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  • Sauk board makes presidential hire official

    DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees have their man.Without any discussion, t ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Morrison City Council approves sewer hikes, budget

    MORRISON – Residents will once again be seeing an increase in their water and sewer rates, after the City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance ask ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • New Sterling School Board member to be seated

    STERLING – Local business owner Paul Sandefer will claim his spot on the Sterling School Board at Wednesday’s meeting.
    April 27, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Dixon Y boasts wheelchair-accessible equipment

    DIXON – The Dixon Family YMCA is the proud new parent of three pieces of strength-training gear that are – and here’s the cool part – wheelchair-acces ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Students help provide support at Dixon cabin

    Gary Patterson (left) and Bradley Taft, both Dixon High School seniors in the school's building trades class, handle a tree trunk as it's shortened by ...
    April 27, 2015 - 7:14 pm
  • Black eye for Black Hawk

    OREGON – The Black Hawk Statue has made Landmarks Illinois Most Endangered Historic Places list. The ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Sterling police seek identities of thieves

    STERLING – Sterling Police seek the public's help in identifying two people who stole a wallet at Discount Liquor on Sunday evening.
    April 27, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • Filings: Plea deal pending in Paw Paw rest stop murder

    DIXON – A man accused of two murders – including a Sterling native at a rest stop in Paw Paw last summer – could be considering a plea deal.
    April 27, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Whiteside County development director to retire

    MORRISON – Longtime county economic development leader Betty Steinert will retire, effective July 1.
    April 27, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Refund denied, garage sale shopper starts fight, ends up in jail, police say

    ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls woman is charged with two felonies after police say she started a fight at a Sterling garage sale when the seller wouldn't g ...
    April 27, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • RFHS March Student of the Month: Katherine Krone

    Katherine Krone, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s March Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Scott and Holly Krone.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Local kids have a blast at Sauk Valley Child Fair

    Jacie Reynolds, 6, of Morrison feeds a goat in the petting zoo Saturday during the Sauk Valley Child Fair at Sauk Valley Community College.
    April 26, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • A Little Taste of Louisiana serves up a dose of southern comfort

    STERLING – Aimée Celestine has been cooking since she was 2 years old. She learned from her grandmother down in Grand Island, Louisiana, where she's f ...
    April 26, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • Public invited to give feedback on Illinois' infrastructure

    DIXON – If you want the state to hear your thoughts on infrastructure, it’s willing to listen.Area r ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • City, CVB sign pact to end lawsuit in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – An agreement has been reached that will end the city's lawsuit against the Rock Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • AFC Student of the Month

    ASHTON — Lauren Meurer, 18, of Ashton, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School’s February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Mark and Lynnette ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Illinois jokes’ not funny to the GOP

    ROCK FALLS – Illinois Republicans say they are tired of all the jokes they hear about the state of Illinois.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • A good day to grow a community in Dixon

    Natalie Andrews of Grand Detour looks over auction items during the Safe Harbor of Lee County Community Growth Day on Friday afternoon. The event was ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Students spend a day on the farm in Amboy

    Merrill Kidder of Franklin Grove talks to students about equipment used to ride and care for a horse Friday at the Lee County 4-H Center and Fairgroun ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Prom day for special kids

    STERLING – Justin Richards, a student at Bi-County Special Education Cooperative, was dancing by himself Friday right before the DJ began playing “Tea ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:15 pm
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