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  • Lighting up the night for Hometown Holidays

    Backlit by the Love Light Christmas Tree, Ally Zeigler, 15, holds a candle at the Hometown Holidays celebration Friday evening in Rock Falls. As the t ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • After devastating fire, community rises to help

    AMBOY – Tuesday morning happened just like any other for the Shaw family. Brenda and her husband, Neil, woke up early and headed to work. Neil left at ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • ‘Leftovers’ actor to guide students interested in entertainment career

    STERLING – Sauk Valley area students who seek a life on the stage, the small screen, or even the silver screen have a unique opportunity next week.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 6:10 pm
  • Dixon streetscape update: First-Peoria intersection could reopen by end of next week

    DIXON – The intersection of First Street and Peoria Avenue will be closed to through traffic next week as work on the downtown streetscape project con ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Police seize $60,000 worth of marijuana

    STERLING – A Sterling man was being held on $75,000 bond Friday on charges of possession of medical grade marijuana with the intent to sell it.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Downtown Dixon shops will be open late Fridays until Christmas

    DIXON — Ken Novak said he wants to bring a financial boost to Downtown Dixon. Novak, an industrial s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Marketing tourism here a challenge

    POLO – At the helm of the Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau is a Mount Carroll native with a bright smile and vivacious disposition.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • The People's Voice: Follow your passion, young Kenzie

    Sorry, Katy Renkes, but your daughter just might end up being a journalist.I apologize because it’s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Small Business Saturday keeps evolving

    Small Business Saturday, the Black Friday for small local retailers, will return for a fourth consecutive year in the Sauk Valley on Nov. 29.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Smiddy active in minimum wage race

    STERLING – Democrats in the Illinois Legislature are making progress in their push to enact a minimum wage increase before Republican Gov.-elect Bruce ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Students taught to show empathy, curb anger and impulses

    DIXON – Elementary students in the Dixon School District are learning more than reading, math and science in the classroom.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Sheley move to Missouri awaits official action

    Almost 7 weeks after the Jefferson County, Missouri, prosecuting attorney filed to extradite convicted killer Nicholas Sheley from Illinois, the reque ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Resurfacing ahead on U.S. Route 30

    ROCK FALLS – U.S. Route 30 at the Interstate 88 interchange east of Rock Falls will get $398,000 in resurfacing work, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office announce ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Festival of Trees wraps up STERLING – The 25th Festival of Trees will conclude this weekend at Woodl ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • RadioShack shutters Sterling store

    RadioShack Corp., which has been losing money hand over fist and, financial experts say, could be heading for bankruptcy, now has closed both Sauk Val ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • School board in support of senate bill in Dixon

    DIXON – The Dixon School Board has decided to support Senate Bill 16. The board unanimously approved ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Fire Sale, Space Juice to play Rosbrook

    DIXON – Fire Sale and Space Juice will get the good vibes rolling at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Shop at Books on First, make a child’s holiday

    Books on First manager Brenda Spratt once again is spearheading the Books for Babes campaign. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois dropped off a list ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Harsh winter took toll on county funds

    STERLING – Last winter didn’t take a toll on just the minds and bodies of Sauk Valley residents. It also took a toll on their governments’ pocket book ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Amboy family homeless after fire

    AMBOY – A family was left homeless by a fire at their home in rural Amboy on Tuesday morning. The fi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:55 pm
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