• Dixon February Student of the Month Alexis Plumb

    Alexis Plumb, 18, is Dixon High School's February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Phill ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Day Trip: Walk, don't crawl on tour of churches

    The Hilltop Campus Village Altar Crawl features eight churches in Davenport, Iowa. This is the second year of the crawl, which has free admission.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, April 26Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815- ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Out Here: Gulf between politicians, public?

    Sometimes, our elected leaders' discussions have little resemblance to those on social media. One recent instance was the Lee County Board's nearly un ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Caterpillar profit climbs 5 percent

    Caterpillar’s first-quarter earnings rose 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Volunteers needed for riverfront, canal cleaning

    ROCK FALLS – Time to bank some goodwill along the banks, and have some fun in the process. The Rock River Development Authority and the city invite vo ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Farmers market moving to Downtown Dixon

    DIXON – Starting next week, Dixon’s farmers market will be at the riverfront. The move to the riverf ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Popular Indiana dune to remain closed indefinitely

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) – Officials say a popular 126-foot high sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain closed indefinitely while s ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Publisher of 9 years resigns

    Trevis Mayfield, publisher of Sauk Valley Media and vice president of Shaw Media, has resigned effective May 2, the company announced Thursday.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Watching the wheels STERLING – Cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles will be on display Sunday at S ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Guest conductor to take part at Wednesday concert

    STERLING – The Sterling Municipal Band’s annual free spring concert will be Wednesday at Centennial Auditorium in Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth Av ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Thomson author to sign books

    STERLING – Tom Hoch, a Thomson resident and author, will sign copies of his book “Discovering Balance” from 1 to 3 p.m. May 3 at Book World, 2900 E. L ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Area continues to claw its way back from recession

    Unemployment rates continued to drop throughout the area in March, according to local numbers released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employme ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • IDES: Long-term benefits phaseout isn't putting people to work

    STERLING – The Illinois Department of Employment Security on Thursday released data it says supports the agency's previous contention that allowing em ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Information in tire slashing sought

    STERLING – Sterling police are asking for downtown businesses' help in investigating the extensive tire slashing that happened sometime between the ev ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:24 pm

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