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  • 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 ...
    NEW: Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Beauty and massage spa moves, adds services

    Jessica Peterson has changed the location and scope of her business. Professional Skin Care and Massage Spa By Jess recently moved from a su ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:32 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 r ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Election Central 2014

    Welcome to your source for up-to-the-minute election results, candidate profiles, editorial questionnaires, video interviews and more. For m ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Dents, dings demand research

    “Why is it so expensive to repair a small dent on my car?”  That’s one of the most-asked questions for auto body repair shops. Dents less th ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Playoffs, Week 1

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click here to see video ...

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    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:42 pm
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  • Paul B. Murphy

    GALENA – Paul Brian Murphy, 61, of Galena, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Omer Jarret Bardoner Jr.

    ROCK FALLS – Omer Jarret Bardoner Jr., 70, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Edward Miller

    DIXON – Edward Miller, 91, of Dixon, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at his home.McDonald Funeral Home ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Joanne D. Boesen

    STERLING – Joanne D. Boesen, 70, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion.She ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dallas L. Hodge

    ROCK FALLS – Dallas L. Hodge, 77, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Neighbors Rehabilitation Center in Byron.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Walter G. Spenny

    MORRISON – Walter Gene Spenny, 68, of Morrison, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center South in Clinton, Iowa.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Clancy J. Buck

    POLO – Clancy J.  Buck, 58, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Joanne D. Boesen

    STERLING – Joanne D. Boesen, 70, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion.She ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • B.J. Wolf

    STERLING – Dr. B.J. Wolf, 65, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at his home.He was born No ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Gloria J. Munz

    SABULA, Iowa – Gloria Jeanne Munz, 67, of Sabula, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at her home. Gloria w ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Vote Fritts for Lee treasurer

    I’ve known John Fritts for almost 40 years. He’s a man of integrity, humility and honesty.He served ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Re-elect Fritts Lee treasurer

    I am writing this letter to support John Fritts for Lee County treasurer.I attended the candidate fo ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Appreciate your vote Nov. 4

    I’m Wes Morrissey, candidate for Lee County treasurer.While on the county board, I put together an i ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Elect Morrissey Lee treasurer

    I’m Brian O’Malley, husband, father, and a veteran of a foreign war. Wes Morrissey has been my wife’s sales consultant for 3 years now.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Vote Morrissey for treasurer

    I've followed Wes Morrissey's career on the Lee County Board. In his year and a half, he added revenue to the county board, created a committee to exp ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Vote Morrissey on Election Day

    Wes Morrissey is my godson and nephew. He has worked for my husband at Farley’s Appliance. This is not why you should vote for him, however.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Vote Morrissey for treasurer

    I am a mother of three boys, ages 3 years, 4 years, and 10 months. Wes Morrissey, candidate for Lee County treasurer, and also my cousin, recently sta ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Vote Morrissey for Lee treasurer

    I have never voted for a Democrat before in my life – until this year, that is. In fact, I was chairman of the Lee County Republicans for 14 years. Ho ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Time to change; vote Morrissey

    The race for Lee County treasurer is important. The treasurer collects your property taxes and invests your money for the county. Your property taxes ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Dixon needs manager form of government

    I was on the committee that recommended to change Dixon’s government to a manager form. It was a har ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Playoffs, Week 1

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click h ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 9 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Newman shuts out Amboy for perfect regular season

    The Comets finished off their third perfect regular season in the last 5 years, downing their Three Rivers North rivals 44-0 by scoring on each of the ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 9

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 8 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Dixon Dukes roar back to beat Rockets

    After falling behind on Senior Night at A.C. Bowers Field, the Dukes blew past the Rockets for a 48-8 victory, cementing Dixon’s first playoff berth s ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • David's story: A meeting on the field

    David Goken’s life seems pretty ordinary. The Dixon High School senior attends school, goes to football practice, jokes around with his friends, then ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 8

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 7 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Highlights: Sauk Valley Symposium

    Ideas for fixing Illinois were flowing Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Sauk Valley Community College, in the hope of starting and continuing conversation. ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Blog: Engineering marvel

    Sterling High School's annual cardboard boat race makes me wish I'd had tried harder in school. I en ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • 2014 Fear Book

    The gang at Haunted Haven have always been fun to work with. I'm sure this comes as no big surprise.  Clowns and blood and other scary things, it's h ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Blog: Classic example of a great photo opp

    The 13th annual Riverfront Classic car show in Dixon, which took place Sunday, is a special event. Not many times do you get park car in the middle of ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • BLOG: Look forward to Mayhem in the Meadows

    I've worked on several stories with the Midwest Derby Divas Roller Derby team and always reserve a great level of respect for the team. Especially the ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • The List: 25 bands proving that rock is not dead

    There was a time, very long ago, when Kiss was my favorite rock band. It was in the late 1970s, and ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
 

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