
Plaintiff,
-v.-
MARIA ROSALIA NIETO, et al
Defendants,
08CH 450
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 3, 2009, an agent
of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on June 5, 2009, at the
Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main, (West door), BELVIDERE,
IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the
following described real estate:
Commonly known as 12426 FIRE ISLAND DRIVE, LOVES PARK, IL
61111
Property Index No. 03-31-403-021
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
The judgment amount was $203,784.23.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
the auction; the balance, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24)
hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special
May 1, 2009
11
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 sale
The 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 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: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com.
between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s
Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602.
Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0824950.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th
Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
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Attorney File No.: PA0824950
I179088
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
Dates for
Boone County
Vote Recounts Set
By James Middleton
Since the April election resulted in two races that had
extremely close vote counts, two candidates filed with
the Boone County Clerk requesting there be a discovery
recount.
The two candidates seeking the recounts included
Bob Falkenstein the incumbent tax assessor in Belvidere
Township and Karen Schrader the Independent candidate
that challenged Belvidere Mayor Frederic Brereton for a
new four year term in office.
Mr. Falkenstein will hear the result of his recount on May
11 at 9 a.m. and Ms. Schrader will be told the results of her
recount on May 11 at 1 p.m. In both instances the recount
results will be delivered at the Boone County Courthouse.
Mr. Falkenstein has served as the tax assessor in Belvidere
Township for 16 years and requested the discovery recount
after the certified tally from Boone County Clerk Pam
McCullough showed he had lost by two votes to challenger
Diann Helnore. Ms. Schrader challenged Belvidere Mayor
Brereton for a new four-year term and the official vote totals
certified by Ms. McCullough showed that Mayor Brereton
had out polled Ms. Schrader by 13 votes.
The discovery recount will occur from five precincts
chosen by the challenger to be recounted to determine if
the total given on election night and later certified were
accurate.
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ASSUMED NAME
CERTIFICATE OF
INTENTION
State of Illinois )
County of Boone ) ss
This is to certify that the
undersigned intend… to conduct
and transact a BEAUTY SALON
business in said County and State
under the name of SALA de
BELLEZA LAS ROSAS at the
following post office addresses: 128
N. State St., Belvidere, IL 61008
and that the true and real full names
of all persons owning, conducting
or transacting such business, with
the respective residence address of
each, are as follows:
NAME: JUANA G. RAMIERZ,
1432 Downgate Drive, Belvidere,
IL 61008
SIGNED: Juana G. Ramierz, 4-109
Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed)
to before me this 1st day of April,
2009, Pamela D. McCullough,
County Clerk, by Mary S. Steuer,
Deputy
Published in the Boone County
Journal 4/3/10/17
ASSUMED NAME
CERTIFICATE OF
INTENTION
State of Illinois )
County of Boone ) ss
This is to certify that the undersigned
intend… to conduct and transact
a bakery business in said County
and State under the name of
BUCHANAN ST. PIE CO. at the
following post office addresses: 107
Buchanan St., Belvidere, IL 61008
and that the true and real full names
of all persons owning, conducting
or transacting such business, with
the respective residence address of
each, are as follows:
NAME: DAVID L. PALMER,
919 N. State St., Belvidere, IL
61008
NAME: LINDA ELLINGTONPALMER, 919 N. State St.,
Belvidere, IL
SIGNED: David L. Palmer, 3-2709
SIGNED: Linda Ellington-Palmer,
3-27-09
Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed)
to before me this 27th day of March,
2009, Pamela D. McCullough,
County Clerk, by Jean Thornberry,
Deputy
Published in the Boone County
Journal 4/24/5/1/8
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
COUNTY OF BOONE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Notice is hereby given that
on the 4th day of June A.D., 2009,
in Courtroom B at 9:00 a.m. I will
have my petition heard in the said
C ourt for the change of my name
from FELIPE DE JESUS GARCIA
TINOCO to that of PHILLIP G.
TINOCO, pursuant to the statute in
such case made and provided.
Dated 4/20/09 at Belvidere, IL
61008. Phillip Tinoco, petitioner
Published in the Boone County
Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
BOONE COUNTY
IN RE THE MATTER OF KENZIE RYAN VENTERS, CASE 09MR36
NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOOR CHANGE OF NAME
Notice is given you, the public, that on June 4, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., Kenzie
Ryan Venters, a minor, by Trisha Lynn Bowlby his/her mother, and next
friend, will request that this Court change his/her present name of Kenzie
Ryan Venters to the name of Kenzie Ryan Venters-Bowlby.
Dated 4/21/09, Trisha Lynn Bowlby, petitioner
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME
EQUITY ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1
Plaintiff,
-v.-
JAMES MATHESON A/K/A JAMES H. MATHESON, et al
Defendants,
08CH 438
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 27, 2009,
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 14,
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
forth below, the following described real estate:
LOT 56, AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT OF WEST GROVE
SUBDIVISION, PLAT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, PART OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, AND PART OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4, ALL IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 45
NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,
VILLAGE OF POPLAR GROVE, BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; THE
PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN PLAT INDEX FILE
ENVELOPE 302A AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2004R10950 IN THE
RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED
IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 4126 QUEEN ANN WAY, POPLAR GROVE, IL
61065
Property Index No. 03-23-452-007
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
The judgment amount was $173,900.50.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
the auction; the balance, 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 sale
The 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 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.
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between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s
Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602.
Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0821462.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive,
24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
(312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0821462
I174758
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/17/24/5/1
(IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Chase Home Finance LLC PLAINTIFF
Vs. Todd Bulow; Christina L. Bulow; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord
Claimants
DEFENDANTS 09CH 193
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU:
Christina L. Bulow
Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants
That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other
defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying
the premises described as follows, to-wit:
LOT SEVENTEEN (17), EIGHTEEN (18), NINETEEN (19), AND
TWENTY (20) ALL IN BLOCK THREE (3) IN SHERMANTOWN,
(ALSO KNOWN AS POPLAR GROVE) AS PLATTED AND RECORDED
IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN
BOOK T OF DEEDS ON PAGE 583, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF
BOONE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS.
COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 100 Washington Street
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
and which said Mortgage was made by:
Todd Bulow
Christina L. Bulow
the Mortgagor(s), to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and
recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Boone County, Illinois,
as Document No. 2007R10408; and for other relief; that summons was
duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the
said suit is now pending.
NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file
your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court,
Nora Ohlsen Clerk of the Circuit Court
601 N. Main Street, #303 Belvidere, IL 61008
on or before May 18, 2009, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST
YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY
BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID
COMPLAINT.
CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300
DuPage # 15170
Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-09-06752
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised
that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a
debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
I175596 Published in the Boone County Journal 4/17/24/5/1
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY-BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
OLD SECOND MORTGAGE COMPANY
PLAINTIFF 09CH 175
VS
ANDRES MORALES; MARIA ELENA VILLANUEVA;
UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS
; DEFENDANTS
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU,
ANDRES MORALES; MARIA ELENA VILLANUEVA; UNKNOWN
OWNERS AND
NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ;
defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you
and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage
conveying the premises described as follows, to wit:
LOT NINETY-SIX(96) AS DESIGNATED UPON BELVIDERE
PRAIRIE
PLACE FINAL PLAT NO 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF
THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION
28, TOWNSHIP
44 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD
PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN AND A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 17 IN
BELVIDERE PRAIRIE PLACE FINAL
PLAT NO. 1, THE PLAT OF
WHICH IS RECORDED IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE
COUNTY ON FEBRUARY 22, 2005 IN ENVELOPE
313-A AS DOCUMENT NO. 05R01892: SITUATED IN THE COUNTY
OF BOONE, STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as: 4180 BROOKSTONE LANE
BELVIDERE, IL 61008
and which said Mortgage was made by,
ANDRES MORALES; MARIA ELENA VILLANUEVA;
Mortgagor (s), to
OLD SECOND MORTGAGE COMPANY
Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of BOONE
County, Illinois, as Document No. 2006R07814; and for other relief.
UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this
case in the Office of the Clerk of this County,
Nora L. Ohlsen
Clerk of the Court
601 N. Main St SUITE 303
Belvidere, Illinois 61008
on or before May 18, 2009, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT
MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE
COMPLAINT.
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff
Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602
Tel. (312) 346-9088
Fax (312) 346-1557
PA 0909644
I175685
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/17/24/5/1
ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION
State of Illinois )
County of Boone ) ss
This is to certify that the undersigned intend… to conduct and transact a
home based internet retail (candle and body care products) business in said
County and State under the name of SOYLUMINATIONS at the following
post office addresses: 117 Benedict Dr. SW, Poplar Grove, IL 61065 and
that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or
transacting such business, with the respective residence address of each,
are as follows:
NAME: PIMUNMAN JOY MAGNUSON, 117 Benedict Dr., SW,
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
SIGNED: Pimunman Joy Magnuson, 4/16/09
Subscribed and registered to before me this 16th day of April, 2009, Pamela
D. McCullough, County Clerk, by Karen E. Schrader, Deputy
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/17/24/5/1
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
COUNTY OF BOONE - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLENEST GANT; CARMEN P. GANT; ELGIN CITY
EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC,
Defendants,
08CH 471
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 6, 2009,
Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, June 3, 2009,
at the hour of 2:00 p.m. in the office of Rockford Title, 175 Cadillac Court,
Suite 2,Belvidere, Illinois 61008, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the
following described mortgaged real estate:
LOT TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE (295) IN FARMINGTON
PHASE 8, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF
OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 31 AND PART OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 44
NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 23, 2003
AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003R12100; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF
BOONE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 1735 Greenfield Court, Belvidere, IL 61008.
P.I.N. 06-31-454-001.
The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours,
by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection.
For information call William E. Dutton, Jr./Barbara J. Dutton at Plaintiff’s
Attorney, DUTTON & DUTTON, P.C., 10325 West Lincoln Highway,
Frankfort, Illinois 60423. (815) 806-8200.
I176871
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
JPMORGAN
CHASE
BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS PURCHASER OF THE LOANS AND OTHER ASSETS OF
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA (THE ‘’SAVINGS BANK’’)
FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION,
ACTING AS RECEIVER FOR THE SAVINGS BANK AND PURSUANT
TO ITS AUTHORITY UNDER THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE
ACT, 12 U.S.C. 1821 (D)
Plaintiff, -v.-
CRUZ HERREJON, MARTHA J. HERREJON aka MARTHA HERREJON
, AMCORE BANK N.A., CACH, LLC sii to Chase Manhattan Bank
Defendants,
08CH 441
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 6, 2009,
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 15,
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
forth below, the following described real estate:
www.boonecountyjournal.com In Our 14th Year
Lot Two Hundred Twenty-Four (224) as designated upon the Plat No. 5
of Riverbend North, being a Subdivision of part of the Northeast Quarter
of Section 25, Township 44 North, Range 3 East of the Third Principal
Meridian, Boone County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded
February 10, 2003 as Document No. 2003R02252 in Envelope 275-B 275B in the Recorder’s Office of Boone County, Illinois; situated in the County
of Boone and the State of Illinois.
Commonly known as 304 BEAR DUSK WAY, Belvidere, IL 61008
Property Index No. 05-25-226-020
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
The judgment amount was $250,967.15.
Sale terms: The bid amount shall be paid in certified funds immediately
by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject
property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or
special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without
any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse
to 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 sale
The 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 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: HEAVNER, SCOTT,
BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC , 111 East Main Street, Suite 200, DECATUR,
IL 62523, (217) 422-1719 .
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive,
24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC
111 East Main Street, Suite 200
DECATUR, IL 62523
(217) 422-1719
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised
that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to
collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
I176903
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOAN SERVICING, LP Plaintiff,
-v.-
JEANANNA L. NICE, et al
Defendants,
08CH 456
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 6, 2009,
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 29,
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
forth below, the following described real estate:
UNIT 20-6 IN COUNTRYSIDE CONDOMINIUMS AS DELINEATED
ON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL
ESTATE TO-WIT: PART OF LOTS 20 AND 21 AS DESIGNATED UPON
PLAT NO. 2 OF COUNTRYSIDE MALL SUBDIVISION, BEING A
SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST
OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH IS
RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 2002R05940 IN ENVELOPE 267B IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS;
ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND THE STATE OF
ILLINOIS; WHICH SURVEY IS RECORDED AS COUNTRYSIDE
CONDOMINIUMS ADD-ON EXHIBIT “A” ON AUGUST 10, 2006,
AS DOCUMENT NO. 2006R08767 IN ACCORDANCE WITH
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED
APRIL 26, 2004 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2004R04777 AND AS AMENDED
FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED
PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS AS SET
FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND THE STATE
OF ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 13543 HARVEST WAY UNIT #20-6, POPLAR
GROVE, IL 61065
Property Index No. 03-26-406-022
The real estate is improved with a condominium.
The judgment amount was $132,833.17.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
the auction; the balance, 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 sale
The 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 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: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com.
between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s
Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602.
Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0822495.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive,
24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
(312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0822495
I177361
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff,
-v.-
RICHARD L MURPHY, et al Defendants,
08CH 467
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 24, 2009,
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 26,
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
forth below, the following described real estate:
LOT TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR (284) IN FARMINGTON
PHASE 8, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF
OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 31 AND PART OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 44
NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 23, 2003
815-544-4430 The Boone County Journal
AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003R12100; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF
BOONE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 1743 CHANCEY COURT, BELVIDERE, IL 61008
Property Index No. 06-31-454-012-0000
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
The judgment amount was $231,027.11.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
the auction; the balance, 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 sale
The 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 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: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com.
between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s
Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602.
Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0824890.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th
Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
(312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0824890
I176652
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Plaintiff, Vs.
Daniel G. Matz; et. al. Defendants,
08 CH 478
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on JANUARY 27, 2009
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located
at 601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property:
LOTS 2 AND 3 IN BLOCK 7 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF BELVIDERE
SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS.
The common address of said real estate is: 612 Chicago Street, Belvidere,
IL 61008
PIN:05-26-241-004
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds.
