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  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    In Matt's memoryDIXON – The first Matt Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament is being played Saturday at Sauk Valley Community College. The t ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Day Trip: Learn about history on wheels

    EAGLE, Wis. – The joy of cycling has come to Old World Wisconsin. Now visitors can get pedaling in the spirit of the 1890s. To catch a ride, ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Towns hopeful worst is behind them

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic Thursday that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Workplace garden boosts morale in Will County

    JOLIET (AP) – Sree Muppa sits at a desk 8 hours a day.“Most of our jobs are desk jobs,” said Muppa, who works as a communicable disease inve ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Prostitute linked to second death

    MILTON, Ga. (AP) – Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Winter hard on some of wheat crop

    TOLONO (AP) – As Illinois farmers work their way through the harvest of winter wheat, many are finding the harsh winter was tough on their c ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:19 pm
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  • Downtown Dixon street to reopen today

    DIXON – The south side of First Street, between Hennepin and Galena avenues, will reopen today, Commissioner Jeff Kuhn said. 
    July 11, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • More than 5,000 same-sex marriages in state so far

    STERLING – More than 5,000 same-sex couples have been married in Illinois since the law allowing same-sex marriages took effect on June 1, according t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Comprehensive plan up for adoption at board meeting

    MORRISON – After a little more than a year in the works, Whiteside County’s first comprehensive plan is set to be adopted at Tuesday’s board meeting.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • ‘Uninhabitable’ trailers being torn down in park

    DIXON – The owner of a mostly vacant mobile home park on the city’s west end has started to remove two trailers that were deemed “uninhabitable,” a ci ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • New trial for Sheley?

    MORRISON – Nicholas Sheley, found guilty in May of murdering four people, wants a new trial.A motion ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    In Matt's memoryDIXON – The first Matt Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament is being played Saturday ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • NIU camp builds more than video games

    DeKALB – Diego Wu’s first trip out of Taiwan has landed him in DeKalb, where the 11-year-old is learning how to create his own video games.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Ogle County tow fund audit underway

    OREGON – The on-site portion of the Ogle County administrative tow fund's forensic audit started this week, the County Board chairman said.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • How to pay for turbine decommissioning?

    PRINCETON – After several months of consideration, the Bureau County Board has decided how to handle decommissioning funds for the Big Sky wind farm n ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Prairie restoration at Sauk Valley Community College

    Camilo Quintana and Tim Keller load up sweet clover from the restored prairie land on the Sauk Valley Community College campus. Keller, known in local ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • David N. Williamsen

    BEAVERVILLE – David N. Williamsen, 53, of Beaverville, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his home. He was a welder at IFH, and later at Astec Mobile Scree ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Adam ‘Ruben’ Lerma

    ROCK FALLS – Adam “Ruben” Lerma, 65, of Rock Falls, went to heaven Sunday, July 6, 2014. He passed away at home.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Edwin Schreiner

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Edwin Schreiner, 84, of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his home. He was a mechanic for many years and worked at Shank ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Harriett A. Morris

    ROCK FALLS – Harriett A. Morris, 85, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls. She ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Charlotte L. Karr

    STERLING – Charlotte L. Karr, 87, went to heaven to join her beloved soulmate and husband, Floyd “Johnny” Karr, at 5:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014. ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Lawrence S. Segneri

    STERLING – Lawrence S. Segneri, 68, of Sterling, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Margaret Feltham

    AURORA, Colo. – Margaret Flynn Feltham passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, with her beloved family at her side.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Margaret Feltham

    AURORA, Colo. – Margaret Flynn Feltham, 66, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, with her beloved family by her side.
    July 9, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Harold D. Rogers Jr.

    LYNDON – Harold D. Rogers Jr., 65, of Lyndon, died Monday, July 7, 2014.He was born June 2, 1949, in ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Neta McCleary

    GOLD CANYON, Ariz. – Neta Bowman McCleary, 76, of Gold Canyon, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, Arizona.
    July 9, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Judge reads Welling sentence

    Judge Ron Jacobson sentenced Matthew Welling to 90 years in prison: 60 for fatally beating and slashing 79-year-old Leroy Daniels, and 30 more for the ...
    June 25, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Clips: Victim impact statements

    Family of Leroys Daniels read victim impact statements on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Click here to se ...
    June 25, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • SVM All-Star Classic: Girls Game

