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  • Bistro joining west-end resurgence in Dixon

    DIXON – A taste of the French countryside will be on the menu of local restaurants come this summer. Linda Knoll, of Dixon, has bought the former Fung ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Registration due Friday for sales in Dixon

    DIXON – Sellers can register until Friday for the annual Dixon citywide garage sales, set for April 25 and 26.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Information sought in two burglaries

    MOUNT CARROLL – Carroll County Crime Stoppers members asked for tips from the public Tuesday about two burglaries.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Sing-along ‘Sound of Music’ set

    MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse has announced the sing-along "Sound of Music" event and a one-night-only screening of the classic Mel Brooks fil ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Cause of Oregon restaurant fire not yet determined

    OREGON – The exact cause of a fire that destroyed a closed Oregon restaurant last month remains undetermined. Oregon Fire Chief Don Heller said Tuesda ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Area likely to remain green space in Sterling

    STERLING – A half-block vacant lot created by the demolition of distressed rental units near the Manahan Home are likely to be dressed up as green spa ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • ‘Raise the Woof!’ show to benefit animal shelter

    ROCK FALLS – The Happy Tails Humane Society will bring live comedy to the Sauk Valley with "Raise the Woof!" – a professional standup comedy tour that ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Final concert of season set in Rockford

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Symphony Orchestra's final concert in the 2013-14 ComEd Classics Series will be "Love of Homeland," featuring the Mendelssohn ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Trial set for ex-minister

    OREGON – A jury trial has been scheduled for a former minister who is charged with sexually molesting an 11-year-old. Charles Babler, 65, Mount Morris ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Magdich revered on and off the bench

    DIXON – Friends and family remember Tomas Magdich for his wit, dry sense of humor, and, of course, his speeches. Magdich, who served for 18 years as a ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Big inning sends Newman past Missiles

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Newman pitcher Quincy Coomes' left foot kept disappearing into a hole. The junior's landing foot was swallowed up by a large divot on ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Comets outlast Missiles in 11 innings at Millwheel

    MILLEDGEVILLE – It took 11 innings to find a winner in a potential regional preview matchup between Newman and Milledgeville on Wednesday at Millwheel ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Hawks come up short at home

    Dylan Garbutt scored on an error in the top of the seventh for the game’s only run, leading the Byron Tigers to a 1-0 Big Northern West road win over ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, April 17, 2014

    RUNNINGNewman to host 5K fundraiserNewman High School will hold a 5K run at 9 a.m. Saturday, to rais ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    GOLFBilyeu earns CCAC honorFulton native and Olivet Nazarene junior Lydia Bilyeu was named the Chica ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Steamers take first title at own meet in 17 years

    FULTON – Fulton thrower Austin Regenwether had a few extra eyes watching him Tuesday during the 68th annual Fulton Relays. For the first time this se ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Fillies’ Rice throws no-no against Boilermakers

    MORRISON – The only drama at the end of Tuesday's softball game between Kewanee and Morrison was whether Fillies' freshman Lauren Rice would toss a pe ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Game to benefit Wounded Warriors

    When Morrison visits Fulton for a baseball doubleheader on Monday, a bigger purpose will be served than trying to inch up the Three Rivers North stand ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Girls roundup: Duchesses get first NIB-12 win

    The Dixon Duchesses scored early and often Tuesday, taking a four-goal lead less than 20 minutes into their NIB-12 West game against Streator and roll ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Dukes beaten by Maple Leafs

    The Dixon boys baseball team mustered just four hits in an 8-1 loss to Geneseo on Tuesday in a NIB-12 West loss on the road.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Richard S. Williams

    STERLING – Richard S. Williams, 72, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home.McDonal ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Elsie A. Merrill

    WALNUT – Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut, formerly of Ohio, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home. She helped on the farm, and was ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Eugene O’Neal

    PORTALES, N.M. – Eugene O’Neal, 82, of Portales, received his heavenly degree Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by family.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Tomas M. Magdich

    DIXON – The Honorable Tomas M. Magdich of Dixon died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was 74.He was born ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Jerry A. Fry

    HIGDEN, Ark. – Jerry Allen Fry, 73, of Higden, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.He was born Dec. 22, 19 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Elsie A. Merrill

    WALNUT – Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut Manor Nursing Home, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at the nursing home.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Susan K. Anderson

    DIXON – Susan Kay Anderson, 56, of Dixon, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home. Susan was born F ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Ralph Perino

