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  • Dixon's form of government will be in voters' hands

    DIXON – In 11 days, Dixon voters will pick their government.They'll be asked a simple question: "Sha ...
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • The People's Voice: Mud thick as blood

    Shainah Briggs understands that with great horsepower comes great responsibility. Her parents know i ...
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Sterling students learn to serve

    STERLING – St. Mary’s School students had a simple assignment Friday: share smiles and goodwill. How ...
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • New car shop gets cookin'

    STERLING – Josh Cook has a big passion for engines.“I would take an engine over a woman any day,” Co ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Business Notebook: New consignment shop opening in Dixon

    DIXON – Atrium Antiques, a new consignment shop, opens Oct. 31 at 404 N. Galena, Suite 240. “People ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • 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 - 9:19 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

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