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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
  • 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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