A Few Clouds
81°FA Few CloudsFull Forecast

Local

  • SVCC's Mihel plans retirement

    DIXON —After 45 years as a professional educator and administrator, George Mihel will retire as president of Sauk Valley Community College next year.
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Video gaming facility opening soon in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Suzi's Video Poker and Slots is coming to the downtown.The gaming establishment will be ...
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Council backs sales tax resolution in Morrison

    MORRISON – The city joined its school district Monday in approving a resolution to put a sales tax referendum on the November ballot.
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • County clerks prepare for Election Day

    STERLING – Gearing up for election season at county clerks’ offices around the Sauk Valley is business as usual this year, with just one caveat: For t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New market draws inspiration and flavor from around the world

    DIXON – For its fourth week, the Dixon City Market will offer tastes of Chile, Argentina and Kansas City, Missouri. 
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Benefit Sunday for man with cancer

    STERLING – A fundraiser for a longtime mill worker with a rare form of lung cancer is being held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Latin American Social ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Urgent care facility opens in Dixon

    Dr. William Zander, regional medical director of Physicians Immediate Care, gives an eye exam Monday at the newly opened urgent care facility in Dixon ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Something to celebrate at The Brandywine outside Dixon

    DIXON – The summer sun started to sink lower into the horizon. The dinner crowed thinned, but the co ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls student winging it to Denmark

    ROCK FALLS – Instead of learning about Denmark in a classroom, Tess Schaefer will learn about the country firsthand.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Caterpillar: No specific timetable set for closing plants

    STERLING – Caterpillar won’t get specific yet on a date to begin moving production from three of its local Anchor Coupling plants targeted for closure ...
    July 28, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Praise concert features bluegrass/country artist

    POLO – Nationally known, award-winning singer-songwriter Jimmy Jack Whitaker, a frequent performer in the Sauk Valley, is bringing his bluegrass and c ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Community churches come together in Sterling

    Members from six different Sterling congregations – St. John's Lutheran, Bethel Reformed, First Christian, First Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal and St. ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rock River Riders try to reach the top

    Chad Altfillisch, a member of the the Rock River Riders Motorcycle Club, carves his way to the top of the hill during the club's hill climb Saturday a ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Two ways to take a ride at Lee County 4-H Fair

    Eva Biggs, 10, of Normal, rides the mechanical bull Saturday at the Lee County 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds in Amboy.
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Letting women know, 'yes they can shoot'

    STERLING – It’s a club for modern-day Annie Oakleys, and it’s come to the Sauk Valley. The Well Arme ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • First Avenue Coin stays in the family

    ROCK FALLS – First Avenue Coin, 221 First Ave., is under new management.Sterling native Ed Gutierrez ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hogs and dogs of Whiteside County 4-H Fair

    Quinn James, 10, of Morrison shows off her tie-dye hog for the crowd July 19 during the costume class at the Whiteside County 4-H Fair. The class was ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The Main Scoop: Where are the positive education stories?

    I’ve been the education reporter at Sauk Valley Media for about 3 weeks, and I’ve already been asked the same question more than once.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Heard it from the Grapevine: Rock Falls bar plans Sept. opening

    ROCK FALLS – Sometimes, plans for the future take root in the past. Violet Jaramillo, 44, grew up in ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Brooks: ‘Time to say goodbye’ to Shannara

    Best-selling fantasy author and Sterling native Terry Brooks recently announced on his website that MTV will air a TV show adapted from one of his boo ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  •  

    National video

    Reader Poll

    Lee County has a new United Way executive director. Do you donate to your local United Way?
    Yes
    No