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  • Lee County Health Department offers Hep C rapid test

    DIXON – It's not just law enforcement agencies that are taking a proactive approach to Lee County's increased heroin usage — the health department is ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • For O'Malley, a lot riding on Iowa in 2016 campaign

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guita ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Marine killed in Iraq to be honored with Navy Cross, not Medal of Honor

    Reluctantly, the family of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq has agreed to accept a Navy Cross on his behalf, rather than the Medal of Ho ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas

    HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters submerged highways and threatened homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by sto ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • 20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound

    MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • General Motors, Subaru models added to Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially explodin ...
    NEW: May 29, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Indictment gives few hints about former speaker's actions

    CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in ...
    UPDATED: May 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • THE PEOPLE'S VOICE: Special opportunities await

    I often write about people who would prefer I didn't. I do it because they inspire me. Because they have great stories to tell, and because we might j ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • ‘It's a real life game’: Banzai program teaches lessons in financial literacy

    DIXON – At just 14 years old, Reagan Middle School eighth-grader Owen Rick is already making adult decisions.
    May 29, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • 'We are family': Whiteside deputy takes part in slain officer's memorial service, procession

    Billy Murray spends his day off helping others, and today, he’s mowing and tidying a cemetery on state Route 172. Although some people might miss it – ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Fatal Rock Falls fire likely caused by unattended stove

    ROCK FALLS – An apartment fire that killed a Rock Falls woman Tuesday started on the stove, officials say.
    May 29, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Dixon elementary students celebrate the end of school year

    Students at Washington Elementary School in Dixon had an end-of-the-year celebration Friday. Classes rotated through 10 stations with their teachers. ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Antique dealer hanging up her apron

    STERLING – Apron Strings Antiques is closing Monday after 5 years downtown. “I’m basically done,” ow ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Farmhouse turns into estate along Fox River

    George and Nell Fabyan turned their farmhouse into a villa. "Riverbank" is open to the public and includes a windmill and a Japanese garden.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • April Student of the Month: Denajha Phillips

    Denajha Phillips, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s April Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Melissa and Bengie Phillips, a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:11 am
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