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  • Bloody Gulch Road to reopen Friday

    DIXON – A section of Bloody Gulch Road will reopen Friday, ahead of schedule. The road has been clos ...
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • WACC named to Elite 50 list of hospitality programs

    STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center has been included on a list of the top 50 hospitality programs for secondary schools nationwide.
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Bay Valley considers options for water service

    DIXON – Earlier this month, Bay Valley Foods told city officials it might switch off city water if its proposed rates weren't accepted.
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Educators praise Dixon's choice for superintendent

    DIXON – Bob Sondgeroth said Dixon School Board members could not have made a better choice for superintendent when they selected Margo Empen to run th ...
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Dixon September Student of the Month: Maggie Bushman

    Maggie Bushman, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's September Student of the Month. Her parents are Patrick and Elizabeth Bushman, and she has a sist ...
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Dixon October Student of the Month: Alex Helander

    Alex Helander, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's October Student of the Month. He is the son of Richard and Doris Helander and has a brother, Aaron ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Forreston man flown to Rockford after crash

    FORRESTON – A Forreston man was in serious condition Thursday after a single-vehicle crash in rural Forreston.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Report: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Police warn about seasonal scams

    STERLING – It's that time of year again, police agencies say – phone scams are on the rise.Just in t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Digital dilemma: How will U.S. respond to Sony hack?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Pres ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal tria ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Caterpillar sees Cuba relations as an opportunity

    PEORIA (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. sees President Barack Obama's change in U.S. policy toward Cuba as a potential business opportunity.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Gov. Quinn calls session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the la ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm

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