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  • Land ready for possible medical pot ventures

    ROCK FALLS – Two parcels of industrial park land are now under the jurisdiction of the city’s Industrial Development Commission, and ready for future ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • For some, a long road to Thomson Prison job fair

    THOMSON – Tamra and Bradley Yates traveled more than 8 hours from Lexington, Kentucky, with their 14-month-old daughter to be in Thomson on Monday.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Another group vies for marijuana grow in Lee County

    DIXON – Yet another hopeful medical marijuana grow operation asked the Lee County Board for its support during a meeting this morning.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 6:31 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Another 'enjoyable day' for Wipfli employees

    DIXON – If you try calling the Dixon or Sterling offices of Wipfli on Thursday, there might not be anyone there to answer the phone.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 6:12 pm
  • Kuelper retiring as Rock Falls police chief in 2015

    ROCK FALLS – Police Chief Mike Kuelper has told the city he will retire next year after 31 years on the force.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Dixon City Council votes unanimously for cultivation center proposal

    DIXON – The City Council unanimously voted to sell an 8.85-acre piece of land in the Lee County Industrial Park less than 24 hours after the vote wa ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:27 pm
  • Flow test Friday at Bay Valley in Dixon

    DIXON – Dixon city personnel will help with flow tests Friday at Bay Valley Foods, 820 Palmyra St.Th ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Schmidt, Polo school board president, dies

    POLO – Gene Schmidt, president of the Polo school board, has died, the district’s superintendent said.
    UPDATED: Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Morrison earns historic district designation

    MORRISON – The city has received notification that its Main Street Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 6:38 pm
  • Donations sought for area food bank

    STERLING – State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, will sponsor a districtwide food-and--fund drive until Sept. 30 for the River Bend Foodbank.
    UPDATED: Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Making it rain baskets in Sterling

    Payton Day, 12, of Sterling goes up for a layup in a light rain Monday afternoon at Propheter Park in Sterling. The weather today might be better for ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Council to decide on cultivation center bids today in Dixon

    DIXON – A discussion that started Monday night, about which of two companies to sell a piece of land to, will continue tonight with a possible vote.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Company targets land for marijuana businesses in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – A company has targeted two parcels of industrial park land as potential sites for a medical marijuana cultivation center and dispensary.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sterling fire department preparing for retirements

    STERLING – Fire Chief Gary Cook introduced the city’s newest firefighter to the council Monday, as the fire department works to keep up with looming r ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon School Board to vote on fiscal year 2015 budget

    DIXON – The Dixon School Board will vote on the fiscal year 2015 budget at its meeting Wednesday. Th ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Annual fly-in this weekend near Erie

    ERIE – The Illowa Sport Flyers’ 32nd annual fly-in to celebrate the anniversary of the Challenger Ultralight airplane will be Friday, Saturday, and Su ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • No TIGER grant for Dixon (again)

    DIXON – The city has come up short again in its fourth attempt at a federal grant for a $12.8 million project.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Funeral funds sought for I-88 crash victim

    CORTLAND – A friend of Kimberly Havlicek, the Cortland woman who died early Friday after a head-on collision on Interstate 88, are asking for help to ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Anchor Coupling sets start of departure from Dixon

    DIXON – Anchor Coupling will start to close its Dixon plant in about 2 months.In June, Caterpillar, ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Renovation work in Dixon reaches a Crescendo

    Matt Appleman cleans a paintbrush Monday afternoon as he works to renovate a building at 502 W. First Street in downtown Dixon. Appleman plans to move ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:23 am

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