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  • AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

    The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:03 pm
  • Senate confirms Pruitt as EPA chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pru ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:48 pm
  • Former Sterling doctor gets 7 years for illegal prescriptions

    The former owner of Sauk Medical Clinic will serve 7 years in federal prison for illegally prescribing narcotics, and also must pay more than $600,000 ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 6:49 pm
  • Regional airport might take flight

    The city has discovered it has more time and options when it comes to the Dixon Municipal Airport, and it could pass on some grant funds to Whiteside ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • Sauk Valley black family's creed: 'Love conquers hate'

    DIXON – Half a century ago, life in the South was rough for black people. Hardly a news flash, right?
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:59 pm
  • City councilman resigns

    DIXON – First-term Dixon Councilman Mitch Tucker, who has moved outside the city limits and into rur ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:02 pm
  • Judge denies Madigan request to stop state workers' pay

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop payi ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois bill would require colleges to accept high-scoring students

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public univ ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Engineers pick prime spot for Dixon detention pond

    Engineers hired by the city presented preliminary findings on how to alleviate flooding along the west branch of Fargo Creek Thursday.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Storage business expansion, work near cell tower gets commission’s OK

    Two zoning petitions were moved to the Sterling City Council Thursday for its consideration, but one recommendation came with concerns.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:56 am
  • Sterling High quartet head to state speech competition

    STERLING – The veins nearly burst in junior Abby Nitz’s neck. About a minute later, senior Kinsey Zacharski is inches from Nitz’s face, engulfed in an ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:55 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, Feb. 18Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., Gateway Faith Fellowship parsonage, 701 14th Ave., Fu ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:33 pm
  • DAY TRIP: Looking for snow? Head north to Granite Peak Resort

    With no snow on the ground locally, those who want to enjoy the sports that go with it will need to ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Twin Cities PADS now open Sundays; volunteers needed

    STERLING – Twin Cities PADS is now open during the day on Sundays. During the other days of the wee ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:59 am
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