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  • Volunteers, businesses, schools boost United Way

    DIXON – Members of United Way of Lee County met Oct. 8.Amboy and Dixon Public schools raised more th ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Staff recognized for dedication

    SPRINGFIELD – Kim Shuman of Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls and Linda Burda of Exceptional Care & Training Center in Sterl ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • YMCA beneficiary of grant

    The YWCA of the Sauk Valley, a United Way agency serving Whiteside and Lee counties, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation as part of ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Solar electricity program planned

    OREGON – The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will offer a Hands-on Photovoltaic class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1230 E. Honey Creek Road.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hospital to merge with OSF system

    MENDOTA – OSF Healthcare System and Mendota Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement that will result in MCH joining OSF, pending appro ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Several promoted at bank

    First Federal Savings Bank recently announced several changes.Effective Oct. 1, Laurence E. Bartman ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New spa and salon coming to Sterling

    STERLING –People are always asking Yvonne Walker when her new day spa and salon is going to open.“Pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Adios, Fiesta Cancun in Sterling

    STERLING – Fiesta Cancun in Sterling is no more. The mail is piling up behind the restaurant’s locked door, and the phone number is “temporarily disco ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Chamber adds new staff member

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has named Kris Noble to its management team.Nobl ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • College AmeriCorps area service project success

    The ABC AmeriCorps of Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, in partnership with American Red Cross Rock River Chapter Lee County branch, provided in ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Effort to improve care underway

    MORRISON – The Community That Cares project had an awards ceremony and celebration Sept. 23.The even ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • LIFE Program beneficiary of fundraiser

    DEER GROVE – The Literacy Is Fun for Everyone, a partner of United Way of Whiteside County had its fourth annual Power of the Purse event Sept. 25 at ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Former behavioral health director to lead LSSI

    DES PLAINES – Mark A. Stutrud has been appointed chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon Dairy Queen affected by data breach

    DIXON – The Dixon Dairy Queen is among nearly 400 locations that were affected by a data breach, the company reported.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Business Notebook: Rock Falls Chamber to have first quarterly meeting

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce will kick off a new program for its members. The cha ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Ex-publisher acquires Iowa newspaper group

    MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Dixon resident Trevis Mayfield, president and majority owner of Sycamore Media Corp., announced Wednesday that the company had acqui ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • ‘We’re the Vintage Chicks’

    A love for old-fashioned items and agriculture has led a rural Leaf River family to open a new business that features both.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Training to be offered in Spanish

    STERLING – A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered in Spanish Nov. 14 and 15 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1601 Avenue F.
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Public input needed for update

    OREGON – A draft copy of the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Plan 20-year update is available for public review.
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Workplace class offered Wednesday

    MENDOTA – The North Central Illinois Works’s 12th annual Employers Conference is planned at Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Drive. 
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mount Carroll woman attends Dallas convention

    MOUNT CARROLL – Michelle B. Buckwalter-Schurman of Mount Carroll, president of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women, was among more than 225 Re ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • BorgWarner recognized for safety achievements

    DIXON – The local BorgWarner plant celebrated its latest in a string of exemplary safety achievements Sept. 29 with officials from the city and the Oc ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Small store, big glam at new boutique

    PROPHETSTOWN – Holly Boricich needed a store from which to sell the jewelry she makes.Her friend, Cy ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Willy’s trucking lunch to east side

    Willy’s Restaurant has decided to take its food on the road. Each Wednesday until at least early Nov ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 1:23 pm

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