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  • Day Trip: Guns quiet now, 200 years later

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Back in 1814, Credit Island was not a peaceful park. It was fighting ground during the War of 1812.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Depot Days in Amboy AMBOY – The 36th annual Depot Days festival ends Sunday. The big moment is the 5 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bridge, road work will total about $5.2 million

    OTTAWA – About $5.2 million in road and bridge projects in Whiteside, Lee and Bureau counties will be paid for by the Illinois Jobs Now! construction ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Deputy on leave after firing weapon during car chase

    STERLING – A Whiteside County sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave after firing his gun at a car during a chase Wednesday night.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Amboy schools dismissed early because of heat

    AMBOY — Students in the Amboy School District were dismissed early Thursday because of excessive heat.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dunham’s signage petition denied

    STERLING – The Plan Commission on Thursday denied a petition from Northland Mall to amend the city’s sign code to allow a new tenant to display signag ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area jobless rates edge upward in July

    While the Illinois unemployment rate dropped for a fifth consecutive month in July, the same could not be said for the Sauk Valley area.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • In Ivy's memory in Milledgeville

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Adam Drinkall wishes he could watch his daughter, Ivy Faith, play with her two sisters, Lili, 8, and June, 5.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Case on ex-LOTS official closed

    DIXON – The investigation of a former Lee County employee has been closed without charges being filed.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Open houses for local job seekers

    DIXON – Business Employment Skills Team Inc. is holding a number of open houses for Workforce Development Week, which is next Monday through Friday.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Phyllis B. Higby

    DIXON – Phyllis Belle Higby, 98, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center. She worked for 25 years at Freeman Shoe Co ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Shirley Noble

    WALNUT – Shirley Noble, 78, of Walnut, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Eugene ‘Butch’ Dayboll Jr.

    MOUNT CARROLL – Eugene “Butch” Dayboll Jr., 72, of Mount Carroll, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center i ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Virginia M. Wyburn

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Virginia M. Boyer Wyburn, 89, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Emma L. Talbott

    EVANSVILLE, Wis. – Emma Lucille Talbott, 80, of Evansville, Wisconsin, formerly of Dixon, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Evansville Manor in Evansvil ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Edward L. Olds III

    MOUNT CARROLL – Edward Lewis Olds III, of Mount Carroll, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Venice, Italy.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lila V. Kaufman

    OREGON – Lila V. Kaufman died peacefully Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her home along the Rock River, after a short illness.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dana A. Baglin

    SAVANNA – Dana A. Baglin, 63, of Savanna, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home.Law-Jones Funeral ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dora J. Quimby

    LAKELAND, Fla. – Dora Jean Ebersole Quimby, 61, of Lakeland, formerly of Dixon, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at her home. She had been employed as a ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dolores M. Smith

    DIXON – Dolores M. Smith, 89, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut and Milledgeville, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Meet Nicom, Whiteside's new K-9

    Whiteside County Sheriff's Department welcomes a new K-9 to the force, Nicom. Click here to see vide ...
    July 11, 2014 - 5:36 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
  • Fun, funky and one-of-a-kind

    DIXON – Fun and funky jewelry. Bling-bedazzled apparel. Statement pieces for the home. Candles. Soaps. Pottery.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Grants available for classrooms

    AMBOY – Teachers who actively instruct students from preschool through high school in Lee County can apply for grants from the Lee County Farm Bureau ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Teachers can get help from program

    STERLING – Area teachers can apply for a portion of $1 million from U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teachers Program for classroom projects.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon resident joins Kidder staff

    STERLING – Denise Deter of Dixon recently became a music education specialist at Kidder Music in Sterling.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Food service sanitation class

    SPRING VALLEY – A food service sanitation manager certification course will be Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 at St. Margaret Hospital, 600 E. First St.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls designer earns certification

    BALTIMORE – Katy Selmi-Downs of Selmi’s Weddings and Events in Rock Falls has been recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers as a recip ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Workshop planned in Lanark

    Blackhawk Hills Regional Council, northwest Illinois' economic development district and regional planning commission, will present Energizing Tomorrow ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • State police employees, volunteers honored

    SPRINGFIELD – Hiram Grua, Illinois State Police director Hiram Grau and ISP command staff members, recognized the contributions made by sworn and civi ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Raffle to benefit Lee ag programs

    AMBOY – The Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation will sponsor a 300-ticket raffle. The grand prize winner will receive four tickets to see Garth Brooks a ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area businesses recognized for healthy worksites

    CHICAGO – The state Department of Public Health announced that Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon (Silver) and Dennis Electric Inc. of Tampico (Bronze) ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Open houses for local job seekers

    DIXON – Business Employment Skills Team Inc. is holding a number of open houses for Workforce Development Week, which is next Monday through Friday.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Aug. 22Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fundraiser at Sterling Moose

    STERLING – An open house will take place Aug. 30 at the Sterling Moose Lodge, 2601 E. Lincolnway.A p ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Advance orders still open for lobster sales

    MORRISON – Sullivan Foods’ third annual Lobster Fest will be Aug. 30 at the store, 300 N. Madison St.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fundraiser set for volunteer fire departments

    PROPHETSTOWN – Rockin’ On the Rock, a benefit concert for area volunteer fire departments and emergency medical staff, will be from 1 to 11 p.m. Aug. ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Workshops start today for federal contracts

    SAVANNA – Tri-County Economic Development Alliance will sponsor workshops for businesses to become certified for government contracts, including the T ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Aug. 21Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Volunteers needed for weekend lock cleanup

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls Voluntourism is looking for help Saturday and Sunday with cleanup and maintenance work along the Hennepin Canal Trail.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Registration due for CGH exercise class

    DIXON – Registration is due by Friday for “Strong Women, Strong Bones,” an exercise class to increase bone strength, balance, and flexibility at CGH M ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Aug. 20Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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