Mostly Cloudy
73°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

More News

  • Local News

  • Local Sports

  • Obituaries

  • Police Beat

  • Opinion

  • Video

  • Blogs

  • Local Business

  • Community

  • Lifestyle

  • Food

  • State

  • Nation & World

  • Baseball: Blair promoted to Triple-A after move to bullpen

    After spending a 4-hour bus ride trying to figure out what he was going to do during the upcoming 2-day Double-A All-Star break last month, Seth Blair ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Golf: Sunset in position to take down Kishwaukee

    MOUNT MORRIS – Kishwaukee's drive for five is facing a significant speed bump at the Women's Lincoln Highway golf tournament.
    July 11, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Johnson tied with McGirt in Silvis

    SILVIS – Zach Johnson was 11 feet from the cup on the par-5 10th hole during the second round of the John Deere Classic, and had a decision to make.
    July 11, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Sharing first JDC with Henley

    SILVIS – On Friday, my day started early. While I can usually be found lying in bed throughout the morning, making sure my pillow still works, I was ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Changing times in women's LHT

    It wasn't particularly breezy during the first round of the Women's Lincoln Highway golf tournament on Friday, but the winds of change were definitely ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Rivals combining, no kidding

    Some April Fools Day many years ago, the local radio station – memory serves it was WSDR – played a bit of a prank on it's listeners.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • 2014-15 School Sports Profile: Rock Falls

    The Rock Falls Rockets hit some nice milestones this year, including sending its first girls golfer to the state tournament in Kara Nehrkorn.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Fun with first-time catfisherwoman

    This past week, I got to share the old G3 with a very cool young lady. Hannah Schultz, a very bright 13-year-old girl from Rock Falls, was on board fo ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Popular ex-champ among trio of first-round leaders

    SILVIS – Whenever a big roar thundered through the oaks at the TPC Deere Run on Thursday morning, chances are Zach Johnson had something to do with it ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Fulton native must fight to make cut

    SILVIS – Aaron Krueger didn't put himself in the position he wanted to be in after the first round of the John Deere Classic on Thursday. In the big ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Lawrence Silvio Segneri 1946-2014

    STERLING – Lawrence Silvio Segneri was born April 15, 1946, at Home Hospital in Sterling, to Silvio and Helen (Parker) Segneri. He passed away peacefu ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Lois M. Frank

    MOUNT CARROLL – Lois Marie Frank, 79, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Normal.Law-Jones Funeral Home in ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Margaret Feltham

    AURORA, Colo. – Margaret Flynn Feltham passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, with her beloved family by her side.
    July 11, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Inez Sharp Adams

    ROCK FALLS – Inez Sharp Adams, 80, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her home.Inez was born Jan. 16, ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • David N. Williamsen

    BEAVERVILLE – David N. Williamsen, 53, of Beaverville, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his home. He was a welder at IFH, and later at Astec Mobile Scree ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Adam ‘Ruben’ Lerma

    ROCK FALLS – Adam “Ruben” Lerma, 65, of Rock Falls, went to heaven Sunday, July 6, 2014. He passed away at home.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Edwin Schreiner

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Edwin Schreiner, 84, of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his home. He was a mechanic for many years and worked at Shank ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Harriett A. Morris

    ROCK FALLS – Harriett A. Morris, 85, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls. She ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Charlotte L. Karr

    STERLING – Charlotte L. Karr, 87, went to heaven to join her beloved soulmate and husband, Floyd “Johnny” Karr, at 5:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014. ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Lawrence S. Segneri

    STERLING – Lawrence S. Segneri, 68, of Sterling, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Support for golf outing is appreciated

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley thanks everyone who participated in the 12th annual Hospice of the Rock River Valley Golf Outing on June 27.
    July 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • ‘Made in USA’ helps make the USA stronger

    I write in regard to Mr. Tony Valentino’s letter [from June 26] concerning the real job creators. First, I want to say that I don’t disagree with him; ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Thanks carrier for help during power outage

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Telegraph carrier for his recent act of kindness.
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • A festive 50th anniversary for Petunia Festival

    On behalf of the Dixon Petunia Festival Board, we’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to everyone who helped with the success of the 50th anniversary ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Billing date change may result in fees

    It’s time for Comcast to remember that we pay [its employees’] salaries. All customers should turn their bills to “other charges and credits.”
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Agrees that the truth is in God’s word

    In response to Jordan Bowman’s two letters [June 18 and July 2], I had already written my response and was ready to send it in until this last letter ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • 900 funds? State should consolidate them

    Fans of the Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area near Prophetstown were likely pleased to learn about its expansion. The Illinois Department of Natur ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Stick to issues, leave jokes to comedians

    The race for governor has been amusing at times – few can deny the comedic value of the Bruce Rauner campaign’s creation of Quinnochio, or the Pat Qui ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Disagrees with senators’ views on birth control

    After the Hobby Lobby ruling, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, announced he will introduce a bill requiring “all corporations using this Supreme Cou ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Parade rules seem unfriendly to horses, riders

    We rode our horses in the Fourth of July parade Friday in Mount Morris. Having done so many times over the years, I thought to myself, maybe, it would ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • 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
  • Area law enforcement in Torch Run

