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  • Petition drive aims to get road designated a national monument

    DeKALB – John O’Halloran got his kicks on the Lincoln Highway 2 years ago. He left his Twombly Road ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Reynoldswood offers camp tours at Saturday blessing

    DIXON – A blessing of a community garden shelter and benches, plus hayrides and camp tours, will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Reynoldswood Christian Ca ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Depot Avenue railroad crossing closed for repairs

    DIXON – Union Pacific Railroad will close the Depot Avenue railroad crossing today and Saturday for repairs, the city said in a news release.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Inmate who escaped near Princeton still on the loose

    PRINCETON – A prisoner who escaped at the Great Sauk Trail rest area on westbound Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon was still on the run Thursday, sta ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • K's Korners owners fielding offers

    STERLING – After moving and restoring a large dairy barn to accommodate an expansion into special events, K’s Korners could be sold.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • City OKs reimbursement for development group

    ROCK FALLS – The council has authorized the city to reimburse the city’s economic development group more than $41,000 for costs incurred in a project ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Splash rad: siblings beat heat at park in Oregon

    Danny Welty, 6, of Dixon douses himself under a bucket of water Thursday at the splash pad in Oregon West Park. The pad, and anywhere else in the area ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • School closings and early outs for Thursday, Sept. 3

    A list of closings and early dismissals for Sauk Valley schools for Thursday, Sept. 3. Chadwick-Mill ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • SubletteFest features family fun, music

    SUBLETTE – SubletteFest 2015 will kick off with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Craf ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Hear story of drummer boy in Sterling

    STERLING – Barry Cloyd will perform “Little Drummer Boy of Shiloh” at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 in Ryberg Auditorium at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Storage business opens in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Just a few months after the land was purchased, a new business is open at 1805 Industrial Park Road.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Barber shop abundance downtown

    The Cutting Edge on Peoria Avenue is down the street from The Shaggy Edge. Head a block east of Stouffer’s Barber Shop on First Street and you’ll find ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Two birds, one mosquito pool in Whiteside test positive for West Nile

    STERLING – Two crows found in Whiteside County – one in Sterling, the other on the east edge of Rock Falls – tested positive for West Nile virus, the ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Polo principal honored with excellence award

    POLO – Aplington Middle School sixth-grader Taryn Zell said that every time she walked past her principal at the time, Melydi Huyett, she smiled and w ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • One driver cited in school bus crash

    STERLING – The driver of one of the school buses that crashed Monday, sending two people to the hospital, is being cited for failing to yield, Sterlin ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Former VIVA! teacher gets probation in abuse case

    DIXON – A former Dixon vocal teacher, accused of abusing a student, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and was given 2 years probation.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • New owner closes on car dealership

    STERLING – A third-generation car dealer from Geneva is the new owner of Sterling Chevrolet.Lee Schr ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Local officials pleased as House overrides Rauner's changes to heroin bills

    DIXON – Local officials are rejoicing after the House voted to overrule Gov. Bruce Rauner’s controversial amendatory veto of a bill that would ensure ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Circus provides family fun in Rock Falls

    Amanda Valencia performs high in the big top tent Wednesday as the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to Gieson Motorsports in Rock Falls.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • United Way of Lee County announces goal

    DIXON – Never let it be said that when the United Way of Lee County comes up with a fundraising goal, that they pull a number out of a hat.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:23 pm
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