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  • Free rides for voters available in Dixon

    DIXON – Sunshine Cab is giving Dixon voters a free ride.The company is providing free rides to the L ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • North-central Illinois city to sell rail line

    PERU (AP) – The north-central Illinois city of Peru is selling its more than three mile stretch of r ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Body in river ID’ed as barge worker

    QUINCY (AP) – The Adams County coroner has identified a body pulled from the Mississippi River as a ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago's new Ebola response network gets 1st test

    CHICAGO (AP) – Two travelers from Liberia were taken to hospitals after arriving at O'Hare Internati ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back befo ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Country artist to play Saturday at Champs

    STERLING – Country music artist Chris Cavanaugh has been playing on the road, doing what he loves, for about 5 years now.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring probl ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Santa run to benefit YMCA scholarships

    STERLING – Runners are wanted for the first Santas on the Run on Nov. 21, a fundraiser for the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA scholarship fund.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Christian artist to perform at Centennial

    STERLING – Contemporary Christian music artist Jamie Grace will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Americana group to hit stage at Rosbrook

    DIXON – The Mississippi Stranglers of McHenry will return to the area for a Halloween party Nov. 1 at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • $3 million revamp for Dixon housing project

    DIXON – A low-income housing project in Dixon is getting a $3 million facelift come March. Dixon Squ ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Fundraiser Saturday for Sublette vet

    SUBLETTE – A benefit to help a Vietnam veteran in his fight against three kinds of cancer will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Arnie's Happy Spot ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Car extra crispy, but passengers safe at KFC

    Firefighters with the Twin City Joint Fire Command douse a car fire just after noon Wednesday in the Sterling KFC parking lot. No one was injured when ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Whiteside County officials nail down Ebola plans

    ROCK FALLS – Whiteside County officials spent Wednesday morning going over their plan of action, should anyone in the county become infected with Ebol ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 6:34 pm
  • Indoor dog park, day care in the works in Sterling

    STERLING – An indoor dog park is coming to downtown. Donald Czyzyk, owner of Muddy Paws Pet Spa and ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm

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