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  • Abusive father makes family gathering painful

    Dear Abby: I adore my son-in-law, "Tom." He's a wonderful husband to our daughter.He's always inviti ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    4-H Fair in AmboyAMBOY – The Lee County 4-H Fair and Junior Show continues today, Saturday and Sunda ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tyke a terror when mom takes back phone

    Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Locals can go green at Art of Green Festival

    The Art of Green Festival, to be held Aug. 9-10, was created in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Deto ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Touch a Truck returns to riverfront

    ROCK FALLS – The Optimist Club of Rock Falls will host the 2014 Touch a Truck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the remains of the Reliant Fasten ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reagan Trail Days offers week full of events

    DIXON – The Reagan Trail Days will run from Aug. 3-10 and will be highlighted by a concert featuring nationally touring artist Lyle Lovett.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Harvest Festival returns for 35th year

    FRANKLIN GROVE – The 35th annual Harvest Festival will run from Aug. 1-3 in Franklin Grove. The theme of this year's festival is honoring Franklin Gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Guest howls over dog’s attendance at wedding

    Dear Abby: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, "Well, the wedding was at the beach." The pre-dinner and dancing ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Watch for health risks of inactivity

    According to a recent news release from The American Journal of Medicine, our lack of activity – not excess calories – might explain why a growing num ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dive into a big bowl of cold soup

    The sun is blazing. The sweat is dripping. The air feels as if it is sticking to your skin.Hey, how ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Both children need counseling after assault

    Dear Abby: My granddaughter "Cindy," age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, "Bubby h ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Younger couples share how they handle money

    Dear Readers: On April 11, I printed a letter from "Wondering in Washington," a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that "any ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Before doctors check your vitals, check theirs

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but w ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dating scene frustrating for young woman

    Dear Abby: I am a young woman hoping to find "The One." But I have come to realize that I'm not the normal female. I don't get manicures or go shoppin ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Rumors’ a slam dunk at Timber Lake Playhouse

    MOUNT CARROLL – After its last show, “Young Frankenstein, The New Mel Brooks Musical,” closed with more than a bang, Timber Lake Playhouse opened the ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader Poll

    Lee County has a new United Way executive director. Do you donate to your local United Way?