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  • Burke won't seek re-election

    DIXON – The Jim Burke Era will end after 16 years. Burke, 76, announced today that he will not seek ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Dec. 19-21, 2014

    A Canterbury Christmas in Dixon DIXON – Canterbury Singers & Gaudete Brass Quintet will perform A Fe ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Day Trip: Zoo attractions gear up with holiday finery

    Brookfield Zoo's annual Holiday Magic celebration features zoo chats, a cottage for Santa Claus, and welcoming the new year.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Light at the end of the tunnel in Dixon

    Electricians put up traffic lights Wednesday afternoon at the corner of First Street and Peoria Avenue in Dixon. The work is among the final elements ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Christian traveling family band to play at Fulton church

    FULTON – The Garms Family will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road.
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Empen lands Dixon superintendent post

    DIXON – Margo Empen was named superintendent of the Dixon School District on Wednesday after spending the past 8 years in the No. 2 post.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Lee County cracking down on DUIs

    DIXON – Lee County authorities will ring in the new year with a more stringent DUI policy.Starting J ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Funds sought to equip squad cars

    DIXON – Lee County fire departments hope to make their county a little safer by raising funds to equip each sheriff’s department squad car with a defi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Law signed to name Evans VA Center

    GALESBURG – The Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic is official.President Obama has s ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Nominations sought for Rock Falls Chamber award

    ROCK FALLS – Nomination forms are available for annual Shoulder to the Wheel awards presented by Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Two Mount Carroll men face meth charges

    MOUNT CARROLL – Two Mount Carroll men were in the Carroll County Jail Wednesday after being arrested on meth charges.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Incumbent files for second term on council

    DIXON – Commissioner Dennis Considine made his bid for re-election official Wednesday. He filed his ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Hospitals try to contain flu with policies

    STERLING – Want some health advice? Get a flu shot. “We just ordered more flu shots from the state b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Spreading cheer for the younger students in Rock Falls

    Band director Brendon O'Donnell conducts the Rock Falls Middle School band as it performs a variety of Christmas songs Tuesday afternoon at Merrill El ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Rock Falls Armory prepped for invasion of Toys for Tots recipients

    Deb Gonzalez (left) and Carroll Whitlock sort through bags of toys Tuesday morning at the Rock Falls Armory. The Sauk Valley Marines of the Marine Cor ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Late payments create 'snowball effect' for nursing homes

    Depending on whom you believe, the state of Illinois is about 3 months behind on its Medicaid reimbursement payments to nursing homes.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Not all nursing home violations result in fines

    Two state inspections dated Sept. 14, 2012, cited Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center for 14 violations.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Ogle County OKs 50-year plan

    OREGON – Two Ogle County Board members voiced their concern Tuesday that a 50-year plan for buying property is too long-sighted.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Whiteside board appoints commissioners, approves meeting dates

    MORRISON – The Whiteside County Board approved the appointment of a number of residents to various commissions, starting with the appointment of Jeffr ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Council recognizes longtime Rock Falls family

    ROCK FALLS – Louis and Doris Celletti will never be forgotten in Rock Falls. At its regular meeting ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:16 pm
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