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  • ‘Guardians’ now kings of movie galaxy

    LOS ANGELES – Perhaps as a sign this summer couldn’t be over soon enough for Hollywood, the top thre ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married, spokesman says

    It happened: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in France on Saturday, a spokesman told the Associated Press.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:30 am
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    Dock diving dogs in Rock FallsROCK FALLS – Southtown K9 will host the North American Dock Diving tri ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt H ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • On the Rise: Youth conference set for Sept. 6

    ROCK FALLS – Youngsters can hear Willet’s uplifting message now, or in person Sept. 6 at Rise Youth Conference.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Brosnan plays well a weathered spy in ‘November Man’

    If you’re a completist, you might want to get in on the ground (film) floor of “The November Man.”Th ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Set a weekend course for Sublette Car Show

    SUBLETTE – Got a Mustang? Your chance to show it off is Sept. 6 at the annual Sublette Car Show.The ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Harmonica master returns to TNPS

    DIXON – Think Beethoven meets Blues Traveler. For Corky Siegel, it’s a happy, albeit unconventional, marriage.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • NBC's Emmycast logs robust 15.6 million viewership

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August.Broadca ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Day Trip: Guns quiet now, 200 years later

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Back in 1814, Credit Island was not a peaceful park. It was fighting ground during the War of 1812.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
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    Depot Days in Amboy AMBOY – The 36th annual Depot Days festival ends Sunday. The big moment is the 5 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Doctor Who’ is back ... yet again

    Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over.On Aug. 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of t ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Blues, Brews and BBQ to take over downtown Dixon

    DIXON – Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival will take over First Street from noon to midnight Aug. 30 in downtown Dixon.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Shout!’ gets rowdy before Timber Lake goes quiet

    MOUNT CARROLL – An extraordinary season of talent and direction has whizzed by all too soon.The last ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 9:01 pm
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    Fair finale in WhitesideMORRISON – The 144th Whiteside County Fair wraps up this weekend at the fair ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Venetian Night, full of European flavor, coming to local riverfront

    DIXON – Dixon Main Street and Riverfront will host Venetian Night on Aug. 23 along the riverfront, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the rive ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Depot Days returning for 36th year in Amboy

    AMBOY – Depot Days will return for its 36th year with Family Night on Aug. 21. The festival will run through Aug. 24.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reser ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:58 am
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    Big finish to Carroll County FairMILLEDGEVILLE – The Carroll County Fair concludes with a flourish t ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra gets new conductor

    ROCKFORD – Linc Smelser of DeKalb has been named the new conductor of the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Feed your sweet corn fever at annual festival

    MENDOTA – The 67th annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival begins at 6 p.m. today downtown with “Family Night,” offering discounted carnival ride tickets.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Whiteside County Fair features a capella country

    MORRISON – The 144th Whiteside County Fair at the Morrison fairgrounds will run Tuesday through Aug. 16 at the fairgrounds at 201 W. Winfield St.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Proud to Wear Pink returns for seventh year

    ROCK FALLS – Team Underwires will present its seventh annual Proud to Wear Pink ride Aug. 16, beginning at Workman’s Harley-Davidson, 1903 First Ave.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Howard ignored advice, pursued acting

    For some rookie actors, making it big in the entertainment industry is a lot like trying to bait a Greek muse: The choral notes lead to a relationship ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Documentary to shoot scenes at John Deere Historic Site

    GRAND DETOUR – Themes of ingenuity and perseverance permeate the histories of successful American entrepreneurs.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:30 am

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