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  • Lawmaker: Ill. concealed carry law 'complicated'

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too ha ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Loves Park veteran raising funds for flag legacy

    LOVES PARK (AP) — A northern Illinois World War II veteran who gives away free American flags every Memorial Day has raised $4,000 for a fund to keep ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, July 24Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sign-up open for annual Sublette tractor drive

    SUBLETTE – Sublette’s annual One Day Tractor Drive will be Aug. 6 at Sublette Centennial Park on West Street.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Candidate thinks office should be more proactive

    STERLING – Tom Cross, the Republican candidate for state treasurer, said the office he’s seeking should be viewed as one that can help turn Illinois a ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:33 am
  • Report: Region has most available landfill space

    Without future expansions, landfills in the Sauk Valley have between 14 and 31 years of life left in them.
    July 23, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Dateline Dixon: Mayor seeks help for small businesses

    Mayor Jim Burke is taking steps to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to succeed.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:31 am
  • Second City's Chicago comedy school to expand

    CHICAGO (AP) – The training center for Chicago’s famous Second City comedy group is expanding.The Se ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Heat can't stop community crazy for corn

    Ashlyn Terveer (left), 3, and Hailyn Check, 7, enjoy corn on the cob Tuesday afternoon during the 75th annual Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil at the commu ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Report: More kids living in poverty

    CHICAGO (AP) – The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by abou ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    CHICAGO (AP) – Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:30 am
  • Black colleges face hard choices on Koch gift

    America’s black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract bla ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Free Wild Bill program Thursday

    PRINCETON – Steve Dancy will discuss “Wild Bill” Hickok, who was born and raised on a farm near Troy Grove in LaSalle County, at the Bureau County Gen ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

    BEIJING (AP) – A suspected meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and s ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Vendor quarter auction, sale Friday at LASC

    STERLING – A Quartermania event to benefit Goodfellows and the Sterling PADS shelter will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Latin American Social ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am

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