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  • Twin birth ... with a twist in Sterling

    STERLING – Melissa Jordan has a high tolerance for pain. That’s why, at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, she sa ...
    NEW: Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chief puts homicide rumor to rest

    OREGON – A Facebook rumor turned a routine medical emergency into a wild tale over the weekend.Orego ...
    NEW: Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Self Help Awards banquet set for Thursday

    STERLING – Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises will celebrate the achievements of its clients Thursday during its annual awards banquet.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Police: Woman was texting before her car rolled

    ROCK FALLS – The woman who was injured Friday in a rollover accident just west of the Prophet Road overpass on Interstate 88 was texting while driving ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Focus groups emphasize economic development in Dixon, city government

    DIXON – Economic development and city government were the the top themes from the focus groups of Dixon residents as part of the first phase of the ci ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Passenger extricated after two-vehicle accident

    First responders from Twin City Joint Fire Command place a passenger on a gurney after extracting the person from a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Wanted: Fierce and fearsome feminine flag-yankers for fundraiser

    STERLING – It’s a breast cancer fundraiser of potentially near-epic proportions – the potential, of course, being you.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Man shot five times in torso, arms, legs

    STERLING – A Sterling man shot five times Saturday night still was in fair condition at CGH Medical Center on Monday afternoon.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • 'General threat' found in Reagan bathroom, police investigating

    DIXON – A threatening message found Monday in a Reagan Middle School bathroom prompted a police investigation and an automatic call to parents from Su ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Bonneur to be Main Street's acting executive director through 2014

    DIXON – Dixon Main Street will wait until next year to start the search for its next executive director.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ex-paralympian shares message at Empowering disABILITIES event

    DIXON – Lloyd Bachrach stood on a stage at Sauk Valley Community College on Saturday and said in order to succeed, you must be able to overcome challe ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Cornpickers reunite for demonstrations, laughs in Walnut

    Kal Shuman, 10, of Rock Falls sits on his uncle's tractor Saturday afternoon during the 2014 Cornpicker Reunion at the farm of John and Judy Bolz at t ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Man in fair condition after being shot Saturday night in Sterling

    STERLING – A man is in fair condition, and an arrest has been made after a shooting on Saturday night.
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Friday Night Football: Live Coverage

    Sports reporters Ty Reynolds, Brian Weidman, Patrick Mason and Cody Cutter are out and about at area football games tonight. Sports Editor Dan Woessne ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 6:50 pm
  • Bring ag to the classroom in Sterling

    Autumn, a first-grader at Franklin Elementary School in Sterling, paints a name-appropriate scene at a fall arts station Friday morning. The school sp ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Demmer, Wozniak: Stop politicians from pocketing campaign cash

    EAST MOLINE – Two local Republicans, one a state lawmaker and another hoping to become one, announced Friday that they hope to make it illegal for pol ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Animals find sanctuary in classroom for a day

    STERLING – When Linda Marini asked a group of students at St. Mary’s School what a screech owl’s worst enemy is, most of the students had a guess.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • The elephant in the gaming room

    Editor’s Note: Margaret, the main subject of this story, was granted anonymity by Sauk Valley Media because of her career in social services.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:47 pm
  • Driver in fatal ATV crash in Amboy arrested

    AMBOY – An Amboy man was arrested Friday afternoon and faces multiple charges stemming from an all-terrain vehicle accident in August that killed a 7- ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 6:12 pm
  • Farmer injured in Rochelle fire in critical condition

    ROCKFORD – A rural Rochelle man who was injured in a fire Thursday afternoon is in critical condition at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 4:49 pm

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