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  • U.S. life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

    NEW YORK (AP) – A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It decli ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • United Way of Whiteside County annual fundraising campaign is really cooking

    Fundraising for a good cause has never been tastier. The United Way of Whiteside County’s annual ou ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • Matt Lauer signs on for more ‘Today’ through 2018

    Matt Lauer has quietly signed on for 2 more years as co-anchor on NBC’s “Today.”Citing unnamed sourc ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Beyond Trim: Ho, ho, hold back those extra pounds

    Tempted to indulge in holiday goodies yet? Maybe take a break from exercise? After all, ‘tis the season.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Tony-winner Fritz Weaver, TV and Broadway star, dies at 90

    NEW YORK (AP) – Tony Award-winning character actor Fritz Weaver, who played Sherlock Holmes and Shak ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • World War II vet couldn't help falling in love – at 91

    GULFPORT, Miss. – Four times Retired Navy Chief William “Wild Bill” Allen asked his sweetheart to ma ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Tips when requesting an insurance quote

    Whether you’re looking for auto, homeowners, renters or other types of insurance  it pays to do your homework before requesting a quote.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • StoryCorps urges people to preserve elders' perspective on Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) – That electoral elephant in the room threatening political tension this Thanksgiving? ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • Tips for a peaceful Thanksgiving with your politically divided family

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    Nov. 22, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • This year, don’t avoid those uncomfortable Thanksgiving conversations

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} Here it comes, the annual onslaug ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • Don't pitch those pumpkins yet

    Gild them with gold. Put them on pedestals. Coat them in elegant ecru.Decorating with plain pumpkins ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Beyond Trim: It's time for new holiday meal traditions

    Feasting and giving thanks at this time of the year did not start with the first American Thanksgiving. Since humans began growing crops, the harvest ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Diabetes: understanding the “invisible disease”

    Diabetes is very prevalent, with 1 in 11 Americans suffering from it.  But many people don’t know they have diabetes; there are often no outward signs ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Study doesn't provide enough relief for concerns over Celebrex

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A study doctors had hoped would provide some clear answers about which of the most common pain relievers was safest for people with ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Heart surgery gets some help – from Caterpillar company

    PEORIA – How do you get the world’s largest land-dwelling mammal off a man’s chest?For Ty Dozier, it ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 11:14 pm

  • Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
    Not sure
    No opinion