    ROCK FALLS – Ralph Perino, 93, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Gregory J. McIntyre

    DIXON – Gregory J. McIntyre, 66, of Dixon, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home.Graveside servi ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • William ‘Bill’ Florschuetz

    SUBLETTE – William “Bill” Florschuetz, 96, of Sublette, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Mendota Lutheran Home.
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Reduced prices offered at shelter

    ROCK FALLS – Whiteside County pet owners with limited income can have their pets spayed or neutered at a reduced cost under a new program provided by ...
    April 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • RNA comes through for charities

    STERLING – Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 30 donated to several individuals and organizations during February and March.
    April 10, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Company acquires German firm

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalized its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG on March 1.
    April 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • NICIL to sponsor business class

    STERLING – “Starting A Business,” an introductory course to small business ownership, will be April 23 at Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent ...
    April 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Business Notebook: Brothers Flooring opening second store

    DIXON – The brothers Grell are inviting a whole new set of customers to walk all over them. Keith an ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Engineering firm expands staff

    ROCKFORD – Fehr Graham of Rockford announced its acquisition of the civil engineering and land surveying firm Arnold Lundgren Associates of Rockford.
    April 10, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Fenwick cycles back

    DIXON – A local cycling enthusiast who closed his downtown sporting goods store 2 years ago has kept on his path, reopening a bicycle shop near KSB Ho ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched

    Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers. Family Dollar said Thursday that it will cut jobs and cl ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • McDonald’s ready to rebuild?

    ROCK FALLS – Plans in the works for more than 2 years to tear down and rebuild McDonald's at 1003 First Ave. seem to be coming to a head.
    April 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
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    April 3, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, April 18Women, infants and children clinic and family planning services, all by appointment ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • CPR class planned for Wednesday

    STERLING – A free American Heart Association cardiopulmomary resuscitation class will be presented from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Whiteside County Sen ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • ‘Game Night’ fundraiser April 26 in Dixon

    DIXON – The fourth annual Donnie Melendrez “Game Night” Memorial Fundraiser, a benefit for Peoria St. Jude Children’s Cancer Center, will be April 26 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Egg hunts still on schedule in area

    The Easter bunny continues to hop across the Sauk Valley, as Easter egg hunts spring up throughout the area.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, April 17Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • High water forces slough closure

    FULTON – The Cattail Slough recreation area south of Fulton is closed because of high water levels.U ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, April 16Women, infants and children clinic and family planning services, all by appointme ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Egg hunt hops into Dixon park

    DIXON – Walmart and the Dixon Park District will present an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wooden Wonderland and the soccer fields at Meadows P ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Egg hunt Friday in Tampico

    TAMPICO – An annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in Booth Park.Royal Neighbors of Am ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Fire test Thursday at Do It Best

    DIXON – Do It Best Corp., 816 W. Progress Drive, will begin a fire pump test at 8 a.m. Thursday.The ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Brunching it up for Easter

    First comes church, for those who go to church. Then comes brunch.Easter brunch has become almost as ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Nuts and seeds are good nutrition

    Many weight-conscious people know that nuts and seeds are high in calories and might shy away from them for that reason. While you need to watch your ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Stalk some asparagus this spring

    A sure sign of spring is asparagus poking out of the ground. This vegetable is crazy good for you and has amazing flavor.
    April 8, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Fresh from the plant

    Nuts. And water. That’s really all there is to nut milk.Maybe you’ve noticed all the dairy-free milk ...
    April 9, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Salute spring with strawberry shortcake

    Skip the salutation. Follow the lead of strawberries, which offer no preamble, no “Dear Eater.” One fine day they simply appear – entirely welcome, ne ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Need cheering up? Have a tapas party

    I’d had enough of the snow and freezing temperatures. And I was bored. So, it was time to throw a party – a tapas party.
    April 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Masters Tournament known for its green jackets -- and simple sandwiches

    The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., is one cheesy place. The first time my husband, Roy, and I w ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Reporter puts kitchen to test

    I’m not a germaphobe. But for a few hours, I tried to become one.A City of Milwaukee health inspecto ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Adding nutrition to frozen pizza

    We all try our best to plan meals in advance, have all our ingredients on hand, and pre-prep for meals when possible. There are times, however, when l ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Fresh asparagus signals start of spring

    Spring, for me, isn’t sprung on the say-so of meteorologists or a calendar date but on the sudden, d ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:55 pm

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