Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.

Business notebook

Business applies for liquor license

STERLING – The city is in the process of processing a liquor license for Fiesta Cancun, Sterling City Clerk Marie Rombouts said Tuesday.

The city has not yet issued an occupancy permit for the restaurant at 3203 E. Lincolnway, Rombouts said.

Co-owner Mario Lopez said last week that the opening date depends on the receipt of the liquor license.

New Life Lutheran to open March 16

STERLING – New Life Lutheran church’s 500 members soon will be worshipping in their new building at 702 W. Lynn Boulevard.

The church is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16. A dedication celebration service will be held at 3 p.m. March 17.

The church broke ground on the new site in August 2011, said the Rev. Bill Sullivan, New Life’s lead pastor.

Members did about half of the work on the new building. “It’s very satisfying,” Sullivan said.

Their current building at Lynn and Lincolnway has about 5,000 square feet; the new spot will have about 30,000 square feet, he said.

“We’re just very excited about being able to serve the people of the Sauk Valley from our new ministry center,” he said.

KSB Hospital pitches in

DIXON — KSB Hospital donated five computers to the Lee County Historical Society, President Pat Gorman said.

The computers could be utilized in the historical society’s reorganization of its second floor for visitors to view photographs and documents, Gorman said.

“They’ll be needed up there,” Gorman said. “We couldn’t be happier for the donation. The idea of our society is to preserve history for the community.”

Midland States Bank buys settlement trust group

EFFINGHAM – Midland States Bank has agreed to acquire Securant Bank’s Settlement Trust Group, expanding its wealth management business line, Midland announced in a news release.

The Settlement Trust Group, based in the Milwaukee area, specializes in providing trust administration to clients receiving litigation settlements.

It offers financial planning, retirement planning, investment management, trust and estates services, and brokerage services.

Midland has banks in Dixon, Freeport, Mendota, Oregon, Princeton, Rock Falls and Sterling.

Go to for more information.

Have a business tip? Let us know. Email SVM reporters Bridget Flynn, or Derek Barichello,, or call 800-798-4085, ext. 521 or 526.

Loading more