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  • Fifth Avenue apartment project OK'd in Sterling

    STERLING – The council approved a petition Monday from contractor and property owner Scott Hibbard to grant special-use designation for a building ren ...
    NEW: Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Bingo! Camps, generations combine for activities in Morrison

    Braden Wills, 11, and Lori Lee Hutson, 11, help Resthave Home resident Louise Drury with her bingo card Monday afternoon in Morrison. The youngsters, ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Fair to say they're ready to rock in Carroll County

    Jim Barnes of Williamston, Michigan, uses a chainsaw to carve a pig from a piece of wood Monday during preparations for the Carroll County Fair at the ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Inmate pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire case

    DIXON – A jail inmate accused of asking another prisoner to kill five people for him pleaded not guilty to solicitation of murder for hire this mornin ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • Morrison has council vacancy

    MORRISON – One of the city's eight aldermen has moved outside his ward, creating a vacancy on the City Council.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Hanover Park boy drowns at Woodhaven Lakes

    SUBLETTE – A 2-year-old autistic Hanover Park toddler drowned Saturday in a canal at Woodhaven Lakes campground, the Lee County Sheriff's Department s ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Tractors are near and Deere to their heart

    Paul Ziller of Huntley, polishes his 1931 GPWT Sunday morning during the Green Iron Days at the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Pow wow packed full of tradition in Prophetstown

    James Sanderson Jr. of Taylor Ridge dances around the pow wow circle Saturday during the ninth annual Intertribal and Traditional Pow Wow along the Ro ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Flow riders take to the Rock River

    People embark from Lowell Park on a relaxing journey down the Rock River on Saturday afternoon as part of a flotilla heading toward “Hill Billy Haven” ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • A harvest of history in Franklin Grove

    Colton Estock of Stewart uses a pitchfork to pile up the hay for bundling Saturday during the Living History Antique Equipment Show at the 36th annual ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Robert L. Horn Jr.

    FLORAL CITY, Fla. – Robert L. Horn Jr., 79, of Floral City, formerly of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Clyde E. Wentling

    STERLING – Clyde Emory Wentling, 74, of Sterling, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Judith A. Presley

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Judith A. Presley, 76, of Fort Myers, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • William Pritchard

    PROPHETSTOWN – William Pritchard, 76, of Prophetstown, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Doris J. Songer

    STERLING – Doris J. Songer, 81, of Sterling, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Jacob L. DeVries

    STERLING – Jacob L. DeVries, 92, of Sterling, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. He was employed for 33 years at Northwes ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • George Ernest Verhulst

    ROCK FALLS – George Ernest Verhulst, 90, of Sterling, passed away peacefully Friday July 31, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. 
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Doris Jean Songer

    STERLING – Doris Jean Songer, 81, formerly of Sterling, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Linda S. Glenn

    AMBOY – Linda S. Glenn, 65, of Amboy, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • Robert L. Horn

    ROCK FALLS – Robert L. Horn, 79, formerly of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Sauk dealership earns recognition

    DELAVAN, Wis. – Kunes Country Ford-Lincoln, Kunes Country Chevrolet-Cadillac of Delavan, and Kunes Country Ford of Antioch, have earned the distinctio ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Blue Shirt Day campaign to start

    MILWAUKEE – The Bon-Ton Store Inc., including Bergner’s in Sterling, will participate in STOMP Out Bullying, a national bullying and cyberbullying pre ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Utility assistance sites open

    CHICAGO – ComEd announced it has activated its plan to help continue administering its CARE programs, which provides customers in need with financial ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Food trailer transitioning to restaurant

    DIXON – The "More" in The World's Sausage Cafe & More now includes a building. Former Navy chef Rich ...
    July 31, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Business notebook: Bait shop still on the market

    DIXON – The longtime owners of Bunny’s Bait Shop still are trying to make a break for the river.In A ...
    July 31, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Market week to highlight farmers

    MOUNT CARROLL – The Illinois Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, and Grain Handling Safety Coalition will provide safety training for farmers, fa ...
    July 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Bank appoints new trust officer.

    Nick Emmerson of Morrison has recently joined the staff of Farmers National Bank.His duties as a tru ...
    July 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Business notebook: Chamber showcase agribusiness event Aug. 6

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual event that supports agribusiness students.
    July 24, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • K's Korners barn ready to open

    STERLING – One of the more unusual business expansions in the area is almost complete. A 2-story dai ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Tanks removed from former Oregon gas station site

    OREGON – Work to turn into a parking lot a downtown site once occupied by a gas station and, most recently, Jackass BBQ and Scoop's sub shop continues ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Aug. 5Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Activities for preschoolers at Franklin Grove library

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A storytime for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin Grove Library, 112 S. Elm St. Siblings also are invited.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, Aug. 4Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Plant provides home for many local creatures

    DIXON – Little bluestem Schizachryrium scoparium is the most common native prairie grass in the U.S. It grows in 46 of our 50 states. The four Pacific ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Oil recycling day planned

    OREGON – The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department, in cooperation with the Illinois Recovery Group in Braceville, will have an oil and anti-f ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Spots open for SVCC AmeriCorps

    DIXON – Applications are being accepted for the fall semester ABC AmeriCorps at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Donations sought for benefit sale

    MOUNT MORRIS – Mount Morris Loaves and Fish food pantry is accepting donations for a yard sale to be Sept. 4 and 5 in the Friendship Hall at Mount Mor ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Local arts academy launches annual campaign

    STERLING – Woodlawn Arts Academy's annual appeal for 2015, 10 Years of Growth in Artistic Opportunities, is underway.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, Aug. 1Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Area students receive VietNow scholarships

    DIXON – Rock River Valley VietNow awarded scholarships for 2015-16 to three Sauk Valley students during the group's July meeting.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:15 am

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