    The Telegraph won 48-25 over the Gazette team. Click here to see video ...
    June 20, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • SVM All-Star Classic: Boys Game

    The Gazette hit 51 percent of its shots – including 41 percent of its 3-pointers – to pull away for a 95-74 victory.
    June 20, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • 3A softball final: Sterling, St. Ignatius

    The Sterling Golden Warriors won the third-place match against St. Ignatius 4-0 at EastSide Centre in East Peoria on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
    June 14, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • 3A softball semifinal: Sterling, Manteno

    The Sterling Golden Warriors softball team faced off with Manteno Panthers in the 3A state semifinal, Friday, June 13, at EastSide Centre in East Peor ...
    June 13, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Area law enforcement in Torch Run

    Area law enforcement in the Sauk Valley participated in the Torch Run, Wednesday, June 11, which was meant to raise awareness for the Special Olympics ...
    June 11, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Sterling Wins Barrington Supersectional

    The Golden Warriors clinched their second consecutive trip to state with a 3-1 rematch victory over Wauconda Monday.
    June 10, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Clippers, Pioneers in 1A state semifinal

    The Amboy Clippers fell 6-1 on Friday, June 6, at EastSide Centre in East Peoria, at the IHSA 1A state softball semifinal.
    June 6, 2014 - 6:10 pm
  • Amboy Wins Super Sectional

    The Clippers clinched their first ever state berth with a 1-0 victory over Putnam County. Freshman Delany Wilhelm had the games lone RBI, and fellow f ...
    June 2, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Wipfl named to VARs list

    CHICAGO – Wipfli has been named to the Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 Value-Added Reseller for 2014.Th ...
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Casey’s to help weather victims

    The Midwest River Region of the American Red Cross has teamed up with Casey’s General Stores in Iowa and Illinois. 
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Byron man earns surveying license

    DIXON – Jeffrey B. Rohde, an employee of Willett, Hofmann & Associates Inc., has become an Illinois Professional Land Surveyor.
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Election topic of board meeting

    SAVANNA – Members of the Savanna Army Depot Restoration Advisory Board elected three community members June 12.
    June 26, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • A ‘fun’ place to eat in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – From “real” ice cream to a thick deli sandwich, Ken Foss aims to please his customers at the McKendrie Street Café.
    June 27, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • CGH names new chief of quality control

    STERLING – Longtime local physician Dr. William Bird is CGH Medical Center's new vice president and chief of quality and process improvement, CGH said ...
    June 22, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Magazine lists local company

    DIXON – For the 20th consecutive year, Thrivent Financial was named 335th on FORTUNE magazine’s FORTUNE 500 list.
    June 19, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • BorgWarner unveils product

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner now produces next-generation HY-VO chain drives transfer cases for the Lexus GX and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, 4 ...
    June 19, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Whiskey Barrel Saloon quietly opens in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The idea to open up Whiskey Barrel Saloon was a long time in the making. Raul Molina, who owns the new Rock Falls bar at 305 West Second ...
    June 20, 2014 - 7:43 pm
  • Area bank hires new loan officer

    ROCK FALLS – Michael Clark has joined Sauk Valley Bank at the Rock Falls branch.Clark, a graduate of ...
    June 19, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, July 12Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chi ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Day Trip: Learn about history on wheels

    EAGLE, Wis. – The joy of cycling has come to Old World Wisconsin. Now visitors can get pedaling in t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • IDOT road projects getting underway in Ogle, Carroll counties

    DIXON – Illinois Department of Transportation road repair projects are scheduled this month in Ogle an Carroll counties.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, July 11Women, infants and children clinic, and family planning services, all by appointment ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Bustos rep in the Coliseum today

    STERLING – A staff member for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Bustos’ satellite office in the ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • CGH spinal surgeon to speak tonight

    STERLING – Michael Roh, a spinal surgeon from Rockford Spine Center, will speak at 6 tonight at Ryberg Auditorium in CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Orders taken for Rotary corn boil

    ROCK FALLS – Lunchtime delivery orders are being taken through noon July 21 for the annual Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil, which is planned for 11 a.m. t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Help needed at school supply store

    STERLING – Trinity United Methodist Church’s School Supply Closet, 910 Second Ave. will provide free school supplies and take donations starting July ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Family movie night set Friday in Dixon

    DIXON – A free showing of the movie "Frozen" will be Friday at Haymarket Square Park, 317 W. Third St., across from the Dixon post office.
    July 9, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, July 10Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:46 pm
 

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