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  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, July 4Independence DayCancellations have not been received for these; check ahead to see i ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Record-breaking $18.7 billion deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agr ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Fairdale victim to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery

    FAIRDALE – Jackie Klosa, one of the two women who died in the April 9 tornado, will finally be laid to rest on Aug. 17.
    July 2, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Fairdale eases rezoning restrictions

    FAIRDALE (AP) — The town of Fairdale has been rezoned to help with rebuilding efforts, following Apr ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Twitter-tossed professor gets new job

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The American University of Beirut says it has hired a professor whose anti-Israel T ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Illinois EPA: State has landfill capacity for 21 more years

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – State officials say existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • There's a lot of grand old flags in Henry

    HENRY (AP) – More than 1,000 American flags line the Veterans’ Walk in a park in the Illinois River ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Illinois colleges: Take your tobacco off campus

    DeKALB – A smoke break between classes is going to be harder to come by at Northern Illinois Univers ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Without a state budget, providers prepare, officials go to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday. While l ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Tax extension for tornado victims in Lee, Grundy counties

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois residents affected by last week's tornados in Lee and Grundy counties will get extra time to file state tax returns.
    July 2, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Clean-up efforts in full force at Woodhaven Lakes

    SUBLETTE – It’s been a little more than 2 weeks since an EF-2 tornado ripped through the southern portion of a Sublette campground, and just 1 week si ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Petunia Fest carnival takes off in Dixon

    Laura (from left), Gabe, 8, and Marc Valdez, all from Dixon, enjoy a ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at the Petunia Festival carnival Thursday evening a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Dixon man charged with dealing crack

    DIXON – A 32-year-old Dixon man was in Lee County Jail on Thursday on $150,000 bond after being arrested on a charge of dealing crack cocaine.
    July 2, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Looney for petoonies DIXON – Hey, don't know whether you've heard yet, but the Petunia Festival is b ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • History affixed to back of gallery in Dixon

    Artist Douglas Kitto and Bonnie Kime, executive director of The Next Picture Show in Dixon, watch as a new mural is placed on the back of the gallery' ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:58 pm
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