The judgment amount is $146,030.15.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’
Attorney
15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527,
Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794 - 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex # 1320,
File No: 14-08-29027
I175989
Published in theBoone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff,-v.-
F
R
E
D
LIVINGSTON, JR., et al Defendants, 08CH 526
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 24, 2009,
an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on May 26,
2009, at the Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main (West door),
BELVIDERE, IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set
forth below, the following described real estate:
LOT SIX (6) AS DESIGNATED UPON THE FINAL PLAT OF
HALEY’S GREEN MEADOW, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART
OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 44
NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE 3RD P.M., THE PLAT OF WHICH
SUBDIVISION WAS RECORDED JANUARY 23, 2004 IN PLAT INDEX
FILE ENVELOPE NO. 288-B AS DOCUMENT NO. 2004R00837 IN THE
RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SITUATED
IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 1335 CASWELL STREET, BELVIDERE, IL 61008
Property Index No. 05-36-326-041The real estate is improved with a single
family residence.The judgment amount was $111,919.46.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
the auction; the balance, 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 sale
The 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 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: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. between
the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys,
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No.
(312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0820490. THE JUDICIAL
SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago,
IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
(312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0820490
I176640 Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/08
May 1, 2009
13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Washington Mutual Bank
Plaintiff, Vs.
Hamilton N. Kumar; et. al.Defendants,
07 CH 370
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 22, 2008
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located
at 601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property:
LOT NINETY-ONE AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT NO. 4 OF
RIVERBEND NORTH, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24 AND PART OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH,
RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BOONE
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED AUGUST 26, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO. 99-8071 IN
ENVELOPE 221-B IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE
COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
The common address of said real estate is: 509 Indian Dancer Trail,
Belvidere, IL 61008
PIN:05-24-426-023
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds.
The judgment amount is $249,167.28.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’s
Attorney
15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527,
Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794 - 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex 1320,
File No: 14-07-T387
I175990
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/9
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
COUNTY OF BOONE - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN
TRUST, 2006-BNC2
Plaintiff, 08CH 470 vs.
THOMAS PATTALIO; JENNIFER PATTALIO; CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; SOUTHTOWNE
VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN
OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS
Defendants,
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 3, 2009,
Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, June 3, 2009,
at the hour of 2:00 p.m. in the office of Rockford Title, 175 Cadillac Court,
Suite 2,Belvidere, Illinois 61008, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the
following described mortgaged real estate:
UNIT THREE (3) IN BUILDING THIRTEEN (13) OF SOUTHTOWNE
VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON THE SURVEY
OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH,
RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, WHICH
SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT “B” TO THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED OCTOBER 12, 2004,
AS DOCUMENT NO. 2004R11971, IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF
BOONE COUNTY, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE
INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID
UNIT, AS SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION AS AMENDED
FROM TIME TO TIME.
Commonly known as 609 Southtowne Drive, Belvidere, IL 61008.
P.I.N. 05-35-456-019.
The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence.
The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments
and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of
the Condominium Property Act.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by
certified funds. No refunds.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information call Ms. Diane Thomas at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Freedman
Anselmo Lindberg & Rappe, LLC, 1307 West Diehl Road, Naperville,
Illinois 60563-1890. (877) 729-6734 W08100023.
I176870
Published in the Boone County Journal 4/24/5/1/8
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, Vs.
Salvador Salgado; et. al.Defendants,
09CH 27 NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MARCH 24, 2009
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located
at 601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property:
LOT FIFTY EIGHT (58) IN CANDLEWICK LAKE UNIT NO. 6
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AS DOCUMENT
NUMBER 72-2060 AND REVISED IN DOCUMENT NO. 73-4912
IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS,
SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND THE STATE OF
ILLINOIS.
The common address of said real estate is: 1215 N. Candlewick Drive NW,
Poplar Grove, IL 61065 PIN:03-22-352-036
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds. The judgment amount is $165,392.75.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’
Attorney15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois
60527, Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794- 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex #
1320, File No: 14-09-00772
I177994 Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
14 May 1, 2009 The Boone County Journal 815-544-4430
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006EC2
Plaintiff,
-v.-
MARIA ROSALIA NIETO, et al
Defendants,
08CH 450
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 3, 2009, an agent
of The Judicial Sales Corporation will at 1:00 PM on June 5, 2009, at the
Boone County Courthouse, 601 North Main, (West door), BELVIDERE,
IL, 61008, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the
following described real estate:
LOT SEVENTY-THREE (73) AS DESIGNATED UPON PLAT NUMBER
3 OF CENTRAL PARK SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF
PART OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST
OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, CITY OF LOVES PARK,
ILLINOIS, BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; THE PLAT OF WHICH
SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN PLAT FILE ENVELOPE 310-A AS
DOCUMENT NUMBER 2005R00754 IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE
OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF
BOONE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Commonly known as 12426 FIRE ISLAND DRIVE, LOVES PARK, IL
61111
Property Index No. 03-31-403-021
The real estate is improved with a single family residence.
The judgment amount was $203,784.23.
Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of
the auction; the balance, 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 sale
The 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 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: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com.
between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s
Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602.
Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0824950.
THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th
Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE
PIERCE & ASSOCIATES
One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300
CHICAGO, IL 60602
(312) 476-5500
Attorney File No.: PA0824950
I179088
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS X09030007
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, As Trustee For Morgan Stanley
Abs Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-HE6
Plaintiff, vs. Robert J. Bart; Rebecca Bart;
Prairie Lane Lot Owners Association;
Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants
Defendants,
09CH 194
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby
given you, Prairie Lane Lot Owners Association; Unknown Owners and
Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit
has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court
for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a
certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit:
LOT THIRTY-NINE (39) AS DESIGNATED UPON PLAT NO. 2 OF
PRAIRIE LANE SUBDIVISION, BEING PART OF THE NORTH HALF
(1/2) OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF
THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AS PLATTED AND RECORDED
MARCH 2, 2001 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2001R01833 IN THE
RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED
IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS.
P.I.N.: 03-24-204-001
Said property is commonly known as: 3605 Prairie Road, Belvidere, IL
61008,
and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Robert J. Bart and recorded
in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 2007R00898
and 2007R01677 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out
of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is
now pending.
NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file
your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your
appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at BOONE
County on or before June 1, 2009, a default may be taken against you at
any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the
prayer of said complaint.
This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information
obtained will be used for that purpose.
Steven C. Lindberg
Attorney for Plaintiff
FREEDMAN, ANSELMO, LINDBERG & RAPPE, LLC
1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333
Naperville, IL 60566-7228
630-983-0770 866-402-8661
630-428-4620 (fax)
I179159
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Chase Home Finance LLC
Plaintiff, Vs.
Ignacio Cervantes; et. al.
Defendants,
09CH 49
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MARCH 24, 2009
LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on JUNE 5, 2009, at the hour
of 11:30AM., at the front doors of the Boone County Courthouse located at
601 N. Main Street , Belvidere, IL 61008, sell to the highest bidder for cash,
the following described property:
LOT 217 IN FARMINGTON PHASE 7, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF
PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD
PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED FEBRUARY 23, 2001 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2001R01530,
CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED MAY 1, 2001 AS
DOCUMENT 2001R04067, IN BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
The common address of said real estate is: 1563 E Fairfield Trail, Belvidere,
IL 61008
In Our 14th Year
PIN:06-31-405-014
Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL
Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds; the balance, by 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 shall receive a
Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real
estate after confirmation of the sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.”
