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  • 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
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    4-H Fair in MorrisonMORRISON – Cattle and kitties and pigs, oh my! The Whiteside County 4-H Fair, fe ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Music Fest back in Sterling

    STERLING – Sterling Main Street will present the third annual Main Street Music Fest on July 26 at Grandon Civic Center in Central Memorial Park in do ...
    July 17, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Amos Fund Wine Tasting set for Friday in Dixon

    DIXON – The Amos Fund Wine Tasting is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Distinctive Gardens, 2020 Lowell Park Road.
    July 17, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Shannara’ on TV is no longer a fantasy

    STERLING – The epic Shannara series, popular fantasy novels written by Sterling native Terry Brooks, finally is coming to the small screen, Entertainm ...
    July 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    In Matt's memoryDIXON – The first Matt Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament is being played Saturday ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • ‘Apes’ makes for a compelling, if predictable, summer sci-fi epic

    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is an action-packed epic, a moving sci-fi allegory rendered in broa ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Keri Russell goes ape over her role in sci-fi flick

    SAN FRANCISCO – Keri Russell has been working most of her life, but she can’t remember a time when a ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Trey Songz releases strongest album of career

    TREY SONGZ“Trigga” (Songbook/Atlantic)3 starsThe awkward interviews. The harsh reviews. The Twitter ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ a monster hit at Timber Lake Playhouse

    MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse opened “Young Frankenstein, The New Mel Brooks Musical” Thursday evening as a special area premiere. Originally ...
    July 7, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Band feels at home in small-town atmosphere

    DIXON – For a group that has played in front of huge crowds at festivals like Bonaroo, and has a song, "Luckiest Man," with more than 1 million plays ...
    July 4, 2014 - 6:15 pm
  • McCarthy lets it all hang out in new comedy

    Say this for Melissa McCarthy: A couple of years into her stardom, and not all that far past the dus ...
    July 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Festival 56 presents “Oliver!” at high school

    PRINCETON – Festival 56 will open "Oliver!," the beloved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ "Oliver Twist," on July 11 at the Princeton High Schoo ...
    July 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hollywood’s summer is not so sunny at the box office

    LOS ANGELES – Optimus Prime and his fellow Autobots can turn from cars into heavily armed giant robo ...
    July 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rockford group to headline Friday's festivities

    DIXON – Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts will show Dixon what they've got at 9:30 p.m. Friday on the main stage along the Riverfront during the Pet ...
    July 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rusted Root ready to dig into Dixon

    DIXON – Rusted Root, set to perform at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on the main stage along the Riverfront during the Petunia Festival, has been a band for nea ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Chart-toppers to take festival stage Thursday

    DIXON – The past year has been a roller-coaster ride for Parmalee, the successful country band set to perform at 10 p.m. Thursday on the main stage al ...
    June 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sounds of Petunia Fest: Relay to replay in Dixon

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories about bands and musicians that will be playing at the 50th Petunia Festival July 2-6 in Dixon.
    June 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New installment plays like a never-ending popcorn picture

    The special effects are sharper, less blurred, and the robots far more defined in “Transformers: Age ...
    June 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Your Weekend Top 5

    Summer Splash in Rock Falls ROCK FALLS – The ninth annual Summer Splash runs today through Sunday on ...
    June 27, 2014 - 9:14 am

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