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  • Skyhawks split season finales

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks couldn’t keep up with Kennedy-King down the stretch, losing 76-71 in their regular-season finale Saturday in Dixon.
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Carlson takes fourth in both IM and breaststroke

    WINNETKA – Caleb Carlson made a return trip to the IHSA state swimming and diving championships, and came back with a pair of fourth-place medals. At ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 8:28 pm
  • AFC junior showing improvement for Byron co-op

    WINNETKA – Amid the swarms of swimmers from New Trier, Hinsdale Central, Naperville Central and Evanston at the IHSA state meet on Saturday, was a swi ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 7:38 pm
  • Comets’ comeback falls short in final

    MORRISON — Standing closer to the scorer’s table than he was to the 3-point arc, Newman’s Eli Leffelman banked in a 3-pointer as time expired in the 2 ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Missiles come up short vs. Warriors

    STOCKTON – To rehash a saying made popular by the Chicago Cubs, the Milledgeville boys basketball will have to wait 'til next year to get that elusive ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Carlson qualifies for 2 event finals

    Dixon junior Caleb Carlson is back in the finals of the state meet for the second straight season, as he qualified for the championship heats in the 2 ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Cougars’ comeback falls 1 point short

    LANARK – To say the Eastland Cougars fought until the very end of a basketball game is a cliché, but also literal, truthful – and not surprising one b ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Outdoor adventures: Get out and enjoy the weather

    Ladies and gentlemen, there is but one thought floating through my head at the present time. That is ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • Ottens & Schave lead Missiles into regional title game

    STOCKTON – Everybody in the area knows that juniors Cade Schave and Kyle Ottens are the go-to guys for Milledgeville. But even though it's common know ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, February 24, 2017

    AFC sophomore Jaynee Prestegaard was a second-team Class 1A all-state selection by the Associated Press, announced Thursday. Fulton senior Jordan Pri ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Richard E. Burgess

    DIXON – Richard E. Burgess, 87, of Dixon, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. He worked for Dixon Co-Op for 40 ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • John J. Zoeller

    NORMAL – John Joseph Zoeller, 88, of Normal, formerly of McLean, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Heritage Health in Normal, after 1 yea ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Paul 'Kenny' Cheshire Sr.

    STERLING – Paul “ Kenny” Cheshire Sr., 86, of Sterling, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was employed at Northweste ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Robert W. Stevens

    STERLING – Robert W. Stevens, 94, of Sterling, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his home.Graveside ser ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Mary A. Clark

    STERLING – Mary A. Clark, 74, of Sterling, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Linda S. Nolte

    SAVANNA – Linda S. Nolte, 71, of Washington, Illinois, formerly of Savanna, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Alfred E. ‘Al’ Breid

    GALVA – Alfred E. “Al” Breid, 96, of Galva, formerly of Sterling, and in his early years, Wadena, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Courtya ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • William M. Bell

    STERLING – William M. Bell, 91, of Sterling, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his home.McDonald Funera ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Patricia K. 'Pat' Benson

    THOMSON – Patricia “Pat” Kay Benson, 75, of Thomson, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Mount Carroll.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Zelda J. King

    ROCK FALLS – Zelda J. King, 84, of Rock Falls, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her winter home in Ellenton, Florida.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 6:40 am


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