If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees
will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The
Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).
No refunds.
The judgment amount is $242,355.73.
The property will NOT be open for inspection.
For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’
Attorney
15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527,
Attorney Number 00468002, (630) 794- 5300, (630) 794-9876 ex # 1320,
File No: 14-09-02429
I178374
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
(IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group,
Inc.
PLAINTIFF Vs.
Charles L. Huffar a/k/a Charles Huffar; Jeanna T. Huffar a/k/a Jeanna
Huffar; Ravenscrest Homeowners Association; National City Bank;
Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS
09CH 170
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU:
Charles L. Huffar a/k/a Charles Huffar
Ravenscrest Homeowners Association
Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants
That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other
defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying
the premises described as follows, to-wit:
LOT 24 AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT OF RAVENSCREST
SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION TWENTY-FOUR (24),
TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE THREE EAST OF THE THIRD
PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED JULY 21, 1995 IN PLAT INDEX FILE ENVELOPE 154-A
AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 95-4128. SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF
BOONE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 404 Bree Drive
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
and which said Mortgage was made by:
Charles L. Huffar a/k/a Charles Huffar
Jeanna T. Huffar a/k/a Jeanna Huffar
the Mortgagor(s), to Bancgroup Mortgage Corporation, as Mortgagee, and
recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Boone County, Illinois,
as Document No. 03R09108; and for other relief; that summons was duly
issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said
suit is now pending.
NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file
your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court,
Nora Ohlsen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
601 N. Main Street, #303
Belvidere, IL 61008
on or before June 1, 2009, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST
YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY
BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID
COMPLAINT.
CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 794-5300
DuPage # 15170
Winnebago # 531
Our File No. 14-09-10004
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised
that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a
debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
I178381
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
GMAC Mortgage LLC
PLAINTIFF
Vs. Bruce Towner a/k/a Bruce A. Towner; Julie Towner; Beneficial Illinois
Inc. D/B/A Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Illinois; Prairie Green Homeowners
Association; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants
DEFENDANTS 09CH 00146
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU:
Prairie Green Homeowners Association
Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants
That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other
defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying
the premises described as follows, to-wit:
LOT TWO HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT (228) AS DESIGNATED
UPON PLAT NO. 4 OF PRAIRIE GREEN POPLAR GROVE, BEING A
SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 11,
TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL
MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH WAS RECORDED SEPTEMBER
30, 2004 AS DOCUMENT NO. 04R11613 IN PLAT INDEX FILE
ENVELOPE 303-B IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF BOONE
COUNTY; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND STATE OF
ILLINOIS.
COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 481 Stone Hollow Drive
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
and which said Mortgage was made by:
Bruce Towner a/k/a Bruce A. Towner Julie Towner
the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as
Nominee for Landmark Financial, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the
Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Boone County, Illinois, as Document
No. 2005R11277; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out
of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now
pending.
NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file
your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court,
Nora Ohlsen
Clerk of the Circuit Court 601 N. Main Street, #303
Belvidere, IL 61008
on or before June 1, 2009, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST
YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY
BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID
COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170
Winnebago # 531Our File No. 14-09-08209
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised
that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a
debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
I178495 Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
www.boonecountyjournal.com
08-012664
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
COUNTY OF BOONE - BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
THE BANK OF NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF CIT
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM R. CONNIFF; ROBERTA J. CONNIFF;
Defendants,
08 CH 480
NOTICE OF SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 31, 2009,
Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, June 10, 2009,
at the hour of 2:00 p.m. in the office of Rockford Title, 175 Cadillac Court,
Suite 2,Belvidere, Illinois 61008, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the
following described mortgaged real estate:
LOT 306 IN FARMINGTON PHASE 6, PART OF THE SOUTHWEST
AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTERS OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 44
NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 24, 2000
AS DOCUMENT 2000R05500, IN BOONE COUNTY, ILLINOIS;
SITUATED IN BOONE COUNTY IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
P.I.N. 06-31-379-015.
Commonly known as 2407 Westfield Lane, Belvidere, IL 61008.
The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence.
Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by
certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for
inspection.
For information call Sale Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, FISHER and
SHAPIRO, LLC, 4201 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062.
(847) 291-1717. Refer to File Number 08-012664.
I178531
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION
State of Illinois )
County of Boone ) ss
This is to certify that the undersigned intend… to conduct and transact a
cleaning business in said County and State under the name of DYLABY
CLEANING SERVICES at the following post office addresses: 1631
Cedardale Drive Belvidere, IL 61008 and that the true and real full names
of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business, with the
respective residence address of each, are as follows:
TIM BROOKS, 1631 Ceadardale Dr., Belvidere, IL 61008
SIGNED: Tim Brooks, 4-23-09
Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed) to before me this 23rd day of April,
2009, Pamela D. McCullough, County Clerk, by Sherry Bluege, Deputy
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15
TO:
Deborah Kroll TOE National Bank Terry Kroll Occupant
PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED
IN SAID LAND OR LOT. BOONE COUNTY CLERK
TAKE NOTICE County of Boone, State of Illinois
Date Premises Sold 11/3/2006
Certificate No. 05-0084
Sold for General Taxes of (year) 2005
Sold for Special Assessment of N/A
(municipality)
and Special Assessment Number N/A
Warrant No. N/A
Installment
No.
N/A
THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES
Property located at 109 WENATCHEE WAY SW, POPLAR GROVE, IL
Legal Description or Property Index No. 0328-428-011
This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for
delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will
expire on 9/4/2009 .
The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from
the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the
tax sale or his assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special
assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax
sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before
redeeming:
This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax
deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property
if redemption is not made on or before 9/4/2009.
This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in
Belvidere, Illinois, on 9/24/2009 in the Boone County Courthouse, 601
N. MAIN ST., BELVIDERE, IL 61008 Rm. B at 1:30 P.M.
You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already
have expired at that time.
YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT
LOSS OF PROPERTY.
Redemption can be made at any time on or before 9/4/2009 by
applying to the County Clerk of Boone, Illinois at the County Office
Building in Belvidere, Illinois.
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
BOONE COUNTY, BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS
Case No.: 09 CH 203
BARBARA SHELTON Plaintiff vs.
CASTLE BANK HARVARD, National Association, as successor to
First State Bank of Harvard, as Trustee under Trust dated June 15,
1971 and known as Trust No. 109, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND
LEGATEES OF ROBERT W. SAFRANIC, JOAN D. SAFRANIC,
and UNKNOWN OWNERS. Defendants
The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby
given you,
UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ROBERT W. SAFRANIC,
JOAN D. SAFRANIC, and UNKNOWN OWNERS, defendants in the
above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit
Court of Boone County, by the said plaintiff against you and other
defendants, praying to quiet title in plaintiff of the premises described
as follows:
The West 457.45 feet of the East 897.31 feet of the South 990.33 feet of
the South 50 acres of the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section
12, Township 45 North, Range 4 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in
Boone County, Illinois.
PIN: 04-12-100-016
(Farm Land, no street address)
Notice is also hereby given you, that the said Complaint prays for other
relief, that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as
provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending.