    Area law enforcement in the Sauk Valley participated in the Torch Run, Wednesday, June 11, which was meant to raise awareness for the Special Olympics ...
    June 11, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Sterling Wins Barrington Supersectional

    The Golden Warriors clinched their second consecutive trip to state with a 3-1 rematch victory over Wauconda Monday.
    June 10, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Clippers, Pioneers in 1A state semifinal

    The Amboy Clippers fell 6-1 on Friday, June 6, at EastSide Centre in East Peoria, at the IHSA 1A state softball semifinal.
    June 6, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • Technology helps reduce emissions

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner Co. supplies its innovative Pressure Sensor Glow Plug for Volkswagen’s all new diesel engines starting with the 1.4-l ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Jobs help boost Hub City economy

    ROCHELLE – The city of Rochelle and the Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corp. announced that more than 600 new jobs have been created in Rochell ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Health care center receives grant

    STERLING – Exceptional Care &Training Center has received a $7,395 Quality of Life grant award from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
    July 10, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Pawn shop, seeking more traffic, sets up shop downtown

    STERLING – Big screen televisions. DVDs. Bicycles. Guitars. A pawn shop is a lot like a garage sale ...
    July 12, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Wipfl named to VARs list

    CHICAGO – Wipfli has been named to the Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 Value-Added Reseller for 2014.Th ...
    June 26, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Casey’s to help weather victims

    The Midwest River Region of the American Red Cross has teamed up with Casey’s General Stores in Iowa and Illinois. 
    June 26, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Byron man earns surveying license

    DIXON – Jeffrey B. Rohde, an employee of Willett, Hofmann & Associates Inc., has become an Illinois Professional Land Surveyor.
    June 26, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Election topic of board meeting

    SAVANNA – Members of the Savanna Army Depot Restoration Advisory Board elected three community members June 12.
    June 26, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • A ‘fun’ place to eat in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – From “real” ice cream to a thick deli sandwich, Ken Foss aims to please his customers at the McKendrie Street Café.
    June 27, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • CGH names new chief of quality control

    STERLING – Longtime local physician Dr. William Bird is CGH Medical Center's new vice president and chief of quality and process improvement, CGH said ...
    June 22, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Mount Morris man completes courseAir Force Airman Jacob A. Fassler graduated from basic military tra ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Dances, summer reading at center

    DIXON – A line dancing party is planned for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St.
    July 10, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    TodayAlcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., D ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Montmorency student sign-up dates set for July

    ROCK FALLS – Registration for the 2014-15 school year at Montmorency Elementary School will be July 23 and 24 at the school, 9415 Hoover Road.
    July 10, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Mental health classes set

    STERLING – National Alliance on Mental Health Sauk Area will sponsor a Family-to-Family education program from Sept. 4 to Nov. 20 at Whiteside County ...
    July 10, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Ohio school registration draw near

    OHIO – Registration for all Ohio school students for 2014-15 will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 in Room 111, the first-floor computer room, at the s ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • College Honors

    Florida Institute of TechnologyMELBOURNE, Fla. – Nathan Baldwin of Dixon and Cassidy Ziech of Roche ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Reading group to discuss ‘Hate List’

    WALNUT – The Walnut Public Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. July 23 in the library's adult reference section, 101 Heaton St.
    July 10, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Governor’s Day brunch planned

    THOMSON – The Carroll County Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at York Township Library, 1225 West St.
    July 10, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Iowa musical trio performs Sunday

    FULTON – The Musical Hammers Family Trio from Muscatine, Iowa, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Spring Valley Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road.
    July 10, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Attorney: Man trapped in jail feared death

    CHICAGO (AP) – A man who was trapped in a Cook County Jail visiting room for about 30 hours last weekend tried everything from yelling and kicking to ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Police: Geneva man killed wife

    GENEVA (AP) – A Geneva man has been charged with murdering his wife and leaving her body alongside nearby railroad tracks.
    July 11, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Polar vortex? No, just cooler temps

    CHICAGO (AP) – Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.
    July 11, 2014 - 7:10 pm
  • Economic toll of flooding is now trickling in

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – As the rain-swollen Mississippi River carried on its plodding retreat Friday, western Illinois farmer Joe Zumwalt wasn’t complaining ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Some lawmakers give up pay

    CHICAGO (AP) – Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take fur ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Transparency becomes issue in campaign

    CHICAGO (AP) – Allegations of concealing information and impeding transparency bubbled up in the Illinois governor’s race Friday as Republican Bruce R ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Retirees await insurance premium refund

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – There’s no timeline yet for the return of nearly $23 million in health insurance ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Workplace garden boosts morale in Will County

    JOLIET (AP) – Sree Muppa sits at a desk 8 hours a day.“Most of our jobs are desk jobs,” said Muppa, ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Towns hopeful worst is behind them

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic Thursday th ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • City trying to land Asian carp processing plant

    PEORIA (AP) – Officials in the Peoria area say they’re trying to attract an Asian carp processing pl ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:38 pm
 

National video

Reader Poll

The seventh annual Whiteside County Barn Tour, featuring 11 barns near Sterling, is July 12-13. Have you ever gone on the tour?
Yes
No, but I plan to go this year
No