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  • Silver history brought to life in Sterling

    STERLING – Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch said her brothers wondered if anyone would show up for her presentation. If Sterling still gets a lot of snow. ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Mount Morris man dies in crash

    MOUNT MORRIS – An Mount Morris man died Tuesday afternoon after he was ejected from his sport utility vehicle in a roll-over crash southeast of Mount ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Council members, treasurer sworn in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Six newly elected city officials were sworn in at Tuesday's council meeting, all but one of them the products of uncontested races.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Rockford man pleads guilty in second killing

    ROCKFORD (AP) – A Rockford man accused of killing two people in a span of about two days – including ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Governor releases survey of state’s foreign trade partners

    SPRINGFIELD, (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has done a survey of Illinois’ ten largest fo ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, May 7Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Two train cars derail in East Moline

    EAST MOLINE (AP) – Canadian Pacific railroad officials are investigating what caused two cars of a 1 ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Scientist asks Illinois residents to help track cicada swarm

    MAKANDA (AP) – A researcher from the University of Connecticut is asking southern Illinois residents ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Deadline extended for Illinois prepaid college tuition plan

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois families wanting to lock in future college tuition payments at today’s r ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Spud truck stop supports car show in Franklin Grove

    All eyes were on the Idaho potato truck, as it pulled up next to the Lincoln Highway headquarters in Franklin Grove Tuesday afternoon. The root cause ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Dixon students celebrate Virgin Mary in May Crowning

    St. Mary's School eighth-graders Mary Powers and Ethan Partington place a crown of flowers on the head of a statue of the Virgin Mary on Tuesday in ce ...
    May 5, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Rock Falls gets check from dissolving CVB

    ROCK FALLS – The office has been closed and the website taken down at the Rock Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Contracts signed, Black Hawk repairs in the offing

    OREGON – After months of paperwork and waiting, work finally can begin on the restoration of Oregon’s best-known icon, the Black Hawk statue.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Ogle County crews praised for tornado response

    State officials praised Ogle County’s emergency crews for their response when an EF4 tornado destroyed an estimated 40 homes and damaged nearly 180 st ...
    May 5, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • 5K race party for racers Friday in Dixon

    DIXON – A registration and kickoff party Friday for the Torch's 5K race is open only to race registrants, people picking up their packets, and their f ...
    May 5, 2015 - 5:35 pm
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