Now, therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file
your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your
appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Court, 17th Judicial
Circuit, County Building, 601 N. Main Street, Belvidere, Illinois, on or
before 1st day of June, 2009, default may be entered against you at any
time after that day in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint.
NORAH L. OHLSEN, Clerk Circuit Court Judicial Circuit #17
Published in the Boone County Journal 5-1-8-15
VISIT THE JOURNAL
ON-LINE
WWW.BOONECOUNTYJOURNAL.COM
www.boonecountyjournal.com In Our 14th Year
Flora Township
Supervisors Annual Report
Subject to Audit
For the fiscal period
April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009
Road & Bridge Fund 2008 – 2009
Receipts:
Property taxes: (Perm. Road) -- $110,154.00
(Road & Bridge) -- $36,122.00
Replacement tax: $54,308.00
Interest income: $5,000.00
Boone County Circuit Clerk (fines): $412.00
Total Income-- $205,996.00
Reserves: $253,283.00
Total Income -- $459,279.00
Expenses:
Equipment maintenance -- $134,380.00
Net Labor -- $19,107.00
Sub-Contract -- $35,391.00, City of Belvidere Replacement tax
($3,023.00)
Road Maintenance: $78,981.00
Building maintenance includes tool purchases -- $3,014.00
Total Expenses -- $273,896.00
Ending Balance: $185,383.00
Funds may vary due to accumulative transactions after posting.
Bridge Fund 2008 – 2009
Receipts:
Property tax: $18,226.00
Interest income -- $2,000.00
(National City) $1,500.00
(Alpine Savings) -- $17,574.00
Reserves -- $21,527.00
Total Income: $ 60,827.00
Expenses:
Sub-Contract: $42,021.00
Total Expenses: $42,021.00
Ending Balance -- $18,806.00
Funds may very due to accumulative transactions after posting.
Road & Bridge
Building and Equipment Fund
2008 – 2009
Receipts:
Property taxes: $6,876.00
Interest income: $100.00
Total income: $6,976.00
Total reserve: $30,157.00
Ending Balance: $37,133.00
Funds may very due to accumulative transactions after posting.
Town Fund 2008 – 2009
Receipts:
Property Tax: $49,996.00
Interest income – National City: $3,400.00; Alpine Bank: $200.00;
Blackhawk: $500.00
Total -- $4,100.00
Replacement Tax -- $12,219.00
Reserves -- $ 68,434.00; Alpine Bank: $8,331.00; Blackhawk Bank:
$25,950.00
Receipt Total -- $169,030.00
Expenses:
Administration
Salaries -- $41,456.00
Sub-Contract -- $12,275.00
Insurance -- $3,270.00 Total -$15,545.00
Taxes -- $14,850.00
Postage -- $214.00
Total Expenses -- $72,065.00
Ending Balance -- $96,965.00
Funds may very due to accumulative transactions after posting.
Bloodspoint Cemetery Fund 2008 – 2009
Income:
C.D. (1) $15,000.00
(2) $9,115.00
(3) $11,999.00 (4) $8,699.00
Total C.D.’s -- $44,813.00
Check balance -- $2,875.00
Total Income -- $44,813.00
Expenses:
Administration -- $3,000.00 for years 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Sub-Contract (ground maintenance) -- $1,920.00
Utilities -- $223.00
Total Expenses: $5,143.00
Balance Ending: $39,670.00
Funds may vary due to accumulative transactions after posting.
General Assistance Fund
2008 – 2009
Income:
C.D. -- $25,000.00
Savings Account -- $9,729.00
Interest -- $500.00 (National City) $2,063.00 (Alpine Bank)
Total Balance -- $37,292.00
Expenses:
Inter-Government with Belvidere Township claims and investigations
-- $600.00
Allied Benefits Ins. -- $1,720.00
Total Expenses -- $2,320.00
Total Balance -- $34,972.00
Funds may very due to accumulative transactions after posting.
The foregoing, to the best of my knowledge, is a true and correct
statement of receipts and disbursements of the Flora Township for the
Fiscal Period of April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009.
Gail Bennett – Flora Township Supervisor
Kenneth Freeman – Flora Township Clerk
Published in the Boone County Journal
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Sat: Call First
Sun: Closed
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815-544-4430 The Boone County Journal
STATE OF ILLINOIS
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, BOONE
COUNTY
IN RE THE MATTER OF:
)
DORIS JEAN ZOELLICK
)
Case No. 2009-MR-34
ORDER FOR CHANGE OF NAME
The Court, having considered the petition for Change of Name filed herein
by Plaintiff, heard the evidence, and being otherwise fully advised in the
premises, finds that it should be granted.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s name of DORIS JEAN
ZOELLICK, is hereby changed to DEDE MARIE, by which she shall be
hereafter known and called.
Nora L. Ohlsen, Clerk of the Circuit Court
April 20, 2009
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15/09
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
You are hereby notified that a public hearing will be held by the Belvidere
Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 6:00
p.m. at the Belvidere City Hall, 401 Whitney Boulevard, Belvidere, IL,
61008 for the purpose of considering a variance petitioni submitted by
the applicant Maynard Vaupel, 500 Spruce Drive, Belvidere IL, 61008
on behalf of the owner, Greenview Estates, MHC, 3901 Newbur Road,
Belvidere, IL 61008. The applicant is requesting a variance pursuant to the
Belvidere Zoning Ordinance, Section 150.204(I)(5), Mobile Home Park
Residential Development, (A)(7)Separation, and section 150.909 Variance
Review and Approval Procedures. Specifically the applicant is requesting
a 5 foot reduction in the minimum 15 foot separation requirement between
mobile homes to allow a proposed deck.
The subject property is legally described as follows:
Lot 17 within the Greenview Estates Mobile Home Park, which is legally
described as
The subject property is commonly known as 500 Spruce Drive, Belvidere,
IL 61008, in Belvidere Township (Part of PIN: 05-28-400-001).
All persons interested in said petition may attend and be heard at the stated
time and place.
Dan Snow, Chairman
City of Belvidere Planning and Zoning Commission
Published in the Boone County Journal 5/1/8/15/09
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May 1, 2009
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Annual Interfaith Open Houses of Worship, on Sunday,
May 3, from 3-5:30 pm. The program is free and open to the
public. The initial visit will start 3 p.m. at Beattie Park in
downtown Rockford for a Native American outdoor prayer
service (including a pipe ceremony) and discussion led by
Dennis Dillard. The second stop will be at the new Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 324 University Drive,
and the last stop will be the Baha’i Community at Highcrest
Center on Alpine Rd. At both sites visitors will be treated to
a tour and short discussion of their faiths. Each stop will be
for forty minutes. A complimentary supper will be offered at
the Baha’i Community after the tour. For more information,
please call Phyllis Peterson 815-633-0492. RUM is one
of the founding members of Rockford Interfaith, and
encourages support for their work.
The Northern Illinois Vein Clinic (www.niveinclinic.
com), located at Suite 404 in the Renaissance Pavilion at
SwedishAmerican Hospital, will offer free screenings
for vein disease on Friday, May 1. More than 80 million
Americans have venous reflux disease. Symptoms include
bulging or unsightly varicose veins in your legs, pain
swelling, redness aching, tired or restless legs. If untreated,
the symptoms only worsen, potentially leading up to
permanent swelling and non-healing ulcers. The screening
program consists of a questionnaire, a simple, non-invasive
ultrasound test to detect vein problems, and a physical exam
of the legs. The entire process takes approximately 10-15
minutes. Appointments are being scheduled between 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m. To schedule a screening appointment, or for
further information, call the Northern Illinois Vein Clinic at
815-316-VEIN \(8346).
