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  • Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts

    PEORIA (AP) – Caterpillar’s belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter, as the manufacturer easil ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Self Help honors helpers during banquet

    STERLING – Julie Schroeder could not contain her excitement Thursday evening during the 46th annual Self Help Enterprises Awards Banquet.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Spooky stories planned Saturday at Starved Rock

    OGLESBY – Bill Myers will share free Halloween stories for all ages at 7 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center in Starved Rock State Park, 2668 E. 875t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Whiteside County Toys for Tots sign-up begins Saturday

    ROCK FALLS – Sauk Valley Marines Detachment 913 will sign up Whiteside County families for this year’s Toys for Tots program, starting Saturday in Roc ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Religious seminar on conscience set Sunday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Call to Action Ministries Rockford will sponsor a program on acting according to an informed conscience, as taught in the catechism of th ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Former Rock Falls man dies in wrong-way freeway chase

    OGDEN, Utah – A former Rock Falls man who was driving more than 100 mph in the wrong direction on Interstate 15 near Ogden, Utah, apparently intention ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • 'Noises Off' promises laughs on top of laughs at Sterling High

    Lloyd Dallas, played by James Schauff, directs the actors in "Nothing On," a production within the production "Noises Off," which Sterling students wi ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Rock Falls September Student of the Month Collin Marcum

    Collin Marcum, 17, of Dixon is Rock Falls High School’s September Student of the Month. He is the son of Tom and Kelly Marcum, and his siblings are Em ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Jobless rates down statewide

    For the fourth consecutive month, unemployment rates dropped in all 102 Illinois counties, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Illi ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 6:29 pm
  • Buzz builds at Northland Mall in Sterling

    STERLING – The word revitalization is heard often in Sterling, usually in reference to the riverfront and downtown. It might be time to add Northland ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Take in a play at SHS STERLING – Sterling High School presents the comic play "Noises Off!" at Cente ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Get chased by zombies Saturday

    DIXON – A "Zombie-A-Thon" fundraiser for the injured and homeless veteran program at Rosecrance Health Network in Rockford will be held Saturday at Pa ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Day Trip: World without electricity revealed

    ELIZABETH – For those who’ve ever wondered how it would be not to have a light switch, Apple River by candlelight is the answer.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Sen. Jacobs meet-and-greets today

    SAVANNA – State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, will meet with with 36th District constituents this morning in Savanna, then this afternoon in Fulton.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • One man's protest of Ogle County sheriff

    Chris Corcoran of Mount Morris carries a sign illustrating his feelings for Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn in a one-man protest Thursday in front of ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 2:56 pm

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