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  • David Lee Johnson

    CHICAGO – David Lee Johnson, 76, of Chicago, was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.H ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • Vernon Holesinger

    MOUNT CARROLL – Vernon Holesinger, 88, of Freeport, formerly of Mount Carroll, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at St. Joseph Presence Nursing Facility i ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • Mary E. Thompson

    MOUNT MORRIS – Mary E. Thompson, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.Mar ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • William G. Creekpaum

    ROCK FALLS – William Gene Creekpaum, 86, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at his home. He was employed as a reel operator for 30 years at N ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Carol Fitzgerald

    STERLING – Carol Fitzgerald, 66, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, of cancer.  Ms. Fitzgeral ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • June Whiting

    THOMSON – June Whiting, 81, of Thomson, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Debbra S. Martin

    POLO – Debbra S. Martin, 43, of Polo, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was employed at PNC in Polo as an inspector.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Kenneth D. Haverland

    STERLING – Kenneth D. Haverland, 81, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at his home.He was em ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • Stirling K. 'Ken' DeArvil

    OREGON – Stirling K. “Ken” DeArvil, 75, longtime Oregon resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Sandy M. Ryan Blum

    ROCKFORD – Sandy M. Ryan Blum, 65, of Rockford, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2016, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. 
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • Server training course to be offered

    MOUNT CARROLL — Carroll County Substance Education Coalition will provide the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Server ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Program to support area youth groups

    ROCKFORD – U.S. Cellular will continue its “Community Connections” program iin preparation for the back-to-school season.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Sauk student earns nursing scholarship

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Health Care Association has announced the winners of the John W. Maitland Jr. – Joseph F. Warner Long-Term Care Nurses Scho ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Audiologist joins Dixon hospital

    DIXON – KSB recently welcomed Dr. Lydia Vincent Doty, Au.D, to its medical staff.Doty graduated with ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Business build-up in Dixon

    Three new businesses could be coming to the Lee County Business Park in Dixon, leaving little room left in the industrial development grounds.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • A bakery made from scratch in Oregon

    OREGON – People with a sweet tooth should have something to smile about before the year is over, and so will some members of the developmentally disab ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Family fulfills diner dream in Dixon

    Flynnie's Diner moves next door, and Duwaynes Diner: The Garden of Eaten plans to open in Flynnie's old spot on Monday.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • New craft mall opens in Sterling

    STERLING – There’s a new creative outlet for artists and crafters just off Locust Street.Primitive F ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:43 pm
  • Dollar Tree sees more dollars, less traffic

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Just over a year after buying Family Dollar, Dollar Tree said sales are up, but th ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Sears posts second-quarter loss; sales keep faltering

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, (AP) – Sears posted a second-quarter loss, with perpetually weak sales overshadowi ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Teams wanted for Alzheimer’s walk

    DIXON – Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, will have a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 17 at Lowell Park, 2114 Lowell Park Road.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon Lionesses prepare for autumn craft day

    DIXON – Dixon Lioness Club will have a fall craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3 at John Dixon Park, 515 N. Galena Ave.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Ogle County Fair winners named

    OREGON – Additional Ogle County Fair winners are: CLOTHING DEPARTMENT Champion Constructed Nonclot ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • College Honors

    CARROLL UNIVERSITY WAUKESHA, WIS. – Bryce Shaner of Lanark and Rachel Badtke of Mount Carroll have ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Saturday, Aug. 27Singles of Sauk, fair or other activity, 815-631-1541.Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Saturday, August. 27 Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Holiday religious service for public

    MAYTOWN – The annual Labor Day Mass will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at St. Michael Cemetery – Sandy Hill on Sublette Road, west of Sublette.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Audubon group prepares for sky watching

    FREEPORT – Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will have an all-ages "A Night of Exploring the Milky Way" at 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Doug Firebaugh Obser ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Volunteers sought for annual river pick-up day

    OREGON – The eighth annual Oregon Area Rock River Sweep will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 10. The s ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Proceeds used to assist community

    DIXON – The 17th annual Reagan Run on July 2 raised $37,063 for local organizations.Groups receiving ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:15 am


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