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  • Government confirms first Ebola case in U.S.

    DALLAS (AP) – Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, a patient who recently traveled fr ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Fire recovery begins in downtown

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) – Residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through t ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • School spending by affluent is widening U.S. wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and eve ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

    BEIJING (AP) – China’s government has cut off news about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to the r ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Secret Service director on hot seat

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tue ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Need for technology, bigger classrooms echoed at forum in Dixon

    DIXON – There was an echo effect Tuesday night at Dixon High School. The need for more technology, e ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • House fire victims, their cat, safe in Dixon

    DIXON – The day after a cat woke up two Dixon women while their house was on fire, all three are safe and staying with friends, Dixon City Fire Chief ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Freeport Road project hits snag in Sterling

    STERLING – Sanitary sewer work along Freeport Road could take longer than planned. City Manager Scot ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Thanksgiving basket sign-up begins Monday in Sterling, Coloma townships

    STERLING – Sterling and Coloma township residents can sign up for the annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive starting Monday at either office.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Tickets available now for Ladies Night Out at Brandywine

    DIXON – The annual Ladies Night Out event, featuring products and exhibits for women of all ages, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Brandyw ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Free programs set for nature center

    DIXON – A free pollinator habitat conservation workshop and free tree hikes will be held this weekend in Lowell Park.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Free services offered to vets, homeless Friday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Operation Stand Down, a free program for veterans, other military service members, and the homeless, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. F ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Hydrant tests set to start Monday

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls fire and water department staff will conduct hydrant flow tests from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Students, others invited to learn about trip to Greece

    DIXON – Students and their family members interested in travel abroad are invited to attend an informational program on an educational trip to Greece ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Reporter at Books on First today

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours” from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:41 pm

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