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  • Rockford man faces Lee County murder charge

    ROCKFORD – A man already facing a first-degree murder charge for a Rockford killing now faces a murder charge in a Lee County death as well.
    July 22, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Sheriff tickets Amboy woman in fatal crash

    DIXON – The driver of a Kreider Services van that collided with a motorcycle, killing its driver, was charged with failure to yield at a stop intersec ...
    UPDATED: July 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Teachers, support staff get contracts in Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling School District has approved 2-year contracts with teachers and support staff.
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rue 21 opening Thursday at Northland Mall

    STERLING – The new Rue 21 at Northland Mall will have its grand opening Thursday.The discount fashio ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The cool kids are in Dixon

    Jayla Yardley, 5, rests on the side of the family’s new pool as her brother, Hunter, 3, splashes through the water Monday at their Dixon home. The tem ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Groups cobble together to husk cobs of corn

    Students from B.L.I.N.D. groups at Sterling, Rock Falls and Newman high schools helped the Rock Falls Rotary husk corn Monday at Poci's Market for the ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Revised employee handbook presented to Dixon City Council

    DIXON – The City Council could approve a completely new employee handbook in August. A copy of the e ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • City wraps up first phase of IGIG project in Sterling

    STERLING – In September, the city learned it was to receive largest IEPA green space grant award ever given to a municipality.
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 19-year-old arrested in April hit-and-run

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – One of two Rock Falls men wanted in a hit-and-run that left a Sterling man critically injured was arrested Monday morning in C ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Former Coloma supervisor lands new township job

    Deb Burke, former supervisor for Coloma Township, now works for Berwyn Township in suburban Chicago.
    July 21, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Corn boil orders due by noon today

    ROCK FALLS – Just a reminder: You have until noon today get your delivery order in for the annual Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil, which will run from 11 ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Youth group aims to 'do good' in Chadwick

    CHADWICK – Somewhere between Mount Carroll and Milledgeville on state Route 40 is a tiny town that seemingly sprouts from the earth below. For the peo ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Picnic planned, as Sterling Kmart gang sticks together

    STERLING – Former employees of the now-closed Sterling Kmart had a farewell party in January, and now will gather for what promises to be a much more ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dogs take a dive at Southtown K9

    ROCK FALLS – Shannon Davis is a dog lover first and a dog trainer second. Because of her love for do ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • United Way names accountant its executive director

    DIXON – “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” That’s a philosophy Jenny Koch li ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Teens pitch in at Voluntourism event in Rock Falls

    Racheal Lage (left), 12, and Grace Hemminger, 15, sweep water off the sidewalks while volunteering with Firehouse of God Ministries on Saturday during ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Retrieving wishes in Dixon

    Grace DeBord, 9, of Dixon lends a hand to Dixon Riverfront caretaker John Groshans on Friday at Heritage Crossing, drying off the coins that were thro ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Mount Carroll man injured in crash

    MOUNT CARROLL – A Mount Carroll man was in fair condition at a Rockford hospital Sunday after being injured in a three-car accident Friday outside of ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hitting the trail one last time in Oregon

    Oregon Trail Days committee member Beth Henderson helps Emily Coombe of Rock Falls set her arrow and bow Saturday at Lowden State Park. The fifth inst ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Recent death reveals tragic, common danger

    The accidental electrocution of a 3-year-old Amboy boy as he exited the family camper was caused by something known in RV circles as “hot skin.”
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
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