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  • Illinois lawmakers approve expansion of adoption information

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A measure that would give Illinois adoptees more information about why they were ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois House fails to override veto of union bill

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois House Democrats failed to overturn a veto from Republican Gov. Bruce Rau ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Rockford jet repair hub on schedule, to be finished by June

    ROCKFORD (AP) – The executive director of Rockford’s international airport says construction of a $4 ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Illinois House speaker again defies governor on budget

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois' Democratic House speaker is proceeding with his own budget for the next ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Park board approves budget, addresses boat dock rental hikes

    The Dixon Park Board approved a deficit budget of about $208,000 and discussed concerns of boat dock renters about rate hikes approved for next year a ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Band kicks off summer season in Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling Municipal Symphony Band will kick off its season summer season Wednesday at Grandon Civic Center in Central Park, at East Four ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Mayfest set for 35th year in Mount Caroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – The 35th annual Mayfest Music & Arts Festival will run from Friday through Sunday on the campus of the Campbell Center for Historic Pr ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Amazon bringing 2,000 jobs to second Joliet warehouse

    Amazon plans to more than double its presence in Joliet, adding a second warehouse that it says will ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • 11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Schools trail bids coming June 10

    The Sterling Park District will soon learn how much, if anything, it needs to kick in for the long-delayed school trail project.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Weekend fees lowered at golf course

    STERLING – The Sterling Park District is banking on lower fees turning around the financial fortunes ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Putting her work in God's hands

    Sterling artist Kelly Sanders paints a mural Wednesday on the Helping Hands building at 1208 E. Fourth St. The Sterling First Church of the Nazarene p ...
    May 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Yeowardsville home damaged in afternoon fire

    No one was injured in a house fire today at 2809 Kaufman St., in the Yeowardsville area off U.S. Route 30 east of Rock Falls, but the home sustained m ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Twin Cities' twin bridges to close for new paint jobs

    Last summer, the two Avenue G bridges over the Rock River (know locally in the singular) got a major ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:35 pm
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