For the past 12 years Jesus Romero, owner of Taxco
Restaurant Too, has been bringing Mexican culture and
festivities to the Sycamore community by celebrating Cinco
de Mayo. This community event celebrates the Mexican
victory over Napoleon’s army at the Battle of Puebla on May
5, 1862. The outcome on this relatively small battle brought
great pride to Mexican heritage and the day is recognized
worldwide. The 12th Annual Sycamore Cinco de Mayo will
be held on Sunday, May 3 from 1-9 p.m., on Bill Johnson
Blvd., behind Taxco Restaurant Too, 223 West State Street,
in Sycamore. The event will feature an assortment of
musical entertainment and dancers throughout the day and
into the evening, games for children, Piñatas, eating contests
and of course there will be authentic Mexican cuisine and
beverages throughout the day. The event is free to the
public; tickets for food and games can be purchased at the
event.
North Juniors
Show Hope
By Bob Balgemann
Belvidere North recently played another one of those varsityjunior varsity baseball doubleheaders and the juniors once again
did themselves proud. This time, however, they won thanks to a
late-inning assist from a veteran senior.
Catcher Ryan Golubski was one of two seniors in the JV lineup
as the Blue Thunder tried for a split with visiting Lakes High
School out of the Antioch area.
The two teams played back and forth with the Eagles taking
a 9-8 into the seventh and final inning.Pinch hitter Doug Traceski
started the inning by reaching on an error. Another pinch hitter,
Noah Ulbert, was hit by a pitch. Then Brock Dvorak collected his
fourth single of the day to load the bases with nobody out.
Enter Mr. Golubski, who said Lakes’ pitcher had been feeding
him nothing but fastballs.
“I was just sitting on another fastball and he gave it to me –
down the middle,’’ Golubski said after the game. “I just tried to
put it in play.’’
The rest is history as he lined a single into left field, scoring
Traceski and Ulbert with the tying and winning runs respectively.
“It’s always nice to get a win at home,’’ Golubski said.
Lakes made it tough in the early going of the JV game, scoring
four runs in the top of the first inning. But North came back with
two of its own and kept up the pressure so the game was tied 6-6
after three.
Leadoff man Alex Arriaga, who was on base three times, opened
the first with a walk and stole second. He scored on a double to left
by Seth Bicksler and Bicksler came home on Dvorak’s RBI single.
A delayed double steal involving Kyle Nelson and Craig Riccardo
brought one in for the Blue Thunder in the second inning.
Riccardo delivered a clutch two-out, two-run single in the last
of the third to tie the game at 6-all. His hit scored Adkins, who was
hit by a pitch, and Jake Kimlicka, who doubled to center. Cody
Weith walked and eventually scored the third run of the inning on
a wild pitch.
North actually went ahead, 7-6, with a single run in the fourth
off back-to-back singles by Dvorak and Golubski and Kimlicka’s
infield grounder.
But Lakes came back to tie it in the fifth and take a 9-7 lead
in the sixth.
Getting the leadoff man on base once again proved important to
North as Dvorak opened the home half of the sixth with an infield
single. He moved around to third when Golubski was safe on an
error and scored on Adkins’ infield grounder.
That set the stage for the winning rally in the seventh.
Kimlicka was the starting pitcher for North with Ulbert
throwing two effective innings of relief, allowing just one run.
Adkins picked up the win by finishing out the game.
In the opener Lakes’ varsity scored early, then held on to edge
North (8-5) by a 6-4 count. Seven runs were scored in the first
inning with the Eagles leading, 4-3.
Tyler Nelson was hit by a pitch, Daryn Streed and Traceski
singled and all three scored to bring North to within one run.
But Lakes scored twice in the top of the second for a 6-3 lead.
The Blue Thunder didn’t have much in the way of base runners
the rest of the way. Streed doubled to begin the fifth and was left
on second base. Bicksler doubled to start the sixth but was picked
off second base.
North finally got back on the board in the bottom of the seventh
when Tyler Nelson started things with a double down the left-field
line. He moved up a base on Traceski’s single and scored when
Steve Russo struck out, but reached base after the ball got away
from Lakes’ catcher.
A grounder back to the pitcher ended the game.
16 May 1, 2009 The Boone County Journal 815-544-4430
In Our 14th Year
www.boonecountyjournal.com
AREA SPORTS
Weekly Update
Belvidere High Bucs Top
Leyden in 8-1 Tennis Win
By Bob Balgemann
Belvidere High School was supposed to participate in a tennis
tournament on Saturday at Crystal Lake South.
When that didn’t pan out another of the teams, Leyden High
School, decided to hang around and engaged the Bucs in a dual
match.
That was good for Belvidere as it won all four singles bouts on
the way to an 8-1 victory.
Nikolas Caesario got things off to a good start for the Bucs
when he won his No. 1 singles encounter, 6-3, 6-3. Daniel Emiliano
also won, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2.
But Brad Gee had to rally at No. 3 singles, losing the first set,
1-6, then coming back to win, 6-2, 4-2. The third set only went six
games as his opponent retired because of an injury.
Finally, at No. 4 singles, Waleed Shahbain won easily over his
opponent, 6-1, 6-0.
Belvidere won four of five doubles matches, losing only the
No. 1 bout.
At No. 2, the team of Clayton Torchia and Abel Morales won
a tight battle, 6-4, 6-4, with John Larson and Jordan Daringer
winning at No. 3 by the same score.
The No. 4 doubles match was difficult for Antonio Policarpo
and Joe Gow as they lost the first set, 4-6, before rallying to win,
6-2, 6-2.
Torchia and Morales won the No. 5 doubles bout, 6-2, 6-2.
Earlier, the Bucs won four of six singles matches as they edged
Keith High School, 5-4.
Kevin Baccam won an exciting No. 1 singles bout, 11-10.
After losses at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, Tim Kadisak righted the
ship with another right 11-10 win, this one at No. 4 singles.
Cesar Lira then had an easier time of it, winning his No. 5
singles match, 10-6, while Kyle Harris defeated his No. 6 singles
opponent, 10-7.
Keith won two of three doubles contests, with Belvidere’s No.
3 duo of Harris and Shahbain taking the decisive win, 8-6.
Belvidere didn’t fare as well on Monday when it dropped a 5-0
decision to NIC-10 opponent Rockford Boylan.
Lacrosse
Boone County’s Alpines lacrosse team traveled to LaGrange
Park on Saturday and while it didn’t register a win it did dent the
opponent’s net for the first time this spring.
Host Nazareth Academy jumped out to an early 4-0 lead before
Alpines’ freshman attack man, Nick Codina, scored his team’s
first-ever goal.
Seniors Mitch Gunn and Evan Schoepski later scored for the
Alpines, who lost by a final score of 12-3.
Nazareth was led by two experienced players who scored eight
goals between them.
The Alpines will be on the road again Saturday, at Minooka,
before playing their first and only home game.
