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  • Lee Center fire leaves man without a home

    LEE CENTER – A Lee Center man lost nearly everything he owned when a fire Nov. 19 destroyed a house where he was renting an apartment.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Carroll County still has region's lowest jobless rate

    Unemployment rates dropped in all 12 of the state's metropolitan areas in October, marking the seventh consecutive month of improvement, according to ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Nov. 28-30, 2014

    Holiday festivities in ProphetstownPROPHETSTOWN – Saturday will be a day full of holiday events, cul ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Sterling convenience store fined for tobacco violation

    STERLING – A convenience store received a $250 fine after admitting to the city's Tobacco Control Commission that an employee sold tobacco to a minor.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • City pursues liquor complaint against LASC

    STERLING – The city’s Liquor Control Commission will schedule a second meeting to look at possible violations by the Latin American Social Club.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Day Trip: Planetarium explores views of Earth's neighbors

    CHICAGO – There’s a new star in town at the Adler Planetarium and that’s the solar system.“Destinati ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Festival 56 fall season continues with ‘Rounding Third’

    PRINCETON – The Festival 56 fall season continues today with the opening of “Rounding Third.”“Roundi ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Annual Christmas Walk in Amboy offers family fun

    AMBOY – Santa will arrive by fire truck and kick off the annual Chamber Christmas Walk at noon Sunday in downtown Amboy. The festivities will continue ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Great Snowball Drop returns to Dixon

    DIXON – The 26th annual Christmas Walk will make its return from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Dixon.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Body of recent inmate found near jail; foul play not suspected, sheriff says

    MORRISON – The body of a woman who appears to have died of hypothermia was found around 3 p.m. Tuesday in a wooded area a few blocks north of Whitesid ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Lee only mayoral candidate in Sterling

    STERLING – The filing period for city offices ended Monday with no candidates to challenge Mayor Skip Lee or to run for alderman in the 3rd Ward.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Duct tape fixes everything – including kids' holidays

    Newman Central Catholic High sophomore Nate Olson laughs as he duct tapes teacher Chris Somers to the wall Tuesday afternoon. The Newman Key Club held ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • St. Marys Cement considers reopening in Dixon

    DIXON – A cement plant that has been idle since December 2008 has approached the city about reopening.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Rock Falls man guilty of animal cruelty

    MORRISON – A Rock Falls man found guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals after a bench trial Tuesday in Whiteside County Court faces 1 to 6 years in ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Clean Line wins Illinois OK

    The Illinois portion of the Rock Island Clean Line energy transmission project, which will cut through parts of Whiteside and Bureau counties, was app ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Students help with distribution of meals in Sterling

    STERLING – Not only did Darla Schueler pick up a turkey dinner during the 14th annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive, she also braved cold temperatures to ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Free Turkey Day dinners on tap in Dixon, Rock Falls, Mount Morris

    DIXON – The Dixon Knights of Columbus Council 690 is offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the KC Hall, 506 W. Third S ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • Coroner: Heart problem caused Ashton chief's death

    ASHTON – A heart problem caused the Ashton chief of police to lose control of his car and crash into a field north of Amboy last month, the Lee County ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 7:49 pm
  • Sterling mayor staunch supporter of rental inspections program

    STERLING – The city plans to move ahead with its rental inspections ordinance, despite Rock Falls’ decision to shelve the program for the near term.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Snow brings a host of slide-offs, no serious injuries

    STERLING – Most of the Sauk Valley saw about 2 inches of snow Monday morning, the National Weather Service reported, and that made for a slippy commut ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:25 pm
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