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  • Dixon house fire victims, their cat, safe

    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 ...
    NEW: Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:16 pm
  • Freeport Road project hits snag

    STERLING – Sanitary sewer work along Freeport Road could take longer than planned.City Manager Scott ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:47 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.
    UPDATED: 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 at the Bran ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Weekend programs available at Dixon nature center

    DIXON – A free pollinator habitat conservation workshop and free tree hikes will be held this weekend in Lowell Park.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:32 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 ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Hydrant tests to start Monday in Rock Falls

    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 - 5:30 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 - 5:29 pm
  • SVM 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 - 5:26 pm
  • 149 years later, vet honored

    OREGON – At the annual Memorial Day services at Riverside Cemetery in 2013, John and Sandy O’Rorke learned about Civil War veteran James Butterfield o ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Bison again will thunder across Nachusa Grasslands prairie

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Cody Considine couldn’t help but smile as he stood on a high hill overlooking the old Holland farm site at Nachusa Grasslands on a cl ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • After investigation, Dixon prison warden retires

    DIXON – The Dixon Correctional Center warden has retired, Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said today.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Illinois American to flush hydrants next month in Sterling

    STERLING – Water mains and hydrant flushes will begin Monday in Illinois American Water's Sterling district, and continue throughout the month.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Council support for rental inspection waning in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The proposed rental inspection program, and the need for a half-cent sales tax increase were discussed at a Committee of the Whole meetin ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Rock Falls hotel project pact amended

    ROCK FALLS – The city approved an amended agreement with the development group building a $6.1 million hotel on the riverfront.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:12 pm
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