Nazareth will provide the opposition in what Alpines players
hope will be a successful rematch for them.
The Alpines meet Nazareth in their only home match of the
season at 7 p.m., May 8 at Funderburg Stadium on the Belvidere
High School campus. Part of the B-Game will begin at 6 p.m.,
serving as a prelude to the varsity bout.
Baseball
Boone County baseball teams played with mixed results in the
past week.
Genoa-Kingston made its second appearance of the spring in
Boone – the Cogs earlier dropped a doubleheader at Belvidere –
and didn’t have any better luck at North Boone, where the Vikings
won handily, 12-2, for their sixth win in 16 starts.
North Boone, with Tyler Bielski pitching five strong innings
with nine strikeouts, stormed to an 8-0 lead after four innings of
play.
Nate Schwarzbach walked and eventually stole home, on the
back end of a delayed double steal with teammate Austin Bielski,
in the first inning.
Austin Bielski, one of two sophomores called up from the
junior varsity to replace injured players, was the catalyst in a threerun third inning with a one-out double. He scored when his brother
Tyler was safe on an error; Jared Boehmke’s windblown double
brought in Tyler Bielski; then Mike Peters’ single off the second
baseman’s glove scored Boehmke.
The other sophomore addition, Mitch Mischung, had a two-run
single in the four-run fourth, Schwarzburg drove in one run and
Boehmke scored on an error for the eight-run lead.
Genoa-Kingston got on the board for the first and only time
with two runs in the top of the fifth. But the Vikings brought the
10-run Mercy Rule into the picture by scoring twice in their half of
the fifth and again in the sixth.
Walks to Jake Simmons and Vince Timpe, plus Matt Herrmann’s
sacrifice bunt, put runners at second and third with nobody out in
the fifth. Schwarzbach’s infield grounder scored Simmons; Austin
Bielski’s single-plated pinch runner Colton Friemuth.
Austin Bielski picked up his third RBI of the game, in the last of
the sixth, scoring Simmons, who singled, for a 10-run lead. Earlier,
Simmons singled home Mischung, who had looped a double into
right field.
Boehmke threw one inning of scoreless relief.
“The guys came to play,’’ Head Coach Kevin Finnegan said
afterward. “The way we played today we could hang with and beat
anyone. I think we can still do some damage in the [Big Northern]
conference.’’
“I really enjoy this team,’’ he added. “They’re friends; they
fight for each other. That makes my job easier.’’
Belvidere on the other hand was upset 9-6 by NIC-10 opponent
Auburn on April 23, then bounced back as predicted by Head
Coach Kelly Ellingson and trounced Rockford East, 9-3, Rockford
Guilford, 11-1.
The coach, after seeing Auburn win its first conference game
against club, expressed his amazement at how the Bucs could play
so well against heavily favored Hononegah, then look just the
opposite against Auburn,
“Errors in the middle innings killed us,’’ he said.
Belvidere (7-8), which dropped below .500 for the first time
this season, actually got off to a good start by taking a 4-2 lead in
the first inning. Adam Budron led off with a solo home run over the
left-field fence; Bobby Gray had an RBI single; Patrick McKnight
drove in one run with an infield out; and the fourth run scored
when Matt Ollmann was safe on an error.
A suicide squeeze bunt by Maykol Rodriguez scored Chris
Zabel, who singled, to make it 5-2 after four.
Auburn rallied to tie the game in the top of the fifth, then
Ollmann singled home Matt Safranek, who also singled, to regain
the lead at 6-5 in the bottom of the fifth.
But Belvidere did not have any responses to Auburn’s single
run in the sixth and two spot in the seventh.
Coach Ellingson, who had said in the past that his team would
bounce back from a lackluster showing, was right again as the
Bucs won two in a row.
On April 24, the Bucs won their first conference game, 9-3
over Rockford East, with Robert Budron getting the victory.
Kadisak, Safranek and Ollmann had two RBIs apiece; Adam
Budron was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a pair of doubles and
two runs scored; Zabel went 2-for-3.
“The boys came to play today,’’ their coach said. “We had a lot
of energy and intensity right off the bat. We made the key plays
and had timely hits.’’
Safranek picked up the victory against Guilford on Monday
with a three-hitter and was backed offensively by Robert Budron,
Brian Voss, Adam Budron and Ollmann, who drove in two runs
apiece, and Rodriguez who collected one RBI with a double.
That leaves Belvidere North, which has been on a rollercoaster
ride since starting out at 3-0 in the NIC-10. The Blue Thunder lost
two in a row, 7-6 to Guilford and 22-2 to Hononegah, bounced
back Monday to edge Jefferson, 10-9, on the strength of a four-run
seventh inning, then lost 11-3 to Rockford Boylan in a makeup
game at home on Tuesday.
Senior leader Doug Traceski homered, scored four runs and
had two RBIs against Jefferson, while another senior, Noah Ulbert,
also hit a home run. Tyler Nelson went 3-for-4 with two doubles
and two runs scored.
North didn’t generate much offense against Hononegah, which
as of Tuesday remained undefeated at 7-0 in the conference.
Traceski had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate, with three
singles, while Daryn Streed had an RBI single and Matt Hildebrand
contributed an RBI double.
Ryan Golubski was on base twice, with a pair of singles; Alex
Arriaga twice hit towering fly balls that backed up the Indians’ left
fielder to the fence.
Softball
Two North Boone softball teams spent Saturday in Byron for
the 14th annual Dawg Daze Tournament, with only one of them
tasting victory.
The junior varsity Lady Vikings won for the first time this
season, rallying from a 12-1 deficit to defeat Reed-Custer out of
the Kankakee area, 25-18, and take the consolation prize.
Earlier they lost to Geneva, 6-1, and Jefferson, 10-2.
The varsity (6-12) dropped all three games, 2-0 to eventual
champion Geneva; 4-2 to Low-Point Washburn from Peoria; and
7-1 to host Byron in the consolation championship game.
Head Coach Howard Winne is wondering what happened to
the team that started the season with a 3-0 record.
Geneva no-hit the Lady Vikings to start the tournament.
Right-handed pitcher Mary Kastning surrendered four firstinning runs, then recovered to pitch four strong innings of two-hit,
shutout baseball against Low-Point Washburn. But North’s offense
was held to two runs on six hits.
Missy Denk doubled to start the first inning against Low-Point,
then scored when Emily Micek singled to right. North’s only other
run came in the third when Denk again led the charge, this time
with a single. She came home on Kelsey Crull’s sacrifice fly to
center.
North had plenty of scoring opportunities against Byron but
could only put one run on the board, in the first inning, with leadoff
batter Denk again in the middle of things. She started the game with
a triple and scored on Megan Dhamer’s sacrifice fly to center.
Other than loading the bases in the first inning, with nobody
out, the Lady Vikings also had runners in scoring position in the
fourth and fifth innings.
“We’re just not making contact’’ with the ball, Coach Winne said
afterward. “We’re not taking advantage of our opportunities.’’
His team brought a 2-1 Big Northern Conference record into
the week of April 27 and the coach is hoping his players will be
“more enthusiastic and more aggressive’’ in an effort to make a
statement in league play.
