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  • Community members meet to discuss budget crisis

    ROCHELLE – Gridlock over public pension and education funding may reside in Springfield with state legislators. But its impact – and ability to evoke ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Opiate Recovery Group is off to an 'awesome' start

    DIXON – Alison White, organizer of Dixon’s newly formed Opiate Recovery Group, had one thing to say about how the inaugural meeting went: It was “very ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Polo residents not keen on fifth police officer

    POLO – Although residents didn’t have much to say about hiring a fifth police officer at last month’s town hall meeting, several of them since then ha ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • YWCA quartermania benefit Sunday at Sterling Moose

    STERLING – A quartermania auction to raise money for the YWCA of the Sauk Valley domestic violence and sexual assault programs will be held from 5 to ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Seventh Avenue will be resurfaced this year

    ROCK FALLS – Motorists will have a resurfaced Seventh Avenue before the onset of winter weather. The ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Former teacher will argue self-defense in attempted murder case

    DIXON – A 26-year-old Sterling man facing attempted murder and other charges plans to argue self-defense at trial.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Do pension problems loom in Dixon?

    DIXON – There’s a growing problem in Dixon, but it’s not a unique one.Across the state, the gap betw ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Fun is in the driver's seat at Carroll County Fair

    Three-year-old Dominic Kelly (right), of Lake Carroll, sits on a John Deere 60 Tuesday while his cousin, Abigail Nordby, 6, of Lake Carroll, sits on a ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Boil order issued for part of Fulton

    FULTON – A service line break has prompted the city to issue a boil order for residents who live in the area of 12th Avenue from 4th to 9th streets.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Dixon councilman skeptical of low bid for bridge project

    DIXON – Mitch Tucker knows paint, and he’s skeptical of the lowest bid for the Galena Avenue Bridge rail-painting project.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Fifth Avenue apartment project OK'd in Sterling

    STERLING – The council approved a petition Monday from contractor and property owner Scott Hibbard to grant special-use designation for a building ren ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Bingo! Camps, generations combine for activities in Morrison

    Braden Wills, 11, and Lori Lee Hutson, 11, help Resthave Home resident Louise Drury with her bingo card Monday afternoon in Morrison. The youngsters, ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Fair to say they're ready to rock in Carroll County

    Jim Barnes of Williamston, Michigan, uses a chainsaw to carve a pig from a piece of wood Monday during preparations for the Carroll County Fair at the ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Inmate pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire case

    DIXON – A jail inmate accused of asking another prisoner to kill five people for him pleaded not guilty to solicitation of murder for hire Monday morn ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Morrison has council vacancy

    MORRISON – One of the city's eight aldermen has moved outside his ward, creating a vacancy on the City Council.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • Hanover Park boy drowns at Woodhaven Lakes

    SUBLETTE – A 2-year-old autistic Hanover Park toddler drowned Saturday in a canal at Woodhaven Lakes campground, the Lee County Sheriff's Department s ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Tractors are near and Deere to their heart

    Paul Ziller of Huntley, polishes his 1931 GPWT Sunday morning during the Green Iron Days at the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Pow wow packed full of tradition in Prophetstown

    James Sanderson Jr. of Taylor Ridge dances around the pow wow circle Saturday during the ninth annual Intertribal and Traditional Pow Wow along the Ro ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Flow riders take to the Rock River

    People embark from Lowell Park on a relaxing journey down the Rock River on Saturday afternoon as part of a flotilla heading toward “Hill Billy Haven” ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • A harvest of history in Franklin Grove

    Colton Estock of Stewart uses a pitchfork to pile up the hay for bundling Saturday during the Living History Antique Equipment Show at the 36th annual ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:48 pm
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