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  • Aspiring rock stars in Rock Falls

    Tom Depasquale, adviser for the Junior Optimist Club, welcomes guests to the talent show Saturday at Rock Falls High School before playing his guitar ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Local storm has been a beauty and a beast

    Heavy snowfall Sunday morning weighed down power lines and tree limbs around the Sauk Valley, to the point that they brought down some lines and cause ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • First prisoners could arrive in Thomson in mid-March

    THOMSON – The activation of the Thomson Correctional Center is moving ahead, and officials say prisoners could be arriving in mid-March.
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Sterling man offering free snow removal

    STERLING – Never fear. Jacob Gale is here. Again.The 22-year-old Sterling man is once again offering ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Stupor Bowl has growing fan base

    DIXON – The verdict is in: The law firm of Miller, Lancaster and Walker are the 2015 Stupor Bowl champions.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • Amboy Student of the Month

    Elizabeth Ortgiesen, 17, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jamie and Kathy Ortgiesen, 45, and 42. ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Teachers with many talents at Christ Lutheran School

    Christ Lutheran School kindergarten teacher Rose Andermann shows students how she makes floral arrangements. Many faculty members from the Sterling sc ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • 157-year-old Carroll County Jail in disrepair

    MOUNT CARROLL – The last time the Carroll County Jail had a serious renovation was after an inmate escaped in 1972, went to Savanna, and stabbed someo ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Child endangerment charge dropped

    DIXON – A charge of child endangerment, filed against a Dixon man accused of abusing his son, will not be reinstated after a petition to do so was dro ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Jobless rates inch up in most local counties

    While jobless rates dropped in most Illinois counties in December, four of five Sauk Valley counties saw slight increases.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Joseph S. Smith

    DIXON – Joseph S. Smith, 89, of Dixon, formerly of North Tonawanda, New York, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Gladys Marie Kee

    BENTON – Gladys Marie Kee, 81, of Benton, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at her home.Gladys worked at t ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Fred E. Meinke

    DIXON – Fred E. Meinke, 88, of Dixon, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • William F. ‘Bill’ O’Brien

    OHIO – William F. “Bill” O’Brien, 86, of Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • LaVona F. Cheeseman

    MOUNT CARROLL – LaVona F. Cheeseman, 84, of Mount Carroll, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • Daniel L. Nielsen

    ROCK FALLS – Daniel L. Nielsen, 73, of Rock Falls died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at his home.He was b ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • William A. Collins

    MILLEDGEVILLE – William Albert Collins, 73, of Milledgeville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at home, after a brief battle with cancer.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Elsa Veloz Banaag

    MORRISON – Elsa Veloz Banaag, 64, of Morrison, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at home.She was born Ju ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Joy Wickes

    ALBANY – Joy Wickes, 61, of Albany, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at home.The Fulton Chapel of the B ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • Irene Kramer

    FULTON – Irene Kramer, 93, of Prairie Hills at Clinton in Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Fulton, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center North ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • RE/MAX expands information app

    CHICAGO – Casey Reagan, RE/MAX Northern Illinois chief technology officer, recently announced the next major milestone in the company’s mobile real es ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Kohl’s scholarship drive underway

    Nominations for this year’s Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, for children ages 6 to 18, will be accepted through March 13.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
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    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Television host luncheon speaker

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Women’s Network committee will have a luncheon from 11:45 to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 a ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
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    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Business woman extends training

    STERLING – Becky Murray, owner of Massage Works, 206 E. Third St., recently completed the “End of Life Massage Class.”
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Jobless rates inch up in most local counties

    While jobless rates dropped in most Illinois counties in December, four of five Sauk Valley counties saw slight increases.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Bustos serving on two ag committees

    Northern Illinois has a familiar face helping to make farm policy in Washington.Second-term Rep. Che ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Clinton Farm and Fleet to expand

    CLINTON, Iowa – Blain’s Farm and Fleet is remodeling and expanding its Clinton store, the company said in a news release.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Fundraiser raises money for youth

    Bergner's announced that it has raised $430,000 in donations, in partnership with Mario Lopez, through its Give the Gift of a Great Future Campaign.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am

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