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  • October Student of the Month Kaitlyn Liebing

    Kaitlyn Liebing, 18, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s October Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Greg and Amy Liebing. Her sisters, Lauren, ...
    NEW: Nov. 1, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Second arrest made after Dixon school threats

    DIXON – A second arrest has been made in the wake of a series of threats written on the girls bathroom walls at two Dixon schools.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 7:26 pm
  • A change of course for Emerald Hill?

    STERLING – The Sterling Park District has received three proposals from private management companies that are interested in operating Emerald Hill Gol ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • 13 seats on ballot for Whiteside County Board

    MORRISON – Twelve current Whiteside County Board members are seeking to keep their seats in contested races.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Dixon bridge reopened Friday

    DIXON – A backup of traffic in Dixon on Friday led to the reopening of the Peoria Avenue bridge earlier in the day than planned, Police Chief Danny La ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Pumpkin protection plan in Morrison

    A sacrificial pumpkin splits open after being dropped from a height of 15 feet at Southside Elementary School in Morrison on Friday morning. Each clas ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Revenue challenges face next Lee County Board

    DIXON – When the Lee County Board meets in December, it could have as many as five – but at least two – new members.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • The People's Voice: Stars realign, 50 years later

    Half a century later, it was a reunion of heroes. A breaking of the silence. A chance to snatch closure from the sands of time.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Downtown parking lot paving pushed to next week in Dixon

    DIXON – Now in its seventh month, the downtown streetscape project is starting to draw to a close.Th ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Dunham’s Sports draws a big crowd for opening

    Katie Elder, 14, tries on basketball shoes during the grand opening Friday morning of Dunham's Sports at Northland Mall in Sterling. Most of the 50,00 ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Beauty and massage spa moves, adds services

    Jessica Peterson has changed the location and scope of her business. Professional Skin Care and Mass ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Business Notebook: Sewing by Deb opens in new digs Saturday

    DIXON – Longtime area seamstress Deb Jensen, who worked out of Modern Shoe Shop and her home in Dixon for 16 years, is moving her needles and threads ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • Who will be the new Bureau County Treasurer?

    PRINCETON — Bureau County residents gathered Tuesday evening to see and hear from the two candidates running for Bureau County Treasurer at a Candidat ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Sheriff candidates face off at BCR forum

    PRINCETON — The two candidates running for the office of Bureau County Sheriff faced off at Tuesday’s Candidates’ Forum, hosted by the Bureau County R ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Trick-or-treating hours today

    Happy Halloween! In case you missed it, here are today’s trick-or-treat hours for towns around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Rock Falls woman dies in car along Rock River

    ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls woman died in car Friday morning after suffering a medical incident, Police Chief Mike Kuelper said.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Quinn visits to announce $1M grant for Whiteside health department

    ROCK FALLS – A chorus of applause erupted inside the Whiteside County Health Department’s Rock Falls clinic Thursday evening as Gov. Pat Quinn, standi ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Sterling mayor backs Jacobs in 36th District

    STERLING – Sterling Mayor Skip Lee on Thursday morning announced his endorsement of 36th District state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, in his re-election ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Sterling Theater gets liquor license back

    STERLING – The Sterling Theater has a liquor license again for the first time since Skip Huston and Theater Management Group left town in June.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 7:21 pm
  • 71st District candidates urge more education funds

    STERLING – Former Rock Island County Assistant State's Attorney Jim Wozniak and state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale each share at least one priority: ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:20 pm

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