73°FFairFull Forecast


  • Rauner tour stops by Candlelight

    STERLING – Bruce Rauner wants to speak to as many people as he can before Nov. 4 – whether that's in a restaurant, an African-American church, or on a ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Midnight magic in Morrison

    MORRISON – Creativity might be the sweetest ingredient at Matthew Henthorn’s Midnight Cake Shop.  Fo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 100 years later, Verucchi’s still in restaurant business

    SPRING VALLEY – It has stayed “la famiglia” for 100 years: Verucchi’s Ristorante in Spring Valley opened in 1914 at 600 N. Greenwood St., where it rem ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls Chamber to have quarterly meetings with members

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce next month will kick off a new program for its members.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The People's Voice: Life in the back row with the band

    The back row can be a pretty unassuming place. For Dave Johnson, the last line of chairs is where he ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Her Heart’s Desire might be yours, as well

    PROPHETSTOWN – JoAnn Frederick is the heart in Heart’s Desire, and she has a shop full of things she loves and things she loves to make.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dari-DeLite doling out deliciousness once again

    PROPHETSTOWN – Dari-DeLite is back.During the ’60s and ’70s, Dari-DeLite was the place to go in P’to ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police forces militarized here, too?

    A man in full-body armor sits atop an armored vehicle, his sniper rifle pointed into a crowd of people.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kids these days: Late to bed, early to rise

    If school didn’t start until 8:30 a.m., students would be more awake in class, according to 12-year-old Ashley Vences.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Woman injured in two-vehicle crash near Sterling

    STERLING – A Milledgeville woman was in serious condition Friday with injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning at Freeport and Pi ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Durbin offers an ear, but no solutions

    DIXON – Sen. Dick Durbin says that as he has campaigned throughout the state, communities big and small have brought one business issue to the forefro ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Three injured in head-on crash in Lee County

    DIXON – Three people were injured Friday morning in a head-on collision at U.S. Route 52 and Cedar Grove Road south of Sublette, near the border of La ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Streetscape work takes short holiday break

    DIXON – There will be no laboring over the downtown streetscape project during the Labor Day weekend.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lovett concert tickets being reactivated quickly

    DIXON – About 75 percent of the original tickets sold for the Aug. 4 concert of Lyle Lovett have been reactivated, Crystal Cork owner Eric Brantley es ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Whiteside cemetery walk postponed

    STERLING – The Whiteside County Genealogists’ annual cemetery walk planned for Sept. 7 at Riverside Cemetery has been canceled because of storm damage ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Friday Night Football: Live Coverage

    Sports reporters Brian Weidman, Ty Reynolds and Patrick Mason are out and about at area football games. Follow live updates below.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 7:10 pm
  • Day Trip: ‘A Jewel on the Mississippi’

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – In its setting along the Mississippi River, Dubuque, Iowa, has an artistic style waiting to be discovered.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Dock diving dogs in Rock FallsROCK FALLS – Southtown K9 will host the North American Dock Diving tri ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Bustos visits with student veterans at Sauk

    DIXON – When Ashley DeArmitt left the Navy in 2012, she was nervous about transitioning into the real world.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Schilling: Debate the issues

    STERLING – The mud has been flying from both camps of late in the 17th Congressional District race, but Republican Bobby Schilling said he wants to re ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 9:16 am

    National video

    Reader Poll

    Should the United States intensify its attacks on terrorists who belong to ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)?