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  • Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The men who sold it called it Mr. Miyagi, a mind-altering chemical compound mixed ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in Ogle County

    LEAF RIVER – Citgo Gas at 406 E. Third St. sold the winning $1 million Lucky Day Lotto ticket for Mo ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • White House website is no longer available in Spanish

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, whose relationship with Latinos already is frosty, has taken down the Whi ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Trump names FCC chairman: Ajit Pai, a net neutrality foe

    WASHINGTON – President Trump on Monday designated Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the Federal Commu ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Trump reimposes ban on international aid to groups that discuss abortion

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump swung U.S. global policy on family planning sharply to the right ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican oppos ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:26 pm
  • Trump’s team suspends a mortgage insurance rate cut. Here’s what that means

    On Friday, the Trump administration suspended a pending rate cut to FHA mortgage insurance that the ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • What to do if you have a student loan serviced by Navient

    People who feel they have been wronged by student loan servicer Navient Corp. have a few options for what to do next, a student loan expert said.
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Aaron Schock case assigned to federal judge in Urbana

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A former federal prosecutor who became a judge in 2013 has been assigned to handl ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • Challand getting $10 million sports, fine arts addition

    A 3-year facilities plan for Sterling schools includes a $10 million-plus addition to Challand Middle School.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Ribbon cutting celebrates Sauk upgrades

    Andy Thornton, CEO of the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, gestures toward Sauk Valley College's YMCA on Monday during a ribbon cutting for the colleg ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:34 pm
  • Sweet freedom: Sterling native sees world through camera lens

    STERLING – Sarah Giroux sees the world through a camera lens, and it’s not often she sees the same thing twice.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • New year, old problems for Dixon Park Board

    The Dixon Park Board could be faced with another deficit budget for FY 2018 as an early draft shows $81,000 in the red.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:37 pm
  • Catfish circuit again will include Rock Falls

    The Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Tournament circuit will include Rock Falls in 2017, the second year the city has participated.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Trial date finally to be set in 6-year-old homicide case

    If all goes as expected, a Dixon woman will go on trial about 7 years after prosecutors say she injured her 7-year-old stepson so severely that he eve ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:33 pm
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