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  • Day Trip: Guns quiet now, 200 years later

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Back in 1814, Credit Island was not a peaceful park. It was fighting ground during the War of 1812.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Depot Days in Amboy AMBOY – The 36th annual Depot Days festival ends Sunday. The big moment is the 5 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bridge, road work will total about $5.2 million

    OTTAWA – About $5.2 million in road and bridge projects in Whiteside, Lee and Bureau counties will be paid for by the Illinois Jobs Now! construction ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Deputy on leave after firing weapon during car chase

    STERLING – A Whiteside County sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave after firing his gun at a car during a chase Wednesday night.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Amboy schools dismissed early because of heat

    AMBOY — Students in the Amboy School District were dismissed early Thursday because of excessive heat.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dunham’s signage petition denied

    STERLING – The Plan Commission on Thursday denied a petition from Northland Mall to amend the city’s sign code to allow a new tenant to display signag ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area jobless rates edge upward in July

    While the Illinois unemployment rate dropped for a fifth consecutive month in July, the same could not be said for the Sauk Valley area.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • In Ivy's memory in Milledgeville

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Adam Drinkall wishes he could watch his daughter, Ivy Faith, play with her two sisters, Lili, 8, and June, 5.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ohio family named Mattoon visits Mattoon

    MATTOON (AP) – A family picture next to a water tower might not be what first comes to mind when thinking about vacation mementos.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie

    CHICAGO – Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Case on ex-LOTS official closed

    DIXON – The investigation of a former Lee County employee has been closed without charges being filed.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Open houses for local job seekers

    DIXON – Business Employment Skills Team Inc. is holding a number of open houses for Workforce Development Week, which is next Monday through Friday.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • American doctor ‘thrilled to be alive’

    ATLANTA (AP) – Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Housing recovery back on track?

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank’s r ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am

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