But the Lady Vikings’ league mark dipped to 2-2 on Tuesday
when they dropped a 10-0 decision to a superb Marengo team,
which improved to 17-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
One of the Indians’ two standout pitchers, Matie McGuire,
limited North Boone to one hit, by Stephanie Albrecht, while
striking out eight and not walking anyone. The game was called
after five innings because of the 10-run Mercy Rule.
In NIC-10 action Monday, Belvidere North routed Jefferson,
24-0, while Guilford edged Belvidere, 2-1 in eight innings, rallying
from a 1-0 deficit with one run in the bottom of the seventh and
another in the last of the eighth.
Amanda Hartzell drove in the Lady Bucs’ only run.
Soccer
Belvidere has picked up another win in NIC-10 action by
shutting out Rockford East, 3-0.
Kayla Hughes scored the Lady Bucs’ first goal in the opening
period, assisted by Estivaliz Vasquez. Dana Glasenapp had a pair
of second-half goals as Belvidere put 19 shots on goal.
Against Freeport, however, the Lady Bucs dropped a 6-0
decision, while the junior varsity battled the Lady Pretzels to a 0-0
tie. Ashley Kugath was in goal for the JVs.
Junior Varsity Baseball
Belvidere’s junior varsity team (6-8) broke a lengthy losing
streak with an 11-4 victory over Auburn, and won for the first time
in NIC-10 action.
Joey Korotasz had a busy day offensively, going 3-for-5 at the
plate with two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen
base. Joey Bluege was 1-for-4 with a two-run double.
Jake Culvey improved his personal record to 2-1 with a sixinning performance, striking out eight. Bobby Pester had one
inning of scoreless relief, striking out one.
But the celebration didn’t last long as Hononegah won the next
game, 12-1.
Mike Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a double for the Bucs and
drove in their only run.
Freshman Baseball
The freshman squad at Belvidere remained winless in losing
12-1 to NIC-10 opponent Rockford Boylan.
Michael Mahon was 2-for-2 for the frosh; Hunter Grady had a
double and drove in the team’s only run.
Belvidere North
Loses Tough Game
with Harlem
By Bob Balgemann
Belvidere North High School is at the point in the 2009 baseball
season where every game is important.
NIC-10 outings aren’t as crucial as in the past couple of weeks
because the Blue Thunder, following Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to
Rockford Harlem, have dropped to 4-4 in conference play and
really aren’t a contender for the championship.
But there is reason to care, as the Regional Tournament
scheduled for Freeport later this month. There, North will compete
with cross-town rival Belvidere, Rockford East and the hosting
Pretzels as they attempt to defend their 2008 championship. This
alone makes today’s (Friday) game with East a big one.
“I’d really like to lock up the No. 1 seed [in the regional],”
Head Coach James Paddock said after the Harlem game. So a win
over the E-Rabs is in order, not to mention important.
And with 10 conference games left to play, the Blue Thunder,
9-11 overall, can have some fun in the role of spoiler as Harlem
and others try to catch league-favored Hononegah, currently
undefeated at 8-0 and having a two-game lead in the standings.
The loss to visiting Harlem was tough because North played
well.
Starting and losing pitcher Steve Russo deserved better,
especially after looking at the first inning when the Huskies took a
2-0 lead in what would prove to be a pitcher’s duel.
Consecutive singles, one of them a perfect bunt down the first
base line, put Harlem in business. But Russo responded by striking
out the next two batters.
Then Grant Galub broke Russo’s heart by hitting a soft-line
drive to the edge of the outfield grass and beating a hustling second
baseman Seth Bicksler’s throw to first for a two-run single.
Galub was the visiting villain again when he doubled home
two runs in the top of the sixth.
North, which scored its only run in the bottom of the third,
had plenty of chances to get on the board, which caused Coach
Paddock to observe, “Too many ducks [left] on the pond.’’
Especially in the first inning when the Blue Thunder loaded
the bases with nobody out. Leadoff man Tyler Nelson was hit by
a pitch, Matt Hildebrand was safe on an error and Doug Traceski
walked. Daryn Streed hit a hard grounder that pitcher Johnny
Lieske snagged and threw home for the force. Catcher Kyle
Koelker fired a strike to first for the double play.
Still, that left runners at second and third. But Lieske, who
played in the Belvidere Youth Baseball program as a youngster,
struck out the next batter to end the threat.
North put its run up when Bicksler reached on an infield single,
was sacrificed to second by Nelson and scored on Traceski’s single
to left. Street followed with another base hit, but Lieske once
again was up to the challenge, striking out another hitter to end the
inning. He whiffed 10 for the game.
Noah Ulbert singled to open the fourth and got as far as third
base.
The Blue Thunder loaded the bases one more time, in the fifth,
when Noah Ulbert singled with one out, took third on Traceski’s
double and held there while Lieske issued an intentional walk to
Streed. Then a strikeout and pop to second ended that potential
rally.
“I’m pleased with the way Russo pitched,’’ Coach Paddock
said in retrospect. “Defensively, we played better than we have.’’
Catcher Ryan Golubski threw out three Harlem runners trying
to steal second and he picked a runner off first base in the fourth
inning. First baseman Patrick Grove made a running catch of a
foul ball, just in front of the fence.
And once again it was proven that baseball is a game of inches.
Left fielder Nelson just missed making a spectacular, diving catch
of a line drive in the sixth that put Harlem’s second man on base
and set the stage for Galub’s two-run double.
“We’re staying positive,’’ said Paddock, despite losing six of
their last seven games. “We don’t like losing, but we know how
tough the conference is.’’
Sports in Brief
The following is a collection of short takes from sportsrelated events around Boone County.
2 Games May 6 at Road Ranger Stadium
Belvidere North and Belvidere baseball teams will clash
for the second time this season in NIC-10 games. But this time
they’ll be playing at Road Ranger Stadium, summer home
of the Rockford RiverHawks. The junior varsity teams will
square off at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, followed by the
varsity squads at 6 p.m. Belvidere North won both earlier
meetings, 11-1 and 13-5 respectively. There is no admission
charge to either game.
North Boone Wins, 32-0
North Boone High School’s softball team had a game
for the record book recently when it entertained Rockford
Christian. The Lady Vikings won, 32-0.
Freshman Emily Micek led the offensive charge by hitting
two home runs, her third and fourth of the season. She went
4-for-6 at the plate, scored five runs and drove in eight runs.
Soccer Teams to Meet May 7
Belvidere North and Belvidere high schools will meet in
NIC-10 soccer games Thursday, May 7 at Funderburg Stadium
on the BHS campus. The junior varsity game will begin at 5
p.m. with the varsity clash starting at 6:30 p.m.
Admission to the Belvidere Park District Soccer Night
game is $4 for adults and $2 for students with identification.
There will be no charge for participants in the park district
soccer program who wear their team shirts.
All-Sports Banquet Set at Belvidere High
Most valuable player and captain awards for all sports, plus
end-of-the-year awards, will be presented during the all-sports
banquet May 18 at Belvidere High School.
Dinner will be at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, with the awards
ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The ticket
price for dinner is $10 for adults and $7.50 for students.
Tickets will be available for sale through Tuesday, May
12 in the athletic office; they will not be available after May
12. Admission for senior athletes is free but they must pick up
their tickets before May 12.

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